The guide to 10 great wine bars in Berlin 2021
Berlin is one of Europe's most exciting wine cities – check out this guide to the best wine bars in the city!
Phone: +49 030 42808100
Address: Petersburger Platz 1, Berlin
Anyone who wants to drink a good wine in good company in Friedrichshain should and can visit the Barrel wine bar. Located directly on Petersburger Platz, you can sit outside or inside and enjoy one of the delicious wines without much hype. Freshly imported from Italy, there are delicious little bites to go with the wine, such as cheeses, olives, antipasti and bread. If you are really hungry, daily specials such as a vegetarian lasagna are offered.
Phone: +49 01521 3332842
Address: Hufelandstraße 17, Berlin
Located in one of the hippiest and most dynamic streets in Berlin in the lovely Prenzlauer Berg, Cantine Sant’Ambroeus (named after the patron of Milan – Sant Ambrogio or Saint Ambrose) is a lovely wine shop (and a bar!) showcasing small producers from all over Italy, ranging from natural, spontaneously fermented, indigenous grapes wines to classics. The wine country of Italy is changing faster than we think and you can catch up on those changes at the Cantine!
Phone: +49 030 41207344
Address: Schönhauser Allee 176, Berlin
When you mention Pfefferberg to someone from Berlin, all you will get is a surprised look. The hidden area between Senefelder and Teutoberger Platz is unknown to many Berliners. One possible reason: Most of the restaurants that are or were based here tended to appeal to tourists. But that has changed in the past few months. Kink is both a bar and a restaurant and could easily be placed in NYC! The first thing you notice when you walk towards Kink is the imposing bar with its impressive red light installation by Swiss artist Kerim Seiler. I can't stop being amazed by it. The cuisine is full o...
Phone: +49 030 8836664
Address: Wilmersdorfer Straße 93, Berlin
The Kurpfalz Weinstuben in Berlin at Adenauer Platz have been around for over 80 years, not least thanks to their consistently traditional orientation. After the Second World War, they were a popular meeting place for the stars of old West Berlin. In 1975 Rainer P. S. Schulz, restaurateur from Hamburg, took over the place for 30 years and ran it like a “Village from the Pfalz in Berlin” with a passion for wine. Since 2015, Vincenzo Berényi, a trained sommelier but above all a real innkeeper, continues and expands the vinophile passion. This is the way we love it as guests!
Phone: +49 30 80492444
Address: Mittelstraße 1, Berlin
Austrian Wine List of the Year Germany, presented by Austrian wine 2021
Lead by two of the most prominent sommeliers in Berlin, Willi Schlögl (ex Petit Felix and Cordobar) and Johannes Schellhorn (ex Nobelhard & Schmutzig), Freundschaft (which means friendship in German) has become THE wine place in Berlin. Nestled in the student area of Berlin in Mitte, next to Unter den Linden, Freundschaft makes you feel right at home. Their bar looks like the long dining table where your family and friends would meet up around a glass or two or a bottle of wine, discussing the world. But for me, the main attraction is the large window facing the wine cellar! One more thing! T...
Phone: +49 30 96597617
Address: Langenscheidtstraße 6A, Berlin
Epicerie and cave à vin La Cantine d’Augusta is a wonderful hidden gem in Schöneberg, right in the middle of Berlin. Owner Sebastien Gorius has carefully selected some of the best cheeses from France (from Bernard Mure-Ravaud, former World Champion in Cheese – that matters a lot to a French guy like me!) and a wide range of, of course, French wine. In this place, you will feel right at home. The name Augusta comes from Sebastien’s grandmother, who was the one that made him fall in love with the simplicity of life; cheese, wine and friends.
Phone: +49 30 54861070
Address: Oranienplatz 14, Berlin
Ora Wine Bar & Restaurant is located on Oranienplatz in the heart of Kreuzberg, Berlin. The space used to be a pharmacy from the 1860's, Oranien Apotheke, and you can still see the lettering on the facade. In May 2020, after the first german lockdown, Ora launched a project that has become one of Berlin's most exciting dining experiences. The menu is changing daily and is always created from freshly produce that is traceable. It is a minimalist cuisine, café-style with flair, unpretentious and thoroughly contemporary European. The décor includes a green leather couch and bottles from the old p...
Phone: +49 30 20454118
Address: Charlottenstraße, Berlin
Anja Schröder and her business partner managed to create, in the centre of Berlin, a real Wonder Emporium for wine lovers (Remember Dr Magorium!?). Located in the side of the Hilton Hotel, the wine shop offers up to 500 different wines from young to old, classics and international rarities. This place is pure magic, with metallic shelves looking like the ones from an old English library and with a beautiful tasting room upstairs.
Phone: +49 30 24628760
Address: Chausseestraße 8, Berlin
Rutz is really an institution in Berlin. It was founded in 2001 and is still alive and kicking, which is a statement in itself! Lasting that long in the cruel world of gastronomy and still being in the foreground of the industry is remarkable. As you enter Rutz, you will find yourself in their wine bar. Here in this cosy ambience, you can order small sharing dishes to go with a glass of wine, or a bottle. If you feel adventurous, take the onyx stairs to their three Michelin star restaurant where your culinary trip can carry on!
Phone: +49 30 8838174
Address: Grolmanstraße 44-45, Berlin
Viniculture has become an institution in the wine world of Berlin. Owner Holger Schwarz had this vision a long time ago to sell low intervention wines in Berlin (and now all of Germany). Holger had a good flair... The natural and low intervention wine market has exploded in the last few years, and Berlin should thank Holger, among other people, for it. He is a true visionary, and you will see his wines on the best wine lists in town too.