What makes a bar with a rooftop terrace so special?
Rooftop bars are popular in many cities around the world. First, there is the great view – especially at night, when the sea of lights creates a magical atmosphere. This is definitely the case in Berlin, where you can let your eyes wander across town without any distraction. Rooftop bars are also the best place to enjoy the sunset in the city, escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a few hours and relax at lofty heights.
A selection of the best rooftop bars in Berlin-Mitte
Berlins most trendy bars with a view provide the right ambience for every taste. Whether you are winding down from a busy week or on the lookout for an inspiring night out. Here is what Berlin’s bar scene has to offer.
Hotel de Rome
The luxurious Hotel de Rome at Behrenstrasse 37 offers the most elegant rooftop feeling. From the beautifully designed terrace you will not only enjoy a great view over the historic centre of Berlin, but will also be entertained with live music acts like internationally-renowned soloist Sara Mosquera. The open-air yoga sessions on Sunday mornings are a special treat and will prepare you for the coming week. Other events such as the ‘Sylt speciality evening’ round off the eclectic program.
Gin lovers have to visit the G&T Bar at the top of the Hotel ZOE. In Große Präsidentenstrasse 6-7, directly at Hackescher Markt, you have a great view of the TV tower from the roof of the hotel. The drinks menu leaves no desires unfulfilled. The international gin selection includes the Swedish variety Hernö, French Hoxton-Gin or even exotic brands such as the “Dictador Colombian Aged Gin”. Additionally, there are also various classic gins from England and Germany. You can comfortably enjoy your drink on the upholstered benches or in the inviting summer armchairs.
The Monbijou Hotel at Monbijouplatz 1 in Mitte offers a rooftop terrace with a certain Mediterranean flair. The bar also serves seafood specialities but the headliner is the sophisticated cocktail menu with its unique creations. Last but not least, there are fantastic views that offer a “Best of Mitte” highlight, so to speak: the cathedral, Museum Island, the TV tower, Scheunenviertel, Hackescher Markt – all of this is at your feet. Additionally, various London DJs are regularly playing street music.
The Weekend Club in Alexanderstrasse 7 is a rooftop institution for party lovers. Hip-hop, RnB and Latin is played until dawn. If you like it a little quieter, you should visit the regular sundowner event on Thursdays at 7 pm. It’s very relaxed and, in contrast to many other rooftop bars in Berlin, the Weekend Club offers the opportunity to reserve tables or an entire VIP area in advance. The rooftop terrace can also be rented and supplied with catering for corporate or other events.