Food & Drink

The Best Rooftop Bars in Berlin

Published On 05/18/2016 Published On 05/18/2016
Klunkerkranich
Julian Nelken/Courtesy of Klunkerkranich
Julian Nelken/Courtesy of Klunkerkranich

Klunkerkranich

Neukölln

You’ll find this bar hidden on the parking deck of the Neukölln Arcaden mall, up an elevator and through a maze of concrete. Decked out in wooden furniture and a colorful urban gardening project, it’s the perfect laid-back spot for drinking beers and looking out on all the eclectic rooftops while listening to live jazz.

Monkey Bar

Monkey Bar

Charlottenburg

Monkey Bar, on top of the trendy 25hours Hotel, is everything you want in a rooftop hangout -- craft cocktails, yummy yet healthy bar snacks, and a stunning wraparound look out on the Berlin horizon. It’s even a cozy option for going high during winter, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Tiergarten.

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Hotel AMANO

Mitte

Hotel AMANO’s big rooftop terrace is totally sleek, with a plethora of white pillows and sun umbrellas spread throughout. No wonder it’s a summer favorite of Berlin’s fashionable and all-too-hip Mitte and Ku’Damm crowds. It’s also conveniently located close to Rosenthaler Platz, packed with lots of other solid bars and restaurants.

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Soho House Berlin

Mitte

Soho House’s rooftop lounge is ultra-exclusive, available only to members and guests of its boutique hotel. But if you do manage to swing entry, this is the perfect spot for chillin' out from day ‘til night with a massive (heated) pool, panorama views, and a new rooftop restaurant serving mezze.

House of Weekend

House of Weekend

Mitte

House of Weekend is a tough one to miss -- the techno nightclub is located right in Alexanderplatz, on top of a lofty rectangular building that was once a Soviet tower block. Its evening vista views of the city are peerless, with the ambience of hard-thumping beats, and a young, party-hearty crowd.

Deck5 Berlin

Deck5

Prenzlauer Berg

Berlin’s unquestionably not a beach city, but you can pretend it is at Deck5. With its sandy floor, elegant white curtains, and dainty Mediterranean snacks, this rooftop bar is the antithesis of Berlin’s typical gritty style. Go there to kick back a few passion fruit caipis and take a break from the graffitied streets.

Hotel de Rome

Hotel de Rome

Mitte

Hotel de Rome, known for hosting celebs from Reese Witherspoon to Kate Moss, has an appropriately swanky rooftop that doles out fancy Champagne cocktails and other upmarket creations (full disclosure: even a homemade lemonade costs €10). Lofty prices aside, it does offer some of the best views of Berlin’s famous attractions, like the Berlin Cathedral and State Opera.

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1. Klunkerkranich Karl-Marx-Str. 66, Berlin, 12043

You’ll find this Neukölln bar hidden on the parking deck of the Neukölln Arcaden mall, up an elevator and through a maze of concrete. Decked out in wooden furniture and a colorful urban gardening project, it’s the perfect laid-back spot for drinking beers and looking out on all the eclectic rooftops while listening to live jazz. It's only open on weekends, and the space hosts plenty of events from readings to concerts.

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2. Monkey Bar Budapester Str. 40, Berlin, 10787 (Charlottenberg)

Sitting atop the roof of the trendy 25hrs Bikini Hotel, this swanky, Charlottenburg lounge not only offers panoramic views, but also pours tasty and adventurous cocktails. Signature libations include the Park Side Fizz (vodka, Orgeat syrup, lemon juice, fresh mint, soda water) and Monkey’s Cobbler (red vermouth, Bermuda rum, lime juice, sugar syrup, fresh berries).

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3. Hotel Amano Rooftop Terrace Auguststraße 43, Berlin, 10119

The Hotel Amano in Mitte is chock-full of options including four different sizes of rooms and seven different bars/restaurants so that you may never be tired, hungry, or thirsty during your stay. The big rooftop terrace is totally sleek, with a plethora of white pillows and sun umbrellas spread throughout. No wonder it’s a summer favorite of Berlin’s fashionable and all-too-hip Mitte and Ku’Damm crowds. It’s also conveniently located close to Rosenthaler Platz, packed with lots of other solid bars and restaurants.

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4. Soho House Berlin Torstraße 1, Berlin, 10119 (Mitte)

Situated above The Store Kitchen, this ultra-exclusive rooftop lounge is only available to members and guests of its boutique hotel. And if you fall in one of those categories, you're lucky enough to enjoy incredible panorama views, a dip in the massive, heated pool, and, of course, sophisticated house and seasonal cocktails. Favorites include the Soho Negroni (Bombay gin, martini bianco, Suze bitters) and the Soho Mule (Grey Goose, house ginger syrup, lime, soda).

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5. House of Weekend Roof Garden Alexanderstr. 7, Berlin, 10178

House of Weekend is a techno nightclub located right in Alexanderplatz, on top of a lofty rectangular building that was once a Soviet tower block. Its evening vista views of the city are peerless, with the ambience of hard-thumping beats, and a young, party-hearty crowd. The space attracts well-known DJs and plenty of celebrities and it open only on weekends.

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6. DECK 5 - Cityview Sunsetbar Schönhauser Allee 80, Berlin, 10437

Berlin’s unquestionably not a beach city, but you can pretend it is at Deck5 in Prenzlauer Berg. With its sandy floor, elegant white curtains, and dainty Mediterranean snacks, this rooftop bar is the antithesis of Berlin’s typical gritty style. Go there to kick back a few tropical drinks and take a break from the graffitied streets.

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7. Hotel de Rome Behrenstrasse 37, Berlin, 10117 (Mitte)

Nestled inside the swanky Hotel De Rome, Bebel Bar and Velvet Room has seasonal and creative cocktails made with everything from ginger beer and balsamic to arugula. A sleek interior, high ceilings, and red glow beneath the bar set the tone for live music and performers in the Velvet Room. The hotel also boasts an appropriately swanky rooftop that doles out fancy Champagne cocktails and other upmarket creations, along with some of the best views of Berlin's attractions.

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