Celebrating the Fourth of July

Happy Independence Day! Many of us American expats are not feeling too patriotic this year, and Corona prevents any big celebrations to boot. But perhaps we can order some barbecue and get out the left-over New Year’s sparklers at least.

As of this post date, outdoor grilling is currently disallowed in Berlin due to the pandemic. Please let leave a comment if you know otherwise. (See: https://www.berlin.de/kultur-und-tickets/tipps/2431087-1678259-grillen-in-berlin.html)

Meanwhile, here are some BBQ Restaurants in Berlin. 

[Please Note: We are not paid to advertise and cannot attest to the quality of the places listed below. If you do go, please let us know in the comments how it was!]

Chicago Williams

Hannoversche Str. 2 10115 Berlin Mitte

Offers delivery with Lieferando


Blackbeards Restaurant

Pappelallee 55, Berlin Prenzlauer Berg

Tu-Sa 17-23:00, Sun: 17-22:00


Lino’s Barbecue, Texas style

Wed-Sun 17:00-22:00

Malplaquetstrasse 43, 13347 Berlin Wedding


Big Stuff Smoked BBQ

Tu-Saturdays at Markthalle Neun from 12:00 until sold out

Eisenbahnstrasse 42/43 10997 Berlin Kreuzberg

The Bird Barbecue  

Texan style BBQ near Mauerpark. You can now book a reservation to 

Tues-Fri 18-22:00, Saturday 17-22:00, Sunday 16-22:00

ALSO they are now offering online ordering for next day delivery anywhere in Germany

Berlin delivery day is Saturdays or you can select a pick up

Order latest 21:00 o’clock the day before your preferred shipping, delivery or pick-up day:


Oderberger Str. 61, 10435 Berlin Prenzlauer Berg


You can get Kimchi Cowboy’s 4th of July Chili Dogs at

Protokol Berlin

Saturday 14-21:00

Boxhagener 110 Strasse 10245 Berlin F’chain



Fourth of July Children’s Books

Here are some book recommendations from Scholastic for preschool through 3rd grade: https://www.scholastic.com/parents/school-success/learning-toolkit-blog/10-fourth-july-picture-books.html

Happy Cultivated on You Tube does readings of:

-Apple Pie Fourth of July:

-Daniel Tiger’s First Fourth of July


-Fourth of July Mice



Redbook Magazine has put together a list of family friendly patriotic American movies you can watch with your family on the 4th of July:



Here are a few nice 4th of July crafts you can do with your kids:

DIY Confetti Poppers


Make a starry necklace


Fireworks Painting

https://www.firstpalette.com/craft/firework-printing.html (see Feature Image)

And a bit of messy outdoor play for little ones: 

Shaving Cream Fireworks

Last but not least,

Democrats in Berlin is doing a voter registration drive and will be out in various locations throughout the city. You can go to register to vote from abroad or volunteer for voter assistance or sign up for phone banking or just hang out with fellow Americans. You can RSVP and get details on the locations here: https://www.democratsabroad.org/de-berlin_events

Here are the locations and times they will be outdoors on the 4th of July:

Friedrichshain – Shakespeare & Sons

11am – 1pm

Prenzlauer Berg – Cookies and Cream Garden

1 – 3pm

Kreuzberg – Schöneberger Wiese in Gleisdreieck Park

1 – 3pm

Wedding – Volkspark Humboldthain

1 – 3pm

Potsdam – Starbucks Brandenburgerstraße

12 – 2pm

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