Prost! A Guide to Berlin’s Alcohol-Free Beers

Rocco Forte Hotels

Want to experience the classic Berlin beer garden, but you’re avoiding alcohol? Well, with the rising popularity of low and no-alcohol beers, some of Berlin’s finest breweries have added a wealth of alcohol-free options to their menus.

Whether you’re trying to be more health-conscious, you’re determined to stick to your healthy New Year’s resolution or you simply want to reduce your alcohol intake, we’ve rounded up the best Berlin breweries offering low and no-alcohol beers, all within a 15-minute drive of Hotel de Rome (you’re not drinking, after all).

ERDINGER am Gendarmenmarkt

A two-minute drive from Hotel de Rome

Based in one of Berlin’s most picturesque squares, overlooking the magnificent Berlin Concert Hall with its tall pillars and the impressive dome of the French Cathedral, Erdinger am Gendarmenmarkt is bringing the tastes of Bavaria to the capital.

With a menu featuring classic Bavarian dishes from Wiener sausages and Bavarian potato salad to a knuckle of pork with a side of sauerkraut, you really get the full German brewery experience here.

Their beer menu offers three non-alcoholic brews including the malty Erdinger Alcohol-free and en vogue lemon and grapefruit versions.

ERDINGER am Gendarmenmarkt, Jägerstraße 56, 10117 Berlin

Weihenstephaner Berlin

A six-minute drive or 15-minute walk from Hotel de Rome

Serving up beers with a side of history, Weihenstephaner Berlin is located in a house built in 1749, making it the oldest house in Berlin’s Mitte district. Their home brewery in Bavaria also happens to be the oldest brewery in the world. Underground, in a historical cellar with vaulted ceilings and brick walls, Weihenstephaner has created a bar with an intimate and cosy atmosphere where you can enjoy an alcohol-free beer or two.

Sit in one of the intimate alcoves within the space and choose from their non-alcoholic Hefeweissbier or the dry non-alcoholic Original Helles. When spring arrives with the fanfare of flowers unfurling in the English Garden, Weihenstephaner opens up its cobblestone courtyard fit with shady parasols overlooking the popular Hackesche Markt.

Weihenstephaner Berlin, Neue Promenade 5, 10178 Berlin

Paulaner Wirtshaus Berlin Potsdamer Platz

A 10-minute drive from Hotel de Rome

Although based in Berlin, Paulaner Wirtshaus Berlin Potsdamer Platz abides by the Bavarian calendar, so expect raucous celebrations when Oktoberfest, asparagus weeks and carnival swing round.

Expect a menu of Munich’s delicacies including salty pretzels, cheesy ‘Kasespatzle”, bavarian noodles, and a whole load of sausages. Even better, the menu features five non-alcoholic beers, including two wheat beers, two shandies and a lager.

Paulaner Wirtshaus Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Alte Potsdamer Str. 1, 10785 Berlin

BRLO Brwhouse

A 15-minute drive from Hotel de Rome

Sip on one of two non-alcoholic beers within a structure made out of 38 used shipping containers from all over the world at BRLO Brwhouse.

Featuring a brewery, restaurant, bar and beer garden all in one place, BRLO Brwhouse is all about combining culinary sensations and refreshing craft beers in an open-minded and welcoming environment. Ordering the beer tasting board is always fun.

Pair the fruity, full-bodied BRLO Naked, an alcohol-free pale ale, or the crisp, citrusy alcohol-free lager, BRLO Zero.5 with their hearty sharing plates with either house-smoked meats or specially-prepared veggie dishes.

BRLO Brwhouse, Schöneberger Strasse 16, 10963 Berlin

Gaffel Haus Berlin

A five-minute drive from Hotel de Rome

Set in the centre of the lively capital, Gaffel Haus Berlin is the perfect place to stop for a drink while sightseeing. In the wood-panelled interior, you can try a taste of traditional “Flammkuchen”, thin crispy pizzas with a generous choice of toppings.

The Gaffel Kölsch non-alcoholic is an alcohol-free version of the light, tart Gaffel Kolsch and is particularly refreshing on a busy, summer’s day.

Gaffel Haus Berlin, Dorotheenstraße 65, 10117 Berlin

After having all the fun at the brewery, return to a cosy base at Hotel de Rome and wake up fresh and hangover-free.

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