The Best Bars In Neukölln, Berlin

o.T Bar at night
o.T Bar at night | © Max_7000 / Flickr
Lisa N'Paisan

Writer

Neukölln is the vibrantly diverse twelfth borough of Berlin. The lively neighbourhood is brimming with culture, art and a mix of the old and new. An area full of contrasts, it’s also home to some of Berlin’s best bars. We’ve compiled a list of the not-to-be-missed watering holes in Neukölln.

1. Klunkerkranich

Bar, Cafe, Pub Grub

Klunkerkranich is situated on the rooftop of a shopping centre
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This not-so-secret hidden bar is located on the roof of shopping mall Neukölln Arcarden, offering amazing city views and one of Berlin’s coolest chill spots. Klunkerkranich lets visitors have a beer amongst its quirky, up-cycled décor and furniture and plants while watching the sunset over the city. They also host live concerts and bring in some of Berlin’s best DJs, offering a diverse calendar of entertaining events.

2. Prachtwerk

Bar, Cafe, European

© Prachtwerk
Prachtwerk is a hybrid café-bar-music venue that offers an atmospheric space to unwind, meet some friends and listen to some stellar tunes. The crafty-meets-industrial design and high white walls are often enlivened with art from their monthly exhibitions, and during the day a laid-back café vibe can be felt. At night, the place transforms into a bar and music venue that isn’t too wild, but a great starting point for an evening out.

3. Das Gift

Bar, Pub, Soul Food

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Doubling as a bar and casual restaurant serving Scottish pub food, Das Gift is the only establishment of its kind in Neukölln. Offering a large selection of Scottish malt whisky, small-batch gin and ales, this convivial haunt has a jukebox filled with mixes by friends of the bar, including Robert Smith and Caribou. Also offering a range of events, including art exhibitions and a Monday pub quiz, Das Gift lends a unique pub charm to Neukölln bar scene.

5. Vater Bar

Bar, Cocktail Bar, European

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Vater Bar offer an old-school, vintage atmosphere with Eastern European influences. With Russian cocktails, plenty of beer and reasonably priced wine, it’s a quirky, smoky gem in Neukölln.

6. Sameheads

Bar, Contemporary

Sameheads offers a quirky blend of mismatched interiors, underground parties and a truly unique vibe. You can catch some live shows in the bar upstairs, or a stuffy but wild dance party in their keller (basement). From Tuesday-Saturday, they also have a live radio show in the afternoon until the late-night hours.

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