Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Berlin

District Mot
District Mot provides an authentic Southeast Asian street food experience, inside a colourfully decorated shabby-chic cafe. 
Yaam @ Hoppetosse
Berlin's premier reggae party is always upbeat and full of interesting characters.
Saporito
A romantic hotspot for loved-up Berliners, it doesn’t get more authentically Italian than Saporito, a Berlin restaurant span style=font-size:12.0pt; font-family:&"
Bar Jeder Vernunft
Synonymous with Berlin's Roaring '20s cabaret and continues to draw a crowd.
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.
The Honigmond Garden Hotel
Charming romantic hotel tucked away in Mitte's peaceful backstreets.
Remake
Reassuringly expensive; small smart Remake has an imaginative organic menu.
Duckwitz
This French deli-café serves up fantastic fresh dishes.
Brandenburger Hof
Elegant tranquil idyll with a city centre postcode. An Hg2 favourite.
CSA Bar
Popular cocktail bar with super-stylish minimalist decor.
Geburtstagsklub
From the music policy to the crowd - diversity is the name of the game at Geburtstagsklub.
Berliner Ensemble
A theatre company established by Bertolt Brecht in 1948.
Sommerbad Kreuzberg
The Princes' Pool out doors with multiple pools and even a nudist area for those who want to hang loose in the summer sun. Expect it to get busy on hot days.
Surf & Segelschule
Set against the biggest lake in Berlin this a school offering courses as well as renting out all sorts of different aquatic vehicles.
Berlinagenten Lifestyle Tours
Bespoke lifestyle tours that get under the skin of Berlin and discover the city's local hotspots.
Sasaya
Chic modern decor and fantastic sushi.
Wohnzimmer
An eclectic living-room style bar typical of East Berlin.
Arcotel Velvet
Chic design-friendly hotel in the heart of Mitte.
103
The most popular bar on the ultra-hip Kastanienallee.
Sowohlalsauch
One of the best spots to indulge in 'kaffee und kuchen'.
Tomasa
Stylish modern Tomasa is one of the city's favourite places to indulge in a lazy brunch.
Kanu Connection
Canoeing can be a competitive sport indeed, which is why Berliners love nothing more than taking to the waterways that run through their city and paddling like there's no tomorrow.
Kart World
Everyone loves tearing around track in a go-kart so put your foot to the metal in Berlin and show onlookers what you're made of. Ready, set, go!
Anna Blume
Coffee and flowers are served under the one roof but best come for the hearty lunches and breakfasts‰Û_.
April
The charming April is one of the nicest cafe's in up and coming Schöneberg.
Hartmann’s
This casually elegant restaurant is foody heaven.
Cara Tonga
Where horticulture becomes an art form, the fantastic flower arrangements are favoured by a design crowd.
I Due Forni
Easily the coolest pizza joint in town I Due Forni serves up anarchy in a deep pan.
Kuchi
Sophisticated sushi resturant popular with the cosmopolitan Mitte crowd.
Defne
This simple restaurant serves up classic Anatolian dishes alongside wonderful views of the river.
Florian
Laid back but stylish Florian is something of an institution.
Myers Hotel
A charming little hotel in leafy Prenzlauer Berg with a gallery space and tranquil garden.
Schleusenkrug
One of Berlin's most beautiful beer gardens that has a diverse crowd of regulars.
KIM Bar
Easy going and holding about as much pretension as a fried breakfast, Kim Bar is all about the music and the mixers. 
Paris Bar
Cosy restaurant-bar with a genuine boho ambience‰Û_ and penchant for late night parties.
Ars Vitalis
Most of Berlin's five-star hotels boast world-class spas but in the unlikely event that you find yourself holed up in a hotel without one head to a day spa to rest relax and rejuvenate.
Roter Salon an der Volksbuhne
Nights can get wild at this atmospheric venue.
Altes Europa
A real find Altes Europa has the atmospheric buzz of a local tavern - which is exactly what it is.

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