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Zyankali Bar

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Gneisenaustr. 17, 10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 68830170
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4:00 pm - 4:00 am
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 4:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to try this bar by a friend who lives locally. It's quirky interior of hospital beds, office chairs and medical equipment makes perfect sense when your drink is served in a conical flask. The menu is far reaching and intriguing. Of course, you can have beer if you like, but this is a cocktail bar and I'm... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

WOW ! What a place... we had been told about this bar at home in Penzance and had set out once in Berlin on our honeymoon to find this bar, we weren't disappointed. The decor is mad, I don't want to spoil the surprise so I won't elaborate. The 2 staff were busy but were still friendly and attentive, they... More 

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1 Thank Elizabeth D
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Imagine 'back to the future' crossed with the comedy potential of Zyklon B. Rude, sullen staff - is ths meant to be part of the ambience / theme? Pretentious and ultimately boring, we left before being served, after the 'in charater' mad scientist bartender told us we were 20th in his queue for a drink - when the bar was... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

Berlin has been doing quirky and hip for years, but this place just feels like it's riding someone else's wave...I could be wrong, I don't know how long it's been there but it felt lazily grubby, ramshackle & gimmicky. OK cocktails - service OK. Not overly comfortable and just better elsewhere. Certainly wouldn't travel for it.

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Thank Amolta
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

Whoa, this place is amazing, hospital beds and office chairs and coffin tables invite to enjoy the funny menu. The operator and owner is a former chemist thus knows his way around the bunsen burner and creating aged cocktails. It is a must for any person interested in visiting something original.

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Thank Nils L
Bratislava, Slovakia
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2015

This is a really special bar with office chairs and bar looking like a chemistry laboratory. The have a long menu with unusual drinks and cocktails. I had real issue to decide which one to choose. I tried a Moloko+ and it was a best drink I ever had..with 2 types of rum, juices, cream & homemade jam in, it... More 

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Thank Adriana M
Las Vegas, Nevada
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

This is a bar with a great menu, knowledgable staff, good drink preparation at reasonable prices - and I still didn't care for it much. It's kind of a gimmicky place. It's decked out in screaming yellows, there's office furniture, hospital beds and some chemical accessories that make it look like someone's attempt to recreate the Breaking Bad set, but... More 

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Thank ThomasWollwo
Padua, Italy
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108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2014

The atmosphere is definitely unique here: from the menu to the walls everything is clearly well thought. There is an extremely long list of cocktails, and also quite some beers (I highly suggest the typical bock, which takes its name from the bar). There is also a "underground playground" in which it is possible to play mini soccer.

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Thank Isaolol
London
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

This bar is 'mad-scientist' themed and the cocktails are carefully crafted and come served in beakers. Very unusual and the cocktails are tasty - however, if you don't speak German, bring a phrasebook so you don't get confused about the ingredients! We went twice during a 5-day trip.

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1 Thank Julia B
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

what a trip.. laboratory front end- drink technology, Cuisine- Styles (fresh Herb & Spyce), Molecular Mixology (Drink Jelly-drops, foam, dry-ice…) performed in test-tubes. home made Absinthe, bazar beers, amazing procedures, 'The landlord is World famous.. 'das cocktail pirate' .. peculiar glasses of pure Liquor's..

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 4:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gneisenaustr. 17, 10961 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Kreuzberg
  • Neighborhood: Kreuzberg
  • Phone Number: +49 30 68830170

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Neighborhood Profile
Kreuzberg
Berlin's revolutionary heart and immigrant roots can both be found in Kreuzberg, but this central neighborhood is beginning a new chapter. In the 1950s and 60s, Turkish guest workers settled around Kottbusser Tor, while in the 1980s and 90s, rambunctious squatters and artists gathered to live a carefree life here. An old hospital even became a hotspot of riots between squatters and police. Today you can still find the best kebabs in town and many underground clubs, but a lot has changed as well. The hospital has been transformed into an art center, and increasingly you will find new urban cafés, restaurants and designer shops. Rising housing prices and gentrification threaten the spirit of this area along the Spree River, but the neighborhood’s legacy is upheld by a very engaged community fighting to preserve its rebellious identity.
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