...and want to be part of the "scene": Görlitzer Park
Public drinking is tolerated almost everywhere in Germany, including its many parks. Which is why spots like Görlitzer Park overflow with scene-searching tourists, sun-starved locals, kids, dogs, bikes, and BBQs, all in a happy semi-legal cornucopia of local color. Speaking of semi-legal, the dudes lurking around the edges in the trees can supply a different plant-based intoxicant as well.
...and don’t mind looking a bit silly: Beer Bike Tours
Germans are known for their love of two things -- beer and engineering. So it seems obvious that someone thought to combine the two and create these popular, if peculiar, pedal-powered vehicles where your posse sits on stools around a small bar while quaffing brews and propelling the vehicle down the strasse (street).
...and want a taste of traditional Germany: Prater Biergarten
Berlin’s oldest biergarten might not be as traditional as what you imagine (those Oktoberfest fantasies are better played out in the south of the country) but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t hit up this classic outdoor spot, where the beer goes great with traditional brats and pretzels. If you’re wondering about the brightly colored red and green drinks you see some folks sipping, those are called Berliner Weiss -- a low-alcohol brew mixed with a shot of flavored syrup, specially designed for daytime imbibing.