Run by Seattle
native and professional sommelier Michael Rowe—part-owner of popular craft-beer expat hangout, Badfish—La Cave is a new Prenzlauer Berg wine shop and bar that offers locals a taste of over 200 wines. Set inside a simple but elegant space, with extensive wooden shelves holding bottles from around the world to purchase, La Cave puts a special emphasis on German varieties. The bar area serves around 20 bottles by the glass. There are several wooden tables dotted around for seating, and a supplementary menu of Mediterranean-influenced dishes: anchovies on toast, house-marinated olives, as well as cheese and charcuterie plates. Look out for the monthly wine tasting events.