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)
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.