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Mon-Sun 10:00 - 2:00
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- Full Bar
- Outdoor Area/ Patio Only
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Recommended Reviews for Schleusenkrug
9 reviews in English
Review from Kifah A.
Few meters away from the zoo, and in the middle of the tiergarten park, u can enjoy a nice beer, the view of cute little boots sailing through the canal ...and maybe hear the lions roaring from inside the zoo.
I was here once on a company celebration, and we all had an amazing time, maybe that explains the five stars...but check for yourselves.
Review from Matthew S.
Plasticky food didn't win me over. Located next to the Zoo, the surrounds are quite beautiful, but the food is not great. I probably should have stuck with the BBQ and a sausage rather than going for something salad-ish and fresh. They don't do the latter genre well. Does have a big beer garden and the beer is good, just don't go for salad.
Review from Siam E.
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Great hidden gem near the Berlin Zoo. Has an extensive beer garden, large selection of beers, and a decent menu. We ordered the schnitzel, which was big enough to split with another person. Be forewarned: they don't have time for your shitty attempts at German. They'll just respond to you in English.
Review from Peter D.
[Easily offended Germans, avert your eyes. I'm about to sound like an ignorant American.]
The sign outside Schleusenkrug read: "Der grill ist offen."
I'm about 65% sure that this translates to: "The grill is open."
If so, then it confirms my otherwise un-supported theory that the real German language is virtually identical to an ignorant American speaking English in a bad German accent. I just wanted to throw that out there.
So Schleusenkrug is the beer garden in Tiergarten. In addition to rhyming, this makes it a perfect place to grab a shockingly huge meal when you're taking a break from the zoo, the park, and everything else going on inside the park. It also happens to be where Fat Tire Bike Tours stop for a mid-tour break.
It's the beer garden I see in my dreams. Huge communal tables, lights strung all around, garlic hanging from the rafters, ivy growing along the columns...it's a beautiful sight for a beer lover. Sunshine and beer just can't be bad.
In terms of food, you have two options:
1. The grill that serves sausages, German potato salad, cucumbers, kraut and more.
2. The more formal counter where you order beer, as well as plates of schnitzel, pasta, pizza and more.
Shockingly enough, I found the brats and merguez from the grill to be a bit dry, although the sides it was served with were fantastically filling. And even stranger, the PIZZA was the real star. It's very thin crust, and so damn tasty. I would've gone with the bacon pie, but her pie with goat cheese, plum tomatoes, onions and more was incredibly satisfying all the same.
If I were you, I'd get yourself some beer, split a pie between two people, and weep because this place is half a world away from your house.
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Review from Matthew T.
Only ever had the beer here. So rating is more for atmosphere than anything else. But it is a fun and relaxing place to sit outside and enjoy 500mls of something tasty. A good resting spot after walking around and seeing the sights.
Review from Qype User (MarkRi…)
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Situated between the zoo and the river the Schleusenkrug is a great place to kick back and relax while having a little something to nibble.
I visited it on a sunny Tuesday morning in April and it was nice and quiet however I can easily imagine that it will be very busy on a hot summer weekend.
Review from Rudolf M.
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Totally overprized, the service ain't that good either. The food doesn't taste that well and costs way too much (untasty potato salad with leberkäse for 7 EUR, yeah right....). If you have any little side orders, they charge heaps extra and this for a tiny lamb sausage which wasn't even cooked properly, but burnt on the outside.
Also too the location is by far not the nicest...
Review from Qype User (zhuzh…)
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