Type: Bar, Late Night / After Hours, Lounge
One would perhaps not expect the haunt of Germany's best bartender of 2013 to be a dimly lit, living-room-style thirst parlor in Berlin's gritty-chic Kreuzberg district. But once you've tried one of... Read More
One would perhaps not expect the haunt of Germany's best bartender of 2013 to be a dimly lit, living-room-style thirst parlor in Berlin's gritty-chic Kreuzberg district. But once you've tried one of Atalay Atlas' inventive cocktails, you'll have no problem agreeing with the judges' choice. Since there is no menu, drinks are customized for each patron using only premium spirits, bottomless imagination, expertise and a dash of psychology. This translates into such concoctions as the refreshing Lemongrass Basil Gimlet or the mysterious rum-based Dark Whisperings made with date syrup, the walnut-based Walnussgeist and bitters. With its warm lighting, floral wallpaper and (empty) birdcages, it's the kind of place that invites lingering, especially if you can snag one of the comfy couches in the back room.
- Daily 7pm-Late
- Best Nightlife: "Before grabbing drinks, swing by the nearby Markthalle 9, a 19th-century market hall that hosts a street food fair on Thursdays and an organic farmers' market on Friday and Saturdays."
- Recommended as Best Nightlife Because: World-class drinks without the attitude amid flea-market chic - can a bar get any more Berlin?