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Spend Your Summer on Berlin's Best Patio Bars

Published On 06/01/2016 Published On 06/01/2016
Nola’s am Weinberg

Nola’s am Weinberg

Mitte

Nola’s is a Swiss restaurant, so it’s only fitting that its massive outdoor terrace looks like one you might find up in the Alps. Overlooking Weinbergspark, it’s the perfect summer hangout for indulging in cheese fondue, wine… and OK, maybe a shot (or two) of Swiss schnapps.

FluxBau

Kreuzberg

This venue -- headed up by the indie rock radio station FluxFM -- is known for holding concerts, pop-up dinners, and all kinds of other events. Its terrace is located directly on the Spree, opposite the East Side Gallery (aka the Berlin Wall).

Badeschiff

Badeschiff

Kreuzberg

With a swimming pool and sandy beach bar right on the Spree, Badeschiff is an essential summer haunt. During the week, there’s plenty of room to lounge around and tan, but you’ll often find DJs and dance parties here, too. Starting in June, there’ll also be yoga classes twice a week on the sundeck.

Club der Visionäre

Kreuzberg

Club der Visionäre’s rustic vibe, forged from wooden planks and fairy lights, is what makes it a local clubbing institution. Its patio is right on the water, flanked by the arms of a big ol’ weeping willow. If you’re looking for a bar that can do daytime drinks or all-night debauchery rolled into one, look no further.

Café am Neuen See

Café am Neuen See

Tiergarten

On a large pond in Tiergarten (Berlin’s largest park), Neuen See Café is as close as it gets to a countryside vacation without shelling out for a regional train ticket. You’ll find both tourists and local families here eating Bavarian specialties all season long (try the Flammkuchen, best described as a German pizza). This summer, the restaurant will offer a lengthy BBQ menu on Saturdays, with well-known local chefs manning the burners.

ELSE

ELSE

Kreuzberg

Nightclub Salon zur Wilden Renate’s open-air location, ELSE, is just as cool as its year-round mainstay. It’s a wooden clubhouse decked out in vibrant paint, DIY decorations, and of course, a raised deck fitted for dancing (or flailing around). Located underneath the Elsenbrücke Bridge, ELSE gives you a good view of the party riding the S-Bahn between Ostkreuz and Treptower Park.

Patio Berlin

PATIO

Moabit

Forget that this place is literally named PATIO for a sec, because it's really a fine Berlin gem. Docked at Bärenbrücke in Moabit, it’s the city’s only restaurant on a ship, with a terrace perfect for evening cocktails. Its fine-dining dishes range from entrecôte to lamb, but there are also veggie options like provincial lasagna or risotto, too.

Brechts

Mitte

This restaurant is old-world and elegant, just like its namesake, the late German poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht. It has a patio on Schiffbauerdamm, the commercial side of Mitte on the Spree, close to major attractions like the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate. Come hungry, because Brechts serves up a hearty Austrian menu, including the epic jam-slathered pancake, Kaiserschmarrn.

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1. Nola’s am Weinberg Veteranenstr. 9, Berlin, 10119

Nola’s is a Swiss restaurant, so it’s only fitting that its massive outdoor terrace looks like one you might find up in the Alps. Overlooking Weinbergspark, it’s the perfect summer hangout for indulging in cheese fondue, wine… and OK, maybe a shot (or two) of Swiss schnapps.

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2. FluxBau Pfuelstr. 5, Berlin, 10997 (Kreuzberg)

This venue -- headed up by the indie rock radio station FluxFM -- is known for holding concerts, pop-up dinners, and all kinds of other events. Its terrace is located directly on the Spree, opposite the East Side Gallery (aka the Berlin Wall).

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3. Badeschiff Eichenstr. 4, Berlin, 12435 (Kreuzberg)

One of the most unique clubs in Berlin, Badeschiff is an outdoor beach bar that features a pool... in a river. Once you pay a small entry fee, you're free to roam the beach, roof, or have a dip in the pool. During the summer months, there’s plenty of room to lounge around and tan, but you’ll often find DJs and dance parties here, too.

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4. Club der Visionäre Am Flutgraben 1, Berlin, 12435

Located literally right on a canal, Club der Visionäre is both a bar and club that's a favorite among Berlin's hipster crowd. With a deck sitting right on the water, CDV is ideal for any number of things -- early evening cocktails, a pre-clubbing drink, or an all-night party, thanks to the fact that there's a dance floor downstairs that gets crowded quickly once the sun goes down. Since this place has a penchant for blasting electronic and techno jams, expect to leave a little sweaty. If it's too much to handle, though, you can always cool off in the canal.

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5. Café am Neuen See Lichtensteinallee 2, Berlin, 10787

On a large pond in Tiergarten (Berlin’s largest park), Neuen See Café is as close as it gets to a countryside vacation without shelling out for a regional train ticket. You’ll find both tourists and local families here eating Bavarian specialties all season long (try the Flammkuchen, best described as a German pizza).

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6. ELSE An den Treptowers 10, Berlin, 12435 (Kreuzberg)

The open-air, Kreuzberg location of Nightclub Salon zur Wilden Renate is just as cool as its year round mainstay, boasting a wooden clubhouse decked out in vibrant paint, DIY decorations, and of course, a raised deck fitted for dancing. If you're hungry, there are traditional pretzels available, along with Bavarian mountain cheese and spreads. ELSE can be found underneath the Elsenbrücke Bridge.

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7. PATIO Helgoländer Ufer / Kirchstr., Berlin, 10557

Docked at Bärenbrücke in Moabit, the very aptly named PATIO is the city's only restaurant on a ship, with a terrace perfect for evening cocktails. Stunning views of the Spree are supplemented with a sophisticated menu and elegant digs. Its fine-dining dishes range from entrecôte to lamb, but there are also veggie options like provincial lasagna or risotto, too.

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8. Brechts Schiffbauerdamm 6-7, Berlin, 10117 (Mitte)

Located in Mitte (and named after the late, great poet Berolt Brecht), this elegant restaurant boasts a hearty Austrian menu that includes epic jam-covered shredded pancakes (aiserschmarrn), wild mushroom strudel, and beef entrecôté. It has a patio on Schiffbauerdamm, the commercial side of Mitte on the Spree, close to major attractions like the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate.

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