Buck and Breck

Buck and Breck Berlin hidden bar
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This small cocktail bar—which recently earned the distinction of best bar in Germany at the Mixology awards—has a devoted following among those who know how to find it. Although it is located along a major street in Mitte, just north of busy Rosenthaler Platz, you might end up walking past what appears to be an abandoned shop front. Behind the unmarked door awaits an ultra-minimalist interior featuring a single table with fourteen stools built around a modest bar area. The menu—which, in the spirit of Milk & Honey, follows the “bartender knows best” model—offers a reasonably small selection of modified classics, but each drink is prepared with the utmost attention to detail. While the room is quite small, a one-in, one-out door policy ensures that it never gets overcrowded.

Known For
  • craft cocktails
What to drink
Since you’re here, you might as well try the bar's namesake cocktail, which pays tribute to the 15th president of the United States, James Buchanan, and his vice president, John Breckenridge.
They don’t take reservations, so if you really want to sample the cocktails here, you should plan to arrive close to seven in the evening, when the bar opens.