Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Berlin

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The most popular bar on the ultra-hip Kastanienallee.
14 oz
Quality and individuality reign at this fashionable Berlin store. 
A-Trane
New York style jazz bar that's always packed.
Ackselhaus & Blue Home
Comfort with individuality comes at standard at this charming hotel.
ADFC Berlin e.V.
Almost totally flat and laced with cycle lanes Berlin is built to bike. Many use it as a means of transport but there are plenty of scenic routes to be enjoyed too.
Alba Basketball
Basketball may not be an international sport here in Berlin but a game is fun nevertheless. Slam-drunks abounds here at Max-Schmeling-Halle.
Altes Europa
A real find Altes Europa has the atmospheric buzz of a local tavern - which is exactly what it is.
Anita Wronski
A landmark on the Prenzlauer Berg's café scene Anita Wronski is consistently busy.
Anna Blume
Coffee and flowers are served under the one roof but best come for the hearty lunches and breakfasts‰Û_.
April
The charming April is one of the nicest cafe's in up and coming Schöneberg.
Arcotel Velvet
Chic design-friendly hotel in the heart of Mitte.
Ars Vitalis
Most of Berlin's five-star hotels boast world-class spas but in the unlikely event that you find yourself holed up in a hotel without one head to a day spa to rest relax and rejuvenate.
Artist Riverside Hotel
Charmingly tasteless this quirky riverside enterprise has some great rooms.
Badeschiff
Berlin's swimming pools are a great example of Berlin's uniqueness - where else would you find a heated pool suspended in a river (that serves cocktails) regular nude bathing evenings and kilometres of sandy beach? 50 laps has never been as much fun.
Bamberger Reiter
Contemporary Austrian and German cooking in an ambience that is pure 'Old Germany'.
Bar am Lützowplatz
With an extensive champagne list and the best Mai Tai in the world. What's not to love?
Bar Jeder Vernunft
Synonymous with Berlin's Roaring '20s cabaret and continues to draw a crowd.
Bar Nou
Hip colourful cocktail bar popular with anyone who is up for a party.
Bateau Ivre
A cafe to some a bar to others Bateau Ivre is a Kreuzberg institution.
Beach Mitte
They might not look like beach bunnies but Berliners take beach volleyball very very seriously. Some 3000 tons of sand are deposited annually making the city a serious contender in the seaside sport.
Berlinagenten Lifestyle Tours
Bespoke lifestyle tours that get under the skin of Berlin and discover the city's local hotspots.
Berliner Ensemble
A theatre company established by Bertolt Brecht in 1948.
Bohannon
Specialising in jazz, soul and funk Bohannon is a welcome alternative to the Berlin techno scene.
Brandenburger Hof
Elegant tranquil idyll with a city centre postcode. An Hg2 favourite.
Brot und Rosen
Romantic Italian restaurant with a lovely location overlooking the Volkspark.
Bürgelhaus
Café am Engelbecken
Café am Engelbecken overlooks the lake in the peaceful Freidrichshain Volkspark.
Café Bilderbuch
Wonderfully elegant, deceptively capacious, and filled with hundreds of books.
Café Bistro Im Nu
In an area awash with fabulous cafés it's quite something to boast the best home-made food.
Café Brel
This lovely cafe/restaurant in Savignyplatz is perfect for lunch or a relaxed supper.
Café Engels
Poised on a quiet street corner near the entrance of Tempelhof Park, Café Engel epitomizes the new Neukölln cool.
Café Fleury
This French-owned and run café really stands out from the crowd.
Café November
One of the most popular options for weekend brunch this café is always buzzing.
Café Schonbrunn
A young and effortlessly cool crowd while away the hours with cocktails and great tunes.
Cara Tonga
Where horticulture becomes an art form, the fantastic flower arrangements are favoured by a design crowd.
Chez Gino
Quirky Alsatian restaurant that serves up rustic fare to a vibrant crowd.
City Beach Berlin
It might seem an unlikely location but Berlin is a premier spot for beach volleyball. The German Open is one of the biggest on the circuit and Berlin played host to the World Championships in 2005.
Clarchens Ballhaus
A charming garden café by day and dedicated dancing (think tango and swing) club by night.
Club der Visionaere
Essentially a wicker shack this riverside bar is a popular summer venue.
Cookies & Cream
Berlin's most stylish vegetarian restaurant has an underground appeal.

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