Food for Night Owls – Late Night Food in Berlin

Berlin is definitely one of the queer world cities that never sleeps. The pulsating nightlife guarantees that. If you're up late at night, you're bound to get hungry at some point. Snack bars, cafés, bistros, and restaurants cater to those who never want to go to bed. If you're hungry, it's usually enough to simply look for the nearest open joint on the next main street to find what you're looking for. But you can also find a selection of options here!

Late Night Classic: Currywurst from Curry 36.

Curry 36

Currywurst is the most popular street food in Berlin. A whole range of snack chains specialise in the Berlin classic. One of the best known is Curry 36. At the branch on Mehringdamm in Berlin-Kreuzberg, not far from queer institutions like the Rauschgold Bar, the Boiler sauna and the BKA Theatre, you'll be able to satisfy your cravings until 5am. And you should definitely try a currywurst in Berlin at some point anyway! (More recommendations for this corner of Kreuzberg can be found here).

Curry 36
Mehringdamm 36, 10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Metro Mehringdamm
Website Curry 36

Here, even the biggest appetites are satisfied by burgers from Burgermeister.


Nothing satisfies hunger better than a hearty burger! Burgermeister is one of the best-known burger joints in Berlin. The first branch opened in a former toilet block at Schlesisches Tor in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Directly underneath the underground bridge, hungry people sometimes queue there as if the place were actually a trendy club. These days, there are a few more branches. Most of them are open until 4 am.

Oberbaumstraße 8, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Metro Schlesisches Tor
Website Burgermeister

Schwarzes Café

Schwarzes Café

In the west of Berlin, on Kantstraße in Charlottenburg, the Schwarze Café is one of Berlin's cult gastronomic establishments. It has been attracting a colourful crowd since the 1970s. It is open until 3 a.m. and offers breakfast, dinner, supper and cocktails - just the way the guests like it. And while you're in Charlottenburg, it’s worth doing a little exploration of the neighbourhood. In recent years, the district has been somewhat overlooked by many travellers - unjustly, we think!

Schwarzes Café
Kantstraße 148, 10623 Berlin-Charlottenburg
S-Bahn Savignyplatz
Website Schwarzen Café

Köfte are one of the most popular foods to sate your hunger.

Gel Gör Köfteci

The rather rough area around Kottbusser Tor is popular with many queer guests: the restaurant Südblock and the bar Möbel Olfe, among others, are situated here. Clubs like the Monarch on the second floor offer a great view of the overground trains through large windows overlooking Kotti. The area is also known for its many restaurants serving Turkish and Kurdish food. Gel Gör Köfteci" specialises in Köfte, the delicious, minced meat skewers. Combined with salad, and great sauces, they are guaranteed to chase away any late-night hunger pangs. There are always vegan options available.

Gel Gör Köfteci
Kottbusser Damm 80, 10967 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Metro Kottbusser Tor

The area around the Schlesisches Tor turns into a hotspot at night with numerous snack bars and restaurants.

Pizza Espresso

If you're on the go in Kreuzberg or Friedrichshain, it might be worth making a diversion to fend off nocturnal hunger pangs at Schlesisches Tor. You'll find great pizzas at Pizza Espresso around the clock. Then, freshly fortified, you can move straight on to the next party location.

Pizza Espresso
Schlesische Str. 1, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Metro Schlesisches Tor

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Words: Frank Schröder

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