Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Berlin

Zebrano
Young fun and instantly likeable this retro-styled bar is popular with a cosmopolitan crowd.
Würgeengel
A charming alternative to Oranienstrasse indie kid and metal mosher bars.
Wohnzimmer
An eclectic living-room style bar typical of East Berlin.
Windhorst
A small but classic cocktail bar with a great atmosphere.
White Trash
Crap has never been so cool - White Trash remains an institution on the Berlin scene.
Weinerei
A wine-bar so egalitarian that guests pour their own drinks and payment is discretionary.
Victoria Bar
Dress up to blend in with the sleek decor and even sleeker crowd.
Vagabund
Vagabund has been a firm fixture on the Berlin gay scene for the past 30 years.
Tiki Heart
A vibrant whirl of Polynesian trinkets and '50's decor.
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.
Studio Bar
Stylish well-lit tunnel bar perfect for an early evening drink.
Scotch and Sofa
A quintessential example of the eclectic styling which typifies East Berlin's bar scene.
Saphire Bar
The stylish ambiance sheds any stuffy whisky pretensions.
Sanatorium 23
Even the cocktail menu corresponds to the periodic table at this trendy hospital themed-bar.
Riva
With an eclectic music policy the crowd, like the cocktails, are well mixed.
Reingold
A classic upmarket bar that attracts a diverse crowd.
Pony Bar
Low key and relaxed the Pony Bar is perfect for a quick drink or long evening.
Orient Lounge
The Orient Lounge a Moorish whirl of twinkling lights hookah pipes and large cushions.
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.
Newton Bar
Probably the most famous bar in Berlin the Newton Bar is firmly fixed in the tourist lexicon.
Marietta
Small but stylish a meeting place by day and bar to mingle in come 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. 
Kumpelnest 3000
This quirky shoe-box sized bar is strictly for the last drink of the night.
KIM Bar
Easy going and holding about as much pretension as a fried breakfast, Kim Bar is all about the music and the mixers. 
Kater Holzig
A budget-friendly venue bursting with culture, attracting the liveliest of crowds and offering a huge variety of entertainment.
Kaffee Burger
Kaffee Burger eschews the rather too-cool-for-school vibe that pervades other Mitte venues.
Hackbarth’s
A former GDR bakery this charming pub is popular with an artsy creative crowd.
Greenwich Bar
Stylish to the core, a drink in this chic cocktail bar is essential for any night out in East Berlin.
Gorki Park
This Russian-themed bar is the perfect start for a evening in East Berlin.
Gainsbourg – Bar Américain
A West Berlin institution this small lively bar is very popular with the locals.
Fluido
Fluido works hard to earn the title of best cocktail bar in town.
Drayton Bar
 A back-alley speakeasy with prohibition style cocktails that's dark, sleek and sexy.
Der Freischwimmer
A laid-back flea-market decorated living room vibe.
CSA Bar
Popular cocktail bar with super-stylish minimalist decor.
Club der Visionaere
Essentially a wicker shack this riverside bar is a popular summer venue.
Clarchens Ballhaus
A charming garden café by day and dedicated dancing (think tango and swing) club by night.
Café Schonbrunn
A young and effortlessly cool crowd while away the hours with cocktails and great tunes.
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. 
Bellman
Distressed walls candlelight and an imposing wooden bar: pure old school Kreuzberg.
Bateau Ivre
A cafe to some a bar to others Bateau Ivre is a Kreuzberg institution.

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