On a quiet leafy street, several blocks from the genteel buzz of Bergmannstraße, Galander is the sort of apparition from another era that every traveller dreams of finding when wandering the city without a map. Situated in a building that housed a neighborhood bar at the beginning of the 20th century, the cozy, inviting interior is made up of a mixture of wood, amber and candlelight. After you’ve taken your seat at the bar (or at one of the intimate tables in the back), the knowledgeable, waistcoated barmen exhibit a humble devotion to preparing your drink exactly the way you want it. Other bars in town may have wackier decor and more cutting edge cocktails, but when you want a well-made classic in a refined setting, Galander is the place to go.
Image: Galander Kreuzberg
- craft cocktails
What to drink
Manhattans, Sidecars, Old-Fashioneds, and any cocktail with a long history will be made with good taste.
The owner of Galander has opened another branch in Charlottenburg and also runs the Brügge bar near Kottbusser Tor.
If one were to write a history of cocktails in the twentieth century, Berlin might not even get a mention. While ...