From rooftop venues to glamorous retreats, Berlin’s hotel bars are some of the best drinking spots in the city. In this guide we highlight five hotel bars in the city which offer top cocktails and are perfect for lovers of interior design
Lang Bar, Waldorf Astoria Berlin
The Lang Bar is named after one of the city’s most colourful residents, film director Fritz Lang. With its art deco furnishings it is among the most elegant of Berlin’s drinking spots. Evoking the glamour of 1920s Berlin, it is a sophisticated place to sip cocktails. The drinks menu features cocktails named after some of Lang’s most popular films including You Only Live Once (the cocktail is made with rum and chocolate vinegar) and Spione (the cocktail features homemade smoked cherry syrup). Should the flamboyant cocktail list not take your fancy the extensive spirits list surely will.
Waldorf Astoria Berlin, Hardenbergstrasse 28, 10623 Berlin, +49 (0)30 814 0000
Hotel de Rome
A stone’s throw from Berlin State Opera and St Hedwig’s Cathedral, Hotel de Rome is a super-stylish venue and is home to one of the best rooftop bars in the German capital. The hotel is set in the former Dresdner Bank ‒ complete with a swimming pool in what was once the jewel vault. The stunning rooftop bar offers breathtaking views of the city and is a favourite venue of hotel guests and locals alike, eager to enjoy the panorama, the top cocktails and the relaxed atmosphere. The terrace can be used all year round; sipping champagne or vodka cocktails here in the summer is an idyllic way to spend an evening.
Hotel de Rome, Behrenstrasse 37, 10117 Berlin, +49 (0)30 46060 91260
Hotel Zoo Berlin
This is one of the most fashionable hotels in Berlin and a real city hotspot. Hotel Zoo is renowned for its striking interiors, with modern touches complementing the building’s old architecture. It offers three bars: the intimate Grace Bar is ideal for cocktails; the Living Room Bar is known for its quirky decor; and the chic rooftop bar is a green haven offering extensive south-west views of Berlin’s cityscape. Grab a lounger and relax with a drink at lunchtime or come in the evening and enjoy top DJs and clubhouse music.
Hotel Zoo Berlin, Kurfürstendamm 25, 10719 Berlin, +49 (0)30 884370
If you’re planning to be in Berlin in the summer be sure to put a visit to Hotel Amano’s rooftop bar high on your to-do list. This is the perfect place to make the most of balmy evenings in the popular Mitte district, and between May and September it is open every day from 4pm until late. Grab a table and order cocktails such as Moscow Mule, Pink Mojito and Lynchburg Lemonade. This stylish venue offers terrific views and a vibrant atmosphere.
Hotel Amano, Augustrasse 43, 10119 Berlin, +49 (0)30 809 4150
Monkey Bar, 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin
Located on the 10th floor of 25hours Hotel in the Bikini Berlin shopping and dining complex, Monkey Bar is an unmissable Berlin site. Voted Europe’s best hotel bar, it presents terrific views of the city, including the monkey house at Berlin’s zoo, and with its cool decor it is a much-loved evening spot for Berliners and visitors alike. The bar’s drinks list is a mix of classic and unusual cocktails so there is something for everyone, and the snack menu will fuel you into the evening. Come early, grab a spot on cushions facing the floor-to-ceiling windows, and watch the sun go down.
25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin, Budapester Strasse 40, 10787 Berlin, +49 (0)30 1202 21210