Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Berlin

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.
Insel
The scene here is laid-back leave the Manolo's behind and relax into the 'beach-party' vibe.
Lala
Soft and feminine, Lala’s knitwear and accessories adorn the shelves of celebrites.
Le Coq D’or
An inexpensive Asain restaurant and lounge where Friedrichshain's young and fashionable come to while away and hour or three with some sushi and a few cocktails. 
Hotel Pension Dittberner
Intimate and charming this is one of the best pensions in the city.
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.
Day Spa Berlin
Everybody needs a little break away from the hustle and bustle - and a professional spa treatment where you can you sink into blissful state of relaxation and lethargy is one of the best ways to do that.
Maxim Gorki Theatre
Another key venue for lovers of experimental productions.
Nola’s am Weinberg
This former park pavilion offers Swiss classics and a great view.
Quasimodo
Berlin's oldest jazz club has all the essential components that make for a great experience.
Chelsea Farmer’s Club
Chic, British inspired fashion specialising in menswear for the sophisticated gentlemen. Come in, browse and have a Gin 'n' Tonic. 
Lebensstern
A 1920s glamour bar that prides itself on the quality of its cocktails, and with 600 types of rum available, it's easy to see why. 
Wintergarten im Literaturhaus
Perfect for a nice slice of cake and a quiet place to read the newspaper.
Hotel Bleibtreu
Chic design hotel with an eco-friendly ethos and some quirky touches.
Schloss Wilkendorf
Philharmonie
The Berlin Philharmonic is considered to be one of the finest symphony orchestras in the world.
Bateau Ivre
A cafe to some a bar to others Bateau Ivre is a Kreuzberg institution.
Digalittledeeper
MBerlin has a great tradition of music so it's definitely worth finding a store to take home a circular souvenir or two.
Arte Luise Kunsthotel
More akin to a gallery where you spend the night this is an art lovers paradise.
Dussmann
Dussmann offers an extensive product range that is unique in Germany: books, DVDs, pop and jazz CDs and the largest classical department in the world.
Artist Riverside Hotel
Charmingly tasteless this quirky riverside enterprise has some great rooms.
Windhorst
A small but classic cocktail bar with a great atmosphere.
Bohannon
Specialising in jazz, soul and funk Bohannon is a welcome alternative to the Berlin techno scene.
Bocca di Bacco
Classy Italian frequented by celebrities and mortals alike.
Tim Raue
This Asian restaurant combines a calm, urban atmosphere with small dishes that pack a punch.
Fritzclub
Fritzclub's eclectic music policy is only outdone by the sound system.
Benita
Freak Out
Berlin has one of the best club scenes in the world so take home a record or two to remind yourself just how much fun you had here.
Stadtbad Mitte
The architecture of this unusual building alone is enough to draw the crowds. A renovated 1928 Bauhaus structure, the 50-metre pool can be found within a glass cube.
Cookies & Cream
Berlin's most stylish vegetarian restaurant has an underground appeal.
Victoria Bar
Dress up to blend in with the sleek decor and even sleeker crowd.
Tadschikische Teestube
This Tajik-themed tea room is pretty amazing. However it is inevitably a tourist favourite.
The Savoy Hotel
Berlin's first grand hotel has a faded charm and a fabulous location close to the chic Savignyplatz.
Paris-Moskau
Redolent of a bygone era the elegant Paris-Moskau serves up exquisite German / French cuisine.
Bar Nou
Hip colourful cocktail bar popular with anyone who is up for a party.
Lutter und Wegner
A Berlin institution Lutter und Wegner serve up German cuisine with an Austrian accent.

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