“Kiez ! Kneipe ! Kicker!”: The self-proclamation says it all. B-lage is a humble Neukölln bar with endearingly ramshackle interiors, stocked with  cheap beer, a decent sized “Kicker” room and a great local atmosphere.

However visitors to Berlin: do not be deterred, with a dynamic mix of clientèle this place welcomes itself up to international types – quite possibly due to a subtle “hipster” undertone.

On Wednesdays around 20hr the venue hosts a Vokü dinner(people’s kitchens), which operates under  a donation policy. An unobtrusive sign sits close to the hatch, where you simultaneously collect and pay for your meal, with loose guidelines as to how much one should pay – a flexible and oh-so “Berlin” system whereby it is suggested that you pay an amount which is reflective of your financial means at the time. The food is simple (normally a pasta based dish) but flavoursome and always vegetarian, if not vegan.

This place has a great summer vibe which sees visitors overspill onto the cobbled streets – adding to the contagious summer atmosphere which never fails to sweep the city.



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I moved to Berlin from London 1.5 yeas ago, and now with a range of jobs under my belt from art gallery assistant - blogger - au pair - call centre agent and having lived in 12 flat shares to date, for better or for worse I can not imagine leaving. When I first arrived here I found, as when experiencing most capital cities, that it took me awhile to locate something that resembled the "true" city, and to permeate through the touristic sheen... I'd love the opportunity to share what I have found through up-to-date and relevant tips, so that you can attempt to fast-track your integration into this vivacious and perpetually fluctuating city... and save time trolling through endless out-dated travel guides (like I did).