has plenty of cool, unique rooftops where you can appreciate the city’s sunset and nighttime lights or have a delicious brunch. There is sure to be one that fits your budget, style and mood.
Bar, Cafe, Pub Grub, $$$
Klunkerkranich is a bar on top of the shopping center Neukölln Arcaden in the southeastern part of the city. It has an awesome view over the charming red roofs of the area and a far but direct view to the TV Tower. The environment is very charming, complete with a lot of wood, gardens, sand, selective music (sometimes live) and fabulous drinks at excellent prices.
Klunkerkranich opens at noon and offers delicious brunch, plus it is family friendly — kids can have fun in the sandbox during summer.
Sometimes, the bar becomes a type of flea market called Kranich Food Market, with street food as the main attraction. In December, a colorful Christmas market takes place on this sixth floor terrace where it is possible to find nice handmade designs plus traditional food and drinks. December also sees specially designed programs in order to experience a special and unique Christmas.
Opening hours: Thur-Fri 4pm-1:30am; Sat-Sun 12pm-1:30am — Closed January and February
Klunkerkranich, Karl-Marx-Straße 66, Berlin, Germany
Wombats City Hostels
This is one of the best and most hidden rooftops in Berlin. Wombats City Hostels is located on the seventh floor of the building, close to the popular Alexander Platz. There is a cozy and laid back bar with a small terrace. You can get some snacks and enjoy a cold draft beer just in front of the TV Tower, with the best sunset in the world as a backdrop.
If you’re on a budget, they have a great happy hour. You can also join a kicker or pool game.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 6pm-2am
Wombats City Hostels Berlin, Alte Schönhauser Strasse 2, Berlin, Germany, +49 30 84710820
Amano Hotel Roof Terrace
The roof terrace of the Amano Hotel is located in the heart of the city. It is a lounge where you can sip a cocktail while enjoying the fantastic design of the place, good music, and awesome view of the east side of the city.
For a quick but memorable escape from the turmoil of the city, it is the best alternative. The cocktails are well known because of the variety and exclusivity. It is the best place for a romantic date or pre-party, but be prepared to pay more than the average place.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri from 4pm, Sat-Sun from 2:00 pm
Amano Hotel, Auguststraße 43, Berlin, Germany, +49 30 8094150
On the 10th floor of the 25hours Hotels in West Berlin you will find the Monkey Bar, which is surrounded by glass, enabling you to see one of the most amazing views of the city. The decoration is unique, and as a part of the Bikinihaus, it has the Berlin Zoo as a neighbor. Its wild, luxurious atmosphere and cocktails will entice you to stay until late at night.
The Gedächtniskirche, Kurfürstendamm and zoo are part of the great view, with some monkeys appearing during the day at the rooftop restaurant NENI. Do not miss the exotic cocktails and Tiki-inspired drinks like the Monkey Mulata made with Mulata rum, lime, syrup and chocolate foam.
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 12pm–1am, Fri-Sat 12pm–2pm
Monkey Bar, Budapester Straße 40, Berlin, Germany, +49 30 120221210
Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
This is the biggest and highest rooftop beach in Berlin. It is located on the top of a shopping center directly on parking lot 5 of Schönhauser Allee Arcaden. It is the perfect place to enjoy a beautiful Berlin sunset while relaxing to the sounds of lounge music. The environment also encourages a laid back mode with tall plants, big, comfortable chairs and even beds to lay down on, making the experience even more enjoyable.
Prices for drinks are higher than the Berlin average, so make sure to go with enough money — it is definitely worth it.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 12pm–12am
Deck5, Schönhauser Allee 79, Berlin, Germany, +49 30 41728905