A Bitcoiners guide to Berlin; top 10 places to spend Bitcoin

bitwala.io5y ago

What makes Berlin so great? The former Berlin Burgermeister himself, or Mayor, said it best, “Berlin is poor but sexy”. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, many West Berliners flooded into East Berlin (The Soviet-controlled part). The abandoned cheap flats and workspaces attracted artists, musicians and the likes from around the world. This resulted in the liberal and creative neighborhoods with an anything-goes ethic, which definitely aligns with Bitcoin.

“For research purposes”, The Bitwala team have spent countless hours exploring Berlin. As Bitcoiners, we’d like to share with you some of the best spots to spend our favorite cryptocurrency in this amazing city.

Tasty eats and cold drinks

Berlin is the German capital of craft beer. The city hosts the annual International Berlin Beer Festival, which stretches 2.2 kilometres and is the World’s Longest Beer Garden. What would a visit to Berlin be without throwing back a few? Below are some of our team’s favorite spots to crack open a cold one.

Bereit Wilko Privatbrauerei am Rollberg, Am Sudhaus 3, 12053 Berlin Fabelhaft, Schönleinstrasse 6, 10967 Berlin Patati Patati, Samariterstraße 34, 10247 Berlin

For caffeine fixes

The Berlin coffee scene is huge. Be it cold brews, soft foams and strong espressos, discussion about the best coffee can be an emotional one among Berliners. Have a cup of hot drip coffee and pay straight from your Bitcoin wallet at these places below.

Leuchtstoff, Siegfriedstraße 19, 12051 Berlin, Tres Cabezas, Schlesische Straße 38, 10997 Berlin

Tatts, books, and more

Bitch Wedding, Burgsdorfstraße 4, 13353 Berlin A tattoo place in the former French zone of Berlin, Bitch Wedding accepts Bitcoin and dabbles with the high art of body ink.

Computerspielmuseum, Karl-Marx-Allee 93A, 10243 World’s first museum for computer games. Embark on a magical time travel covering over six decades of gaming history from Nimrod, classics like Asteroid and Space Invaders and up to the latest Oculus Rift games and 3D simulators.

Legacy BLN, Yorckstraße 53 Legacy BLN takes the exciting and vibrant Berlin art off the streets on to designer clothing, cool kicks and a wide range of art supplies.

Otherland Buchhandlung, Bergmannstraße 25, 10961 Berlin Bitcoin-friendly Otherland is a small bookstore specialized in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror literature. The owners are passionate about the genres they sell and will help you find the perfect book for you, be it on extraterrestrials, magic, or gore.

Top of our list

Room 77, Graefestrasse 77, 10967 Berlin Room77 is the first bar in Berlin to accept Bitcoin and holds the monthly Bitcoin-Stammtisch (Bitcoin Meetup). It also happens to be our favorite bar/restaurant. With their slogan “Warm beer, cold women and fast food made slow”, Room77 offers some tasty burgers and Mexican food while anxiously looking at the Bitcoin-price ticket that looks like a time bomb.