WINE & COCK­TAILS

Where Berlin - - NIGHTLIFE -

40 Sec­onds

A mod­ern and trendy rooftop club fre­quented by in­ter­na­tional stars and ur­ban jet­set­ters. R&B and soul on Fri­days, house on Satur­days. Ca­sual smart/el­e­gant dress code. www.40sec­onds.de. Pots­damer Str. 58. T: 030.8906420. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D4

Am­ber Suite

The per­fect place for over-27s to so­cial­ize while danc­ing and drink­ing of­fers two dance floors ( play­ing house, dance mu­sic, and black beats), three bar lounges, a buf­fet with bar­be­cue in sum­mer, and a pleas­ant ter­race for chats un­der the stars. Open Fri from 7pm till late, Sat from 8pm. www.am­ber­suite.info. Marien­dor­fer Damm 1. T: 030.74070609. U Ull­ste­in­straße. Off Map

Berghain/Panorama Bar

Known as the "world cap­i­tal of techno," the club is fa­mous for its in­cred­i­ble sound sys­tem and ul­tra- se­lected crowd: The door­men are known to be the tough­est in town. Dress code strictly ca­sual. Fri mid­night– Mon morn­ing. www.berghain.de. Am

Bar Tausend

Celebri­ties min­gle while watch­ing the ex­pert mixol­o­gists do their magic at this fu­tur­is­tic bar. Thu–Sat from 7:30pm. www.tausend­ber­lin.com. Schiff­bauer­damm 11. T: 030.27582070. S+U Friedrich­straße. E3

Buck and Breck

You’ll need to ring the door­bell to get into this tiny bar, hid­den next to a Mitte po­lice sta­tion. Sleek and el­e­gant in­te­rior, dim light­ing, and great drinks. Daily from 7pm. www.buckand­breck.com. Brun­nen­str. 177. U Rosen­thaler Platz. E2

Das Ho­tel

The old wooden ta­bles, chan­de­liers, and high ceil­ings at this re­laxed bar re­call the Paris of yes­ter­year. Next door, the DJ plays vintage clas­sics from the '60s to the ' 90s. Daily from 2pm. dashotel­clas­sic.blogspot.de. Mar­i­an­nen­str. 26a. T: 030.84118433. U Kot­tbusser Tor. F4

Green Door Cock­tail Bar

One of Ber­lin’s most re­lax­ing cock­tail bars, with a retro style and kitsch dé­cor. The cock­tail list is long and the bar­man fa­mous. Daily 6pm– 3am (un­til 4am Fri & Sat). www.green­door.de. Win­ter­feldt­str. 50. T: 030.2152515. U Nol­len­dorf­platz. D4

Harry’s New York Bar

An in­ter­na­tional drink menu with 200+ dif­fer­ent cock­tails, served to a jazz sound­track. Mon–Sat from 4pm. www.es­planade.de. Grand Ho­tel Es­planade Ber­lin, Lüt­zowufer 15. T: 030.254780. Bus M29, stop

Lüt­zow­platz. D4

Rein­gold

Sch­warzes Café

A 24-hour com­bi­na­tion of a bar and a café, with a good se­lec­tion of beer and wine and hot meals at any time of night. Lovely gar­den in sum­mer. 24h a day ex­cept Tue from 3–10am. www.schwarzescafe- ber­lin.de. Kantstr. 148. T: 030.3138038. U Uh­land­straße, S Sav­i­gny­platz. B4

Vic­to­ria Bar Knutschfleck Cock­tail­börse

At Ber­lin’s first cock­tail stock ex­change, the more peo­ple drink, the more prices drop. Along­side an en­ter­tain­ment pro­gram packed full with Moulin Rouge Bur­lesque nights, Stu­dio 54 dance- offs, karaoke, and open mic on Sun­days. www. knutschfleck- ber­lin.de. Alexan­der­str. 3. S+U Alexan­der­platz. F2

LaBanca Bar

The Ho­tel de Rome’s bar team spe­cial­izes in avant- garde cock­tails made with un­usual in­gre­di­ents such as bal­samic vine­gar, rose petals, or ginger beer. Aper­i­tivo ap­pe­tiz­ers also served. Live mu­sic Wed–Sat and rooftop ter­race in sum­mer. 9am–1am. www.hotelderome.com. Behren­str. 37. T: 030.4606090. U Franzö­sis­che Straße. E3 A clas­sic cock­tail bar, 1920s style. El­e­gant leather so­fas, sump­tu­ous light­ing, and gilded el­e­ments with a sound­track rang­ing from soul and funk to R&B. Tue–Sat from 7pm. www.rein­gold.de. No­valis­str. 11. T: 030.28387676. U Oranien­burger Tor. E2 Top-notch cock­tails and a marvelous, el­e­gant in­te­rior with dark-wood walls, leather couches, and art aplenty. Open daily 6.30pm– 3am (un­til 4am on Fri­day & Satur­day). www.vic­to­ri­abar.de. Pots­damer Str. 102. T: 030.25759977. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D4

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