The name of Wein & Geflügel (wine and fowl), one of my favourite Wedding-neighbourhood bars on Leopoldplatz, is a pun: abbreviated, it means ‘flat-sharing’ (WG) in German. And it does have the cozy atmosphere of the kitchen in a shared flat, complete with cheap, 2nd-hand Ikea- and flea market furniture, ironing boards for tables and exposed brick walls.
Run by the guys behind the Schraders gastropub and the Spiritus Mundi-deli across the street, they do serve better wine than your average student household though. Every Wednesday there’s also an event called ‘Weinerei’ (winery), where they have a selection of open wines on offer plus a small buffet, and you pay whatever you deem necessary – there’s no fixed price for food and drink. It’s also a smoker’s bar, so you have to be 18 to enjoy the wines of this particular WG.