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    The best pubs and breweries in Berlin

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    I Berlin pubs and breweries they are for all tastes, whether you want to spend an evening on a comfortable sofa with a craft beer and a book, or savor a beer in an ultra-popular venue where evenings come alive very easily.

    There is no real exclusive area where are the premises in Berlin, but each neighborhood brings with it distinctive characteristics regarding pub culture:


    • In the west side for example, the premises respect a bit the classic English style, beer at the table often accompanied by a cooking service.
    • In the leave is of the city, there are excellent bars that vary the offer. The districts where you can find more choice are undoubtedly Mitte, Schoneberg, Kreuzberg, Neukolln.

    The locals love beer, and they do so in respect of what is a city where the locals are often located in residential areas; the recommendation for those who go to Berlin is to definitely know the local pub culture but do it with sober tones, without exceeding.


    Here are some of the places to spend a great evening sipping beer.

    Small, cramped, cozy and with walls covered everywhere with something: the Dicke Wirtin is a traditional Berlin pub, but here you can really breathe a certain English air. The pub offers 9 qualities of draft beers. The price of the food is a little above average compared to normal Berlin prices, but by no means exorbitant and the quality is really great.

    Lo To the walnut it is located in the historic center of Berlin, among ultra-modern buildings and palaces. It is a small pub, but it carries with it a rich history, being one of the oldest pubs in Berlin. Moderately priced local cuisine and beer, located right in front of Nikolai's Church. With old-fashioned décor and walls decorated with Zille's most famous portraits, visiting the Zum Nussbaum won't help but feel like you are in the Berlin of yesteryear.



    If you are looking for a good and cheap German pub, Brauhaus Mitte is one of the most popular places in the city. The restaurant itself produces the beers it offers on tap, and the menu also offers a taste of the four varieties proposed. In glasses of 100ml each, it is possible to taste the dark, weisse, light and medium Brauhaus Pilsener.

    Traditional Bavarian pub, the Hofbräu München is so proud of its tradition that the setting seems to recreate it spirit of Oktoberfest. The beer is wonderful and is served in half-liter mugs and up, within a huge space with décor reminiscent of Bavarian pubs.

    Live traditional music and folklore are the masters; the pub is very busy on weekends, so if you want to have a beer in a quiet environment, it is best to stay there during the week. Clearly the proposed beer, as the name suggests, is there Hofbrau in all its varieties: light, double malt, weiss, dark.

    If you are looking for something central that respects the German rustic ambience, you are in the right place. L'Old Berlin tavern is a quiet, discreet, surprising yet traditional German pub just minutes from the Brandenburg Gate. The staff are friendly and chatty and the food, as well as the beer, is great.


    There is a fun menu to choose the beer that's right for you, and the restaurant offers the first two choices Berliner Kind'l, as the best beer in Berlin, and the well-known Bitburger.

    Another hidden gem in the Nikolaiviertel district is the Georgbraeu. A spacious room with high ceilings, located right on the river. This is the only place where you can taste the San Georgen Pilsener: the pub, in the factory, produces its own craft beer. In summer it is perfect for relaxing along the Spree River, eating and drinking on wooden benches among tourists and locals.




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