Nightlife

Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Kreuzberg & Neukölln

Thelonius

Embraced by a mellow soundscape and complexion-friendly lighting, well-mannered patrons pack this narrow burrow named for American jazz giant Thelonius Monk. Owner Laura Maria, who travelled the world before returni…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Kreuzberg & Neukölln

Schwarze Traube

Mixologist Atalay Aktas was Germany’s Best Bartender of 2013 and hasn't lost a step since. He and his staff still create their magic potions in this pint-sized drinking parlour with living-room looks. There's no men…
Club in Kreuzberg & Neukölln

Club der Visionäre

It’s cold beer, crispy pizza and fine electro at this summertime day-to-night-and-back-to-day chill and party playground in an old canal-side boat shed. Park yourself beneath the weeping willows, stake out some turf…
Bar in Kreuzberg & Neukölln

Würgeengel

For a swish night out, point your compass to this stylish art deco–style bar with lots of chandeliers and shiny black surfaces. It’s always busy but especially so after the final credits roll at the adjacent Babylon…
Bar in Kreuzberg & Neukölln

Roses

A palace of camp and kitsch with pink furry walls that Barbie would love, Roses has been a glittery fixture on the LGBT-and-friends Kreuzberg booze circuit for over 25 years. Drinks are cheap and the bartenders pour…
Club in Kreuzberg & Neukölln

Ritter Butzke

Ritter Butzke has origins as an illegal club but is now a Kreuzberg party circuit fixture. Wrinkle-free folk hit the four floors in a former bathroom-fittings factory for high-quality music, courtesy of both DJ lege…
Bar in Kreuzberg & Neukölln

Geist im Glass

Weekends wouldn't be the same without Aishah Bennett's soul-restoring brunches (killer pancakes, great Bloody Marys), but swinging by this seductively lit, cabin-style lair to get comfortable with immaculate cocktai…
Beer Garden in Kreuzberg & Neukölln

Luftgarten

On the northern edge of the vast Tempelhofer Feld, a former airfield-turned-public park, this is one of Berlin’s loveliest beer gardens. Kick back with a cold brew and a grilled sausage and watch the action on the t…
Beer Garden in Kreuzberg & Neukölln

Golgatha

This classic beer garden in idyllic Viktoriapark draws a changing cast of characters all day long: families in the daytime (there’s an adjacent playground); the after-work crowd for the day’s final rays on the rooft…
Bar in Kreuzberg & Neukölln

Klunkerkranich

In the warmer months, vibes, views and sounds are the ammo of this club-garden-bar combo on the rooftop parking deck of the Neukölln Arcaden shopping mall. It's a great place for day-to-night drinking and chilling t…