There are concepts that simply prevail. Sustainability, for example, is one of them - and so is community, of course. Many of the new openings in Berlin in August focus on using our resources consciously and sustainably, making a small contribution to improving the world, or at least making your own neighborhood a little bit more liveable. Our Top 11 openings for August - including a few we would like to recommend from the previous weeks!
Please show responsibility, wear your masks and follow the hygiene rules of the organizers. Don't be shy, but show your love for Berlin with d i s t a n c e - in support of everyones safety.
Tip 1: Bar tour through the rainbow district
"Forget Manhattan, Soho and Monaco: We have Motzstrasse! - Here we don't mooch, but drink what's put on the table", says Margot Schlönzke. Alternating with two other Grande Dames, well Queens, of the scene - Edith Schröder (Ades Zabel) and Biggy van Blond (Brigitte Wuttke) - she takes you on a bar tour through Berlins rainbow district. Discover exciting spots, shops and of course some bars. The tours in August are free of charge, but due to Corona limited to 20 participants at any one time. Support comes from the night mayor and hopefully also from you - then the tours can continue in September!
When: Thursday, 13/20/27 August from 5 pm - 8 pm
Click here to register.
Tip 2: NochMall - Used Department Store
Here, discarded things get a second chance. With the NochMall, Berlin's Stadtreinigung (the city cleaning service BSR) is focusing on recycling management and sustainable consumption. In the 2500 square metre used goods store you will find furniture, clothes, bicycles, books, vases and other accessories. In addition, you will learn in workshops how to breathe new life into old things with a little craftsmanship.
When: Monday to Saturday from 10 am - 6 pm
Where: Auguste-Viktoria-Allee 99, Berlin-Reinickendorf
Tip 3: Enklave Vintage
Fashion from the 1920s to 1990s can be found at Enklave Vintage. This is not only about fashion itself, but also about raising awareness for sustainability and environmental protection. Through up- and freecycling the fun of fashion is not lost. You can look forward to unique second hand pieces, but also to unsold never worn garments from past decades.
When: Monday to Saturday from 10 am - 8 pm
Where: On the 2nd floor of the Alexa Mall, Grunerstraße 20, Friedrichshain
Tip 4: Ben van Xander
Until now, the fragrant natural soaps and soya candles were only available at the weekly market. A few weeks ago, the Berlin-based manufacturer Ben van Xander opened its own large store for natural cosmetics and other beautiful things.
When: Monday to Friday from 10 am - 9 pm, Saturday from 11 am - 8 pm
Where: Schönhauser Allee 48, Prenzlauer Berg
Tip 5: First SirPlus flagship "Rettermarkt" in Charlottenburg
Some concepts are so successful that they even come out of the crisis stronger. One of them is the idea of SirPlus founder Raphael Fellmer, who has been campaigning against food waste for years. With his rescue markets, he has hit the nerve of the times. On the shelves you will find high-quality organic food that would otherwise have ended up in the trash. And at really great prices. On August 15th the sixth Berlin branch opens, a large flagship retailer with more space for rescued food and an inviting bistro.
When: official opening on August 15th from 11 am, regular opening hours from Monday to Saturday from 10 am - 8 pm
Where: Wilmersdorfer Strasse 58, Charlottenburg
Tip 6: Tortilleria Mexa Berlin
The new tortillery, which took over the shop from a late-night shop, serves selected Mexican streetfood, namely tacos and quesadillas made to an original Mexican recipe. The tortillas are baked fresh from yellow, black and red corn. A vegan variant is also on the menu. And: You can take the home-baked tortillas home with you to fill them yourself.
When: Monday from 12 pm - 8 pm, Tuesday to Saturday from 12 pm - 10 pm, Sunday from 12 pm - 7 pm
Where: Boxhagener Strasse 50, Friedrichshain
Tip 7: Eiskult Wedding
Enjoy the summer - best of all with an ice-cream sundae in Café Eiskult. The small café, which recently opened in a quiet side street in Wedding, also has vegan tarts, vegetarian quiches, homemade cakes and warm waffles with fruity toppings on the menu for you. Small concerts, exhibitions and events are planned.
When: Monday to Sunday from 12 pm - 7 pm
Where: Fehmarnerstrasse 20, Wedding
Tip 8: Restaurant Remi
Right below the Suhrkamp publishing house you can meet since the beginning of August for lunch, dinner or just spontaneously for a glass of wine. The host is the Dutch duo, who also run the Lode & Stijn in Kreuzberg. At lunchtime, the light-flooded Brasserie offers a changing daily menu with summery refreshing dishes, such as ice-cold chuchini soup with almond pesto and mint. In the evening there is a choice of three dishes for each course.
When: Tuesday to Saturday from 12 pm - 10 pm
Where: Torstraße 48, Mitte
Tip 9: CaoSis Beauty Bar Café
Since a few weeks you can enjoy delicious and healthy food directly in Berlin's most beautiful living room. Lean back in the comfortable velvet armchairs and choose between smoothies, acai bowls and avocado bread. Real beauty comes from within. The green pleasure is rounded off by a forest of indoor plants. And afterwards you can take care of your external beauty in the established Beauty Bar.
When: Monday to Friday from 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday from 10:30 am to 8:30 pm
Where: Wilmersdorfer Str. 100, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
Tip 10: Two Trick Pony
For this trick the crew of Two Trick Pony really deserves applause. As soon as the bistro-café was opened, it had to close again - due to COVID-19. But whoever is a real Two Trick Pony doesn't give up after the first try. Since March, cookies, scones and hearty breakfast sandwiches have been served. And the lunch offer is growing - the opening hours are getting longer!
When: Tuesday to Thursday from 10 am - 6 pm, Friday from 10 am - 7 pm, Saturday, Sundays and holidays from 9:30 am - 7 pm
Where: Bergmannstrasse 52, Kreuzberg
Tip 11: Reopening - Club der Visionäre
Have you ever visited the Visionaries' Club again? Almost every day DJ sets and more await you - with some regulations and safety rules of course. You can also support CDV, Hopetosse and other clubs in Berlin via Startnext. The turntables may be spinning again, but many clubs and providers are still fighting for survival. So: Support your community, wear your masks, stick to the rules of the organizers. Don't be shy, but show your love to Berlin with the appropriate d i s t a n c e.
When: Monday to Friday from 3 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 2 pm
Where: At the Flutgraben, Kreuzberg
More tips for events in August can be found in our calendar of events.