Looking ahead to this year’s Pride Weeks, we asked the fans of our Berlin Facebook page to share their favourite gay bars. And here are the results, a rather colourful mix of tips.
“Really friendly and everyone who works there is so nice!” – as one Facebook user described Woof in Schöneberg, a bar especially popular with bears, chubs, and the men who like them. Fuggerstr. 37, 10777 Berlin-Schöneberg
Heile Welt Schöneberg
Heile Welt has made a name for itself over the years in the centre of gay Berlin directly on Nollendorfplatz. Berliners and tourists alike flock to the cosy lounge with the furry plush wall for a cocktail before heading out for the night. Motzstraße 5, 10777 Berlin-Schöneberg
Saint Jean Bar
If you prefer to sip your cocktail or long drink in a more elegant atmosphere, the Saint-Jean Bar should be on your list. The French operators of this small underground bar have managed to make it one of the trendiest bars in Mitte. Steinstraße 21, 10119 Berlin-Mitte
This is where the gay scene in Prenzlauer Berg gathers. The name means “bear cave”, accurately suggesting a quaint, even rustic atmosphere where bears and bear lovers make themselves at home. Guests also praise the good value for the money here. Schönhauser Allee 90, 10439 Berlin-Pankow
This gay men’s bar is mainly known for its boisterous themed parties (Abba, Halloween, Grand Prix). Wednesday is Happy Hour and you can sit outside until 10 o’clock, weather permitting. Fuggerstrasse 33, 10777 Berlin-Schöneberg
A stone’s throw from Prinzknecht is Dreizehn. This cosy little neighbourhood pub offers Happy Hour from 2 to 5 Monday to Friday afternoons with 13different drinks for just €1.30 each. Welserstraße 27 at Fuggerstr, 10777 Berlin- Schöneberg
A former furniture store, Möbel Olfe especially impresses with its décor: high ceilings with a mix of satellite dishes and suspended furniture on cement walls. Tuesdays is girl’s night and Thursday is reserved for men. On all other days you’ll find an eclectic crowd, because the pub is a popular meeting place and not just in the gay scene. Reichenberger Str. 177, 10999 Berlin- Kreuzberg
The Redgold 1 presents itself as the first jukebox you can walk inside of. RED stands for hot discs and GOLD for the golden era of vinyl records. A Facebook user raves about long nights with great fun and a cool bartender. Fuggerstrasse 33, 10777 Berlin-Schöneberg
You need to ring the bell at the entrance to gain entry into this popular gay bar with the charm of a construction site. There’s no fixed dress code in the bar, all styles are welcome, and this is exactly what makes Greifbar a popular meeting place for Berliner regulars as well as for tourists from all over the world. Wichertstraße 10, 10439 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg PS: Is your favourite missing or are you looking for more tips? Take a look here.