Only recently, the famous White Trash Fast Food restaurant changed its location and moved just around the corner from our hostel. That’s why we would like to tell you something about the White Trash today and hope that our article stimulates your appetite for more.
The White Trash Restaurant in Berlin made a name for itself long ago. At the restaurant, you can enjoy “exotic food just like Mama used to make” which means yummy Burgers with fancy coverings. The restaurant attracts visitors with its fusion of German-Asian-Mexican-French-Swiss burger cuisine. For instance, you can have nachos and home-made guacamole as a starter, a goat cheese-walnut burger as a main and round off the feast with an apple pie like at grandmas. While having home-made food with your friends you can listen to some “devils music” how White Trash calls it. With other words, you can listen to live rock, punk, country and new wave.
The White Trash restaurant was found in 2000 at the Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlins City Center inside a former Irish Pub. In the old White Trash, you could still sense the rustic-cozy atmosphere of an Irish Pub – a lot of wood, hidden corners with small tables, rustic decorations at the bar and beer- and whisky loving rockers and travelers. At the same time, you had the feeling of sitting in a cheesy Chinese restaurant with Chinese lanterns and red-golden deco-elements hanging from the ceiling. This crazy mixture of Asian kitsch and Irish pub – flair turned the White Trash into a very special place which was colorful, packed with people and loud. While people were eating, drinking and rocking on the upper two levels, you could get a tattoo or hang out in the Diamond Longe on the basement floor.
Recently, the White Trash opened next to the bar/club „Club der Visionäre“ in the hip district of Treptow, just next to Kreuzberg. That means it now only takes five minutes by bike to get from our Industriepalast hostel to the new restaurant. Surprisingly, the old White Trash is very different from the new one regarding its design and atmosphere. Also, the district of Treptow/ Kreuzberg is very different from Berlin Mitte as it is much younger and greener. The first thing that comes to mind when entering the new White Trash is the huge outdoor area which didn’t exist at the old location. The nice garden area consists of a lot of green and wood, small ladders, bridges, rustic beer garden tables and fire bowls to warm up your hands.
If it gets dark outside, the outdoor area looks especially nice as blue and red lights are swinging in the sky and guests are warming themselves around the fire bowls. The summer feeling is perfect when the huge grill is lightened up and it smells wonderfully like BBQ. Besides the outdoor area, White Trash also has an indoor area with a bar, big stage, wooden boxes and beer tables. There are live bands playing indoors several times a week for only 3 € admission and there’re DJs playing funky music every night. In the midst of this simple wood decoration and live country music, you’ll feel like you’re in an American saloon.
We conclude: the new White Trash has a simpler design but is greener than the old one and the burgers and home-made lemonade with Vodka still tastes as good as before. A clear plus of the new location is the garden which creates a real BBQ feeling in summer.
So, off you go to White Trash!
Enjoy the feast and let us know how you liked it.
Blogger at Industriepalast Hostel
Web & Photos: whitetrashfastfood.com
is Berliner by choice and a passionate backpacker himself. As a receptionist he knows the real hostel life; as a blogger he's been writing for Industriepalast Hostel's Berlin blog since 2014.