NIGHTLIFE

Hit the town at one of the city's unique res­tau­rant-club hy­brids.

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The best nights out are those when ev­ery­thing comes to­gether ef­fort­lessly, leav­ing noth­ing to con­cern your­self with be­sides hav­ing a good time and en­joy­ing the com­pany of friends. Ber­lin’s res­tau­rant- club hy­brids make it easy, bring­ing din­ner, DJ, and danc­ing to­gether un­der one (fash­ion­able) roof.

One such venue, a hide­away un­der a train over­pass in Mitte, is nearly hid­den be­hind an un­marked door. With a chicly monochro­matic in­te­rior and an equally chic- look­ing crowd, Tausend ( p. 60) houses both its Cantina res­tau­rant and its bar un­der the same roof. En­joy the newly re­launched din­ing con­cept, a blend of high- end Asian fu­sion cre­ated in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Dae Mon res­tau­rant, then move over to the bar for one (or a few) of Tausend’s fa­mously good cock­tails and DJ sets of smooth disco- house.

Heinz Gin­dullis, bet­ter known as “Cookie,” was the man be­hind the club Cook­ies, one of the greats on Ber­lin’s party scene for two decades. Last fall, how­ever, Cook­ies closed and re­opened as Crack­ers ( p. 50), a din­ing hotspot that hasn’t let go of its clubbing past. Su­per- chic dé­cor is paired with great food – Cookie is, af­ter all, also owner of suc­cess­ful restau­rants Cook­ies Cream ( p. 50) and Chipps. Add a fan­tas­tic bar and DJ nights four times a week from 9pm un­til late and you’ve got the mak­ings of a very good night in­deed. The new­est ad­di­tion to the res­tau­rant- club

scene is Mitte's Crème

de la Crème ( Friedrich­str. 113, www. creme- ber­lin. com), which just opened in March. Kick off a night to re­mem­ber with some oys­ters, ce­viche, veal ribs, or truf­fle ravi­oli. Af­ter the well- heeled crowd is well fed, the party gets un­der­way around mid­night and lasts un­til the wee morn­ing hours.

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