WINE & COCK­TAILS

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40 Sec­onds

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

Berghain/Panorama Bar

The club of choice for techno lovers is fa­mous for its in­cred­i­ble sound sys­tem, at­mos­phere, 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 Wriezener Bahn­hof. T: 030.29360210. S Ost­bahn­hof. G3

Clärchens Ballhaus

Dance to a dif­fer­ent style of mu­sic ev­ery night at this pop­u­lar, cen­tury- old dance hall. Salsa Mon­day, tango Tues­day, swing Wed­nes­day, cha cha Thurs­day, live Tanzkapelle Fri–Sat. Daily from 11pm. www.ballhaus.de. Au­gust­str. 24. T: 030.2829295. U Rosen­thaler Platz. E2

The Roses Ber­lin

Kitsch is the word at this fun gay- and straight­friendly Kreuzberg bar. Cheap drinks. Daily from 9pm. Oranien­str. 187. T: 030.6156570. U Kot­tbusser Tor. F4

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

Die Weinerei

Two eu­ros will get you a glass, which you can fill as many times as you want. Be­fore you leave, leave as much money as you think your evening was worth. Mon– Fri 1– 8pm, Sat 11am– 8pm. www.weinerei.com. Veter­a­nen­str. 14. T: 030.4406983. U Rosen­thaler Platz. F2

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 (Fri–Sat un­til 4am). 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

LaBanca

The Ho­tel de Rome’s bar team spe­cial­izes in avant­garde 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

Le Croco Bleu

Ex­pert bar staff puts great care into each of the elab­o­rate, of­ten­times in­ven­tive drinks they make, and cre­ative pre­sen­ta­tion makes the drink­ing ex­pe­ri­ence even more mem­o­rable. www.lecro­cobleu.com. Pren­zlauer Allee 242. T: 151.58247804. U Sene­felder­platz. F2

Rein­gold

A clas­sic cock­tail bar, 1920s style. El­e­gant leather so­fas, sump­tu­ous light­ing, and gilded el­e­ments with a sound­track rang­ing from funk to R&B. Tue– Sat from 7pm. www.rein­gold.de. No­valis­str. 11. T: 030.28387676. U Oranien­burger Tor. E2

Riva Bar

Named af­ter an Ital­ian soc­cer star, this in­ti­mate bar un­der­neath the S- Bahn tracks has a cen­tral oval­shaped bar and benches along the walls. Out­door seat­ing in sum­mer. Daily from 6pm. www.riva- ber­lin.de. S- Bahn­bo­gen 142. T: 030.24722688. S Hack­escher Markt. F2/F3

Sch­warzes Café

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

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

Vic­to­ria Bar

Top-notch cock­tails and a marvelous, el­e­gant in­te­rior with dark-wood walls, leather couches, and art aplenty. Daily 6:30pm– 3am (Fri–Sat un­til 4am). www.vic­to­ri­abar.de. Pots­damer Str. 102. T: 030.25759977. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D4

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