Lemke am Alex

Bar, Eatery

Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 13
Berlin, 10178

+49 (0)3030 8789 89 | map

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Reviews by treque:
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treque from Mexico

3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

The beer of the house was a nice sorprise, firts of all i took the samples that gives a 2cl glass for each, i was lucky to find the festbier, it was nice too.

The food was huge and the waiter was really nice and help us in everithyng, the have a menu in some languages including english, spanish, italian etc. It was very helpful at the time of picking what to eat.

The selection was small, but taking into consideration that you go there to try their own beer, not to try beers from your home country

Situated really closed to the Alexanderplatz, a good place to eat and drink berlin beer.

Oct 10, 2010
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emincems from Turkey

4.11/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Nov 21, 2019
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HopBelT from Belgium

4.35/5  rDev +22.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Visited 2017. Renamed / restyled as 'Lemke am Alex'. Great atmosphere, awesome service and nice beers from the Lemke brewery. Fantastic experience !

Dec 31, 2017
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paulish from New York

4/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Aug 16, 2017
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dasEbb from Germany

2.73/5  rDev -22.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2.75

Apr 21, 2015
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Jun 10, 2014
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Ruds from England

3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5

Have been to Mitte many times on previous Berlin visits, most recently in October 2010.

The beers are OK, nothing to set the world alight the best probably being the Zwickel (which I think is a seasonal offering as was available in October, but on my previous visit a few years back in the summer - wasn't)

It's not a beautiful place by any means and I would describe it as a late 60's/early 70's knock up, tacked onto a shopping centre!

Service isn't great. I've never eaten here, only drank, and I get the impression that once you tell the waiter/waitress that you only want drink, they lose interest in you in that they aren't getting food euros out of you!

If only they knew our beer appetite!!!

On one visit here I sat at the bar and was practically ignored, it seems that one server is permanently filling up glasses with beer, whilst others collect and distribute the glasses, as such there didn't seem to be a lot of interest in taking orders from people sat at the bar !

In summary - it's an OK place (I do have a habit of going back there after all!!!), but there is much better in Berlin these days, some of the newer brew pubs take more pride in their beer and making people who love beer feel welcome in my opinion, this place is by Alexanderplatz and knows it is going to get custom!

The crowd therefore tends to be that of passers by, football fans after a match, tourists etc - no local feel and hence my 'below average' atmosphere - and remember - I'm a strict marker in general !

Mar 20, 2011
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seanyfo from Scotland

3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Close to both Alexanderplatz and Brauhaus Lemke.

Visited on 27/09/2010 as part of our Berlin/Munich Oktoberfest Germany Visit

Located upstairs in what seems to be a shopping centre, we entered via the main entrance up the stairs to find what looked like an old country style restaurant, lots of wood! Brewing coppers visible but not sure if they were functioning.

It was fairly busy for a Monday evening, but easy enough to get a table. Waiter was quick and curteous, taking our drinks orders and giving us the food menus.

Sampled both their Oktoberfest seasonal offering and Dunkel, which was served in good condition in their branded glasses.

In terms of beer selection, it was their own offerings available, a Pils, Dunkel,Hefeweizen and of course the seasional Festbier.

Foodwise, very tasty and very fresh. Had the leberkase with bratkartoffeln and a fried egg on top. Dunkel went down a treat with this!

Prices are good value at about 8 euro for the leberkase plate and 3euro a half litre.

My only annoyance is they claim the beer is brewed exclusively for the restaurant but after researching, the owner of Brauhause Lemke also owns this place, and the beers in both places and verrrryyy similar. Not often you go to 2 establishments in Berlin and ask for a pils and get an unfiltered offering!

Overall, its more a restaurant than a beer bar. Their beers arent anything to write home about, but for a place to stop for good food and a beer on a rainy Berlin autumn evening, this was pretty good!

Oct 14, 2010
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foamee from Maryland

3/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

The Brauhaus Mitte is across the street from some tourist attractions, and also a big subway hub. Modern and brightly lit, it is on the second floor of a shopping mall, with it's own separate stair case. There is outdoor seating below and also on the patio above. The stairway leads to the main bar area, next to a large dining area which also has the brewing operation. There are three year round brews on tap as well as seasonals as appropriate. This seemed a little like a tourist trap as it was so well located and so well lit. The beers were tasty but a bit pricey, and the service was brusque.

Aug 13, 2009
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BlackHaddock from England

2.8/5  rDev -20.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3

Didn't take to this place. You walk up a set of stairs outside and enter straight into the bar area. A slightly raised section is on your left and the actual bar is off to the right, which is the way we went. It was fairly busy on my visit and we had to sit round the back of the bar looking down onto the ground floor of a shopping precinct (shopping mall for US types, who think a precinct is all about Police areas and stations). I suppose that didn't help our liking of the joint.

The waiter was almost rude and even though all our German is more than adequate, we took ages ordering the four beers. I think he didn't want to serve us, as we were so far away from the main area and from his other customers.

The beers were OK but nothing special, we had the one each and left. The food menu looked good, but we were on a drinking mission so nothing to eat was ordered and because of our location we couldn't see anybody elses food.

There is another room upstairs but that was roped off on our visit, so I didn't see it.

All in all the worst Brewpub we frequented while in Berlin for Green Week 2009.

Re-visited April 2011, still brew here, but only a Pils and a Dunkel were on offer this time around. Again busy with food orders, we sat at the bar, as there were no tables available. Still not a fan.

Feb 02, 2009
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theresat from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

My sister and I visited this brewhouse on a spring break trip to Germany. We both tried the sampler rack of their beers (all of which were brewed in house), which included a pilsner, a dunkel, a hefeweisen, and their seasonal März beer. The beers were all good, although the März and dunkel were the more flavorful and enjoyable of the four.

The food was also quite good, I had Käespätzle, which appears to be the German version of mac & cheese, with onions, bacon, and peppers in it. My sister had schnitzel, which she enjoyed.

A helpful point for English-speaking travelers - they have an English language menu. They also had a couple other translations, I believe Italian and Spanish, so just ask. Our waitress spoke little English, but was very cheerful and polite.

I would happily pay this establishment another visit if I am ever in Berlin again.

Mar 20, 2008
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elmocoso from Nebraska

3.4/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 5

My review might be a bit skewed here because i was treated to a great meal and all the beer i could drink as part of a class outing for my VLB classes, but that said, get the Pig Leg. It is f'n great and huge.

The beer here was pretty good. They had a dunkel Lager, a Hefe, A pils and another i cant recall, all with the correct glassware.

As a reviewer has already stated, this bp is located in a mall, and it is on the second floor with the actual brewery jetting out above the middle of the first floor. The tanks are beautiful brass on the outside.

Overall, this place is decent with easy access ( right off alexanderplatz ) and great food and good beer. check it out.

p.s. I gave the est a Reasonable value even though i didn't have to pay and didn't notice the prices, but the review requires it. I will update when I go back.


A group of six of us went here last wedensday around 11PM and tried to grab a table. The place is very big and there were only about 5 tables full. The waitress came running up telling us in German that we could only sit at the bar if we were just drinking. None of the other tables had food on them, though they might have already ate their food. Our friend asked again, in german why and we couldnt get a straight answer. We asked another server why we cant sit at a table and all he said was our bar is very nice. We left. I've been in for only drinks before and never had this problem. Nice beer, but this service ruined it for me.

May 07, 2007
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numenor1 from North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This place is near the Fernseh Turm in Berlin Mitte, duh. Decor is traditional bavarian, as is the food. Very warm atmosphere, and not without charm. I've been here a handful of times, not so much for the food (traditional german fare, and not bad at all) but for their beer. They have a gorgeous copper brew system and the best pilsner i've ever had. Their dunkel is top notch too. The service is typical continental european (courteous but far from lavish), which is to be expected. Selection of food is good, and well priced. The beers are typically the pilsner, dunkel, hefeweizen and a seasonal. Again, their pils is simply incredible. More than worth a stop if you're in the area

Oct 26, 2006
Lemke am Alex in Berlin, Germany
Place rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 13 ratings