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.
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.
10999 Berlin (Kreuzberg)
Facebook: ORA Bar
Station: U8 Moritzplatz
Hours: Mo-Wed 9:30-1h, Thu-Sun from 9:30h
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.
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.
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