TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not sure how they defined 'alternative.' The first place was, supposed to be, a throw back/cosplay Soviet bar, however the bar had just opened for business so it was not only dead, if the employees were supposed to be in costume, they weren't. The second bar was a craft beer bar....HOW IS THAT ALTERNATIVE!?!?!?! Don't get me wrong, the bar was nice enough but absolutely nothing about it was alternative. The ping pong bar was interesting but again, not alternative. You can have a way better alternative experience with 10 minutes googling. This was just a frustrating experience.
The first pub we met at a smoking pub, the men waited outside for an hour then moved us not, not enjoyable and we left, we met them again at a second pub which was ok but then left for the night, think for younger people, but don't expect a story or history part of it, just pubs that sign up for this they get the crowd in and the men or company make money out of it too.
The tour was okay. The bars weren't very exciting with the exception of one with ping pong. The shots weren't from the bars themselves it was actually kinda sketchy they pour themselves often times outside and then bring in the shot for you to drink. In most cases it was jager shots which isnt something special or unique to those bars/Germany. All in all the tour was somewhat disappointing.
It was fun to experience some of the alternative bars of Berlin! We went to a transvestite bar that had a circus theme, we tried a ping-pong bar and finally to an Absinth bar before we went to a Night club. The downside was that we were way too many people! They should have a maximum of 8-10 people pr group, and the guides could also try to connect more to the participants of the pubcrawl. We expected them to tell us more about the bars, why they picked them and maybe some history. But all in all it was a nice evening, there were people from different countries and we had some interesting conversations and experiences!
Large group of over 30 had to be split in 2.
Waited at meeting point bar for 1 hour. Went to 5 bars and in most bars too crowded for space.
Different, strange bars correct as described, but wouldn't go back to either.
Tour guide Cornelius OK however the lady tour guide definitely not good at all.