Summer in Berlin is unparalleled, and the best place to spend a gorgeous bright weekend is at one of Berlin’s many biergartens. While they might not be a classic as the ones down in Bavaria, Berlin’s biergartens have a uniquely urban appeal. Like the capital itself, they marry old and new to provide an experience that is completely (and unapologetically) Berlin. At a loss of where to find them? I’ve compiled a list of the best biergartens in Berlin. Any one of these spots will find give you sun and suds in no time flat.
The Best Biergartens in Berlin
Prater Garten – Prenzlauer Berg
You might never guess that tucked in the middle of bustling Prenzlauer Berg is a sprawling biergarten. Prater Garten has plenty of outdoor seating, ideal for some afternoon beers and sun. If the bellies start rumbling, it’s an easy move across the yard to Prater Gaststätte for some filling German food. Doggo and kiddo friendly.
Café am Neuen See – Tiergarten
Hovering at the border of Berlin’s Tiergarten, Café am Neuen See‘s prettiness is postcard-worthy. It wraps a bend in a small lake where you can rent row- or paddleboats and set forth on a small adventure. Dip your toes in the water while you sip selections from southern German breweries. Doggo and kiddo friendly.
BRLO – Mitte
BRLO serves small-batch, made-in-Berlin craft beer. An interior restaurant serves beer-inspired dishes with an emphasis on the veggies. Outside and open to a wide park, the garten offers plenty of seating and space for kids to play. BRLO fans can also get growlers filled with fassbier (tap beer) at KaDeWe. Doggo and kiddo friendly.
Birgit and Bier – Friedrichshain
I like to think of this block of Berlin’s club scene as a kind of Neverland. In the early evening on a summer day, it certainly feels a bit magical—and Birgit and Bier is no exception. Hit them up in the late afternoon for a relaxed beer (or three). Stay for the foodtrucks, DJ’s, dancing, and parties.
Urban Spree – Friedrichshain
Urban Spree is a mixed-use space: gallery, performance space, and yes, biergarten. Check out one of the rotating exhibitions or artist shows. After you’ve drunk your fill of art, treat yourself to a German craft or draft beer and enjoy the colorful outdoor space.
Klunkerkranich – Neukölln
Is a biergarten a “garten” if it’s located on the roof of a parking garage? Technicalities aside, Klunkerkranich offers fabulous views over the stretch of the city. Plants, sculptures, and funky “indoor” spaces make this spot one of the most popular in Berlin. Enjoy bottled and draft beers—and plenty of sun.