Inspired by a handy article from the Morgenpost, here’s a shameless summary (and lazy commentary) of where to go in the Hauptstadt to drink beer and be outside, at the same time.
It’s a revolutionary concept that the Germans have perfected, and perhaps one day other parts of the world that actually have far more SUN than Germany (I’m talking to you, California) will do something about its Prohibition-inspired alcohol laws and let people drink beer where it was meant to be guzzled, in the SUN. But I digress.
We certainly haven’t been to all of these, but will try our best this summer to do so. So get out your sunglasses and Steins. Did we miss your favorite? Comments all and sundry (and sudsy) welcome, as always.
Café am Neuen See: Beer with boats! In Tiergarten.
Café Schönbrunn: Beer for the people in Volkspark Friedrichshein, with a view of fountain.
CapRivi: Beers with a Schlossblick, in Charlottenburg.
Eierschale Zenner: Schlager style in Treptower Park; beer in plastic cups (?!?) and a Burger King (?!?)
Eschenbräu: Real microbrews in Wedding! Go here, these guys rock.
Freischwimmer: Old boat dock gussied up with techno beats and cocktails (and beer).
Golgatha: Music and beer in Viktoriapark.
Hoppetosse: Beer on another boat! In Kreuzberg.
Platzhirsch: Beers in Schöneberg (near a Flohmarkt, too)
Prater: Beers at Berlin’s oldest Biergarten, plus cool sandbox and swings for kids.
Schleusenkrug: Beer at the Zoo!
Van Loon: More beer on boats!
Zollpackhof: Beers with politicians! (Near the Hauptbahnhof, and priced accordingly.)