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Ankerk­lause

A canal- side tav­ern where drinks come with beau­ti­ful views of pass­ing boats. Daily from 10am (Mon from 4pm). www.ankerk­lause.de. Kot­tbusser Damm 104. T: 030.6935649. U Schön­le­in­straße. F4

Café am Neuen See and Bier­garten

A pleas­ant lake­side beer gar­den in­side the ver­dant Tier­garten park. Open daily from break­fast on­wards. www.cafeam­neuensee.de. Licht­en­steinallee 2. T: 030.2544930. S Tier­garten. C3

Club der Vi­sionäre

This canal- side boat- shack at­tracts young crowds till early morn­ing and be­yond. Daily from 2pm un­til very late (from noon Sat & Sun). www. club­dervi­sion­aere.com. Am Flut­graben 1. T: 030.69518942. U Sch­le­sis­ches Tor, S Trep­tower Park. G4

Dicke Wirtin

This old Ber­liner Kneipe res­tau­rant is a Char­lot­ten­burg in­sti­tu­tion. Great beer and tra­di­tional Ger­man dishes. Daily from 11am. www.dicke-wirtin.de. Carm­er­str. 9. T: 030.3124952. S Sav­i­gny­platz, S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. B4

Prater

Ber­lin's old­est Bier­garten serves sim­ple and homely cui­sine, sea­sonal spe­cial­ties, and lots of beer of course! Daily from 6pm (from noon Sat). www.prater­garten.de. Kas­tanien­allee 7-9. T: 030.4485688. U Eber­swalder Straße. F1

Sch­leusenkrug

A re­lax­ing spot for beer lovers amid the lush green­ery of the Tier­garten. Ger­man spe­cial­ties to go with your beer in­clude a va­ri­ety of cakes, Flammkuchen, and a few break­fast op­tions. Daily from 11am. www.sch­leusenkrug.de. Müller- Bres­lauStr. T: 030.3139909. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C3

CASI­NOS Spiel­bank Ber­lin

A mod­ern casino of­fer­ing three floors of fun and games, in­clud­ing 20 ta­bles of roulette, black­jack, and an ex­ten­sive va­ri­ety of poker op­tions, as well as 350 gam­ing ma­chines. Daily from 11am. www. spiel­bank- ber­lin.de. Marlene- Di­et­richPlatz 1. T: 030.255990. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3/D4

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. Live mu­sic Wed–Sat, rooftop ter­race in sum­mer. www.hotelderome.com. Behren­str. 37. T: 030.4606090. U Franzö­sis­che Straße. E3

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

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

A 24-hour com­bi­na­tion of a bar and a café, with a good se­lec­tion of beer and wine and hot meals at any time of night. Lovely gar­den. 24h a day ex­cept Tue from 3–10am. www.schwarzescafeber­lin.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. www.wein­rotrestau­rant.com. Fasa­nen­str. 9-10. T: 030.311030. S Sav­i­gny­platz. C4

Victoria Bar

Top-notch cock­tails and a mar­velous, el­e­gant in­te­rior with dark-wood walls, leather couches, and art aplenty. Open daily 6.30pm– 3am (un­til 4am on Fri­day & Satur­day). www.vic­to­ri­abar. de. Pots­damer Str. 102. T: 030.25759977. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D4 Vene­tian wine bar Il Cal­ice (www.enoiteca-il­cal­ice.de, Wal­ter- Ben­jamin- Platz 4) is the place to go for Ital­ian fine wines.

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