What are the best bars in Berlin?

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Katherine Sacks

Berlin’s go-to bar is a casual watering hole that looks like your best friend’s living room, complete with the assortment of vintage furntiture and odd ball curiosities. Try places like Kreuzberg’s Vögelchen, where the 1960's style TV has been refurbed into a fish tank, or Prenzlauer Berg’s Weinerei, which has a very friendly honors system when it comes to paying for your vino.

When the weather turns warm, the best place to take in Berlin’s drinking atmosphere is at one of the city’s many beer gardens. The sprawling Prater Garten is the oldest in Prenzlauer Berg and one of the city's best, while the idyllic Tiergarten park is home to several options, including the canal side Cafe am Neun See.

For a more sceney bar, Hotel de Rome’s Bebel Bar & Velvet Room ranks high on cocktail lovers’ lists, as does Le Chat Gris in Mitte. And beachy Spree River-side clubs like Club der Visionaere never fail to disappoint if you are looking for a casual place to grab a beer and listen to some dance beats.

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