This small brewery has developed a cult following of beer lovers thanks to its impressive seasonal offerings; it makes a different beer for every season. Eschenbräu is one of Berlin’s hidden gems, with a courtyard garden that makes a perfect place to sample several varieties of ale. Cider and good bar snacks are offered, too. Join a relaxed crowd soaking up the sun here.
Eschenbräu, Triftstrasse 67, 13353 Berlin, +49 (0)162 493 1915
Prater Garten is one of the best places to visit in spring and summer in Berlin. The city’s oldest beer garden, it is also one of the prettiest, with large tables set under chestnut trees. It is very popular with beer lovers and locals, and with its relaxed atmosphere it has a strong appeal to groups. Serving seasonal specialities and popular German snack food, it is the ultimate place to while away a sunny afternoon.
Prater Garten, Kastanienallee 7-9, 10435 Berlin, +49 (0)30 448 5688
Birgit & Bier
Kreuzberg was once a down-at-heel part of Berlin, but is now one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the city. Birgit & Bier is a fitting addition to the scene here. It was formerly an unused garage space and now, complete with plants, brightly coloured furniture, old fairground rides and large communal tables, it is a favourite haunt of Berlin’s cool crowd. Enjoy a drink in the sun by day or come in the evening when Birgit & Bier becomes a top party place with live DJs and dance floors.
Birgit & Bier, Schleusenufer 3, 10997 Berlin, +49 (0)152 3392 0930
Café am Neuen See
Enjoy a delightfully green setting. Café am Neuen See is located in the centre of Berlin’s famous Tiergarten, a 210-hectare park in the heart of the city. Hidden away beneath high trees next to a boating lake, the beer garden is the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the famous Tiergarten zoo. Grab a spot by the water and enjoy a beer and top food while watching the boats go by.
Café am Neuen See, Lichtensteinallee 2, 10787 Berlin, +49 (0)30 254 4930
Golgatha beer garden has a great setting at Viktoriapark, and offers a sunny roof terrace and plenty of shade below it for those who like to keep out of the sun. Despite its relatively off-beat location, it has a loyal following from locals and it also attracts visitors in the know. Top beers and great homemade food, from bratwurst to salads, make this relaxed and friendly beer garden particularly appealing.
Golgatha, Dudenstrasse 40-64, 10965 Berlin, +49 (0)30 785 2453