Visitors shouldn’t be fooled by the 1950s diner façade – Feuermelder is something else entirely, as patrons will see once they walk through the doors and encounter the amped-up, hard rock attitude.
An eclectic décor featuring red-and-black walls draped with heart-shaped Christmas lights, fake roses, and dark statues of skeletons and vampires sets the mood for an alternative crowd, while the blaring rock and metal music takes the energy level up a few notches.
The main room is dominated by an L-shaped bar and a handful of red vinyl booths, while the back area provides a large assortment of pool tables and pinball machines.
Weekdays draw a loyal clientele of Friedrichshain locals who down beers and shoot pool, while raucous tourists join the party on the weekends. But no matter who shows up at Feuermelder, the friendly tattooed and pierced bartenders keep the cheap drinks flowing.