Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Berlin

Kuchi
Sophisticated sushi resturant popular with the cosmopolitan Mitte crowd.
Kramari
Retro furniture ranging from 20s-70s in style, that's been restored to its former glory using original materials only. 
Pergamonmuseum
The jewel in crowd of the Museuminsel one of the world's finest archaelogical museums.
Defne
This simple restaurant serves up classic Anatolian dishes alongside wonderful views of the river.
Kaffee Burger
Kaffee Burger eschews the rather too-cool-for-school vibe that pervades other Mitte venues.
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.
B Flat
Live jazz and acoustic music in a funky setting.
Hotel Garni Askanischer Hof
Small and quirky the Hotel Garni Askinscher Hof has a great deal of charm.
Altes Europa
A real find Altes Europa has the atmospheric buzz of a local tavern - which is exactly what it is.
Paris Bar
Cosy restaurant-bar with a genuine boho ambience‰Û_ and penchant for late night parties.
Schaubuhne am Lehniner Platz
The experimental productions here are popular with a young cutting edge crowd.
Unique
Quite a different proposition to the intimate, atmospheric, smoky jazz clubs nearby.
Tauro
Whether you fancy an evening filled with Spanish tapas or prefer a hearty steak instead, Tauro is easy to please. 
Judisches Museum
A piece of architectural genius this is one of Berlin's most famous cultural attractions.
Hackbarth’s
A former GDR bakery this charming pub is popular with an artsy creative crowd.
KIM Bar
Easy going and holding about as much pretension as a fried breakfast, Kim Bar is all about the music and the mixers. 
Good Friends
A premium Chinese/Cantonese kitchen serving the best traditional Asian fare in the heart of Berlin’s mini Chinatown.    
EuroSpeedway Lausitz
A mere 130km south-east of Berlin lies the petrolhead-heaven of the Eurospeedway Lausitz; check ahead for the racing schedule or test the limits of your own car on track days.
Roter Salon an der Volksbuhne
Nights can get wild at this atmospheric venue.
Lux 11
Stylish apartment hotel in the heart of vibrant Mitte.
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.
Vagabund
Vagabund has been a firm fixture on the Berlin gay scene for the past 30 years.
14 oz
Quality and individuality reign at this fashionable Berlin store. 
Sporting Club Berlin
Holly
Fair trade, simple designer clothing housed in a 1950s inspired boutique. 
Spindler & Klatt
Cocktail bar-cum-restaurant this waterside warehouse is one of Berlin's hotspots.
Balthazar
Supalife
Urban art store that packs a punch with its colourful wall displays and graphic art screen prints. 
Milagro
Unlike most American cities, there wasn´t much in the way of upmarket Mexican restos in Toronto before Milagro burst onto the scene in 2006.
Cookies
Minimalist house and electro funk with some serious bass.
Hecker’s Hotel
Simple but smart hotel close to buzzing Savignyplatz...
Stadtbad Charlottenburg
With two halls to choose from this swimming centre can either be a sedate paddle through history or a more serious thrash to good health.
Zander
Family run restaurant with a focus on regional cuisine. An interesting adventure in German cooking.
Quartier 206
Quartier 206 is a department store with some serious class. With all your designer needs housed within a classic art deco structure, it brings luxury to your shopping experience. 
Soho House Berlin
Nick Jones. Now there's a man with a plan. Not only does his Soho House group own pretty much everything that's worth owning in London, but now he's gone and opened a Berlin outpost of Soho House.
Berliner Fernsehturm
The Fernsehturm has arguably become the city's most recognisable landmark.
Deutsche Oper
Dating back to 1912 the Deutsche Oper has an excellent reputation for classic productions.
Kakao
 Kakao is a must for anyone who considers themselves a chocoholic.
Ottenthal
An impressive array of Austrian fare including a famed wiener schnitzel.
Weinerei
A wine-bar so egalitarian that guests pour their own drinks and payment is discretionary.

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