Kreuzberg is undoubtedly one of the coolest places in Berlin. Decked out in street art, it’s a neighborhood with an anti-establishment vibe, rebellious nature and is packed with some of the best bars in the city. This alternative side of Berlin makes for a great choice for a pub crawl that can last into the early hours. You can expect cocktail bars, traditional German bars and great quirky hangouts.
Like anywhere in Berlin, it’s worth remembering that some of the bars may not be so welcoming to massive groups of rowdy British stags and hens. A lot of these bars are pretty small too, so it might be worth visiting earlier in the night before they get packed or even during the day. They are still a great part of the city that shouldn’t be missed though! So choose a meeting point and get ready to explore the alternative side of Berlin.
Starting at one of the quirkiest bars in the city, you’ll head into the centre of Kreuzberg via a refreshing cocktail bar called Bar in a Jar. Afterwards, head to a casual sports bar and then end at one of the liveliest bars in the city, The Franken Bar. To find out more about what Berlin has to offer visitThe Highlightsor take a look at our guide to the city's beststag do barsandclubs.
Open 24 hours a day, this quirky bar is one of the most popular spots for locals. It has motorbikes, cellos and drum kits hanging from the ceiling (of course!) and has never closed since it was opened in 1978. No really, not even once! It’s rough and ready and plays an eclectic mix of music, expect everything from techno to rock.
Bar in a Jar
This bright and airy bar offers the perfect break from the dark and dingy bars that Kreuzburg is famous for. It’s got a huge selection of tasty cocktails that can be enjoyed, all served in a jar (hence the name, I guess). There’s also great outside seating, so grab a cocktail and sit down to watch the busy city rush past.
This casual bar is located in the centre of Kreuzberg. With industrial interiors, it’s a great place to hang out, enjoy some cocktails and classic German beer. It also shows all the big football matches on its massive projector and has loads of outdoor seating available too.
The Franken Bar
In the heart of Kreuzberg, this wild rock’n’roll bar is one of the most popular in the city. Don’t come here if you’re looking for quiet night, the dive bar is a real reflection of alternative berlin. It might not be fancy, it might be loud, but it is definitely a great way to experience an authentic German bar.