Monday, June 09, 2008

Prater Biergarten, Berlin

Bretzel und Prater Pils

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.

4 comments:

kai said...

Berlin hmm.. do go to the foodcourt at the Alexanderplatz mall.. great viet food there.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I love your Blog and enjoy reading the stuff you post on places in Asia. Am a Berliner (but now live in Barcelona). Other than Rogacki (which is a treat) I didn't much care for the choices by Bourdain.

There are way better places than Prater for Schnitzel for example in Berlin. If you want some local tips contact me on Flyertalk -- my ID is EndlosLuft.

EndlosLuft

Anonymous said...

Im a Seattleite whos living in Berlin now...I dont like the beer here in northern Germany either. Try the stuff from the south; Franziskaner Weissbier, Erdinger or a Kristallweizen instead. Im pretty sure youll like those.

Brian

Genie said...

There's nothing wrong with being a psycho Bourdain groupie. Go on admit it!!!