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.
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'.
Fluido
Fluido works hard to earn the title of best cocktail bar in town.
Kapelle
This organic café is the perfect place to relax over a long breakfast.
Hotel Art Nouveau
Intimate converted townhouse designed with artistic flair.
A-Trane
New York style jazz bar that's always packed.
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.
Zebrano
Young fun and instantly likeable this retro-styled bar is popular with a cosmopolitan crowd.
Thermen am Europa-Center
Schneeweiss
Warming alpine fare in a light white hipster environment.
Bamberger Reiter
Contemporary Austrian and German cooking in an ambience that is pure 'Old Germany'.
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. 
Kunst-Schule
Glorious designer homeware.
Clarchens Ballhaus
A charming garden café by day and dedicated dancing (think tango and swing) club by night.
Brot und Rosen
Romantic Italian restaurant with a lovely location overlooking the Volkspark.
Engelbecken
Low-key but exceedingly popular Bavarian/Italian restaurant.
Gugelhof
Lovely laid back restaurant serving top notch Alsatian cuisine in an upbeat atmosphere.
Jolesch
Popular throughout the day this opulent local eatery brings Austrian flair to Berlin.
Lovelite
Lovelite's large gallery space and idiosyncratic vibe pays homage to Berlin's squat party heritage albeit in a chicer incarnation.
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.
SO36
This gay and lesbian venue is a Kreuzberg institution.
Wasserwerk
As you might have guessed from the name, this lovingly-restored waterworks is quite a site – as are the international dishes and middle-of-the-road guests.
Kakao
Bar Jeder Vernunft
Synonymous with Berlin's Roaring '20s cabaret and continues to draw a crowd.
Volksbuhne
This imposing theatre offers a programme of radical, often controversial performances.
Duckwitz
This French deli-café serves up fantastic fresh dishes.
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.
Brandenburger Hof
Elegant tranquil idyll with a city centre postcode. An Hg2 favourite.
Remake
Reassuringly expensive; small smart Remake has an imaginative organic menu.
Berliner Ensemble
A theatre company established by Bertolt Brecht in 1948.
Geburtstagsklub
From the music policy to the crowd - diversity is the name of the game at Geburtstagsklub.
The Honigmond Garden Hotel
Charming romantic hotel tucked away in Mitte's peaceful backstreets.
CSA Bar
Popular cocktail bar with super-stylish minimalist decor.
Arcotel Velvet
Chic design-friendly hotel in the heart of Mitte.
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!
103
The most popular bar on the ultra-hip Kastanienallee.
April
The charming April is one of the nicest cafe's in up and coming Schöneberg.
Tomasa
Stylish modern Tomasa is one of the city's favourite places to indulge in a lazy brunch.
Hartmann’s
This casually elegant restaurant is foody heaven.

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