Sunday 28th November 2010
This pub is on one side of Alexanderplatz, the central square of the old East Berlin. It is outside the station of the same name and is close to the Fernsehturm, the colossal tower built by the previous regime. This was built to be seen all over the city, east and west, to show the populace what the go-ahead and modern country the DDR (East Germany) was. It didn't work though!
One side looks out over the railway line and there is an outside balcony. The rear is in a shopping centre.
It's owned by Lemke, who have two other brewpubs in the city. It opened in 1993 as Leopold's Brauhaus and acquired its current name in 2004.
Standard range is Pils, Dunkel (dark) and Hefeweizen (wheat beer) and there is always a seasonal special.
This one of four brewpubs situated not less than ten minutes walk from the station.
Brauhaus Mitte, Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 13, Berlin-Mitte 10178. Tel: 030 3087 8989
Open: Daily 11.00-24.00
Alexanderplatz station is served by many forms of transport including DB main line trains (Regional Express and local), also the S and U bahn systems, along with many bus and tram routes.