WINE & COCK­TAILS

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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

Fra­grances

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 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

LaBanca Bar

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, 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

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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