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KATHARINA BÖHLER RECOMMENDS: MORPHIN BAR

KATHARINA BÖHLER RECOMMENDS: MORPHIN BAR

Come Friday afternoon, some of us start craving the weekend’s first proper craft cocktail — or, I do at least. Berlin has quite a few fantastic bars that satisfy, but my favorite is Morphin Bar. Created as a temporary concept space by co-owners Marlon and Silvan, the idea is to combine a cultivated drinking culture with tasteful evening entertainment. They designed the menu together with mixologist Tony Galea, and Silvan is constantly creating something tasty — even inviting guest bartenders from time to time. Marlon plans the events, which is why you can find yourself sipping on a “Darjeeling Cooler” whilst enjoying an intimate performance from an amazing band. My favorite drink is “The Morphin” — which combines bourbon, fruit brandy from Lake Constance, Cointreau, and vermouth straight up. Only open on weekends in the sacred halls of Urban Industrial on Hasenheide (the opulent factory hall filled with high-quality, restored vintage items already a recommendation in itself), Morphin Bar will remain open for an undetermined time, so don’t wait to check it out. Upon request, the bar is also available as an event space. Check out their Facebook page for updates, and cut through the Conrad parking lot to find the hidden, and only, entrance. (Text: Katharina Böhler / Photos: Luke Marshall Johnson)

Morphin Bar, Hasenheide 13, 10967 Berlin-Neukölln; map
Fri-Sat 20-5h

Katharina Böhler is a competitive eater and a project manager at Bite Club. Originally from Lake Constance, she has been living in Friedrichshain for the past year by way of Charlottenburg.

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HEALING HERBACEOUS COCKTAILS IN RIXDORF: HERR LINDEMANN

HEALING HERBACEOUS COCKTAILS IN RIXDORF: HERR LINDEMANN

Sophisticated yet comfortable, large but still cozy, Herr Lindemann on Richardplatz in Neukölln’s Rixdorf is well-balanced, offering hand-crafted cocktails with a “medicinal” slant. Opened in July 2017, owner Peter Edinger flew the coop from Weserstraße’s Tier Bar (where he was a former bartender) to bring his own vision to life. His home garden in Brandenburg is equipped with a Kräuterspirale – a twist (literally and figuratively) on the classic herb garden that makes efficient use of space, soil, water and sun for culinary and medicinal herbs. It was this concept that became the inspiration for a bar with an herb focused menu, realized in Herr Lindemann’s cocktails like the signature Ziegenpeter made with goat weed infused rum and the Thymian Fizz. If herbs aren’t your thing, don’t worry — you can still get excellently crafted classics, plus a selection of beer and wine. Settle in on the green velvet couches and you might just get addicted to this laid-back bar with elevated herbal cocktails. (Text: Devan Grimsrud / Photos: Luke Marshall Johnson)

Herr Lindemann, Richardplatz 16, 12055 Berlin-Neukölln; map
Mon-Wed 19-3h, Thu-Sat 19-4h, Sun 19-2h

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DAS HOTEL — A HINT OF BARCELONA NEAR KOTTI

DAS HOTEL — A HINT OF BARCELONA NEAR KOTTI

Das Hotel is featured in our Cee Cee No.2 Book, which is available for purchase here.

It’s the flowers hanging from the ceiling that are the first indication of what the atmosphere at Das Hotel holds. Flickering candlelight, a piano sitting quietly in the corner and windows opening onto the street add to the feeling that you’ve discovered a secret passageway from Kreuzberg to a miniature villa in Barcelona. Forgotten tunes play constantly through the hanging speakers as you stand chatting with your neighbors or other guests that crowd around Das Hotel’s tiny bar. As it grows late, people begin to dance between the tables and, on the weekend, if you head down to the basement club you’ll discover DJs — but don’t expect to find much more room. At Das Hotel, everyone can find a vacation from their everyday. (Text: Massimo Hartmann / Photos: Daniel Farò)

 Das Hotel, Mariannenstr.26a, 10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg; map
Bar: daily from 16h; Club: Fri-Sat from 23h

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LIV FLEISCHHACKER RECOMMENDS: BIRRA

LIV FLEISCHHACKER RECOMMENDS: BIRRA

Birra is like a mix between an Italian countryside tavern and a modern craft beer bar. A mix I didn’t know I needed in my life, until I stepped foot into Birra. Upon entering you’re greeted by a slew of Italian bartenders rambunctiously jockeying for space behind the bar. Italian craft beer is fascinating — many brewers actually develop their recipes with wine drinkers in mind, which leads to a strong focus on regionality, terroir, and spice. Beers by the Lambrate brewery, a pioneer of Italy’s craft beer movement, make up the core of the bar’s range. They’re flanked by offerings from many other young Italian breweries, as well as a few local ones (Stone and Motel). The bartenders are happy to help you find a beer you enjoy. When I told them I was a big fan of sour beer they plied with me everything they could find, including a taster of a tomato beer that they’d been working on. In order to sustain a solid night of beer, I highly recommend you order some snacks: Birra’s menu offers a delicious selection of fresh panini, charcuterie, cheese, and large, juicy olives. (Text: Liv Fleischhacker / Photos: Devan Grimsrud)

Birra, Prenzlauer Allee 198, 10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg; map
Mon-Sun 18-2h

Liv Fleischhacker is a native Berliner who moved back to Prenzlauer Berg in 2010. She’s a food and drinks writer, a beer editor, and co-organizer of the city’s Jewish food festival, Nosh Berlin.

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BECCA CRAWFORD RECOMMENDS: DSCHUNGEL BAR

BECCA CRAWFORD RECOMMENDS: DSCHUNGEL BAR

Sauntering into Dschungel Bar in Neukölln, one becomes immediately immersed in a room buzzing with an intense jungle energy. On the way to claim a table, you’ll brush past repurposed tree trunks collected from all over the city. Distressed mirror tiles cover the ceiling, infinitely multiplying the expanse of vines and leaves that dangle above. Wallpaper depicts lush, tropical rainforests and if you peer carefully through the crowds, you might glimpse glistening white frogs that swim about in an aquarium. Dschungel’s signature cocktail, the “Nordflügel”, is my favorite, featuring rosemary, lemon, orange juice and beer syrup with an exclusive, small-batch gin crafted by a German distillery. It has laid the groundwork for many seductive summer evenings over the years, and pairs perfectly with the animated, yet relaxed vibes you’ll find at Dschungel. (Text & Photos: Becca Crawford)

Dschungel Bar, Friedelstr.12, 12047 Berlin-Neukölln; map
Mon-Thurs 19:30-2h, Fri-Sat 19:30-4h, Sun 19:30-00h

Becca Crawford is a photographer and creative content-maker specializing in food and lifestyle imagery. She moved to Kreuzberg from Sydney in 2014 and regularly features her work on her Instagram account.

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