When the temperatures rise, we are somehow magically drawn to the water. At this point, please, a flourish for the many bodies of water in Berlin, where we can relax in summer. Bathing in the Spree, on the Maybachufer or in the Lietzensee is not recommended in this case, so a cool drink is needed to refresh us. How good that you are provided with enough beer, wine and cocktails at these 11 restaurants and bars.
Sip coffee or long drinks in the bar on the bank
At the beginning of 2020, the fun in the Griessmuehle was over : The area on Sonnenallee was sold and the club had to close. Fortunately, a new location has now been found in the south-east area in Niederschöneweide. Even before the closure, the operators had planned to open a new bar on the Kiehlufer: And here it is! In the BAU – Bar on the shore, there is coffee and cake, small snacks, draft beer, wine and long drinks from morning to night, which you can enjoy inside in an industrial atmosphere or outside at the tables in the sun.
Drinks and pizza on the banks of the Spree in the global economy
Behind the Chancellery is the imposing House of World Cultures, which not only invites you to look at art, but also to eat and drink. The adjacent global economy is a roof terrace, beer garden, pavilion and restaurant in one and offers everything from pizza to draft beer, coffee and cake to drinks to take away, everything you need for a nice sundowner or a stop on a stroll along the banks of the water. The grandiose view of the television tower is on top!
Relax, drink and eat ice cream in the ZENNER’s beer and vineyards
Since the beginning of the year it has been clear that the old house in Treptower Park will shine in new splendor, without Burger King , but in the form of a wonderful cultural site: The ZENNER will be a wine and beer garden and an event location for Berlin’s cultural and cultural venues on over 8,000 square meters Gastronomy scene in one. It will take a while until the entire area is ready, but the Zenner ice cream parlor recently opened with ice cream from Rosa Canina and coffee from Andraschko . But the best is yet to come: Since the end of May you can also hang out in the wine and beer garden! Finally a decent place to eat ice cream and drink wine in Treptower Park.
End the day in a deck chair by the Spree in the CapRivi
In the CapRivi beer garden , when the weather is nice, you can drink beer right on the banks of the Spree, even in a sun chair . The in-house tarte flambée and the CapRivi kebab are definitely worth a temptation. If you don’t have a beach on your doorstep, you can easily spend one or two summer afternoons here.
End of work on the banks of the Spree at the Holzmarkt25
The Holzmarkt is one of the most beautiful adult playgrounds in Berlin and you can get lost here when it gets dark. But it doesn’t matter if you look a little longer at the Spree while having a drink after work. Apart from that, the Holzmarkt has both cultural and culinary offers and is therefore the perfect all-rounder.
Waffles with powdered sugar in the pavilion on the shore in Kreuzberg
A café during the day and a street bar in the evening. The pavilion on the banks is a magical place on the canal, a small village square under linden trees, a safe distance from the hustle and bustle of the weekly market and the tumult of the Kreuzkölln bar scene. Currywurst and French fries used to be sold here, now the booth has been converted into a café and serves delicious (vegan) waffles, ice cream, quiches and soups to go.
Eating and drinking in the Ankerklause
Without the Ankerklause , Maybachufer would not be Maybachfer. The little house right by the bridge is a restaurant, beer garden and harbor bar in one and is actually always full. When the seagulls fly over the Landwehr Canal in summer and you sit on the terrace of the Ankerklause with beer, burger, quesadilla or salad , you could almost think that you are sitting somewhere by the sea.
Eat with a view of the water in the Stella boathouse on Lake Lietzensee
The seats on the raft of the Stella boathouse are in great demand. No wonder: Located directly on the Lietzensee, there is a wonderful view of the glittering water and the old buildings that line the shore. A little break from everyday life is perfect with a snack and a rhubarb juice spritzer.
Eat on a ship at Van Loon’s
Lunch with a difference. In the urban harbor on a steamer. There is a different menu every day at an unbeatable price of 7.50 euros. You can choose between a vegetarian or a meaty main course. And while you eat you can see the water and watch the swans. Everything is super romantic and as a treat on top there is a lunch bonus card: Eat 9 x lunch – 1 x free lunch. Well, if that’s not a motivation! Until you can feast on the delicious fish & chips again on the ship, for example, you can get all the delicacies to go at the float-in kiosk.
German classics, cake and beer in the Schleusenkrug
There are several beer gardens in the zoo and the Schleusenkrug is one of them. The restaurant is located right next to the lock at the Untere Freiarchenbrücke – hence the name – and serves German cuisine, grilled dishes, breakfast and cakes. In summer the small beer garden is bursting at the seams with the fairy lights.
Have breakfast with a view of the Museum Island in the Petit Bijou
From the terrace of the Petit Bijou in Mitte you have a unique view of the Spree and the Bodemuseum. The pink facade and the yellow umbrellas are already noticeable from the Monbijou bridge. Just as beautiful as outside, it continues inside. The café is really nice and, contrary to the name suggests, quite big. In addition to eggs benedict, smoothies and avodaco bread, the menu also includes pancakes, sandwiches, porridge and salad bowls. At the Petit Bijou you can have breakfast all day or stop by for a glass of wine, a cava or a beer in the evening.