What could be better than a free summer evening in Berlin? At every corner there is something going on, the parks and lakes are ideal for relaxing, the bars and pubs invite you to a social evening with your best friends. If you don't have plans for the evening, let us inspire you! We have put together our best tips for your free evenings in Berlin!
Tip 1: Dancing through the night in Strandbar Mitte
If you want to go dancing for well-deserved fun after work, you should pay a visit to Strandbar Mitte. This beach bar has a real holiday feeling with palm trees, exotic cocktails, and a view of the Spree. Depending on the day of the week, you can swing your hips on the open-air dance floor to salsa, swing, or tango music. If you want to become an expert, you can also take a dance class at Strandbar Mitte.
Tip 2: Stop at Fischerhütte by Schlachtensee
Located in the middle of the forest, Schlachtensee is an idyllic spot for the evening after work. You can swim another round in the lake here, read a book on the shore, or take a little nap. You can also have your after work beer or dinner - in Fischerhütte by Schlachtensee you can not only enjoy the wonderful view, but also tasty, hearty food and good wine!
Tip 3: A breathtaking view from the roof terrace of Motel One
If you would like to go high up, be sure to venture onto the roof terrace of Motel One on Ku'damm. Up here you can look directly at the Gedächtniskirche and the Ku'damm, sit in comfortable film chairs, and really enjoy your aperitif. You can of course also go on the terrace if you are not a hotel guest. You can also try one of the more than 40 delicious gin varieties because it is always gin o'clock here.
Tip 4: Relaxation in Viktoriapark and Golgatha Beer Garden
A relaxed stroll through Viktoriapark, getting cosy in a corner with a book, and enjoying Berlin in the evening - this is how you can enjoy your evenings! If you have children with you, you can stop by the small animal enclosure at the restaurant Tomasa. Or head all the way up to the National Monument, where a fantastic view of the capital awaits you. If you still need refreshment afterwards, then enjoy anther delicious drink in the Golgatha beer garden. You can also dance here, because Golgotha opens its doors until the early morning hours.
Tip 5: Enjoy your evening at Volkspark Friedrichshain
And here's another tip for an evening in Berlin! Pack a little something to eat and get cosy in Volkspark Friedrichshain. If you want, you can sizzle your meat at the barbecue area on the small Bunkerberg or enjoy a film in the Friedrichshain open-air cinema. There is also the Schönbrunn Beer Garden in the park, where you can also get coffee or ice cream to go.
Tip 6: Sitting and relaxing on the Landwehrkanal
If you are looking for a cosy place to sit and relax in Kreuzberg, make your way to the Landwehrkanal! Take your friends and some cool drinks and find out how beautiful life can be. With a view of the canal you can watch the sun set, watch the hustle and bustle in the neighbourhood, swing your legs and unwind.
Tip 7: Sipping a coffee on the bank of the Maybachufer
After work in Neukölln? Why don't you sit down in one of the cafés on the idyllic bank of the Maybachufer? You can relax here, have a chat with good friends, or sip a delicious coffee.
Tip 8: Beach volleyball in the park and craft beer at BRLO Brwhouse
In the park at Gleisdreieck in Kreuzberg, you can play a round of beach volleyball after work. You will quickly free yourself from the stress of office life and have a lot of fun at the same time! Next door you can try delicious craft beer at the iconic BRLO Brwhouse brewery. The building is also a real eye-catcher from inside and outside! Built from overseas containers, the brewery has a very special, rustic-urban flair.
Tip 9: Bring the evening to a close in the Tiergarten and Café am Neuen See
The Café am Neuen See is a classic amongst the beer gardens in Berlin. In the middle of the capital's second largest park - the Tiergarten - you can combine an evening walk with a cool drink under tall trees. The café is idyllic and somewhat hidden by Neuen See. If there are seats available, you can even sit right by the water on a pier-like terrace. Grilled, crunchy pretzels and tasty pizzas are served. You can refresh yourself with wine, beer, or soft drinks.
Tip 10: Bring your evening to a close at Ludwigkirchplatz
Ludwigkirchplatz is the perfect place to end your day in City West. You can end the day here with a glass of rosé or an aperol and take in the view of the beautiful St. Ludwig Church. On the green area next to the church you can relax on one of the benches around the fountain. Or you can visit Café Weyer right on the square, the place to be for the whole neighbourhood in the evenings.
Tip 11: Restaurant boat Alte Liebe
On Berlin's restaurant ships you can relax and enjoy your meal while the boat rocks quietly and you have a wonderful view of the water. Alte Liebe on the Havel looks back on a proud tradition. The best way to combine a visit to the restaurant ship with a bike tour or a bathing excursion to the Wannsee.
Where: Alte Liebe, Havelchaussee 107, Charlottenburg