Love Handles: The Muted Horn of Berlin

This elegant but cozy neighborhood bar's star-studded beer selection has made it a destination for European geeks and wayfarers.

Joe Stange Mar 6, 2021 - 2 min read

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What it is: This elegant, modern bar run by friendly, knowledgeable people in the German capital features an eye-popping beer selection. The main attraction is a constantly moving parade of some of the world’s finest on draft: On a typical night, its 22 taps may kick off with a couple of Franconian lagers, roll through some Belgian saisons and unblended lambics, plunge into the latest juicy-hazies from hyped local producers, then wind up with a Canadian imperial stout on nitro. There is no food—beyond the occasional food truck next to the pleasant front terrace—but eat all the pretzel sticks you want.

Why it’s great: The word “curated” is overused when it comes to beer lists, but here it’s apt. The choosiness and taste of Canadian co-owners Jenia Semanova and Corbin Crnkovic—who know what they love as well as what excites their patrons—is what drives the selection. Besides the taps, the bottle list is a roll call of rare lambic beers and unusual imports. This is also one of the few places in Europe to find bottled beers from the tiny Belgian blender Bokke. —Joe Stange

Hours (see below): 5 p.m.–2 a.m., Monday–Thursday; 5 p.m.–3 a.m., Friday; 3 p.m.–3 a.m., Saturday; 3 p.m.–1 a.m., Sunday
Address: Flughafenstrasse 49, Berlin, Germany

(Note: Due to the pandemic, the Muted Horn is currently operating as a shop only, 4 p.m.–8 p.m. Thursday–Sunday. Its pre-pandemic opening hours are listed above.)