The alternative look of Zosch’s façade doesn’t seem to belong in the tidy area of Oranienburger Straße. You could imagine it in Friedrichshain or Kreuzberg but Mitte has turned more or less into the home of fancy chic in the last years. The Zosch is one of the survivors of the first pubs that established itself after the political turnaround in 1989. And it still remains true to itself. The staff and the people are down-to-earth and the interior is rustic. But the attention is all on the music.
Downstairs in the cozy cellar, which reminds you of an old larder in a medieval castle, jazz bands or songwriters play mostly every night. The atmosphere is familiar even if the pub is full of people. The big wooden tables and benches almost fill out the whole room and the place is quickly crowded.
Normally Zosch is a place where you find a lot of native people. It’s not overcrowded by tourists and most of the bands playing here are from Berlin. The Zosch is always trying to satisfy different tastes of music. Not only jazz but also songwriters, blues or gypsy bands enter the small stage.
Every Wednesday the band La Foot Creole, which is committed to New Orleans Jazz, plays in the Zosch’s catacomb.