Football is the most popular sport in Germany. Six and a half million people (that is about eight percent of the population) are members of one of more than 27,000 German football clubs. Added to this, there are the numerous football fans without a membership in a club.
If there’s no match of the national league or Europa League, then there’s definitely a match of the top European class in the Champions League or an international match. Football is omnipresent and continues to excite the fans in the capital. All those who loves the German football culture or would like to become more familiar with, Berlin offers several pubs where games will be broadcast live and where other fans meet. Who attaches great importance to good mood and fresh beer should remember the following locations:
FC Magnet Bar
Not only football events are shown here – Sunday evening is „Tatort“ on the program as well (famous German crime TV show). They always broadcast the conference of the national league in the FC Magnet Bar.
FC Magnet Bar in Berlin Mitte, Veteranenstraße 26, 10119 Berlin
The Milchbar (Milk Bar) is a reliable pub to watch football - at the weekend they show the matches of the national league and during the week the European competitions. It is always crowded and very mixed audiences. Previously, the Milchbar was a BVB fan bar, today the conference of the various games will be shown.
Milchbar, Berliner Kreuzberg , Manteuffelstraße 40/41, 10997 Berlin.
The Wilde 13 is primarily a fan bar for supporters of SV Werder Bremen. If the second national League has a match the Wilde 13 is also a meeting point for St. Pauli fans. The bar is generally crowded and the live broadcasts on the big screen ranging from soccer to „Tatort“. Every weekend DJs spinning the disc and create a great mood.
Wilde 13, Berlin Friedrichshain, Gabriel-Max-Straße 13, 12045 Berlin
Gaststätte Bornholmer Hütte
This quaint football pub is more than a hundred years old – a true Berlin original. The regulars only call the pub „die Hütte"(The Lodge)". On numerous monitors and a big screen you can watch the matches. The host and his team offer a typical berlin warm service.
Bornholmer Hütte, Berlin Pankow, Bornholmer Straße 89 ,10439 Berlin.
Even the Bäreneck is a very traditional berlin pub with rustic style and service. The drink prices are affordable and the audience is also mixed from young to old. They broadcast all of the important football matches on large monitors. The half-time-breaks can be bridged with a game of darts e.g.
Bäreneck, Berlin Neukölln, Hermannstraße 31 in 12049 Berlin.
The visitors of the Schwalbe are mostly followers of the club 1. FC Cologne. Day after day the Schwalbe shows football matches of the 1st and 2nd league on big screens. Of course you can watch the games of the Europa League, Champions League and international matches here as well. There's no football - free day!
Schwalbe, Prenzlauer Berg, Pappelallee 65 in 10437 Berlin
Schurke (former Kreuzkeller)
The Schurke is a nice place to watch football. They reliable broadcast the national league matches on large screens. They also have a table kicker for the half-time-breaks. Also suitable to prepare for a long night at the club.
Schurke, Kreuzberg, Yorckstraße 17 in 10965 Berlin
The fan bar Dicke Wirtin is more than eight decades old and stands for good fresh beer, rustic atmosphere and delicious food that tastes as it do from mom. Three TVs and a large screen will always broadcast the national league conference on Saturday. Hertha BSC, the biggest berlin football club, enjoys the privilege to be presented in the great hall of the premises. Booking is recommended.
Dicke Wirtin Charlottenburg, Carmerstraße 9, 10623 Berlin
Most of these pubs have the permission to smoke inside, all non-smokers be warned!