First off, nobody intends to go to a Bad Decision Bar -- unless that is, they intend to wake up to a half-eaten floor-schnizel and half a dozen empty shots of what they hope was Jager while wearing someone else’s non-novelty lederhosen -- but then Berlin has at least seven that are still in business, so clearly good intentions can fall by the wayside even here.
These are Berlin's Bad Decision Bars
Okay, so this place has more than 170 different types of absinthe, and they have them all on happy hour offers of 2-for-1. What. Could. Go. Wrong.
Monster Ronson's Ichiban Karaoke
What goes into your mouth: way too many of some of the cheapest drinks in Berlin. What comes out of your mouth: what Katy Perry's "Firework" would sound like if a velociraptor sang it.
They do Whiskey Wednesday (and pair each brew you order with a shot of Jameson), and you do Oh-God-please-don't-let-those-photos-of-me-playing-beer-pong-in-a-pink-tube-top-be-on-Facebook Thursdays.
It’s not hard to find good beer in Berlin, but at this old-school brewery, the question is not what you are drinking (spoiler: it's beer) but how much your stomach can physically hold by volume. Luckily, they have a 3-liter beer tower or the 1-meter beer paddle loaded w/ 12 brewskis to answer the question.
They have cheap beer, they're open 24hrs, and if you think you're leaving without winning at least one game of foosball against that douchebag in the Dutch soccer tee even if it takes you until 4a and costs six rolls of Euros, you are sadly mistaken, friend.
You're drinking Korean vodka in a laser-lit European club filled with cool neon signs! It's totally the future! Wow, future-booze is strong... man, that pot plant looks hot...
1. Druide BarSchönhauser Aller 42, Berlin
2. Monster Ronson's Ichiban KaraokeWarschauer Str. 34, Berlin
3. BadfishStargarder Str. 14, Berlin
4. Marcus BräuMünzstr. 1-3, Berlin
5. Salon zur Wilden RenateAlt-Stralau 70, Berlin
6. Bei SchlawinchenSchönleinstr 34, Berlin
7. Soju BarSkalitzer Str. 36, Berlin
Calling all absinthe lovers: this Prenzlauer Berg drinkery serves up an astounding 170 different kinds of the drink, and they'll usually have 2-for-1 deals and other money savors to get the most bang for your buck.
Monster Ronson's is always a good time, mostly because it's hard not to have fun during karaoke and also because their drinks are ridiculously cheap.
Badfish knows how to chill. This low-key bar is a throwback to a New York City-style dive, featuring beers made in Brooklyn and shot deals throughout the week.
Not only can you get a myriad of delicious brews at this beer hall, but you can also order some tasty German fare, with the epitome being their classic schnitzels.
Best described as an art house/junkyard basement, Salon zur Wild Renate will most definitely be one of the strangest bars you ever visit, considering they have a MAZE IN THEIR BAR.
A down and dirty dive bar, Bei Schlawinchen is like a mausoleum for knick-nacks. They are also open 24hrs, so if you want to drink Dunkel and play foosball at 9a, we won't judge you... others might though.