Hafenküche – Beer Garden on the Spree Seaside
There is a new addition to the maritime world of entrepreneur and patron Frank Richert on Rummelsberger Bucht: a stylish beer garden right on the Spree. It basically serves as an extension to Richert’s Hafenküche, a dreamy place I wrote about last year. It took weeks of sawing, screwing and hammering until the final opening in early June.
Atop the anchored Spree boats, you will now find a Hafenküche kiosk that serves snacks from pretzels to fish sandwiches as well as dishes such as “Gilthead on Dried Tomatoes, Olives and Herbs” and vegetarian “Kante” burgers during the warmer season. Keeping in line with good old beer garden tradition, grilled specialties such as Merguez, bratwurst and haloumi are also available.
Wooden benches with broad back rests adorned with blue pillows are available for carefree dwelling. Vast awnings cover beautiful white bar tables and stools, right next to recessed groups of seating, gathered around a fireplace. And last, but not least there is always a classic ale-bench to be found – simply freshened up with a light grey coating and a panoramic view of the Spree.
More seating is available below the beer garden right before the jetties –my personal favourite! To get hold of one of these suntraps for a piece of cake or some of their homemade ice cream is almost as good as a day by the Baltic Sea. Which, on a sidenote, is not only mine but also Frank Richer’s home.
Therefore, it really comes as no surprise that the small harbor comprising Hafenküche, boat rental Spreeboote and this beautiful beer garden seems to be a matter of the heart. Every littlest thing is part of the concept, realized aesthetically as well as culinarily. So far I’ve only been here by day, but sitting around the fireplace while it gets dark and chilly, with a cool beer in your hand… Oh, that’s got to be especially good! I will see you again soon, Captain Richert!