Wandering around Charlottenburg in West Berlin, my sweetie and I were thirsty. It was our first night in Berlin and we weren’t sure where to go, but wanted a cold ‘brewskie’, pronto! There’s a lot going on in Charlottenburg, the neighborhood we were staying in. The area is hip, at times posh, and stuffed to the gills with restaurants, cafes and bars, all tempting.
We stopped in Leibnizklause, drawn to it by its seemingly impossible to pronounce name. Honestly, we were drawn in by its outdoor tables, which are tall and ample, with a few stools around them. We ordered a couple Pilseners and marveled at how warm it was for Berlin in October. After a few sips we were joined by a few locals, who bellied up to our table.
It wasn’t really ‘our’ table, we learned. It seems that in Berlin it’s fine to share tables if there’s room. I wouldn’t say this is common in Spain, where we live. We were happy to have their company though, and had a nice chat with them about their city, Berlin, and Spanish destinations they wished to visit. We spoke in English and some rough ‘Castellano’.
We didn’t eat at Leibnizklause but other people were. It looked delicious and very German. The bar and restaurant were quite separate, so it’s not at all weird to go to Leibnizklause just to have beers or a glass of wine. A couple beers set us back $6.50, aprox.
Leibnizstr. 46 10629 Berlin
Post and Photos by Regina Winkle-Bryan. See more of her travel tips at:http://www.thespainscoop.com/