Slowly the sun sinks behind the houses and the blue hour begins. Time for an aperitif or a refreshing drink. And it tastes especially good in summer with a great view over Berlin's skyline. We looked around and put together our top 11 roof terraces.
Tip 1: Klunkerkranich
Typical Berlin: The Klunkerkranich has this casual, typically Berlin charm of the unfinished. The cool roof terrace Klunkerkranich is right at the top of the parking deck of the Neukölln Arcaden. With a drink in your hand you can sit on the wooden platforms, listen to the music and relax and enjoy the perfect summer evening.
Where: Karl-Marx-Strasse 66, Neukölln
When: Daily 12 - 1.30 a.m.
Tip 2: MonkeyBar
It is no coincidence that the monkeys in the zoo gave their name to the Monkey Bar, as you can see from the large panorama window directly on the monkey rocks and the animal activity. On the other side, the terrace of the Monkey Bar offers a view over Breitscheidplatz and the City West with its new skyline. Nowadays the Monkey Bar belongs to the in-bars of the city, so that down in front of the elevator there's often a queue. But the delicious drinks and the great view quickly make up for the waiting time.
Where: Budapester Strasse 40, Charlottenburg
When: Daily 12 - 2 o'clock
Tip 3: Deck5 – Skybar
You like something more casual? Then relax at the beach with city view: Berlin's highest beach bar Deck5 is located on the roof of Schönhauser Allee Arcaden. Here you slurp your drinks with white sand under your feet and enjoy the cool beach feeling while your eyes wander to the TV tower.
Where: Schönhauser Allee 79, Prenzlauer Berg
When: Daily 12 noon - midnight
Tip 4: Amano Hotel Dachterrasse
Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind on the roof terrace of the Amano Hotel and still be in the middle of the city. In the shade of the TV tower you can enjoy excellent drinks or ginger beer and homemade iced tea. The cosy roof top bar is the perfect place for a summer evening when the sky first turns pink and then dark.
Where: Auguststraße 43, Mitte
When: Daily from 4 pm
Tip 5: Grace Rooftop Bar Hotel Zoo
And another cool tip in City West: The Grace Rooftop Bar Hotel Zoo not only has a spectacular panoramic view over the roofs of the city but also a particularly beautiful ambience. Under a large awning and sunshades, a chic bar area and an elegant chill out area invite you to a beautiful evening. By the way, the green jungle wall behind the bar is an eye-catcher next to the panoramic view.
Where: Kurfürstendamm 25, Charlottenburg
When: Tuesday - Thursday 6pm - midnight, Friday - Saturday 6pm - 1am (mid-May - end of September). Closed in the rain
Tip 6: One Lounge im Motel One Upper West
"It's Gin o'clock": Directly opposite the bikini house with the Monkey Bar is the Motel One Upper West. The Bar One Lounge on the 10th floor with its triangular terrace offers a magnificent view over the Kurfürstendamm and Breitscheidplatz. The card specialises in gin, so you can choose from a wide range of gin and matching tonics. Inside the bar follows the cinematic motto of the hotel with large black and white photos of famous Berlin actors. Outside you sit relaxed in comfortable club furniture and look up into the sky above Berlin.
Where: Kantstrasse 163-165, Charlottenburg
When: Sunday - Thursday 6 - 1 am, Friday - Saturday 6 - 2 am
Tip 7: The Rooftop Terrace im Hotel de Rome
The sun terrace The Rooftop Terrace in the Hotel de Rome is really noble and has a wonderful view of the elegant Bebelplatz and Unter den Linden up to the Berlin Cathedral. Under white umbrellas you sit stylishly on beige lounge furniture. Torches and lanterns create an atmospheric atmosphere.
Where: Behrenstraße 37, Mitte
When: Monday to Friday 3pm - midnight, Saturday + Sunday from 12pm - midnight (only in good weather)
Tip 8: Roof Garden at the House of Weekend
The Roof Garden at the House of Weekend is really high up. On the 17th floor is the trendy open air terrace with a magnificent view over Berlin. And the TV tower seems within reach. After an aperitif and specialities from the grill, you can party through the night in the club.
Where: Alexanderplatz 7, Mitte
When: Daily from 23 o'clock
Tip 9: G&T Bar at Zoe Hotel
An oasis of peace in the heart of Berlin. In summer the trendy G&T Bar on the roof of the Zoe Hotel opens. There you can enjoy a fabulous view and delicious drinks. Of course, the menu includes delicious gin cocktails with selected varieties.
Where: Große Präsidentenstraße 6-7, middle
When: In summer daily from 4 pm
Tip 10: Meisterschüler
Let your soul dangle and look up into the sky as the Spree flows by... this is what a relaxed evening on the terrace in the Meisterschüler looks like. The owners couldn't decide whether to open a bar or a gallery, so they linked the two together. And there is also a terrace where you can enjoy coffee and cocktails in the open air.
Where: Friedrichstraße 105b, Mitte
When: Monday - Sunday 12 - 4 o'clock
Tip 11: PURO Sky Lounge
The PURO Sky Lounge invites you to celebrate. Here you can enjoy fresh air and a cocktail on the roof terrace in the open air before continuing your party at the club. The Puro Sky Bar has four club areas, a bar and a lounge next to the roof terrace - plenty of space for celebrating.
Where: Tauentzienstrasse 9-11, Charlottenburg
When: Bar: Thursday - Saturday from 20 h
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