The Yorckschlösschen has existed under same name for over 100 years now and has long-since become a Kreuzberg institution. Following a period as a rather middle-class corner pub in the 1960s, it increasingly became an artists' watering hole in the early '70s. Since then it has been an essential hub of social life in the Kreuzberg neighbourhood or Kiez. This tavern is a true melting pot. Everybody meets here - young and old, poor and rich - and no-one takes exception to anyone else. With a "persistence bordering on stubbornness" (Zitty 18/95), nothing is changed here, and time seems to have stood still - which is the way the guests like it.
Berlin's musicians in particular like to get together here, which is not surprising after almost twenty years of regular live music. The emphasis is on traditional jazz, swing and black rhythm'n'blues. You can hear the best in New Orleans jazz, soul and blues here every Sunday from 2 p.m., every Saturday and Wednesday from 9 p.m. - and Thursday and Friday evenings from October to March. Admission is only 4-6 Euro p.p. Source
There is a weekly jam session at Yorck