15. August 2014
Burgers at the Soho House, sushi at Dudu or a Moscow Mule at the Odessa Bar - the Berlin startup scene definitely has its culinary rituals.
Founders and startup employees enjoy spending time in a few favorite restaurants, bars, cafes, and bars. Many of them are on Torstrasse or around there since many startups happen to be located in this area.
The following pictures will give you an overview of the most loved restaurants, cafes, and bars in Berlin.
Sankt Oberholz at Rosenthaler Platz is home to founders who are just starting out and don't have an office of their own yet. Therefore, they sit in the cafe or on the second floor co-working space. It is said that successful startups such as SoundCloud and Brands4Friends started here.
The Einstein Kaffee on the Julie-Wolfthorn-Strasse is directly in front of the Project A incubator. Zalando was located right next door until they relocated to the Kopenhagener Strasse.
Access to the infamous Soho House is for members only. Any member, however, may bring up to three friends - startupers are regular guests.
The King Size bar in the Friedrichstrasse starts getting very fun in the later hours. However, since the bar is really small, the bouncer Frank doesn't let everyone in. People who greet him nicely ("Frankie!"), already have one foot in the door.
Small but nice. The Concierge Coffee has the best coffee in Kreuzberg. At least that is what the employees of Epic Companies, Mymuesli, SumUp, and Amorelie who have their offices close by say.
The Berlin Theke at Oranienburger Tor is a favorite among those who work for Rocket Internet. The small sushi place across the street is also popular.
At Schmittz on Torstrasse you can make new friends fast at the ping pong or the foosball tables. The drinks are cheap and when football is on TV, the bar fills up.
Dudu is on the busy Torstrasse but it has a wild garden in front which blocks it from curious eyes. This is a popular place both for lunch and dinner for sushi or the favorite Fish Bowl.
"There are always so many tourists there!" That is what many complain about regarding the Odessa Bar. Even though the bouncer is at times very strict and the bartenders can be a bit unfriendly, the Moscow Mule is very good at this stylish bar.
Every since the football team FC Bayern Munich celebrated their championship win here, Germany is familiar with Kitty Cheng on Torstrasse. The location is small and plays hip-hop.
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Image Credit: Hannah Loeffler
Translated by Elena Rueckert