Saturday 27th November 2010
This pub looks very impressive from the outside yet on entry it seems smaller than you think it would be.
The largest part of the main room is on the right and that's where the bar counter is. Beyond that is a separated smoking room. On the left is a smaller area mainly used by diners and this is where the kitchen and toilets are.
This street-corner local brewpub has one of the smallest breweries I have ever seen. Yet, it produces some of the best beers in Berlin. There is a good Dunkel that is not at all sweet and the Hell is a beautiful beer with citrus notes.
On a subsequent visit there was a special in the form of Märzen, which was superb. There always seems to a special of one sort or another and I've had several on subsequent visits and they were always excellent. The food looks good too.
Schlander, Bänschstrasse 91, Berlin-Friedrichshain 10247. Tel: 030 8961 7073
Open: Monday to Friday 16.00-24.00; Saturday to Sunday and Holidays 12.00-24.00
You can walk to or from Frankfurter Allee U and S-Bahn stations in about eight minutes.