Summer city living means one thing: al fresco libations in the balmy evening sun, sky-high in the air with landmark views around you. Germany’s capital is bursting with stylish rooftop bars that offer the ultimate summertime experience. Join us for a cocktail as we seek out the best rooftop bars in Berlin.
Roof Garden at House of Weekend
With enviable views of Berlin’s TV tower, The Roof Garden at House of Weekend is an ultra-hip hangout where in-the-know locals kickstart their weekends. The smart garden terrace is 16 floors up on Alexanderplatz, face-to-face with the futuristic tip of the Berlin TV Tower. Grab a drink and catch the sun dipping beyond the urban horizon, then head inside to one of the nightclub’s VIP lounges and dance the night away.
Experience Bali in Berlin at Deck5, a stylish beach bar in the sky. Upon a warm carpet of white sand, you’ll find shady beach beds and loungers shrouded by swaying palm trees and giant buddha statues. An oasis in the city, Deck5 is a sublime spot to sip a cooling caipirinha and relax in the Berlin sunshine whilst enjoying inimitable panoramas.
Follow Berlin’s trend-setting crowd to Klunkerkranich, a cool terrace bar atop a shopping centre. With its quirky timbered furniture, aromatic herb garden and laid-back atmosphere, it makes a superlative spot to enjoy sundowners overlooking the city’s rooftops. What’s more, Klunkerkranich is an all-round cultural hub that regularly showcases concerts, DJs, readings, cinema screenings and markets, too.
PURO Sky Lounge
Located on the 20th floor of the Europa Center, this sleek, dimly-lit club and lounge is one of Berlin’s hippest places to be seen. Throughout the cooler months, enjoy spectacular views through floor-to-ceiling glass walls, and come summer, take to the rooftop terrace to dance to DJ sets. Whilst it’s mainly a weekend destination, there are regular themed nights throughout the week, too, so make sure you check in advance.
The Rooftop Terrace at Hotel de Rome
In the heart of Bebelplatz, The Rooftop Terrace at Hotel de Rome serves sensational views with a side order of sophistication. Recline on a Dedon lounger with an ice-cold Perrier-Jouët and count landmarks like Hedwig’s Cathedral, the State Opera and Berlin’s TV Tower as the enchanting scent of lavender wafts in the air. This summer, Berlin DJs will spin tunes from 6pm each Friday and Saturday; expect smooth chill-out beats and up-tempo funk and house.