Prater Biergarten, Berlin
I swear - I'm not some psychotic Bourdain groupie trying to go everywhere that he goes. But this place (7-9 Kastanienallee, 448-5688) was right down the street from Konnopke's Imbiss, and it was definitely hard not to go get a beer in today's blazing summer heat. Besides, they are only open from April to September, so it was a bit of a rare opportunity.
I got there a bit too early in the day - before they started serving proper food, but I did manage to get a pretzel along with a couple of beers. Unfortunately, I've never really liked the bitterness of German beers, and both the pilsner and dark beers that I had today further reinforced my downbeat opinion of it. But I definitely wanted to come check out a Biergarten with all of the big outdoor benches. It wasn't exactly Clark W. Griswold in the Lederhosen (and I was a bit surprised to see them using plastic cups), but it was nice to kick back outside in the sun with a beer tap nearby.