Us Berliners love our Spätis. Since last summer especially, people have ditched the tap beer in favour of an 80-cent Sterni in a nearby park. But what if you’re not down to wake up with a hangover? Now there’s a Späti just for you!
Introducing Berlin’s first alcohol-free Späti, Null Prozent, which first opened as a pop-up last October at Kreuzberg’s Hallesches Haus. After spending the last few months in temporary spots around the city, the Null Prozent Späti is here to stay with a new, permanent location on Solmsstraße.
Unlike other Spätis that only offer soft drinks and water as their alcohol-free options, the complete selection at Null Prozent is alcohol-free: beer, wine, aperitif, and even vodka, whisky and tequila! Head there and peruse the metal racks and crates of products from more than 50 different partner brands, including Stryyk, Kolonne Null, and Ish Spirits. Beware: depending on the brand, this Späti can get pricy. Try their refreshing G&T, but maybe steer clear of the shots of weirdly nutty-tasting alcohol-free vodka. There are over 200 types of drinks to sample.
Null Prozent is the brainchild of Katja Kauf and Isabella Steiner, the founders of Nüchtern Berlin, an online platform that promotes mindful drinking. “It’s not about saying alcohol is bad or poisonous, we’re just asking what kind of alternatives exist,” Steiner explains, while also stressing that she herself enjoys the odd boozy night. “But you just can’t drink every day of the week.”
Sobriety is becoming increasingly popular, especially among millennials, whose often healthy lifestyles are at odds with excessive drinking. Null Prozent offers you a guilt-free way to have a drink every night if you want. So the next time you ask yourself, “what do I drink when I’m not drinking?”, fear not, you have plenty of options here.
Null Prozent | Solmsstr. 30, Kreuzberg | 10961 Berlin, Wed-Sat 10-20.