25 Lafayette Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Fort Greene

  • Tues.–Thurs., 5:30–11pm; Fri.–Sat., 5:30pm–midnight; Sun., 5pm–10pm

Berlyn's spelling signals it serves German food by way of Brooklyn, featuring contemporary renditions of schnitzel, warm pretzels with mustard, local market fish and a cheese plate sourced from Stinky Bklyn. Owners Ursula and Jonas Hegewisch have created a cozy, tavernlike setting with wood paneling, a graffiti mural and whimsical toys, a great place to repair to after work or before a show at BAM across the street. If you're trying to make a curtain, best to make a dining-room reservation (even if you're just looking for a preshow drink): the small bar is exceptionally popular due to its serious cocktail program. If you're not going anywhere but here and it's a nice night, sit in the lovely back garden.

Photo: Kate Glicksberg


  • Bar/Lounge
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Reservations Accepted
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • $$$
  • American (New)
  • German


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