Fact 1: in Germany, they call New Year’s Eve “Silvester”. Adorable! Fact 2: The day after, you’re going to feel like Silvester beat your liver, and left it for dead. Here are the best places to get a little hair of the dog that gave you that hangover in the first place.
Go baller for brunch at the 1920s-style Ellington Hotel (former hangout of Duke Ellington himself). The NYE January 1st hangover brunch here’s a bit pricey at 38€, but it includes live jazz, regional dishes, and sparkling wine.
Harry’s New York Bar
The sister spot to Harry’s in Paris (Europe’s oldest bar and the birthplace of the Bloody Mary), this outpost is set inside the Grande Hotel Esplanade, where they use the classic recipe from Harry’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails to serve the nausea-inducing/curing Prairie Oyster cocktail, a classic hangover cure which oddly includes an egg yolk, Worcester sauce & Tabasco w/ no booze (wtf!).
This West Berlin divey spot has a whole section on its drinks menu reserved for Hangover Cocktails, including the Bloody Mary, a Punt e Mes forward “Apotheke” & their own “Prairie Oyster” w/ olive oil, ketchup, yolk, lemon & spices.
This iconic Charlottenburg resto serves up a pretty mean weekend breakfast buffet, incl. lots of egg dishes and smoked salmon & also does brunch cocktails incl. Marys w/ lots of spicy pepper & Tabasco and a beyond-decent Tequila Sunrise.
This popular Charlottenburg breakfast spot does your tired eyes a favor w/ black décor, black coffee & a spin on the hangover drink, the Sunny Mary, which combines vodka, eggnog, OJ, and lemon juice. If that doesn’t float your boat, there’re 50-something other 'tails to choose from.
Julep’s New York Bar and Restaurant
With dozens of drinks in their cocktail book, this West Berlin American pub (could they get more cosmopolitan?) serves up plenty of booze to help kick your hangover, including a Hot Bloody Mary (fancified w/ celery bitters & Spanish vodka), Screwdrivers & Margarita pitchers.
Perfect for the late sleepers, breakfast at this retro-style Kreuzberg spot goes till 6p, w/ wallet-friendly prices under 8€. Once breakfast is over, happy hour kicks in, w/ deals on the entire drinks menu incl. Bloodies.
California Breakfast Slam
Berliner’s expats love this American-style diner in Neukölln for its crazy hangover brunch options like rocky road pancakes and chicken-fried steak, but the place also does a mean Mary & just added new hangover cocktails incl. an espresso cocktail w/ vodka, espresso & Kahlua.
This Aussie-run spot offers a delicious breakfast menu (mmm eggs Benedict) and boasts the city’s best ever Bloody Mary. We're not kidding about that.
White Trash Fast Food
It’s known for the campy décor, ridiculous burgers, basement tattoo parlor & live shows, but this little-bit-of-everything place also does a mean hangover drink in the shape of Marys and pitchers of vodka-spiked lemonade.
Route 66 Diner
Apart from waitresses in poodle skirts, jukeboxes, and neon lights, 66 also offers a Sunday all-you-can eat brunch w/ platters upon platters of eggs, a chocolate fountain & plenty of milkshakes. And of course, Bloodies, Tequila Sunrises & Lynchburg Lemonades.
1. MokkabarGneisenaustr. 93, Berlin
2. Ellington Hotel BerlinNürnberger Straße 50 - 55, Berlin
3. Harry's New York BarLützowufer 15, Berlin
4. GainsbourgJeanne Mammen Bogen 576/577, Berlin
5. Jules VerneSchlüterstraße 61, Berlin
6. Schwarzes CaféKantstr. 148, Berlin
7. Julep's New York Bar & RestaurantGiesebrechtstraße 3, Berlin
8. The California Breakfast SlamInnstrasse 47, Berlin
9. Melbourne CanteenPannierstr. 57, Berlin
10. Nalu DinerDunckerstr. 80a, Berlin
11. The BirdAm Falkplatz 5, Berlin
12. White Trash Fast FoodSchönhauser Allee 6/7, Berlin
13. BR101Torstr 69, Berlin
14. Route 66 DinerPariser Str. 44, Berlin
This retro Kreuzberg joint serves breakfast 'til 6p, and you'll absolutely love their meal prices and their happy hour deals that begin once breakfast ends!
This classy hotel is contains 285 rooms and is home to the Duke Restaurant, not to mention the fact that numerous famous musicians played here in their heydays, like Duke Ellington (obvi.), Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald.
Set inside the Grande Hotel Esplanade in Charlottenburg, this distinct drinking outpost serves up a number of craft cocktails, including the possibly-not-so-pleasant Prairie Oyster Cocktail, which is touted as a classic hangover cure.
This Charlottenburg bar has a number of unique cocktails, as well as a menu reserved specifically for hangover 'tails that features a classic Bloody, as well as a Prairie Oyster, made with olive oil, ketchup, yolk, lemon, and spices.
Located in Charlottenburg, this iconic resto doles out an outstanding breakfast buffet and the requisite cocktails to accompany it, such as Bloodys made with plenty of spicy pepper and Tabasco sauce.
If you're feeling a bit hungover, or you just want a quality breakfast with some appropriate adult beverages, his these guys up and try out one of their specialty drinks, such as the Sunny Mary, a combo of vodka, eggnog, orange juice, and lemon juice.
Is you're in Berlin and feel like being in a comfortable American pub, check out Julep's, which has brick walls, wood countertops & fat juicy burgers.
The brunch at CBS will take your tastebuds on a trip to the Left Coast of the States, serving traditional 'Merican morning faves like bacon & eggs, fluffy pancakes, and hash browns.
Offering simple meal options, fantastic 'tails, and a service "inspired by the fresh and exciting culinary experience of Melbourne cafe culture", this Neukolln is a good bet for breakfast or drinks.
This is basically and American diner, through and through, serving a host of classic breakfast options, as well as a juicy burger and also serving drinks in cheap plastic cups (free refills!).
Opened by a pair of dudes from the Big Apple, The Bird brings a little New York dive ambience to Berlin, pouring brews and serving grub like burgers, steaks, and chicken wings.
Given the name, it should be no surprise that this Prenzlauer Berg spot has a penchant for gigantic, artery-clogging burgers. But what is Bruce-Willis-was-dead-the-entire-time level shocking about White Trash Fast Food is that it also acts as -- get this -- a tattoo parlor and a club that features an endless rotation of DJs, parties, and live events.
You can grab a sammie at this Brazilian drinkery and resto, but the primary draw is their selection of tropical drinks at amazing prices during happy hour.
This isn't a taste of America, this is a giant spoonful of red, white, and blue. Stop by on Sunday for an all-you-can-eat brunch which includes tons of food and classic breakfast 'tails like Bloody Marys and Lynchburg Lemonades.