Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Berlin

Lunettes Selection
A boutique sunglasses shop in Berlin, Lunettes Selection sells rare, vintage and designer shades, and can create specialised lenses to boot.
Hotel Zoo
Hotel Zoo in Berlin has been renovated with style, offering playful, decadent interiors, high-end amenities, and sinfully comfortable guestrooms.
Cecconi’s Berlin
Cecconi’s Berlin is a sleek restaurant found on the ground floor of Soho House Berlin, offering Northern Italian cuisine and a great drinks list.
Paper & Tea
P&T’s second Berlin boutique, the Mitte-based Paper & Tea, is a temple devoted to all things tea.
Stue Bar
The Stue Bar has become a much talked about cocktail bar, for the quality of the drinks, it's slightly hidden location and the ostriches the bar overlooks.
Weekend
A knock-out combination of beautiful people and beautiful city views the ultra-hip Weekend is one of Berlin's hottest clubs. Arrive late dressed in your trendy best to make it past the 'face-control'.
Golfpark Schloss Wilkendorf
Berlin is not top of the greens when it comes to golf but if the prospect of a city break without teeing off gets your argyle-patterned knickers in a twist then you'll be pleased to know that an 18-hole course awaits.
Joseph Roth Diele
This eponymous café pays homage to the late 19th-century author who lived in the area.
Kit Kat Club
Infamous for its starring role in the Liza Minnelli film Cabaret the KitKat club is now known for its more 'adult entertainment'.
A-Trane
New York style jazz bar that's always packed.
Sage
Chalet
A grand historic building housing the best DJs in Berlin, Chalet is a crowd pleaser thanks to its striking facade. 
Fluido
Fluido works hard to earn the title of best cocktail bar in town.
ULA
ULA serves up inventive, modern twists on Japanese cuisine that see eastern and western flavours fused for a unique taste experience. 
Studio Bar
Stylish well-lit tunnel bar perfect for an early evening drink.
Hotel Art Nouveau
Intimate converted townhouse designed with artistic flair.
Nhow Berlin
Reinventing corporate clones for an ever-more discerning generation of guests, Nhow Berlin could be the start of altogether more inspiring chain hotels. Here's hoping.
Kapelle
This organic café is the perfect place to relax over a long breakfast.
Grill Royal
Glamorous and irreverent Grill Royal is popular with the art / fashion / minor celeb crowd.
Herr von Eden
2010 champions the return of smart dressing and it's high-time men invested time and money in the way they look. Head into one of Berlin's slick menswear stores to get suited and booted.
P&T Boutique
Tea becomes unbelievably hip at a boutique aimed at teaching Berliners about the finer points of tea...
Zebrano
Young fun and instantly likeable this retro-styled bar is popular with a cosmopolitan crowd.
Schneeweiss
Warming alpine fare in a light white hipster environment.
Thermen am Europa-Center
Staatsoper Unter den Linden
The Staatsoper is the most famous of Berlin's three opera houses.
Ellington Hotel
Tradition with a modern twist is served up in style at the wonderful Ellington.
Fingers
Aside from the various flea markets where bargain hunters can pick up vintage clothing and antique jewellery, there are a few dedicated shops in Mitte and Schöneberg selling all sort of knick-knacks.
Bless
Fashion meets art with contemporary designs that are pushing fashion boundaries. 
Clarchens Ballhaus
A charming garden café by day and dedicated dancing (think tango and swing) club by night.
Lubitsch
It's Manolos at dawn at Lubitsch to win a table at this ladies-who-lunch favourite, as they waft through the restaurant on their way to nearby boutiques
R.S.V.P. Papier
What better way to tell your friends of the wonderful time you are having in Berlin than by writing them a letter, and what better way to write a letter but on the finest paper in the city? Buy it here and impress everyone with your distinction.
Killerbeast
One of a kind ‘out there’ fashion created from second hand items. 
Respectmen
Respectmen is a Berlin suit shop with serious style, featuring classic cuts and high profile labels that allow for the highest standards in male attire. 
Saphire Bar
The stylish ambiance sheds any stuffy whisky pretensions.
Kunst-Schule
Glorious designer homeware.
Van Loon
Once a Dutch sailing boat it's been many years since Van Loon braved the ocean.
40 Seconds
Sexy minimalist lounge with breathtaking views.
Bamberger Reiter
Contemporary Austrian and German cooking in an ambience that is pure 'Old Germany'.
Gugelhof
Lovely laid back restaurant serving top notch Alsatian cuisine in an upbeat atmosphere.
Konzerthaus
This historical site still holds regular events.

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