WINE & COCK­TAILS

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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

Bebel Bar and Vel­vet Room

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

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

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 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

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

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

Vic­to­ria Bar

Top- notch cock­tails and an el­e­gant in­te­rior with dark-wood walls, leather couches, and art aplenty. The Potsdamer Platz-ad­ja­cent bar at­tracts those seek­ing to en­joy an ex­pertly mixed drink in a so­phis­ti­cated set­ting. Daily 6:30pm– 3am (Fri-Sat un­til 4am). www.vic­to­ri­abar.de. Potsdamer Str. 102. T: 030.25759977. S+U Potsdamer Platz. D4

Clärchens Ball­haus

Dance to a dif­fer­ent style of music ev­ery night at this pop­u­lar, cen­tu­ry­old dance hall. It’s salsa on Mon­day, tango on Tues­day, swing on Wed­nes­day, cha cha on Thurs­day, and live Tanzkapelle on Fri­day and Satur­day. Daily from 11pm. www.ball­haus.de. Au­gust­str. 24. T: 030.2829295. U Rosen­thaler Platz. E2

Felix Club

A fa­vorite among the rich and fa­mous, Felix has wel­comed celebri­ties like Ni­co­las Cage, Rob­bie Wil­liams, and Paris Hil­ton. Mon, Thu–Sat. www.felix- clu­brestau­rant.de. Behren­str. 72. T: 030.301117152. U Franzö­sis­che Straße. E3

Gretchen

The Kreuzberg club is known for its in­ter­na­tional crowd and eclec­tic DJs, who spin funk, hip hop, drum & bass, and elec­tron­ica. Oc­ca­sional con­certs. Fri & Sat. www.gretchen­club.de. Oben­traut­str. 19-21. T: 030.25922702. U Mehring­damm, U Hallesches Tor. E4

Horns & Hooves

This Pren­zlauer Berg new­comer is an ec­cen­tric com­bi­na­tion of a club, a pi­ano bar, a cabaret, and a cir­cus. www.horn­sand­hooves. de. Danziger Str. 1. U Eber­swalder Str. F1

House of Week­end

Set atop a tall build­ing in Alexan­der­platz, House of Week­end is spread over three floors, in­clud­ing a rooftop ter­race for the sum­mer. The fab­u­lous views match the music: The DJs are among the best in the world. Fri–Sun from 11pm. www.week-end- berlin.de. Alexan­der­platz 7. T: 030.24631676. S+U Alexan­der­platz. F3

Kater Blau

Born out of the ashes of the leg­endary Kater­holzig club, Kater Blau features a top-notch soundsys­tem driv­ing beats from the best DJs. Rau­cous week­end par­ties with a car­ni­val-like at­mos­phere. The place to go for those who don’t get past the bouncer at Berghain. Fri–Sat from mid­night. www.katerblau. de. Holz­mark­t­str. 25. S Ost­bahn­hof. G3

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

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

Tre­sor Soda Club

Housed in the safe of an old de­part­ment store, Tre­sor was the first techno club in Berlin’s post-Wall 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

For a jour­ney back in time, visit Rein­gold (www. rein­gold.de), a cock­tail bar in 1920s style.

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