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Clarchens Ballhaus Mitte

#343 of 6,629 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Mitte
German, European, Central European
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Auguststr. 24, 10117 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 2829295
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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Berlin, Germany
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am giving Clärchens 5 stars, and it is not because of the food or the service (it's not that great). But .. This dancehall is a beautiful and authentic piece of Berlin history and is particularly evocative of that magical "Weimar Era" of Berlin in the 1920s. Of the more than 300 dancehalls that used to be scatted through... More 

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Thank KristanBerlin
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Late summer in Berlin; the temps are surprisingly mild and we were looking for a place to look outside, while enjoying a healthy and happy snack. The menu promised a large green salad with "Pfifferlinge," a season inspired, very tasty, mushroom. We waited for 15 minutes before the waiter showed; he must have been tired or something else but was... More 

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Thank Gilda S
Bourbonnais, Illinois
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Off the beaten path. Good food served in a quaint courtyard just outside of this still functioning Dancehall.

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Thank opuskoz
Kansas City, Missouri
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105 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Favourite meal of the trip! We originally sat outside with a great view looking at the front of the historical building. It started raining right as the server was walking out with our beer and you could tell they had done it before as they moved and sat everyone inside very quickly. We had the schnitzel and a pizza that... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We visited here after reading reviews about it on tripadvisor. There seemed to be a queue for tables in the garden all night but the queue moved fairly fast and it was definitely worth the wait. We got seats on a long table with benches which we were sharing with other couples but this wasn't a problem. Service was probably... More 

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Thank enda4
Venice, Italy
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The service was the worst thing ever happened to me and many of the people at my table. We had to argue with a waiter, because he didn't want to bring us a few glasses of tap water. Even not going into the subject, he's attitude was ugly and we were forced to go elsewhere. The prices anyway are high,... More 

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Thank AntonioL754
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

They teach group swing dancing classes here on a Tuesday and Wednesday, great atmosphere and vibe and drink prices aren't too bad either! Was a lovely night :)

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Thank Jess W
Urbino, Italy
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92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I like this place very much. It is full of history that you can really perceive, in particular as a Ballroom. I even took a super quick dancing course of 1 hour some years ago and I enjoyed it really a lot. Now - when you can sit outside - it is a bit overcrowded with tourists, but it still... More 

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Montreal
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

eating or drinking in the garden of Clärchen's Ballhaus is one of the most pleasant and relaxing things to do in Mitte. It's a must. The place is left in its (near) original state. Almost every night starting at 9 pm there is dancing: Salsa, Tango etc. There are concert, too. Go upstairs and see the Spiegelsaal (hall of mirrors).... More 

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Thank Karin B
Munich, Germany
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

I was appalled at how the waiters were in a very bad mood. That made the experience of ballhaus not so great. It is a beautiful garden with roses, in a wonderful location in Berlin Mitte, but the restaurant I will not visit again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Cuisine
German, European, Central European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 04:00
Saturday
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Auguststr. 24, 10117 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte
  • Neighbourhood: Mitte
  • Phone Number: +49 30 2829295

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Staying in Mitte

Neighbourhood Profile
Mitte
The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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