WINE & COCK­TAILS

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Berghain. Fri–Sat from mid­night. www.katerblau. de. Holz­mark­t­str. 25. S Ost­bahn­hof. G3

Mag­net Club

Rock, in­die, and punk evenings, and dance floors both in­doors and out­doors. Open Tue–Sun. www.mag­net- club.de. Fal­ck­en­ste­in­str. 48. T: 030.44008140. U Sch­le­sis­ches Tor. G4

Ma­trix

Lo­cated un­der the base­ment vaults of the Warschauer Straße rail­way sta­tion, this club is the place to go for disco, R&B, Latin, dance, elec­tro, house, and techno, played on five dif­fer­ent dance floors. www.ma­trix- berlin.de. Warschauer Platz 18. T: 030.29369990. S+U Warschauer Straße. G4

The Pearl

One of the most lux­u­ri­ous clubs in town at­tracts the posh­est crowds, mostly due to a huge bar serv­ing po­tent cock­tails and a large dance floor pop­u­lated by pro­fes­sional dancers. Thu–Sat un­til 7am. www.the­p­earl- berlin.de. Fasa­nen­str. 81. T: 030.31518890. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. G4

Prince Charles

A stylish club set in an old swim­ming pool build­ing. Tiled walls and con­crete floor­ing are the main el­e­ments of its dé­cor. Cock­tail bar in the evening, wild dance club at night. Fri–Sun night. www.princecharles­ber­lin.com. Prinzen­str. 85F. U Moritz­platz. F4

Puro Sky Lounge

High- heeled crowds in a sleek, lux­u­ri­ous set­ting, with fab­u­lous views from the roof of the Europa Cen­ter. Dress up. Wed–Sat from 8pm. www.purober­lin.de. Tauentzien­str. 9-12. T: 030.26367875. U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten, U Wit­ten­berg­platz. C4

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

Salon zur Wilden Re­nate

In an old res­i­den­tial build­ing on the cooler side of Friedrichshain, Wilde Re­nate is hugely pop­u­lar with young and wild Ber­lin­ers. Antlers, grand pi­anos, and heavy cur­tains cre­ate the at­mos­phere, and the sound sys­tem is im­pec­ca­ble. Thu–Sat from mid­night. www.re­nate.cc. Alt-Stralau 70. T: 030.25041426. S Trep­tower Park, S Ostkreuz. H4

Soda Club

This Pren­zlauer Berg in­sti­tu­ition is a hot week­end lo­ca­tion for lo­cals and visi­tors alike. From Thurs­day to Sun­day, dance all night to elec­tro and techno. www.soda- berlin.de. Alte Kan­tine, Knaack­str. 97. T: 030.44315155. U Eber­swalder Straße. F1

Tre­sor

Housed in the safe of an old depart­ment store, Tre­sor was the first techno club in Berlin’s postWall years. Its dé­cor-free in­te­rior was ex­clu­sively de­signed for afi­ciona­dos of the mu­sic genre. www.tre­sor­ber­lin.com. Köpenicker Str. 70. T: 030.69537731. S Ost­bahn­hof. F3

Water­gate

A two- story elec­tro, house, and drum & bass tem­ple, right on the Spree River. The mod­ern in­te­rior boasts floor-to- ceil­ing glass win­dows that over­look the wa­ter. Doors are tight on week­ends. Mon, Wed–Sat from mid­night. www.wa­ter- gate.de. Fal­ck­en­ste­in­str. 49. T: 030.61280394. U Sch­le­sis­ches Tor. G4

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 away 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

€1 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. Friendly, un­pre­ten­tious at­mos­phere, and good, or­ganic food. Mon– Fri 1– 8pm, Sat 11am– 8pm. www.weinerei.com. Veter­a­nen­str. 14. T: 030.4406983. U Rosen­thaler Platz. F2

Fragrances

Berlin’s wildest club and

nightlife scene is con­cen­trated along Re­valer Straße, near Warschauer Straße. The Ritz- Carl­ton’s bar is the world’s only to pair cock­tails with per­fumes. Each drink is rep­re­sented by a tester bot­tle of the per­fume it’s based on and a photo il­lus­trat­ing the fi­nal pre­sen­ta­tion, which ranges from play­ful to whim­si­cal. www.ritzcarl­ton. com. Pots­damer Platz 3. T: 030.337777. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

The Grand

A for­mer school build­ing has been trans­formed into a su­per- hip restau­rant, bar and club all mixed into one. Enjoy top cock­tails and a se­lec­tion of cigars on the green leather couches in the 1920s-in­spired bar, then dance the night away in Beer fans: sip tra­di­tional Bavar­ian brews at Au­gustiner am Gen­dar­men­markt (Char­lot­ten­str. 55). the chic, in­ti­mate club. www.the- grand- berlin.com. Hirten­str. 4. T: 030.2789099555. S+U Alexan­der­platz. B4

Green Door Cock­tail Bar

One of Berlin’s most re­lax­ing cock­tail bars, with a retro style and lots of 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 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, rooftop ter­race in sum­mer. 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

New­ton Bar

Cigars, cham­pagne, whiskey, and cock­tails de­fine this bar, which is en­tirely ded­i­cated to fash­ion pho­tog­ra­pher Hel­mut New­ton. Daily 10am– 3am (un­til 4am Fri–Sat). www.new­ton- bar. de. Char­lot­ten­str. 57. T: 030.20295421. U Franzö­sis­che Straße. E3

The Os­car Wilde Ir­ish Pub

The first Ir­ish pub in Mitte, offering clas­sics like Kilkenny and Guin­ness. Big screen for sport­ing events. Daily 10am-3am (Fri-Sat un­til 4am). www. os­car-wilde-ir­ish- pub.de. Friedrich­str. 112a. T: 030.2828166. U Oranien­burger Tor. E2

Rein­gold

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

Sch­warzes Café

Eat, drink, and be merry. It’s all pos­si­ble at this 24hour spot, which com­bines a sur­pris­ingly el­e­gant in­te­rior with an un­pre­ten­tious at­mos­phere. Latenight kitchen and an af­ford­able – not to men­tion ex­haus­tive – cock­tail menu. 24h daily ex­cept Tue from 3–10am. www.schwarzescafe- berlin.de. Kantstr. 148. T: 030.3138038. U Uh­land­straße, U Sav­i­gny­platz. B4

Times Bar

A fine and lux­u­ri­ous bar in­side the Savoy Ho­tel, offering mod­ern drinks and Caribbean cock­tails along­side a se­lec­tion of Cuban cigars. Open daily from noon to late evening. www.wein­rotrestau­rant.com. Fasa­nen­str. 9-10. T: 030.311030. S Sav­i­gny­platz. C4

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