Barbie Deinhoff’s in Kreuzberg is a bar, alternative art gallery and indie rock venue that embodies the best of Berlin living. It doubles as a queer performance space, but most people come to its bright, casual rooms for the young, mixed crowd, the top-notch local DJs and the hilarious art adorning the walls. Two-for-one Tuesdays are popular, attracting a particularly skint Kreuzberg crowd.
We’ll cut right to the chase; the best bars in Berlin are right up there with the best bars found anywhere on the planet. There’s no point dressing it up and acting humble because sometimes the reputation is correct. The German capital is one of the world’s great nightlife cities, whether that means club nights, traditional taverns or one of the continent’s most exciting LGBTQ+ scenes. If you’ve come to Berlin to party, you’ve made a wise decision.
There is something about Berlin’s best bars that showcase the thrilling diversity of this place, and we’ve tried to encapsulate that in our selection below. You’ll struggle to find a bad bar in Berlin, but these deserve a little extra attention.
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