Hiltl starts its seamless transition from hip restaurant via hip bar to club at about 6pm. The tan leather chairs in the bar area fill up with people more cocktail- than food-focused, although the fabulous vegetarian fare remains on offer. As the hours pass the music gets cranked up and the lighting playing on the large shell chandeliers turns a little disco.
Musically, Hiltl offers something of a buffet: Wednesday is Tango Night, with a dance class for the brave; Thursdays see a DJ from a featured country take to the decks; Friday is ‘Adults Only’ with 80s and 90’s classics; whilst Saturday is RnB and ‘partytunes’ night. Something for everyone. And everyone comes. Located in smart Kreis 1, Hiltl nonetheless appeals to the Kreis 4/5 more alternative crowd, making it a true melting pot.