Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Berlin

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.
Kit Kat Club
Infamous for its starring role in the Liza Minnelli film Cabaret the KitKat club is now known for its more 'adult entertainment'.
Joseph Roth Diele
This eponymous café pays homage to the late 19th-century author who lived in the area.
Golfpark Schloss Wilkendorf
Berlin is not top of the greens when it comes to golf but if the prospect of a city break without teeing off gets your argyle-patterned knickers in a twist then you'll be pleased to know that an 18-hole course awaits.
Kapelle
This organic café is the perfect place to relax over a long breakfast.
A-Trane
New York style jazz bar that's always packed.
Chalet
A grand historic building housing the best DJs in Berlin, Chalet is a crowd pleaser thanks to its striking facade. 
Schneeweiss
Warming alpine fare in a light white hipster environment.
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.
Ellington Hotel
Tradition with a modern twist is served up in style at the wonderful Ellington.
Staatsoper Unter den Linden
The Staatsoper is the most famous of Berlin's three opera houses.
Herr von Eden
2010 champions the return of smart dressing and it's high-time men invested time and money in the way they look. Head into one of Berlin's slick menswear stores to get suited and booted.
R.S.V.P. Papier
What better way to tell your friends of the wonderful time you are having in Berlin than by writing them a letter, and what better way to write a letter but on the finest paper in the city? Buy it here and impress everyone with your distinction.
Respectmen
Respectmen is a Berlin suit shop with serious style, featuring classic cuts and high profile labels that allow for the highest standards in male attire. 
Bamberger Reiter
Contemporary Austrian and German cooking in an ambience that is pure 'Old Germany'.
Clarchens Ballhaus
A charming garden café by day and dedicated dancing (think tango and swing) club by night.
Van Loon
Once a Dutch sailing boat it's been many years since Van Loon braved the ocean.
Saphire Bar
The stylish ambiance sheds any stuffy whisky pretensions.
Brot und Rosen
Romantic Italian restaurant with a lovely location overlooking the Volkspark.
Konzerthaus
This historical site still holds regular events.
Reichstag
Built in 1894 the Reichstag has had an interesting and at times controversial history.
La Folie
Chef-owner Roland Passot knows a thing or two about French cuisine.
Borchardt
One of Berlin's top restaurants this relaxed French bistro is a local favourite.
Yorckschlosschen
This grass-roots jazz club is the only one Hg2 recommends outside Charlottenburg.
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.
Bar Jeder Vernunft
Synonymous with Berlin's Roaring '20s cabaret and continues to draw a crowd.
The Honigmond Garden Hotel
Charming romantic hotel tucked away in Mitte's peaceful backstreets.
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.
Berliner Ensemble
A theatre company established by Bertolt Brecht in 1948.
Trust
An exclusive club for scene-conscious revellers, Trust puts on a decadent party, but only for those lucky enough to find it. 
Brandenburger Hof
Elegant tranquil idyll with a city centre postcode. An Hg2 favourite.
Fassbender & Rausch
Chocolates in every shape and form adorn the walls of Fassbender & Rausch.
Hotel Concorde
Stylish luxury hotel perfectly situated for some serious shopping.
Hotel Grand Esplanade
Business-friendly centrally located hotel with great facilities.
Bellman
Distressed walls candlelight and an imposing wooden bar: pure old school Kreuzberg.
Barcomi’s Deli
Delicious aromatic coffee and fluffy cheesecake are the order of day in this New-York style deli.
Westin Grand
Luxurious classically designed five-star hotel: perfect for shoppers and gourmands.
Das Stue
Set in a 1930s building (formerly Berlin’s Danish Royal Embassy), Das Stue takes its name from the Dutch for ‘living room’, with contemporary touches that fuse tradition with modern style and comfort.  
Florian
Laid back but stylish Florian is something of an institution.
Scotch and Sofa
A quintessential example of the eclectic styling which typifies East Berlin's bar scene.

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