WINE & COCK­TAILS

Where Berlin - - NIGHTLIFE -

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

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- grand­ber­lin.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

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

Wirthaus zur Pfauenin­sel (www. pfauenin­sel.de) is the place to go for a cold beer af­ter a walk on Pea­cock Is­land in Wannsee.

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