The Best Craft Beer Bars in Berlin

From the backstreets of Friedrichshain to Neukölln, these are our favorite bars

If you’re thinking about going out with some friends to a Craft Beer Bar in Berlin, but you don’t know where to go, we are here to help you out. There are so many good places that sometimes we fell too spoiled, and this is the reason why we decided to share with the world our favorite bars in Berlin.

There is a place for everybody here. From small taprooms in Kreuzberg and Neukölln to fancier looking sites in Friedrichshain, without forgetting the most massive craft beer bar in Berlin. So, without further a due, grab your friends and make your plans for the evening. Because you are about to learn about craft beer in Berlin.

These are our Favorite Craft Beer Bars in Berlin!

Muted Horn In Neukölln

Between all the craft beer bars that we are going to be mentioning here, there is one that is closer to our hearts and to where we live. This place is called Muted Horn and can find it behind an unassuming glass and brick facade next to a discount supermarket and a mosque on the busy Flughafenstrasse.

There you will find more than 20 different craft beers on tap and almost a hundred bottled beers. This abundance of choice can be overwhelming to some, but don’t worry about it at Muted Horn. The guys and girls behind the counter know their way around beer, and they always give good advice.

If you are a fan of sour beer, Muted Horn is the place for you since they always have something new when it comes to it.

Vagabund Brauerei in Wedding

We believe that the Vagabund Brauerei was the first craft beer bar we visited here in Berlin. This fantastic craft beer bar in Wedding has been open since 2011 as a great alternative to the industrially made beers that you can find in pretty much every bar and späti around Berlin.

What we believe is unique about Vagabund Brauerei once you start comparing it to other craft beer bars in Berlin is the fact that it feels like a student meeting place mixed with an old school corner bar. This peculiar mixture gives the location a special status and a quite lovely atmosphere that makes you want to stay there longer and longer.

When it comes to quantity, you won’t find it that much at Vagabund Brauerei since it always feels like they are focus on quality. This is why they brew most of the beer being sold there. And you can even learn with them how to make your own beer!

Lager Lager in Kreuzkölln

Back in 2015, Robyn Anderson and André Gifkins felt like Neukölln missed a craft beer bar, and they decided to fix this themselves, and the world got Lager Lager. This small craft beer bar can be found almost hidden in a quiet street in the booming neighborhood that some people like to call Kreuzkölln.

When you go for craft beers at Lager Lager, you will be presented with two choices. You can try the bottled beers from the shelves or the ones from the tap where they usually have eight different ones. But don’t go there thinking that this is just a bar, Lager Lager is a mixture of a craft beer bar and a shop, and some people even call the place a tasting room.

If you are walking around the Landwehr Canal between Neukölln and Kreuzberg and feel like you need some fantastic beers, you need to visit Lager Lager.




Hopfenreich in Kreuzberg

You can find Hopfenreich in a surprisingly quiet corner next to all the people that walk by Schlesisches Tor looking for a place to party. But this is not a place to go out clubbing, at this craft beer bar in Kreuzberg, you are there to taste some of the best beers you can find in Berlin.

When you enter Hopfenreich, you will feel like you are in one of the many old corner bars that you see everywhere around Berlin. The main difference here is that you’re going to find more than twenty different types of craft beer from the tap. 

And every time that we go there, we taste some new that we never encountered before since they keep their taps on a constant rotation of local beers and other ones from all around the globe.

Brewdog DogTap in Marienfeld

As a fan of craft beers, we don’t need to introduce you to the fantastic craft beers that BrewDog makes. You already know that, but we can imagine that you don’t know that their location in Marienfeld might be the largest craft beer bar in Berlin. Maybe, even the largest one in Germany.

Brewdog DogTap can be found in one of the many historic industrial buildings in the Mariendorf Gasworks. Because of this industrial heritage, this craft beer bar has high ceilings that date back to 1901 and more than enough space to brew their own beer on sight.

Besides being the most massive craft beer bar in Berlin, we believe they are the bar with more options as well since they carry more than 40 different types of beer on tap. Something you don’t see every day!

Protokoll in Friedrichshain

Opened back in 2017, Protokoll ca be found in one of the many backstreets around Friedrichshain. This craft beer bar is small in size, but they make you ignore it by presenting you with more than 20 different types of beer on tap. If this isn’t enough for you, you can choose between close to 50 different bottled beers, and we feel like this might be enough for an evening out with friends.

Between all the craft beer bars that we researched to write this list, we feel like Protokoll has something unique that other places don’t have. We say this because this is a bar with Russian roots, and this can be great if you’re like us and like to broaden their horizons when it comes to beers.

Protokoll in Friedrichshain

Brewdog DogTap in Marienfeld

Hopfenreich in Kreuzberg

Lager Lager in Kreuzkölln

Vagabund Brauerei in Wedding

Muted Horn In Neukölln

All the craft beer bars that we mentioned here in the article can be found on the map above. Berlin has more than just these ones, but we are here to share with you the ones that we like the most. Quality over quantity and these are the bars that we often go, so we know that you will love them as well.

When it comes to craft beers, you can trust us.

If you want to learn more about craft beer bars around Europe, we wrote some articles about places in Milano, Kaliningrad, and we even wrote a guide about the craft beer scene in Curitiba, down in Brazil.





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