Freibeuter

Image: Yelp/Christoph K.
MONDAY - SATURDAY: 5 P.M. - 4 A.M. | CLOSED SUNDAY
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Located on an unlikely residential street in Friedrichshain’s Samariterkiez, Freibeuter is an enclave of unreconstructed punk scuzz in a neighbourhood still reeling from rapid gentrification. There is a vague pirate theme to the décor, and while some of the regulars do look as though they could have had careers as pirates in an earlier century, the crowd is mostly a mix of punks, rockers and locals of all ages. The music (mostly hardcore and rock) is agreeable, the beer is inexpensive and the pool table in the back—one of the few free pool tables in all of Berlin—is a good place to learn the German they don’t teach you in language school.

 

Known For
  • cheap date
  • games
What to drink
Lager on tap, wheat beer in bottles. With the exception of the Jack Daniels and the schnapps, the bottles behind the bar may be just for show.
Neighborhood
Friedrichshain
ProTip
If you want to challenge the pool table, remember that in Germany you have to sink the eight ball in the opposite pocket from the last ball you sunk.