Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Berlin

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.
Wassersportzentrum
White Trash
Crap has never been so cool - White Trash remains an institution on the Berlin scene.
Mane Lange Korsetts
There a few things sexier than a snug corset and at Mane Lange Korsetts you can get one tailor made for your body. Book ahead.
Tiki Heart
A vibrant whirl of Polynesian trinkets and '50's decor.
Pasternak
Warm and intimate Pasternak is perfect for a romantic dinner.
Sanatorium 23
Even the cocktail menu corresponds to the periodic table at this trendy hospital themed-bar.
Story of Berlin
A refreshing multimedia approach to the history of the city.
Whisky & Cigars
As the Irish are wont to say 'What whiskey will not cure there is no cure for'. So toast to your good health as you enjoy one of the very many rich whiskey's available here and top it all off with a puff on a cigar.
Anita Wronski
A landmark on the Prenzlauer Berg's café scene Anita Wronski is consistently busy.
Ishin
The perfect place for a great sushi lunch just off bustling Friedrichstrasse.
Monsieur Vuong
Essentially a fast food joint, Monsieur Vuong's is perennially popular.
Schlosshotel im Grunewald
Stunning grounds stunning facilities and stunning design in an out-of-town location.
Kasbah
Fun and romantic step in to a colourful spicy sunbaked world of silk cushions and flickering lanterns.
Galeries Lafayette
Knofi
This colourful café pays homage to Kreuzberg's Turkish community.
Hugo’s
Stunning food with stunning views of the Berlin skyline. A must for gourmands.
Berlin Ballooning
Up up and away! There's no better way to see a city than from above so jump in a basket and get a bird's eye view of Berlin from the comfort of a balloon.
The Bird
This American steakhouse is the epitome of what happens when two New Yorkers combine their love of meat with their thirst for beer. 
Mogg & Melzer
Sample home-made Jewish cuisine with an American inspired edge at this casual café.
Buck and Breck
The smallest cocktail bar in Berlin, Buck and Breck seats only 14, but is worth the wait if you can nab a seat as the cocktails here are artfully crafted. 
Gagarin
This patriotic café pays homage to East Berlin's communist heritage.
Galopprennbahn Hoppegarten
A day at the racing is always fun and that's no more true than in Berlin. If you're visiting Berlin in August during Derby week remember to bring a big hat.
Kaffee Am Meer
Light and airy this upbeat café/bar is one of the more stylish options in bohemian Kreuzberg.
Deco Arts
Unique antiques and collectables with European origins, you could find a one of a kind piece of history in Deco Arts. 
Marietta
Small but stylish a meeting place by day and bar to mingle in come night.
Drayton Bar
 A back-alley speakeasy with prohibition style cocktails that's dark, sleek and sexy.
Hotel de Rome
Sophisticated Rocco Forte hotel combining style with history.
Le Cochon Bourgeois
A charming French bistro with homely appeal.
Tresor
Three floors of serious tunes and well-known DJs.
Orient Lounge
The Orient Lounge a Moorish whirl of twinkling lights hookah pipes and large cushions.
Gorki Park
This Russian-themed bar is the perfect start for a evening in East Berlin.
Facil
A retractable glass roof adds to the charms of this lavish but light-heated restaurant.
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.
Reingold
A classic upmarket bar that attracts a diverse crowd.
Greenwich Bar
Stylish to the core, a drink in this chic cocktail bar is essential for any night out in East Berlin.
Park Plaza Wallstreet
With hip public spaces and mod cons this Stock Exchange themed hotel has designer panache.
Maria Am Ostbahnhof
Hip without being particularly exclusive, this vast warehouse venue is fantastic when packed.
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.

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