The guide to 7 great wine bars in Berlin
Berlin is one of Europe's most exciting wine cities – check out this guide to the best wine bars in the city!
Phone: +49 30 80492444
Address: Mittelstraße 1, Berlin
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 thin...
Phone: +49 30 69818677
Address: Körtestraße 20, Berlin
Hammer Weinkostbar is located just a few steps away from Südstern, a very busy and popular square where locals love to hang out. Run by Jürgen Hammer and his wife Manuela Sporbert, this small but fine wine bar and wine shop offer uncomplicated wines, plus top-class service. What might surprise you though, is that the shop is in a former butchery, and well, Jürgen being Jürgen decided to offer small plates of cold meat – and cheese! This is a place where we go to enjoy a small snack and a glass or three and to learn a few things at the many wine seminars and wine dinners throughout the year. I...
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.
Address: Dresdener Straße 124, Berlin
Kreuzberg is one of the most renowned districts in Berlin – for its eclectic people, food markets, First of May-celebrations – and is a must-go for anyone wanting to discover Berlin. Right in the middle of Kreuzberg, you'll find Ottorink Weinbar, looking more like an old pharmacy – though it is full of bottles that were drunk in the bar, rather than medicine bottles. Otto, ex-Chancellor of Germany, is the name of the boss Andreas' grandfather, and Andreas named the wine bar Otto as a tribute. Ottorink Weinbar isn't like any other place you will visit in Berlin. Andreas has combined his two big...
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 two 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.