Discover the best views in Berlin with our guide to rooftop bars in the city. From chic hotel bars with a view to striking rooftop venues, these are the most appealing places to enjoy a drink with a view
Summer is often said to be the best time to visit Berlin and to make the most of the balmy evenings head to the rooftop bar at Hotel Amano. Located in the popular Mitte district, it is a hotspot for Berlin’s fashion set and is open every day from 4pm. Order cocktails and nibbles and gaze at some of the city’s finest points landmarks. There’s an impressive menu to choose from, with top cocktails such as Moscow Mule, Pink Mojito and Lynchburg Lemonade. Stylish and laid-back, this bar is one to put on your summer must-visit list.
Hotel Amano, Augustrasse 43, 10119 Berlin, +49 (0)30 809 4150
You join Berlin’s cool crowd at Klunkerkranich. The bar was one of the city’s best-kept secrets yet has recently become an enormously popular summertime hotspot. Located on the rooftop of the Neukölln shopping centre in the south eastern part of the city, it is one of the best places to head on a balmy evening. Part beer garden and part club, the rooftop is a great place to make the most of a sunset, or come early and enjoy relaxing music from live DJs ‒ all with a fantastic view.
Klunkerkranich, Karl-Marx-Strasse 66, 12043 Berlin, +49 (0)30 666666
Monkey Bar is a much-loved evening spot for Berliners and discerning travellers. Located on the 10th floor of 25 Hours Hotel Bikini Berlin, it offers incredible views of the city including the monkey house at Berlin’s zoo, which inspired its name. It’s the perfect place to go for a sundowner, and here you’ll enjoy classic bar fare alongside top jungle-themed cocktails such as Monkey’s Frozen Daiquiry and Bini’s Monkey Ponkey named after a female ape born at Berlin Zoo.
Monkey Bar, Budapester Strasse 40, 10787 Berlin, +49 (0)30 1202 21210
Hotel Zoo Berlin
This is one of Berlin’s most fashionable hotels and a real hotspot in the city. The interiors are truly striking, with modern touches complementing the old architecture. Yet for one of the most picturesque sights head up to the rooftop, which is a place of calm above the bustling city. The hotel’s urban townhouse aesthetic makes this a glamourous place for a drink while the stunning panorama of the Berlin cityscape is one not to miss. Grab a lounger and relax with a drink at lunchtime or come in the evening and enjoy top DJs and clubhouse tunes.
Hotel Zoo Berlin, Kurfürstendamm 25, 10719 Berlin, +49 (0)30 884370
Hotel de Rome
A stone’s throw from the Berlin State Opera and St Hedwig’s Cathedral, Hotel de Rome is an ideal place to stay for those wanting to be close to the city’s major sights and landmarks. It is set in the former Dresdener bank – complete with a swimming pool in what was once the jewel vault – and it offers a simply stunning rooftop terrace that can be used year-round. In the summer you can enjoy the amazing views with special champagne or vodka cocktails; in the winter the rooftop is lit with torches and lanterns and the bar offers mulled wine and Christmas biscuits.
Hotel de Rome, Behrenstrasse 37, 10117 Berlin, +49 (0)30 46060 91260