Four of Berlin's Finest Outdoor Bars

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Four of Berlin's Finest Outdoor Bars
Four of Berlin's Finest Outdoor Bars

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Berlin (Berlin vacation rentals | Berlin travel guide) is a city with no shortage of attractions, but one of the city's most appealing elements is its well-tempered summer. Thanks to the "pleasantly warm, rarely raining" tendency of the forecast, it's easy to enjoy your evening in one of the many Berlin outdoor bars.

Here are four of Berlin's finest outdoor spots. Each bar presents its own personality, sights, and tastes, along with an opportunity to lounge in Berlin's gentle evening warmth.

1) Prater Garten

Found at: Kastanienallee 7–9, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

Berlin's beer gardens are part of the city's traditional, and Prater Garten helps provide the proof. Dating back to 1837, this outdoor bar is the oldest in Berlin. The mood feels as much like a picnic as a pub scene, with the foliage from nearby trees shading the bar's tables. While there, be sure to try the bar's home-grown brew, know as the Prater Pils.

2) Yaam

Found at: Stralauer Platz 35, Berlin

If you're looking for a local favorite that goes beyond "acting German," Yaam is a Caribbean-themed bar resting on a peaceful riverside. Unwind in the sandy outdoor seating, or walk down the spree and relax by the water. With all the charm of the Caribbean, Yaam provides a chance to have a beach getaway in the middle of your Berlin travels.

3) Luzia

Found at: Oranienstrasse 34, Kreuzberg (Kreuzberg vacation rentals | Kreuzberg travel guide), Berlin

If you're looking for a spot with rustic charm and a dash of class, than Luzia will not disappoint. The bar's interior is packed with mismatched velvet armchairs, with walls that are decorated with a patchwork of antique wallpaper and red brick. Even more appealing is the outdoor bar, which overlooks the high-energy activities of Oraniestrasse (Kreuzberg's central street). If you know where to look, you'll find wall paintings by Chin Chin, a local renegade street artist.

4) Freischwimmer

Found at: Vor dem Schlesische tor 2a, Kreuzberg, Berlin

This riverside bar provides one of the most laid-back options among the Berlin outdoor bars. Once a boat rental hub, the Freischwimmer has been transformed to provide over 140 seats along the waterfront. The decor calls back to the boating days of the establishment, with many visitors remarking that they feel as if they're relaxing on a wooden barge.

You'll have no shortage of options for outdoor dining and drinking in Berlin. In fact, you could devote an entire trip just to exploring the many outdoor bars that have taken root in the city. The four outdoor bars listed above, however, provide the perfect place to start.



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