Situated between a sketchy pawn shop and Berlin’s legendary Wintergarten, the Victoria Bar offers a slice of refinement along a street that has long been infamous for its nightlife. The narrow space—with high ceilings and tastefully minimalist furnishings, accented with some intriguing art—is dominated by a long bar where as many as eight bartenders in white dress shirts and black ties prepare cocktails from an impressively broad menu. Most of the classic drinks from within the whisk(e)y, gin and rum families—in addition to familiar highballs—are represented, and all are prepared with a deference to established practices. Modern without being avant-garde and traditional without being conservative, the Victoria Bar is a reliable choice for a relaxed evening.
- craft cocktails
- bar food
What to drink
Their comprehensive drinks menu can be overwhelming. If you’d rather not spend your time reading the whole thing, a good approach is to just pick a spirit and spend the evening exploring what the bartenders can do with it.
Their happy hour (where all drinks cost €7.90) runs from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., except on Sunday when it lasts all evening.