Comprehensive guide to Berlin Germany with information on Cafes/Bars.

Social Clubs
Gay & Lesbian

Anderes Ufer (Other Shore)
Haupt Straße 157, 13159 Berlin - Schöneberg | U7 Kleistpark |
In the afternoon, Anderes Ufer is a café away from the scene. People come in to have a coffee and read the newspapers and they sometimes even have newspapers in English. The atmosphere is cool with a mix of old and new, gold picture frame mirrors and colorful walls. In the evenings the café takes on more of a gay bar scene. If you check out - it isn´t the cafe´s site but it is a gay forum and has some interesting info (in German).

Begine Café Bistro Bar - Meeting place and culture for women
Potsdamer Str. 139, Berlin - Schöneberg | U2 Bülowstraße | Times: daily except Sundays 17-1
Beguine is a long-established women's café/bar which offers a friendly environment in which to meet up with other women for a chat or for a light meal, and also regular events such as parties, concerts, dances, book presentations, and talks. Located not very far from the scenes around Goltzstraße and Nollendorfplatz, it has a somewhat more sober ambience than the Schokocafe, for example. This does not mean the atmosphere is any less friendly. The kitchen here offers excellent meals, not just snacks.

Oranienstrasse 183, Berlin - Kreuzberg | Tel: 615 31 22, Fax: no fax | U1, U8 Kottbusser Tor | Times: daily from 14:00
Another popular spot on the Oranienstr. crawl, Bierhimmel makes a great meeting point before a night out. Up front is a more subdued, well lit cafe with a wide selection of beers, cakes and espresso shots; in back is the intimate 'Love Lounge´ cocktail bar with low lights and cozy booths.

Cafe Berio
Maaßenstraße 7, 10777 Berlin - Schöneberg | Tel: 216 1946, Fax: 216 1945 | U1 + U4 Nollendorfplatz | Times: 8:00 - 1:00 Kitchen until 23:30
Cafe Berio is located at Nollendorfplatz, the predominant scene for gay men. But as with most areas in Berlin, it´s mixed. During the day, with the right weather, the patio is the perfect place to hang out in the sunshine. In the evening it´s a place where people meet to have a drink before going the a club. The atmosphere is comfortable with good lighting and a simple design of white walls and hard wood floors.

Melitta Sundström
Mehringdamm 61, 10965 Berlin - Kreuzberg | Tel: 692 44 14, Fax: no fax | U6 + U7 Mehringdamm | Times: Mon-Sun Times: 9:00 - varies, when everyone is ready to go home
Melitta Sundström cafe is, for the most part, a typical Berlin cafe with a menu of espresso, drinks, cakes and an assortment of light food. What makes it stand out from other cafes are the shelves of books on one wall in English, German and French, the gay memorabilia, and postcards all for sale. The books are a bit kitsch with some cheesy titles. The items for sale don´t interfere with the cafe atmosphere where one could easily spend an afternoon reading or chatting with friends. The downside is that the air is a bit smokey.

Schreinerstraße 5, 10247 Berlin - Friedrichshain | Tel: 426 09 30 , Fax: no fax | U5 Samariterstraße | Times: 10:00 - 4:00 am
The Offenbar is a hip, slightly dark bar with its own scene. The crowd is a mixture between young-hip-gay-east and an eclectic (including average) group of people. The bar has a hint of seventies flair and isn´t too trendy. A great place for an afternoon Latte. And the Brazilian bar keeper is really nice. They also serve a nice brunch on Sundays.

Oxon Magenta restaurant-cafe
Greifenhagenerstrasse 48, Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg | Tel: 44 73 64 82, Fax: no fax | U2+S-Bahn Schönhauserallee | Times: daily from 10:00 | Prices: Entrées € 7-25
Located directly behind the Schönhauserallee shopping center, Oxon Magenta is one of the newest cafes on the Prenzl´ Berg scene, offering fine fish and vegetarian cuisine at reasonable prices. There´s a regular breakfast and light snack menu, as well as lunch and dinner menus that change daily. On one visit they were featuring such delights as salmon tartar, wild mushroom fettuccini, vegetables in coconut curry sauce with fresh ginger, and homemade cinnamon mouse with chocolate sauce. The drink list is huge, the service exceptional, and everything is tasteful from the minimal decor to the Illy coffee.

Romeo Nightbar
Greifenhagenerstrasse 16, Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg | Tel: 447 67 89, Fax: no fax | U2+S-Bahn Schönhauserallee | Times: nightly 23:00-8:00?
If you´re suffering from insomnia, looking for a pint to wind down after a heavy night of clubbing or simply a night owl, Romeo´s is the perfect place. It´s small and cozy with candle-lit tables and a friendly, well-caffeinated bar staff that caters especially to nightcrawlers.

Roses Bar
Oranienstrasse 187, Berlin - Kreuzberg | Tel: 615 65 70, Fax: no fax | U1, U8 Kottbusser Tor | Times: daily 21:30-5:00
Not simply satisfied with plastic flowers, pop art Virgin Marys and other such bric-a-brac, if the decor doesn´t glitter, sparkle, blink or flash at you, you´re not in Rose´s. This classic Kreuzberg bar has taken Kitsch to a higher level. A lively, mixed and unusual crowd packs the two rooms chattering over the sound of classic house tunes. A popular stop before, after or during a night at the So36.

Schoko - Café & Bar for Women
Mariannenstr. 6, Berlin - Kreuzberg | U1/U8 Görlitzer Bahnhof/Kottbusser Tor | Times: daily from 17.
Schoko Café is a long-established women's café/bar which offers a friendly environment in which to meet up with other women for a chat or for a light meal, and also regular events such as parties, concerts, dances, book presentations, talks, and space for various specialist organisations such as a Kreuzberg women's LETS scheme. It is located in the same building as the women's Hamam, near other lesbian and gay (-friendly) pubs and venues along Oranienstraße. The café's decor features mosaics of mirror glass and tiles as well as collages on the tables, giving a certain retro ambience and the kitchen offers a different range of snacks every month.

Sonntags - Club
Greifenhagener Str 28, 10437 Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg | Tel: 449 75 90 , Fax: no fax | U2 + S8 Schönhauser Allee | Times: Mon - Sun 17:00 - 24:00
Sonntags - Club is a bar and cafe as well as a meeting place for trans- bi-, and homosexual, groups. It´s something of a community centre so as well as being a comfortable place to go and have a coffee or a beer, Sonntag-Club offers resources for the gay community such as counseling and information. The club existed underground during GDR times when homosexuality was frowned upon. The feel of the club reflects this history and its atmosphere isn't yet completely westernised.

Windows Cafe
Martin Lutherstrasse 22, Tel: 214 23 84 , Fax: no fax | U2, U1, U4 Nollendorfplatz | cnr Motzstrasse | Times: daily16:00-4:00, Sun 15:00-4:00
Situated directly on the busy corner of Martin Lutherstr. and Motzstr., this mixed gay and lesbian cafe is named appropriately. The sides are compromised of large, greenhouse-style windows, making it a great place for a relaxing drink while watching the crowd go by. The music is upbeat with a very social crowd.

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