We were more than excited when our founders told us about betahaus | Neukölln because WE LOVE NEUKÖLLN. It’s the neighborhood where much of our community spends their weekends, and now they can cowork there, too!
If you're a member still looking for your favorite things to do in Neukölln or are just considering moving into our newest house, here are our tips on where you can grab a coffee, pickup lunch, sit down for a vegan breakfast, chill after work, or catch live music in Neukölln.
Neukölln is without a doubt one of the best neighborhoods in Berlin for a cozy coffee meeting or delicious vegan brunch. There are plenty of cute cafés along the canal, so no matter whether you prefer something rather rustic or more chic, vintage or Scandinavian, in Neukölln you’ll find a great selection of everything. Here are some of our favourites.
Nah Am Wasser is only 5 minutes walk from betahaus | Neukölln and is placed, as the name hints, close to Spree. It offers great food, delicious vegan cakes, and lots of freshly made juices and smoothies. It has a beautiful outdoor area in the spring and summer. Tip: Try their Wunderkuchen. We swear you won't regret it.
Another favorite cafe in Neukölln is hom. Not only it's run by an ex-betahaus member, but Iva – COO, betahausX – can highly recommend their cakes and baked goods.
For all true coffee and tea lovers, Companion Cafe is the right place. They offer a special selection of organic tea and know best how to make a latte. With your drink, you can also try some of their super yummy pastries.
If you’re searching for a place to buy REALLY GOOD baked goods (with gluten free options) and very friendly staff, endorphina Bakery is your place. It’s just few steps away from our building hidden in the backyard of Elsenstraße 52, and Katka – Head of Startup Relations, betahausX – says its awesome.
A good meal during the day is crucial for your productivity. Luckily around Neukölln, you'll find plenty of great restaurants for any taste.
Few steps away from betahaus | Neukölln you will find one of the best Korean BBQ places in town. mmaah is the new favorite lunch spot of Madeleine – Co-founder – and is a great spot for a fast-but-delicious meal. For all vegetarians, they also have meat-free options, potatoes and salads.
We’re so lucky to have one of the best pizza places in town only a few blocks away from our coworking space in Neukölln. W Pizza offers oven-baked pizzas with wheat and hemp dough for every taste. This hip Neopolitan place opened in the end of last year and turned fast in one of the must-go places for everyone in Neukölln. Another great pizza place in the neighborhood is Monella at Weichselstraße 17.
Check out our special Google Map to find more restaurants around Neukölln.
And if you're trying to save your funds for more glorious things, there are plenty of supermarkets nearby where you can buy groceries and have a DIY lunch with coworkers. There's a REWE, Aldi, Lidl and EDEKA all within 10 minutes of betahaus | Neukölln.
It's no secret that Neukölln is famous for its nightlife. The neighbourhood is full of great places to grab a drink after work, enjoy some live music, or go out partying.
Taylor – Head of Content (and the travel blogger behind Travel Outlandish) – has lived in Neukölln for quite some time now and spotted some of the best bars in the area. Some of her favorites are Natanja & Heinrich, TiER, Twinpigs and Ä. Another must-go spot in Neukölln for all beer lovers is Lager Lager on Pflügerstraße 68.
If you're a fan of live music sessions and cozy atmosphere Du Beast, Rotbart, rooftop bar Klunkerkranich and Silver Future are great places to go. But, when talking about live music, the gritty-but-cool Loophole has our heart. It's a great space with the typical Neukölln charm (whatever that means to you) with local artists and nice bartenders.
Of course, Robbin & Gabi – Front Desk Managers – know the best spots for clubbing in Neukölln. Over the weekend it’s possible you might to bump into them in Griessmühle, Club der Visionäre or Hoppetoss (last two with a great view of the Spree). Another great spot for open airs is ELSE. It has a beautiful chill area and invites our most beloved local DJ's.
Other than bars, live music, and clubs there are plenty of other places you'll find entertainment and things to do in Neukölln. Depending on what your favorite free time activity is, you can go play mini-golf at Hertzbergplatz, enjoy an indie movie in Wolf Kino, go see English stand-up & improv comedy at Comedy Cafe or find secondhand pieces in some of Berlin's most famous vintage shops.
As you already know, changing your workplace from time to time can have a positive impact on your productivity. Luckily, our coworking pals at ENKLAVE and MotionLab.Berlin are just around the corner. And as a betahaus & OneCo member, you can work up to 5 days/month from a betahaus partner space! Cool, right?
When you feel overwhelmed by work or need a break from sitting in front of your laptop, in the area around betahaus | Neukölln, you'll find 3 of Berlin’s best parks where you can enjoy a sunny day or have a picnic with friends and colleagues. Treptower Park is just up the road, and on warm summer days, you can even do standup paddling there. Tempelhofer Feld and Hasenheide are great for long walks, biking, skateboarding, or a pickup game of football with some of our community. There is a also a solid community of kite- and longboarders in Tempelhofer Feld if you're into outdoor activities.
In the summer, we launched a couple of new events in Neukölln like Freelancers, Unite!, The Backyard Sessions and My friend’s BBQ.
Freelancers, Unite! developed as our productive coworking session with freelancers from in and outside the ‘haus. Once a month, we picked an important freelance topic (such as taxes, time-management, etc) and invited experts to give us insights on the topic. We saw so many new faces and had the chance to come back closer to where we started from - the freelance, grassroots culture.
Another event, which started in July (and turned out to be our favourite events) were The Backyard Sessions. Organised by our queen of Neukölln - Robbin – the Backyard Sessions are our creative evenings with live music jams, movie screenings and cocktails.
This last event was hilarious because for quite some time, nobody knew exactly who organised it or invited them. The friend was throwing a BBQ for the community in the garden and this led to all our members joining and staying after for a beer or two with us.
‘’My favourite moment this year was the second friends bbq which was actually cancelled because of the rain forecast. But despite the bad weather, people show up and it turned into a super nice intimate evening with Elizaveta and Paul giving a garden concert.’’ - Robbin (Community Manager, betahaus)
''In July, it was great how the casual after-work BBQ turned into an impromptu acoustic blues jam session with Elizavetta Barsegova and Paul, who have the voice of an angel. Actually, all of the My Friend's BBQ's and Backyard Sessions were AWESOME.’’ - Paige (Head of Marketing, betahaus)
This year we released a new event format in Kreuzberg called ‘’The betaSalon’’. It's an open panel discussion which aims to give stage to important topics and give free speech on them. The fist one we did on the EU elections, last month we talked about changemakers, but our favourite one for this season stays ‘’Mother + Founder’’ where we partnered with FemGems podcast and recorded a live podcast episode for them having Madeleine Gummer von Mohl (betahaus co-founder), Kristine Zeller (co-creater of ooshi period underwear) and Luisa Hoffman on the stage.
Every September, our co-founders take part in the Techfestival. in Copenhagen, spending a few days disconnecting from the daily life and focusing on creating a better, more human-centered tech future. This year the think tank which included our co-founders Madeleine and Max came up with the TechPledge. The Tech Pledge was made to emphasize the need for a new direction in tech. Similar to the Hippocratic oath for doctors, the Tech Pledge is a promise to make tech a force for good and ensure responsible and sustainable tech leadership. It’s a commitment to driving a new direction in technology.
One of the most exciting projects for betahausX this year (which is also continuing in 2020) is their new startup challenge called The Werder Lab - a global startup competition that aims to reimagine the way clubs like Werder work with athletes, fans and partners.
This year couldn’t end without us having our favourite events - the end-of-the-year holiday party and the BETAPITCH Global Finals. On the 6th of December we saw the 9 finalists of the regional BETAPITCH competitions pitching in front of our jury. Congrats to Troy from Hamburg for winning the big prize.
We finished the year at our Holiday Party celebrating anything and everything at betahaus | Neukölln together with our members, friends of friends and our favourite artists from Passiflora LIVE, Tapete and Kotoe.
Thank you for being with us in 2019. It's been a crazy big year for us and it wouldn't been possible without your support, trust and the hard work of our amazing team. Have an amazing holiday time and we'll see you again in 2020.