From the many beer gardens to choose from in this city, Republik Berlin is by far my favorite.
Although I like the classical Biergarten atmosphere, Republik Berlin has a very different, alternative vibe. Maybe because it’s relatively small. Maybe because it’s somewhat hidden behind the famous Sage/Kitkat Club and therefore often overlooked. Indeed, none of my friends knew about this place and I just found it by accident as I took a stroll around the area.
Also, you won’t find the classical German beer garden food here. Instead, Republik Berlin offers a changing street food menu: that may be burgers, tacos, Italian treats… Just let yourself be surprised or check their Facebook page for the current menu. The kitchen is small, so it can take quite long to be served, but everything I’ve tried was very delicious.
And, as this is a beer garden, there is, of course, BEER. Apart from the classic Pils, Republik Berlin has usually some form of craft beer on tap as well as others from the bottle. If you, for some reason, don’t like beer, there’s also other drinks such as wine and local spirits.
But the highlight of Republik Berlin is the old red double-decker bus. It does not only look very cool but is also extremely practical when the German weather surprises you once again. Then the bus becomes a cozy little shelter where you may make a new friend or two while waiting for the rain to pass.