End­less Sum­mer

Lau­ren Oyler re­fuses to get her coat out of stor­age just yet as she revels in some of the city’s best in­door/out­door hy­brid nightlife spa­ces.

Where Berlin - - NIGHTLIFE -

“It’s the best of both worlds: re­lax al fresco and warm up for the party ”

If you’re start­ing to sense a bit of au­tumn chill in the air, do as the lo­cals do and re­sist at all costs. The city’s skies darken as the year rounds the cor­ner into win­ter, and Ber­lin­ers sa­vor the last re­main­ing sun­shine at venues that serve up din­ner, drinks, and danc­ing all in one in­door/out­door space. It’s the best of both worlds: re­lax al fresco – and then warm up once the party starts in­side.

With mouth-wa­ter­ing fu­sion food, fre­quent con­certs and par­ties, and a friendly, funny staff, White Trash Fast Food (p. 55) is an ex­pat in­sti­tu­tion that has re­cently re­lo­cated to a new, chilled- out spot on the Spree River. The brave can even get them­selves a per­ma­nent mem­ory of their wild time in Ber­lin – the venue’s in­house tat­too stu­dio, No Pain No Brain, stays open un­til 8pm.

The weather’s always good at Schön­wet­ter (Ber­nauer Str. 63, www.schoen­wet­ter­ber­lin.de), the beachy hang­out ad­ja­cent to Mauer­park in the park’s pop­u­lar Sun­day flea mar­ket. A great place to un­wind af­ter a hec­tic shop­ping ses­sion, the lounge spot serves up sum­mery cock­tails, food from the grill, and dance­able elec­tronic mu­sic as the day bleeds into night.

But the most in-the-know Ber­lin­ers take their fun higher – to Project Klunkerkranich (Karl- Marx-Str. 66, www.klunkerkranich.de) at the top of the parkade of the Neukölln Ar­ca­den, a shop­ping mall in the district fast be­com­ing syn­ony­mous with hip. What started out as a week­end­sonly semi-se­cret rave spot (which is, ac­tu­ally, some­thing that could be said about many Ber­lin bars) has turned into a beloved gar­den/ bar/club/flea mar­ket/ex­hi­bi­tion space where Ber­lin­ers young and old eat, drink, and party, all while tak­ing in some of the best un­ob­structed views of the city.

White Trash Fast Food

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