Berlin – where to go

Berlin has so many cool bars and restaurants to offer…
I’m many times asked: what should we do? And no, I don’t want to write always the same stuff again, so I was thinking of making this list!

Vegan food
First of all: www.berlin-vegan.de has nearly all vegan stuff covered..
Download the Android app or the iPhone app and you are fine.

My faves:

  •  Viasko (Facebook)
    In this list, Viasko is my favourite restaurant. The prices are around 10 Euros for a real tasty dish
  • Aapka (Facebook)
    (also this article say they suck – I like it, maybe because of the vegan options?)
  • Rock’n’Roll Herberge (Facebook)
    The sell every Thursday vegan Currywurst, so go and get it!
  • Lily Burger (Facebook)
    For me they have the BEST (vegan) Burger in town. Also many the meat eaters will be happy there!

 

Bars:

Concerts:

  • all “underground” shows are listed on Stressfaktor (they also list demonstrations)
  • SO36 (Facebook) Oranienstr. 190, 10999 Berlin
    Old traditional club with cool partys and concerts, directly in Kreuzberg 36  dsfa
  • Wild at Heart (Facebook)
    Wiener Straße 20, 10999 Berlin
    Small club, with many great concerts.
  • Schokoladen (Facebook) Ackerstrasse 169/170, 10115 Berlin
    Small club, concerts are only between 8pm and 10pm
  • Clash (Facebook) Gneisenaustraße 2A, 10961 Berlin
    cool club, nice shows!
  • Köpi Köpenicker Str. 137, 10179 Berlin
    Left squat in Berlin, shows start always really late! Beer is cheap!
  • Cortina Bob (Facebook) Wienerstr. 34, 10999 Berlin
    nice club, starts during the week really early!
  • Supamolly, Jessner Str. 41, 10247 Berlin
    also a formerly squatted house, a nice bar and some cool concerts in the cellar!
  • Tommy Weissbecker Haus
    another (ex) squatted house… good shows, they start always really late

 

… list is not complete yet

Barcelona Tipps

Because I was living in 2011 for 3 month in my favourite city Barcelona, I am asked so many times for Barcelona Tipps…So here we go:

Concerts

  • Always have a look at THIS FORUM, it’s in catalan, but you can get the informations out of the postings and Google Translate will help you too! Best online information for squat shows (but let me tell you: they start really really late… )
  • Sala Rocksound
    One of my favourite Punkbars with concerts, i saw US Bombs and Death by Stereo there… also good for just havin’ some drinks…
    Carrer Almogàvers, 116, 08018 Barcelona
    (Metro: L1 Marina or L4 Bogatell)
    (near Sala Razzmatazz)
  • Estraperlo Club del Ritme
    Club in Badalona (so little bit outside of BCN) where you can watch many cool Bands (I saw Dickies, Dwarves and many more there)
    Isidre Nonell 9, Badalona
    (Metro: L2 Badalona Pompeu Fabra, and walking, there is also some Bus stops, have a look at Google Maps for more information)
    P.S. Badalona has a perfect beach – so go there during the day, swim drink some beer and get than to the concert
  • Sala Razzmatazz
    Big concert location
    C/ Pamplona 88, 1er piso, 08018, Barcelona
    (Metro: L1 Marina or L4 Bogatell)
    (near Sala Rocksound – so go there for some drinks after a show!)

Bars

  • Barrio Gotico

    • Mariatchi Bar (Bar of Manu Chao)
      This bar is owned by the musician Manu Chao, it’s always packed but has a nice (hippie) atmosphere.
      You can buy bottle of self made vino, olives and honey. And: a nice CD sampler with all the Manu Chao related bands. Music is a mixture of “world-music” and sometimes punk.
      On youtube you can find also videos where Manu Chao played in his bar, but i never saw this.
      C/Codols 14 – 08002 – Barcelona
      (Metro: L4 Jaume I, L4 Barceloneta, L3 Liceu)
    • The Bollocks
      Nice Punk/Metal Bar
      Ample 46, Barrio Gotico, Barcelona
      (Metro: L4 Barceloneta)

      … more to come…
      metal bar mit kopfhörer gothico, metal bar gracia …..


Food

  • Vegan
    Vegan is not really common in Barcelona, but of course Happy Cow knows lists many vegan stuff but I will only list places, where I have been.

    • Gopal Burger
      Based at the Placa George Orwell (the locals call it Placa Tripi because many junkies have been there years ago)  is a nice small burger restaurant. It also offers some tapas like Patata Bravas…
      It’s a burger restaurant, so the Burger reminds me to Berlin Burgers like Yellow Sunshine or Vego
      Carrer Còdols 1, 08002 Barcelona
      (Metro: L4 Jaume I, L4 Barceloneta, L3 Liceu)
    • La Cerveseria
      A normal restaurant in the lovely Gracia area, where they serve tapas but also a nice vegan soy bocadillo (sandwich) and beer

      Plaça Revolució de Setembre 3,08012 Barcelona
      (Metro: L3 Fontana or L4 Joanic  + walking)
  • Tapas
    You can find tapas around every corner. If you see many trash on the floor of the tapas bar, go in! It’s a sign, that it’s a really good visited tapas bar!

    • Cervecería Catalana
      High quality Tapas, little bit expensive, more for dinner than for lunch
      Carrer de Mallorca, 236 08008 Barcelona
      (Metro: L3 + L5 Diagonal)

… more to come