Tuesday, 4 March 2008


Wine cellar/restaurant/cafe

The Weinerei is a unique place, working on an honour system. You pay 1 EUR to be a member of the Weinerei Association for that night. For that, you get a glass and can start eating and drinking - at the end, you're expected to pay fairly, in the amount you think they deserve for what you ate and drank - please don't be a bastard and ruin it for the others.

The four branches vary: the Perlin has a theatre (experimental) and every Sunday has movie + wine tasting; the "Loch", the original Weinerei, is all about wine tasting; the Forum (which is sometimes closed for events) is also mostly for wine tasting with some small dishes; the Fra Rosa is a "real" restaurant in the evening, with cafe-fare during the day and is the place to come to if you want to try the Weinerei system for a light lunch.

The Weinerei is all the rage and has been mentioned in countless reviews, that would probably eventually appear here.

Review at the "i-am-in Berlin" Blog
Review at the New York Times, Feb/March 2008

The Basics:
Several places:

Loch, Kollwitzstr. 41, 10405 Berlin Prenzlauer Berg (near Kollwitzplatz)
+49 (0)30-4406983

"Forum", Fehrbellinerstr. 57, 10119 Berlin-Mitte (near Zionkirchplatz)
+49 (0)30-60053072

Fra Rosa Restaurant, Zionskirchstr. 40, 10119 Berlin-Mitte (near the Forum ;-)
+49 (0)30-65706756

Perlin, Griebenowstr. 5, 10435 Berlin-Mitte (near Zionskirchplatz)
+49 (0)30-40690951

URL: Weinerei



Related Tours/Sites:
Prenzlauer Berg, Mitte
Could be integrated with the Jews and Booze tour and with customised Berlin tours

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