The Best Irish Pubs to Visit in Berlin

MacLaren’s Pub in Friedrichshain, Berlin
MacLaren’s Pub in Friedrichshain, Berlin | © MacLaren’s Pub/ Courtesy of MacLaren’s Pub
Alice Dundon

From secret cocktail haunts to smoky traditional kneipes, the German capital is brimming with über-cool bars. When you’re craving a perfectly poured Guinness or some lively folk music, look no further than Berlin’s many Irish pubs. Unrivalled in energy and quirky in nature, here are the best Irish pubs in Berlin.

1. The Harp

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The Harp is the oldest Irish pub in Berlin, housed in a beautiful historic cream building on a quiet street in Charlottenburg, it brings an authentic Irish charm to the area. In the winter guests can cosy up with a pint of Guinness and enjoy a sports broadcast or some live music and in the summer they can soak in the sun on the large outdoor terrace. Offering a variety of Irish and German beers, traditional Irish food and pub grub, as well as plenty of lively entertainment and a welcoming atmosphere, it’s the place to go when you’re craving a Guinness.

2. Finnegan’s Irish Pub

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For authentic Irish charm, beer and cuisine, head to Finnegan’s Irish Pub. For over thirty years the pub has been serving up great Irish grub, a range of Irish and German beers and a welcoming, open atmosphere. They host an English quiz night every Sunday and once a month there is an original Irish folk jam session.

3. Kilkenny Irish Pub Berlin

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Kilkenny Irish Pub Berlin is perfectly located in the heart of Berlin at Hackescher Markt. Established in 1992, Kilkenny was one of the first Irish pubs opened in the former East Berlin after the fall of the Wall. One of the largest Irish joints in the city, it boasts a rowdy atmosphere, live music on the weekends and broadcasts tons of sports matches.

5. The Lir

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The Lir is a cosy Irish pub tucked away in the basement of an old building in Hansaviertel. Located just a short walk from Tiergarten, this place has been serving up the city’s best Guinness at the lowest prices for over 25 years. It’s all about combining great hospitality with good Irish craic, sport, beer and quality food at affordable prices.

6. Irish Pub inside Europa-Center

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Every night live bands rock the Irish Pub Berlin inside the Europa Center in Charlottenburg. Established in 1982, this West Berlin haunt offers cheap ale, a rowdy but friendly atmosphere and a huge program of live music. If you’re looking to rock out with a pint of Guinness, this is the spot for you.

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