Traveling to Berlin should be one thing to put on your bucket list. With its crazy nightlife culture, its multicultural environment full of amazing artists, and an affordable living, Berlin attracts people from all over the world.

Let’s take a weekend to discover this amazing city and go out in some of the best places and, most importantly, bars in Berlin. 

Here’s the Spotahome selection of the 5 coolest bars in Berlin:

5 coolest bars in berlin

1. Klunkerkranich: Berlin’s most famous rooftop

Klunkerkranich is one the most popular rooftop bars in Berlin. On the last floor of the parking of the Neukölln Arcaden shopping center, you will discover an amazing place with a summer garden, a cute little bar, a rooftop and a chill-out space with a sand box for the kids. I like to spend my time here watching the incredible view of Berlin while having a drink with my friends.

I would totally recommend spending a night out there – especially at the end of the day to catch an astonishing sunset over the city. Also, be aware that the place can be pretty crowded on the weekends… but don’t miss this spot when you are in Berlin.

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Address: Karl-Marx-Str. 66, 12043 Berlin (open from Wednesday to Friday from 4pm to 1.30am, and weekend from 11am to 1.30am)

2. Luzia: Best place to start your night

Well situated in the heart of Kreuzberg and close to many clubs, Luzia is one of more popular bars in Oranienstrasse. The bar is a big industrial space with vintage furniture, candlelights and a cozy atmosphere. The place also provides a small outdoor terrace, nice music & large choice of drinks. Definitely the best bar to start your extended nightlife.

Luzia: coolest bars in Berlin

Address: Oranienstraße 34, 10999 Berlin (open daily from 10am to 3am)

3. Minimal Bar: A cozy bar with good DJ’s…and Table tennis

Located in Friedrichshain close to the Simon-Dach-Strasse which is also full of bars and restaurants, the Minimal bar is the most trendy bar club to keep you easily going all night. Known as « Mini», the place has nice interiors, often great resident DJs and tasty cocktails. There are a few different rooms : one to chill out, one to dance and one to play table tennis – don’t get lost! 

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Address: Rigaer Str. 31, 10247 Berlin (open daily from 7pm to 6am)

4. Süß War Gestern: Dancing, drinking… & Super Nintendoing

Süss war Gestern is the perfect place if you want to chill out during the week or to start a night clubbing in the weekend. Immerse yourself with the local Friedrichshain crowd in a bar where you will always find good DJs and a nice party vibe. Over the week ends, there are 4 rooms with a good old school decoration in each of them: one to chill out and play kicker, one to dance or to play Nintendo, another more darkish DJ floor, and the “hidden” one in the basement!

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Address: Wühlischstraße 43, 10245 Berlin (open daily from 8pm to 6pm)

5. Madame Claude: The upside down bar

Out of all bars in Berlin, this one is definitely the craziest. Madame Claude is my favorite French bar to enjoy some cool underground concerts and hang out with the Kreuzberg hipsters. Every day there are 2 or 3 bands playing in the little back room, and the whole decoration of the bar is really funny, with tables stuck to the ceiling and all the furniture turned upside down. Madame Claude will definitely make you a bit crazy and get your head upside down!

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Address: Lübbener Str. 19, 10997 Berlin (open daily from 7pm to 5am)

(No, really, it totally looks upside down)

What are YOUR favorite bars in Berlin? 

Written by Audrey Lintz


AudreyLintz is a french girl who has been living in Berlin for 4 years. Entrepreneur & dreamer, she likes challenges, travelling but also spending time with her friends.</spanAfter a 9 year Marketing career in web agencies and for many clients between Paris and Berlin, she decided to quit her job to launch her own startup Le Carnet des Bars (www.lecarnetdesbars.fr), a local guide for bars & cafes in France. </span≤Passionate blogger & marketing freelancer, she likes to join & participate in the development of great startups & projects.