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ANN RICHTER RECOMMENDS: BOB’S POGO BAR AT KW

ANN RICHTER RECOMMENDS: BOB’S POGO BAR AT KW

There’s been an enigmatic addition to the Berlin underground scene this year, tucked away into a courtyard cellar at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art. It’s called Bob’s Pogo Bar, though it’s much more than a bar in the classical sense of the word. Bob’s is an installation, salon and theatre stage all at once. Designed by LA-based artist Robert Wilhite as part of the KW’s 2017 artistic program, the bar sees nocturnal animals meet oblique angles and elongated shadows. Opening its doors once a week (usually on a Thursday), Bob’s is taken over by an artist for an evening. The program — compiled by Maurin Dietrich and Cathrin Myer — ranges from sound performances and thematic dinners to short plays and spacial interventions, and is announced seven days in advance on the KW website. This week’s event, which exceptionally takes place on Friday (19.5.17), is a reading of Ishion Hutchinson’s “Trouble on the Road Again”. P.S. KW Friends and KW Lovers get exclusive access to all events taking place at Bob’s. (Text: Ann Richter / Photos (clockwise): Norbert Bayer / Frank Sperling, KW Institute for Contemporary Art)

Bob’s Pogo BarKW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststr.69, 10117 Berlin-Mitte; map

See program for event details. RSVP required.

Ann Richter moved from London-Peckham to Berlin-Alt Treptow in 2015 and is the co-founder of graphic design practice Studio Pandan as well as the exhibition project A.R. practice.

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YASHA WALLIN RECOMMENDS: TIGER BAR

YASHA WALLIN RECOMMENDS: TIGER BAR

“Panama is the land of our dreams,” the bear excitedly tells the tiger in Janosch’s children’s story, “The Trip to Panama.” As an adult, thanks to a healthy intake of specialty cocktails from Tiger Bar, there’s no need to leave Berlin to find the land of your dreams. Along with its sister restaurant, Panama - from the team behind Katz Orange – this elegant watering hole owes its inspiration to Janosch’s book as well as mother nature herself. Surrounded by flora and decor that seem to belong to a mythical place and time (or rather to the “new Berlin”), visitors sample small bites such as oysters and pumpkin chips. But most come for the drinks, with ingredients as experimental as you’d expect from a venue based on travel and exploration: radishes, red beets, lentils, bananas, and tarragon. Curiosity is at the heart of Janosch’s tale, and the same could be said about Tiger Bar’s offerings; meaning the more adventurous you are, the closer you’ll get to dreamland. (Text: Yasha Wallin / Photos: Luke Johnson)

Tiger Bar, Potsdamer Str.91, 10785 Berlin-Tiergarten; map
Tue-Sat from 20h

A native of sunny California, Yasha Wallin moved to Berlin in 2013, and currently calls Mitte home. When not on the lookout for the coolest new spots in town, she works as an editor.

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EX BERLIN — AVANT GARDE APERITIFS AMONGST FRIENDS

EX BERLIN — AVANT GARDE APERITIFS AMONGST FRIENDS

Mark your calendars, preferably recurring: Every Wednesday evening in a former Mitte wine cellar, a group of friends with a passion for cocktails and food are inviting you to swing by for an after-work adventure in experimental bar culture. The formula is simple: Every week, three cocktails are conceived around a theme and paired with a bar snack. The evening we attended was Israeli-inspired — chef Avishay Cohen and served us the “Exgroni”: An adapted Negroni accompanied by a puff pastry aubergine tart with pine nuts. The vibe is semi-clandestine speakeasy, semi-elegant drinks night amongst friends. The limited space around the bar — and consequent coziness — is conducive to striking up conversation, material for which there’s plenty. As the weather warms up, the kitchen doors will be flung open onto a mini courtyard. Pulled off with elegance and ease, we see this project going from experimental to established in no time at all. Come for the excellent aperitifs; stay for the friends you’ll make whilst enjoying them. (Text: Anna Dorothea Ker / Photos: Roland Heuger)

Ex Berlin, Zionskirchstr.16, 10119 Berlin-Mitte; map
Trinkkultur, Wed 18-22h

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HIP HOPS — CRAFT BEER BREWER BRLO’S NEW HOME BASE

HIP HOPS — CRAFT BEER BREWER BRLO’S NEW HOME BASE

It’s a bit of a mouthful to pronounce, but did you know that the name of craft brewer BRLO derives from the old Slavic origin of ‘Berlin’? And since December 2016 — two years after its inception — this beer has a place of its own to call home, in a location offering sweeping views of its namesake city. In Park am Gleisdreieck, bar, restaurant, brewery and sociable beer garden unite in a building constructed from 38 shipping containers. The dark metallic interior and dim lighting creates an atmosphere well suited to the wide range of German and international beers on offer — 20 on tap and 40 bottled, with flavor profiles for every mood. But there’s more than just hops and barley to enjoy seated around the chunky wooden tables — a delicious seasonal menu designed around vegetables superbly complements the drinks on offer. (Text: Victoria Pease)

BRLO Brwhouse, Schöneberger Str.16, 10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg, map

Tue-Fri 17-00h, Sat-Sun 12-00h

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GEIST IM GLAS: A LATE NIGHT HAUNT COMES BACK TO LIFE

GEIST IM GLAS: A LATE NIGHT HAUNT COMES BACK TO LIFE

Blink and you’ll miss it: tucked away on a subdued Kreuzkölln block, Geist im Glas is easy to stroll right past. But like the Prohibition-era speakeasies this cocktail bar takes after, understated is exactly how owner Aishah Bennett likes it. Don’t be fooled by the relaxed atmosphere — dark, sexy and candlelit — here, cocktails are serious business. The liquor cabinet is stocked with a top notch selection of spirits such as Helsinki Distilling Company gin and Mezcal Atenco. It’s the house infused liquor that you want to go for, though: like whisky with blood orange, jasmine tea and blackberry, best enjoyed in a “Boulevardier”, a jazzy take on the Negroni. Because that’s exactly what Geist im Glas does best: takes the classics, creates them with fine ingredients and finishes them with an unexpectedly delicious twist. What’s more, the bar also offers up the antidote to itself, serving southern US-inspired, hangover-busting brunches on weekends. The former menu mainstays — huevos rancheros and dulce de leche pancakes — are joined by cheddar grits and coconut milk porridge loaded with fruit and nuts. All this paired with a special drinks menu of Mimosas, Bloody Marys and espresso-based cocktails. At Geist im Glas, it’s all too easy for day to slip into night again. (Text: Anna Dorothea Ker / Photos: Matej Zet)

Geist im Glas, Lenaustr.27, 12047 Berlin-Neukölln; map
Mon-Fri 9-2h, Sat-Sun 10-4h

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