Top 5 bars of Kreuzberg

Kreuzberg was once an island of West Berlin, enclosed on three sides by the Wall. Today, it is the cultural heart of Berlin. The vibrant district is home to everything from hipster cafés, Bitcoin enthusiasts to entertaining bars. Kreuzberg changed a lot during the last years. With new bars opening all the time, it is sometimes difficult to find a needle in a haystack. To ease your decision, here are my Top 5 bars of Kreuzberg.

Top 5 bars of Kreuzberg
Fahimi Kreuzberg



This bar is a real hidden gem, you have to watch out for a little sign, that says "Fahimi Bar" and have to go up in the second floor. They really know what they are doing, the interior is super stylish and if you want to dance no problem, they have DJs and a dance floor. If you want more you can hop over to the Monarch. 


Skalitzer Straße 133
10999 Berlin (Kreuzberg)
030 61 65 60 03
Station: U1, U8 Kottbusser Tor
Hours: Tue–Sat from 19


Top 5 bars of Kreuzberg
Lugosi bar in Kreuzberg

Lugosi Bar


With its bare walls Lugosi is a minimalist bar with charm. It is a low-key bar, where you can go to relax and listen to some understated electro.


Reichenberger Str. 152
10999 Berlin (Kreuzberg)
+49 176 30 44 45 05
Facebook: Lugosi Bar
Station: U1, U8 Kottbusser Tor
Hours: Mon-Sun 19-1


Top 5 bars in Kreuzberg
Würgeengel in Kreuzberg



Since 1992, this has been a bar classic in Berlin. Their bartenders really let the ingredients shine. It is located next to the Babylon cinema, so you could even combine it with a movie.


Dresdener Str. 122
10999 Berlin (Kreuzberg)
+49 30 61 55 560
Station: U1, U8 Kottbusser Tor
Hours: Daily from 19


Top 5 bars of Kreuzberg
Ora bar in Kreuzberg



The former pharmacy is the home of the bar/café ORA. It maintains the classic Apotheke interior with wooden counters and shelves. They serve small bistro-sized dishes, and at night you can get great cocktails here.


Oranienplatz 14
10999 Berlin (Kreuzberg)
Facebook: ORA Bar
Station: U8 Moritzplatz
Hours: Mon-Wed 9:30-1, Thu-Sun from 9:30


Top 5 bars of Kreuzberg
Yorckschlösschen in Kreuzberg, pic by Olaf Dähmlow



Especially during summer you can have a great time in their beer garden. It has also been an institution for jazz friends, where people from all walks of society enjoy live music.


Yorckstraße 15
10965 Berlin (Kreuzberg)
+49 30 21 58 070
Station: U6, U7 Mehringdamm
Hours: Daily 17-3, Sunday Brunch 11-15


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