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.
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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'.
Lokal
Il Ritrovo
The best pizza in Berlin and a shabby-chic interior make Il Ritrovo a great choice for a laid back meal in Friedrichshain. 
Hotel Art Nouveau
Intimate converted townhouse designed with artistic flair.
Der Freischwimmer
A laid-back flea-market decorated living room vibe.
Fluido
Fluido works hard to earn the title of best cocktail bar in town.
Magnet
One of the best venues to catch up-and-coming rock acts.
Tiergarten Park
Pony Bar
Low key and relaxed the Pony Bar is perfect for a quick drink or long evening.
Weilands Wellfood
Serving up fresh fast food Weilands Wellfood is a welcome change.
Hamam in der Schokoladenfabrik
Only women are allowed at this spa, and they can take advantage of the tearoom and gardens or enjoy a extended massage.
A-Trane
New York style jazz bar that's always packed.
Kapelle
This organic café is the perfect place to relax over a long breakfast.
Marina Lanke Berlin
With its waterways and rivers Berlin is the ideal city for taking out a boat and reclining blissfully on the deck of a chartered yacht... hopefully glass of wine in hand.
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.
Thermen am Europa-Center
Schneeweiss
Warming alpine fare in a light white hipster environment.
Zebrano
Young fun and instantly likeable this retro-styled bar is popular with a cosmopolitan crowd.
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
No Hablo Espanol
Burritos with a difference; this is Mexican food with an international twist courtesy of Eiten and Joanna, two travelling foodies. &nb
Alba Basketball
Basketball may not be an international sport here in Berlin but a game is fun nevertheless. Slam-drunks abounds here at Max-Schmeling-Halle.
Flea Markets
Berlin is famous for its well-stocked flea markets which sell anything from vintage clothing and retro furnishings to old audio equipment and antique jewellery. Snap up a bargain!
Killerbeast
One of a kind ‘out there’ fashion created from second hand items. 
Bamberger Reiter
Contemporary Austrian and German cooking in an ambience that is pure 'Old Germany'.
Kunst-Schule
Glorious designer homeware.
Clarchens Ballhaus
A charming garden café by day and dedicated dancing (think tango and swing) club by night.
Vopo Records
Sometimes you need music that bucks trends, fights the system and makes you feel like getting a Mohawk. Vopo will have what you need.
Morgenrot
Harking back to East Berlin's more anarchic days this café is affiliated with the neighbouring squat.
Gugelhof
Lovely laid back restaurant serving top notch Alsatian cuisine in an upbeat atmosphere.
Pension Rotdorn
Charming tranquil family run hotel with a slice of rural charm.
Badeschiff
Berlin's swimming pools are a great example of Berlin's uniqueness - where else would you find a heated pool suspended in a river (that serves cocktails) regular nude bathing evenings and kilometres of sandy beach? 50 laps has never been as much fun.
Jolesch
Popular throughout the day this opulent local eatery brings Austrian flair to Berlin.
Brot und Rosen
Romantic Italian restaurant with a lovely location overlooking the Volkspark.
Engelbecken
Low-key but exceedingly popular Bavarian/Italian restaurant.
Olympiastadion
Germany is known as the home of good football so it's hardly surprising that its capital is home to a good stadium. Cheer on the boys like a local.
Volksbuhne
This imposing theatre offers a programme of radical, often controversial performances.
Lovelite
Lovelite's large gallery space and idiosyncratic vibe pays homage to Berlin's squat party heritage albeit in a chicer incarnation.
St Oberholz
Charming café with free wireless access and an abundance of cosy corners.

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