Muted Horn is one of my favourite craft beer bars in Berlin and, even though it can be found close to where I live, it took me a while to find out about this bar. I imagined it’s because of the unassuming glass and brick facade next to a discount supermarket and a mosque on the busy Flughafenstrasse.
If you walk from Neukölln Arcaden in the direction of Tempelhof, you just need to follow the neon glow of the Muted Horn sign, and you will find yourself between amazing beers. A little over 20 beers on tap that are always changing, and more than 80 bottled beers. Which can be a little overwhelming but, don’t worry, you’re among friends at the bar.
Every time that I visited the bar, I try something new, and I fall in love with a new beer. It’s even better when there is a tap takeover happening! Last summer, I went there and was surprised to see that every beer was something new to me and they were all fantastic. Keep an eye on their facebook page, and you will know when to visit Muted Horn for one of these events.
When I was researching Muted Horn for a beer lover friend, I found out that the bar was founded by Jenia Semenova and Corbin Crnkovic, who moved from Vancouver to Neukölln a couple of years ago. They felt like Neukölln was the perfect mixture of people and cultures, and this is why the bar needed to be there.
When it comes to craft beer bars, it is easy to think that all of them are the same. But I have to disagree when it comes to Muted Horn. Their most valuable asset is diversity, and it’s the main reason why I like this place so much. I’m writing about it here. At the bar, you’ll find more than the usual IPAs that you see around town. This is a place where you can try different beers. Even sour beers, which I personally hate.
Another thing I love about Muted Horn is their policy when it comes to food. They don’t serve it, but you can bring whatever you want from outside. Be that your own food or a snack from one of the many great restaurants and doner places around the neighbourhood.
Muted Horn is one of my favourite destinations in Neukölln for a relaxed evening with friends. They have great beer, fantastic service and there is an excellent range of board games for you to play, in German and English. In the warmer months, you can even sit outside and watch people go by the street while you enjoy beers. Something I believe I do way too much!