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Schiffbauerdamm area: "Riverside drinking" Berlin Nightlife Tip by toonsarah

Berlin Nightlife: 289 reviews and 289 photos

  Cocktail at Van Gogh Bar
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      Cocktail at Van Gogh Bar
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      Schiffbauerdamm at night
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      Doorway on the Schiffbauerdamm
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If your idea of an evening out, like ours, is a few drinks and a pleasant meal, and maybe a stroll in between, you could do worse than head to the Schiffbauerdamm near Friedrichstraße station. The riverside setting is nice on a warm evening (though the Spree here is not especially picturesque) and there’s a good choice of bars and restaurants to suit a variety of purses.

And we sampled a few of them! We had pre-dinner drinks on the riverside terrace of the Van Gogh bar, with a great Cosmopolitan for me and a beer for Chris, dinner at the Berliner Republik (see my restaurant tip) and, after a little walk, a post-dinner drink (OK, two!) at the Ständige Vertretung, a very lively pub run by exiles from Cologne, serving one of Chris’s favourite beers, Kölsch, where I had a great raspberry Schnapps (Himbeere).

Dress Code: A couple of the restaurants here are quite smart and you'll feel more comfortable dressed accordingly, but for the most part any regular atire will be fine

Directions: From Friedrichstraße station (numerous lines) take the exit marked Schiffbauerdamm across the bridge and turn right along the river
Theme: Eating and Drinking

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 17, 2011
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