May 11, 2018
A classic Berlin bar this, furnished in vintage-style with inviting leather armchairs, black and white photographs on the walls, a well-stocked back bar, and a warm yellow glow. Dominik Galander’s eponymous Kreuzberg bar part of a mini liquid empire – is a cosy, friendly place with a main bar area in the front, a few tables scattered in the back, and a piano in the corner for when the mood for music strikes. Most of the crowd are local but everyone is made to feel welcome. The bar tenders are down to earth and easy-going. They stock a good range of beer, an excellent selection of wine and can mix up a Golden Age cocktail for you, everything from a potent Gin Rickey to a smooth, sweet 1940s Golden Cadillac to a fruity Pusser’s Painkiller from the 1970s. Try their three course liquid dinner if you want a real treat: an aperitif followed by something more full-blooded chased with a sweet dessert cocktail. The staff are knowledgeable and will happily regale you with stories of the bar tender’s art and the history of the things you’re drinking. A solid, welcoming neighbourhood bar that’s a cut above the average and, as such, much recommended.