Budget Bars in Berlin

1. Ankerklause, Berlin

Ankerklause Outside

Popular canalside bar with a terrace and lively vibe. This small bar has a ship interior design and is a canal-side favorite for both Kreuzberg locals and tourists alike.

2. Home Bar, Berlin

Home Bar Berlin Interior

Solid little Friedrichshain living room bar that also might lay claim to serving the best pint of Guinness in Berlin. Plenty of British memorabilia, snacks, and drinks around. Very friendly bartenders.

3. Clash, Berlin

Clash Bar

Grimey, but in a good way. It's the kind of bar people come to Berlin for - punk rock vibes where the music is loud and the beer is cheap and plenty 🍻. Nice beer garden patio open outside in the summers. Can be smokey. Foosball tables.

4. Zur Glühlampe, Berlin

Zur Glühlampe Exterior

Rudolfkiez's local corner bar. Relatively relaxed, but a great place to go to catch a soccer game or grab a pitcher of beer (yes, they do pitchers here!). Very friendly owner and bartender, who occasionally arrange music shows as well.

5. Zum Schwalbenschwanz, Berlin

Zum Schwalbenschwanz

An absolute locals spot and just a generally great place for a weekday drink. Wonderful sours (whiskey, pisco, etc) to go with a more extensive cocktail and beer menu. They do the occasional comedy or trivia night as well.

6. Trinkteufel, Berlin

Trinkteufel Kreuzberg Exterior

Loosely translated as "drinking devil," Trinkteufel is best loved by those of the hardcore punk and metal persuasion 🤘🏼. The drinks are good, basic, and cheap.

7. Möbel-Olfe, Berlin

Möbel-Olfe - Exterior 1

Gay bar in Kreuzberg popular with a diverse crowd and welcoming to all. Known for turning the volume up and offering a place to dance, this place often gets so busy that customers sprawl into the Kotti alleyways to drink.

8. Weinerei Forum, Berlin

Weinerei Forum Interior

Cosy little wine spot that stands out for self-service pours 🍷. Popular with locals and tourists alike. Close to Kastanianallee and Zionskirchplatz.

9. Freya Fuchs, Berlin

Freya Fuchs - Drinks

Wedding bar featuring exposed concrete, brick walls, and vintage furniture. Dark, smokey, and candlelit, it's great for both cocktails and beers (from the tap). Keep an eye out for the foosball table as well. Open late.

10. Kumpelnest 3000, Berlin

Kumpelnest 3000 Interior

Originally opened in 1987 as an exhibition space, Kumplnest has seen many lives and is hard to label as "just" a bar. Very LGBTQ+ friendly, expect fun music, exciting drinks, and a riot of an ambiance.

11. Misfit Bar, Berlin

Misfit Bar - Bar garden

Punk bar inspired by the band of the same name. A staple of the local rock scene, come for fresh beer on tap, cheap cocktails, and some light bites. Can get crowded on the weekends but there's also a cozy beer garden out front.