The Weinere Forum is an all-self-serving bar and restaurant venue that has its own rules, namelly, after consumption (food and wine) your pay judgement lays on your own conscious. That means that you keep in mind what you’ve ‘devoured’ and you pay on the way out just like in any other restaurant, with the only difference that there is no server nor a bill presented to you. When ready to go, everybody leaves the money for their drink and food consumption in a fish bowl. The philosophy behind it is you pay what you think the food was worth.

The food itself is international in style and simply great for the price YOU choose to pay. Dinner menu varies between mouth-watering soups, gormet risotto and veggie stews, to tantalizing pasta and fish entrees.

The Weinerei is big, comfortable, and stuffy when busy (almost always busy though). A Tuesday night could be as busy as a Friday or a Saturday night. There is a high chance you might see the same people during lunch and dinner times.

The wine bar is on the left at the entrance and the food bar is at the end of the big hall, presented in a buffet style. There is a standard 2 euro fee for the first glass of wine and from there on YOU start counting what YOU drink and eat. The choice of wine is relatively good-nice roses, dry white and red wines and a superb sauvignon blanc (my personal favorite).

Weinerei is a local heaven spot, hidden from the tourist world and so worth checking out. There are two bartenders that explain the rules at the entrance. They also DO expect you to pay, so make sure you actually leave money in the fish bowl.



Hello Berlin explorers, I am Tia (short for Teodora, 28) and I am very excited to share my unique and local experience of this amazing city. I've lived all over the German capital and I am a big fan of each and every borough. I hope, through my reviews, you will get to experience the true Berlin and become a fan as well.