Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Berlin

Kin Dee
Kin Dee serves up food that has Thai soul and German roots, thanks to the sourcing of local ingredients, in its sleek space in the Tiergarten.
Lode & Stijn
The creation of Dutch chefs Lode van Zuylen and Stijn Remi, Lode & Stijn serves up creative, seasonal dishes – and, of course, the much-lauded bitterballen.
CODA
An experimental fine dining dessert restaurant in Neukölln, CODA serves up high-end patisserie and uniquely delicious dishes with well-crafted cocktails.
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 Berlin
Hotel Zoo 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'.
Studio Bar
Stylish well-lit tunnel bar perfect for an early evening drink.
Chalet
A grand historic building housing the best DJs in Berlin, Chalet is a crowd pleaser thanks to its striking facade. 
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.
Sage
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. 
Hotel Art Nouveau
Intimate converted townhouse designed with artistic flair.
Grill Royal
Glamorous and irreverent Grill Royal is popular with the art / fashion / minor celeb crowd.
Zebrano
Young fun and instantly likeable this retro-styled bar is popular with a cosmopolitan crowd.
P&T Boutique
Tea becomes unbelievably hip at a boutique aimed at teaching Berliners about the finer points of tea...
Schneeweiss
Warming alpine fare in a light white hipster environment.
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
Killerbeast
One of a kind ‘out there’ fashion created from second hand items. 
Bless
Fashion meets art with contemporary designs that are pushing fashion boundaries. 
Ku’Damm 101
Stylish minimalist hotel furnished with the cream of German design.
Wintergarten Variete
The nightly cabaret dinners are a whirl of clowns magicians and acrobats.
Engelbecken
Low-key but exceedingly popular Bavarian/Italian restaurant.
Hut Up
Bags, jewellery and elegant dresses, all lovingly hand made from felt. 
Lovelite
Lovelite's large gallery space and idiosyncratic vibe pays homage to Berlin's squat party heritage albeit in a chicer incarnation.
SO36
This gay and lesbian venue is a Kreuzberg institution.
Volksbuhne
This imposing theatre offers a programme of radical, often controversial performances.
Adlon Day Spa
Not many spas can boast being set over three different floors but this is one of them and could be your escape from the stresses and strains of hard Berlin partying.
Hotel Concorde
Stylish luxury hotel perfectly situated for some serious shopping.
Liquidrom
A completely unique experience is to be had at the Liquidrom spa where underwater speakers add an utterly new dimension into soaking in water.
Geburtstagsklub
From the music policy to the crowd - diversity is the name of the game at Geburtstagsklub.
CSA Bar
Popular cocktail bar with super-stylish minimalist decor.
Remake
Reassuringly expensive; small smart Remake has an imaginative organic menu.
Duckwitz
This French deli-café serves up fantastic fresh dishes.
Trust
An exclusive club for scene-conscious revellers, Trust puts on a decadent party, but only for those lucky enough to find it. 
Berghain / Panorama
A crowd of wild party-hard thrill-seekers hit the industrial techno with style.
Kochlust
Want to learn how to whip up a feast of food from all over the world? Then Kochlust is the place to go with cookbooks from every corner of the globe sold within. There is even a kitchen to practice in...

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