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“Proper Berliner Experience”
Review of Zur Kneipe

Zur Kneipe
Ranked #372 of 8,848 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$24
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Charlottenburg
Description: Alt-Berliner Traditionsgaststatte mit einer Moblierung der Jahrhundertwende.Nach dem 2.Weltkrieg war es das erste Theater des bekannten Berliner Kabaretts,"Die Stachelschweine".Ihr Hauptdarsteller, Wolfgang Gruner, ist mit den "Stachelschweinen" weit uber die Grenzen Berlins hinaus, bekannt geworden. Damit kein Stuck altes Berlin verloren geht, eroffnete Wolfang Gruner in den 60-ziger Jahren, das Alt-Berliner Lokal "Zur Kneipe". Im Sinne von Wolfgang Gruner fuhrt Karl-Heinz Frohlich seit 1989,kurz vor dem Mauerfall, die Gaststatte "Zur Kneipe" weiter.Fur unsere auslandischen Gaste haben wir Speisekarten in 10 verschiedenen Sprachen. ___
Reviewed 24 February 2014

I had been looking to show some authentic Berlin to my partner and this was it! Came across it by accident, we went in for a drink and stayed for dinner. It was warm and buzzing on a Friday night but we found a table and had a look at the menu. It had a great atmosphere, very cozy and we loved the quirkiness of the place. Great friendly service from a cheerful waitress. I didn't expect much of the food being a vegetarian and traditional German cuisine does not always cater for this; however there was a good selection available. My partner thoroughly enjoyed his beer, his meal and the whole experience!

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Reviewed 12 January 2014

Very warm welcome in local Berliner bar/restaurant which is well frequented by locals. Wonderful atmosphere topped off with fascinating décor and references to local history. Menu features local traditional dishes and beers (do try the Berliner Weisse Rot and Grun beers). Generous portions offering fantastic value.

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Found this wonderful traditional Inn not far from the Kurfurstendam. The place is quirky, with alcoves named after all of the boroughs of Berlin. Sure the place could do with a makeover, but it's NOT dirty, the decor is integral to the athmosphere of the place. Kasseler, smoked pork for me and Schweinerückensteak or Saddle of Pork for partner. Mains cost less than €10 each and two beers at about €3 each. What a bargain! Will be back again and again!

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Reviewed 9 May 2013

Don't let the appearance from the outside discourage you, or the fact that it's not very touristy and they don't speak English so well as in other places. The atmosphere is just terrific and the food excellent. I had the Eisbein (pork joint) and my partner the butcher plate (mixed sausages and pork belly), both with sauerkraut and potatoes: huge and delicious! The bill was a very pleasant surprise as well! Tucked away in a small lane behind Ku'damm but worth the discovery.

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Reviewed 1 February 2013

Tried this place because of a recommendation in our guide book and wanted a traditional German pub to try. The restaurant is quirky with odd pictures covering the walls but it felt so dirty! The clock on the wall wasn't working, some of the picture frames were cracked, the artificial flowers were hideous and looked really dirty and there is no music and a real lack of atmosphere. We drank out beer swiftly then moved on. The host was a little gumpy too!

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Karl-Heinz F, Inhaber at Zur Kneipe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2013
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Hallo emabee, es tut uns herzlich leid, dass wir in der Ausstattung und der Atmosphäre unseres Restaurants nicht Ihren Geschmack getroffen haben.
Die Austattung mit den alten Uhren, den Bildern mit Motiven aus der Gründerzeit oder der Darstellungen der Not und des Elnds in den Hinterhöfen ist gewollt. Dies war eben so im alten Berlin. Wir versuchen diese alte Zeit etwas nachzustellen und wiederzugeben. Der Gast soll sich bei uns in die Zeit Heinrich Zille und dem alten Berlin zurückversetzt fühlen. Die Holzverschalung und die Beleuchtung lassen das Lokal sehr dunkel wirken. Es ist aber auf keinen Fall schmutzig. Der Laden wird jeden Tag von unserer Reinigunsfrau gesäubert. Was die künstlichen Blumen angeht kann man geteilter Meinung sein, was die Schönheit betrifft. Wir müssen Ihnen aber Recht geben, wenn sie eingestaubt sind, wirken sie auf keinen Fall schön. Unsere Reinigungsfrau wird angehalten auf eine regelmäßige Reinigung dieser Blumen zu achten.
Schade, dass Sie durch unsere Austattung dermaßen abgestoßen waren, dass Sie keines unserer Essen probiert haben. Wir hoffen aber, dass Ihnen wenigstens das Bier geschmeckt hat. Wir entschuldigen uns für den verdorbenen Abend, den Sie durch uns gehabt haben.

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