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They play rock music and metal. I had a great time here. The bathroom is kind of interesting to say... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
Marshall C
Orange Park, Florida
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Great rock n punk dive bar

Opposite SO36 A great bar music crowd and cheap beers Guinness was only 2.80 euro for .4 l Music... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2016
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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10 Oct 2018
“A great punk rock bar.”
1 Jan 2018
“Great bar, reat music”
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

Was taken here by friends after seeing Samiam play up the road at Bi Nuu. Many drinks were partaken in the very friendly bar at reasonable prices. There was a great atmosphere all night. No hint of anyone getting too drunk and lary.

Thank Rich C
Reviewed 1 January 2018

If loud rock bars and good beer is your thing, then this is the place. Good music and a friendly vibe and beer for €3 for 0.5L. Some of the staff can be a bit gruff on occasion, but this is Berlin and the famous...More

Thank Aidan H
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

So Berlin comes alive at night and despite exploring Kreuzberg during the daytime we found it hard to spot bars we were interested in visiting. Upon returning at night we crawled around a few local dive bars aiming to search out the legendary SO36 (which...More

Thank Roderick P
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

They play rock music and metal. I had a great time here. The bathroom is kind of interesting to say the least. I would definitely check this one out. The place did get a little smoky.

Thank Marshall C
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is an awesome bar.it is located in a very cool place in Kreuzberg area.The bartenders are very cool guys that sometimes may offer a beer or some shots.. i Love this place

Thank basilisma
Reviewed 23 June 2016

remember kreuzberg with the wall, apunkrock district. lust & sound in westberlin. this culture never died, you can find it at franken. music: punkrock, loud. people: not that young anymore. drinks: beer, shots, longdrinks, some cocktails.

Thank sebastianschwendner
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Opposite SO36 A great bar music crowd and cheap beers Guinness was only 2.80 euro for .4 l Music was Mondo Generator Dead Boys punk n rock

Thank jackdawes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We were recommended this bar from another barman - spent a long time looking for it! Able to smoke inside which was great, music was very "underground".

Thank angelfishphotography
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Visited on Friday night by chance - wanted to seek out SO36 as a Bowie fan but there was a sold out gig on at the time. Came here instead, had good music (mainly rock/punk), friendly bartenders and a good selection of beers, spirits. Recommend.

Thank _fredljones
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Horror bartender who threw my drink and change at me because there was a slight communication barrier he misunderstood how many drinks I wanted and got frustrated which is fair enough but no reason to be so nasty and to embarrass a paying customer like...More

Thank Maria G
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Berlin's revolutionary heart and immigrant roots can
both be found in Kreuzberg, but this central
neighbourhood is beginning a new chapter. In the
1950s and '60s, Turkish guest workers settled around
Kottbusser Tor, while in the 1980s and '90s,
rambunctious squatters and artists gathered to live a
carefree life here. An old hospital even became a
hotspot of riots between squatters and police. Today
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