Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Berlin

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The most popular bar on the ultra-hip Kastanienallee.
Bar am Lützowplatz
With an extensive champagne list and the best Mai Tai in the world. What's not to love?
Bar Nou
Hip colourful cocktail bar popular with anyone who is up for a party.
Bateau Ivre
A cafe to some a bar to others Bateau Ivre is a Kreuzberg institution.
Bellman
Distressed walls candlelight and an imposing wooden bar: pure old school Kreuzberg.
Buck and Breck
The smallest cocktail bar in Berlin, Buck and Breck seats only 14, but is worth the wait if you can nab a seat as the cocktails here are artfully crafted. 
Café Schonbrunn
A young and effortlessly cool crowd while away the hours with cocktails and great tunes.
Clarchens Ballhaus
A charming garden café by day and dedicated dancing (think tango and swing) club by night.
Club der Visionaere
Essentially a wicker shack this riverside bar is a popular summer venue.
CSA Bar
Popular cocktail bar with super-stylish minimalist decor.
Der Freischwimmer
A laid-back flea-market decorated living room vibe.
Drayton Bar
 A back-alley speakeasy with prohibition style cocktails that's dark, sleek and sexy.
Fluido
Fluido works hard to earn the title of best cocktail bar in town.
Gainsbourg – Bar Américain
A West Berlin institution this small lively bar is very popular with the locals.
Gorki Park
This Russian-themed bar is the perfect start for a evening in East Berlin.
Greenwich Bar
Stylish to the core, a drink in this chic cocktail bar is essential for any night out in East Berlin.
Hackbarth’s
A former GDR bakery this charming pub is popular with an artsy creative crowd.
Kaffee Burger
Kaffee Burger eschews the rather too-cool-for-school vibe that pervades other Mitte venues.
Kater Holzig
A budget-friendly venue bursting with culture, attracting the liveliest of crowds and offering a huge variety of entertainment.
KIM Bar
Easy going and holding about as much pretension as a fried breakfast, Kim Bar is all about the music and the mixers. 
Kumpelnest 3000
This quirky shoe-box sized bar is strictly for the last drink of the night.
Lebensstern
A 1920s glamour bar that prides itself on the quality of its cocktails, and with 600 types of rum available, it's easy to see why. 
Marietta
Small but stylish a meeting place by day and bar to mingle in come night.
Newton Bar
Probably the most famous bar in Berlin the Newton Bar is firmly fixed in the tourist lexicon.
Nick Jones’ Soho House Berlin is a hit with the locals
As the Soho House group continues to take London by storm, Nick Jones has now ventured further afield. Soho House Berlin opened in May 2010.
Orient Lounge
The Orient Lounge a Moorish whirl of twinkling lights hookah pipes and large cushions.
Pony Bar
Low key and relaxed the Pony Bar is perfect for a quick drink or long evening.
Reingold
A classic upmarket bar that attracts a diverse crowd.
Riva
With an eclectic music policy the crowd, like the cocktails, are well mixed.
Sanatorium 23
Even the cocktail menu corresponds to the periodic table at this trendy hospital themed-bar.
Saphire Bar
The stylish ambiance sheds any stuffy whisky pretensions.
Scotch and Sofa
A quintessential example of the eclectic styling which typifies East Berlin's bar scene.
Studio Bar
Stylish well-lit tunnel bar perfect for an early evening drink.
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.
Tiki Heart
A vibrant whirl of Polynesian trinkets and '50's decor.
Vagabund
Vagabund has been a firm fixture on the Berlin gay scene for the past 30 years.
Victoria Bar
Dress up to blend in with the sleek decor and even sleeker crowd.
Weinerei
A wine-bar so egalitarian that guests pour their own drinks and payment is discretionary.
White Trash
Crap has never been so cool - White Trash remains an institution on the Berlin scene.
Windhorst
A small but classic cocktail bar with a great atmosphere.

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