Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Berlin

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.
St Oberholz
Charming café with free wireless access and an abundance of cosy corners.
SO36
This gay and lesbian venue is a Kreuzberg institution.
Kakao
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.
The Honigmond Garden Hotel
Charming romantic hotel tucked away in Mitte's peaceful backstreets.
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.
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.
103
The most popular bar on the ultra-hip Kastanienallee.
Sowohlalsauch
One of the best spots to indulge in 'kaffee und kuchen'.
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.
I Due Forni
Easily the coolest pizza joint in town I Due Forni serves up anarchy in a deep pan.
Altes Europa
A real find Altes Europa has the atmospheric buzz of a local tavern - which is exactly what it is.
Tauro
Whether you fancy an evening filled with Spanish tapas or prefer a hearty steak instead, Tauro is easy to please. 
Hotel Garni Askanischer Hof
Small and quirky the Hotel Garni Askinscher Hof has a great deal of charm.
Good Friends
A premium Chinese/Cantonese kitchen serving the best traditional Asian fare in the heart of Berlin’s mini Chinatown.    
Kaffee Burger
Kaffee Burger eschews the rather too-cool-for-school vibe that pervades other Mitte venues.

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