“Not a Bar, not a Club, something sexier in between”… so says the official website of Mein Haus am See and no sentence could better describe the place I’m going to talk to you about today. Located in an old book shop, Mein Haus am See is a place you would expect in Berlin. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in the morning it acts as a bar, with coffee and croissants, in the afternoon it transforms into a pub with beer and cocktails and in the evening it becomes a club with DJ sets. Free Wifi and therefore the possibility of coming to work with your laptop while the other customers watch you. All just a few steps from Rosenthaler Platz, one of the liveliest areas of Berlin.
The decor is the shabby-chic style that is prevalent in Berlin: peeling walls, sofas picked up here and there, artistic murals. What is most appreciated about the Mein Haus am See, however, is the staircase at the back of the restaurant, a brilliant idea that gives customers space, as well as a view that facilitates “running”, socializing and picking up. In fact, the place is well frequented by young people, many foreigners and many Erasmus students. Although it is often packed to capacity, finding a seat isn’t that difficult. Just venture up and look for a free spot.
Mein Haus am See is a great place to meet up with friends. The prices are definitely good for the location it is in. Among other things, in the evening you can order pizza from the pizzeria next door and everything will be served to you through the small door overlooking the internal courtyard. Another point in favor of the place is the absence of the smell of smoke. For those who have the habit there is in fact an isolated room that avoids the problem of the “day after” for other customers. If you are a regular visitor to Berlin pubs you know what I’m talking about. Ultimately, Mein Haus am See is a place that I recommend to everyone. A place truly suitable for everyone. A transformative venue like the city of Berlin. I have been going there more or less regularly since 2010 (it opened in 2009) and it has never disappointed me. Its position also means that it is easily accessible from every corner of the city.