MYKITA BERLIN GUIDE: DRINK
MYKITA is full of resources and excellent tips on what to do and where to go in the German capital. Selected by the MYKITA team, the Berlin Guide series hopes to help visitors make the most out of the city in the same way a Berliner would. This time up – bars.
Photo by Christoph Mack
Thanks to its location, a few blocks away from the MYKITA HAUS in a quiet corner by the bustling Oranienstraße, this former pharmacy is well known by the MYKITA team. A couple of years have passed since the location offered medical supplies, but it’s not too late to get a dose of your favourite vitamins here: Perhaps a dose of vitamin C in the form of a Whisky Sour, or some vitamin K via the cucumber in a Moscow Mule?
Photos by Janar Siniloo
The atmosphere is friendly and laid back, but the team at Beuster Bar is serious about their business. The classic decor is crowned by a beautiful antique bar and serves as a perfect backdrop for the carefully mixed drinks and excellent food offering. Drop by for a refreshing sundown cocktail during summer or a warm-up drink in the colder months.
Mon-Sun: from 18.00
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Buck and Breck
Hidden behind what looks like a minimalistic shop window with only a small doorbell reading ‘bar’, this dimly lit venue is one of the best-kept secrets of Berlin’s upmarket cocktail scene. Quality over quantity is the motto here, also reflected in the limited number of spaces. With room for only 15 seated guests, an intimate evening is guaranteed.
With a focus on German and Austrian wines, this minimalistic yet cosy wine bar in the chic Mitte district has won more than a couple of hearts from the MYKITA team. The wide offer of open wines available by the glass, listed in the aptly named Wine Book, is perfectly complemented by the delicious creations of its Viennese chef.
Große Hamburger Straße 32,
Tue-Sat: 18.00 - 02.00
Located on a corner of Skalitzer Straße, this chic location pairs all the elements of a sophisticated bar with industrial elements for an atmosphere that is all Berlin glamour – and a chic crowd to match. Wood panelling, green leather upholstery and a fireplace inside; a stark urban landscape on the outside makes this an archetypal Berliner nightspot.
Skalitzer Straße 64
Mon-Sun: from 18.00
The Bar at Aunt Benny
One of Friedrichshain’s favourite cafes – the famed Aunt Benny on Traveplatz – is now offering a little oasis for discerning visitors to a district that has a number of hidden gems to discover. The drinks menu uses seasonal, fresh ingredients, and includes customised versions of famed classics and a wide selection of craft beers. Canadian friendliness with a touch of German Gemütlichkeit.
Tue-Fri: 18.00 - 02.00
Sat-Sun: 13.00 - 02.00
Photos by Matthias Piket
Not nearly as savage as its name may suggest –Tier being the German word for animal– this location is one of the most coveted corners of the hip Weserstrasse; the nightlife-centre in hip and happening Neukölln. Besides its Gin and Tonics, Tier is known for always having a full house, so arrive early for a first-hand experience of upscale drinking, Berlin style.
Mon-Sun: from 19.00