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KARIN ZWEIDLER RECOMMENDS: JUNGBUSCH BAR FOR COCKTAILS & RELAXED VIBES

KARIN ZWEIDLER RECOMMENDS: JUNGBUSCH BAR FOR COCKTAILS & RELAXED VIBES

Walking along bustling Weserstrasse, you might easily overlook Jungbusch. But once you’ve discovered this gem, hidden behind two knocked-down windows and a graffiti-tagged wall, you’ll never miss it again. The bar, which Mertol Akinci and Alfonso D’Angelo opened in 2013, scores points with its seasonal cocktail menu that currently features the “Cardamom Collins”, a creation of Darjeeling cordial, honey, Amaro, blood orange and lime juice. In addition to classics such as Boston Sour and Sazarac, you can also enjoy a selection of Amaro and red vermouth, as well as port-based long drinks topped with soda, tonic water or bitters. Beyond the drinks, the atmosphere in Jungbusch is just plain fun, with friendly bartenders playing consistently good playlists and a backdrop of exposed walls, minimalist wooden furniture, and plants. What’s more the owners often give a platform to new artists and their work, so it’s always well worth a visit. (Text: Karin Zweidler / Photos: Johanna Rademacher-Flesland)

Growing up in a small town in Switzerland, author Karin Zweidler now lives in Berlin. Here she does what she’s been doing since her journalism studies: writing for various print and digital outlets.

Jungbusch, Weserstr.16, 12047 Berlin–Neukölln; map
Mon–Sat from 19h
@Jungbusch_berlin

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ANA S. PAREJA RECOMMENDS: BOATFARM FOR BIODYNAMIC WINES

ANA S. PAREJA RECOMMENDS: BOATFARM FOR BIODYNAMIC WINES

A charming new restaurant opened its doors in June 2018 in Kreuzberg. Boatfarm‘s concept revolves around an impressive selection of bio-dynamic wines with unexpected tastes and a good deal of creativity. Inspired by the drinks, a European-style menu includes stand-out dishes such as arctic salmon, fine ravioli and delicious mussels, all prepared from scratch and sourced sustainably. Founders Benni Bräuninger and Patrick Kilborn combine many years of experience in the world of gastronomy. Benni, the chef, used to run the kitchen at the excellent Lavanderia Vecchia. They have painstakingly refurbished a small space, miraculously making it look twice as big. It is luminous and welcoming: most of the furniture was handmade by them, each detail elegantly chosen. As the icing on the cake, a record player hides in the corner where the record-collecting owners draw on old genres to create the perfect atmosphere. The special dinner nights are a real treat, featuring six courses paired with wine, allowing Chef Benni to show off his skills. (Text: Ana S. Pareja / Photos: Johanna Rademacher–Flesland)

Ana S. Pareja is a publisher and bookseller. She runs a Spanish bookshop based in Kreuzberg, Bartleby & co.

Boatfarm, Boppstr.5, 10967 Berlin-Kreuzberg; map
Tue–Sat 16–22h
@boatfarm_berlin

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COLORFUL COCKTAILS AT EIGENGRAU

COLORFUL COCKTAILS AT EIGENGRAU

Drinking makes you hungry. Thankfully there’s good food and great people to share it all with at Eigengraubar, named after that deep gray you see in total darkness. Eigengrau is also the name of their signature drink, a cocktail with sloe gin, lemon, egg whites, soda and activated charcoal. Bartender Jenny Klama typically names her drinks after their colors, like the Ingwerocker, an orange cocktail with whiskey, baked apple, lemon and ginger beer, or the Bernsteinbrown, a beautiful amber with rum, malt beer, chocolate and absinthe. Owners Eva Wenger and Mo Binto make sure what comes out of the kitchen is given just as much care as the drinks. The menu changes regularly, but when we visited, we enjoyed a prawn salad, roasted pumpkin with lemon yogurt and green curry, and grilled octopus with potatoes, cucumber, yogurt and smoked chili. The interior is equally vibrant, right down to the flamingo bar stools and the neon lights, while the music and ambiance set the perfect mood for a Saturday night. And given we’re bound to be a little hungover the morning after, the team plans to start serving Sunday brunch soon too. Because that same rule applies for the day after: drinking makes you hungry. (Text: Eva Biringer / Photos: Mina Aichhorn)

Eigengrau, Skalitzer Str.45, 10997 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map
Tue–Thu 17.30–1h, Fr–Sa 17.30–5h, So 17.30–1h
@eigengrau.bar

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JOIN MOTEL BEER & COFFEE FOR THEIR NEXT TOUR AND TASTING

JOIN MOTEL BEER & COFFEE FOR THEIR NEXT TOUR AND TASTING

For any excursion from a picnic in the park to a road trip to the lake – Motel has you covered. The brand offers beer and coffee in distinct aluminum cans imbued with mid-century modern motifs designed by Creative Director Marie Stadelmann. Under the guidance of Peter Read, the head of beer, Motel sells a delicious IPA, a Pale Ale, a Golden Ale and a Kellerbier alongside a rotation of seasonal brews. Cory Andreen, co-founder of the Berlin Coffee Festival, leads their coffee operations. Using beans sourced from cooperatives and natural farms, they’ve developed a canned Nitro Coffee and a Flat White that even foams when you open it. How does this all work? Find out for yourself: This Sunday 10.03.2019, you’re invited to a free guided tour through their production facilities, a microbrewery in Reinickendorf. If you’re satisfied with their tasty drinks, find more refreshments at some of your favorite bars and shops like BrewDogs and Lager Lager. Alternatively, ask their head of operations, Travis Wilson, how to get a case delivered to your office. (Text: Michael Rice / Photos: Motel Beer & Coffee)

Motel Beer & Coffee, Waldstr.11a, 13403 Berlin–Reinickendorf; map

Open Brewery & Stock Sale: Sun 10.03.2019, 12–18h

@motelbeer

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ZOSSE — A LIVELY BAR TUCKED AWAY IN A SLEEPY ALLEY

ZOSSE — A LIVELY BAR TUCKED AWAY IN A SLEEPY ALLEY

On a quiet side street in the historic Rixdorf neighborhood, you may come across a discreet sidewalk sign pointing down an alley. Follow its lead, and you’ll be charmed to discover Zosse. Opened in June 2018 by Paul Seifert, this bucolic bar finds its home in a former blacksmith’s workshop. Records stretching back as far as 1888 describe how the original tenants forged horseshoes, hence the name Zosse – an old German word for horse. Once you’ve pushed past the large, barn-like doors, you’ll be greeted by wood-clad walls, soft candlelight and, in winter, a roaring wood-burning stove. Take a seat and pore over their toothsome list of house-made drinks and bar snacks while nibbling on their zesty popcorn. The newest addition to their menu and our personal favorite is the Old Islay Bramble Sour, a blend of whiskey and bramble liqueur (derived from blackberries). Across the courtyard from the main room is their retro smoking room, accented with industrial lamps, a typewriter, and daguerreotype photos. In summer, take a seat in the Biergarten and enjoy a drink al fresco. (Text: Michael Rice / Photos: Pamina Aichhorn)

Zosse Bar & Biergarten, Richardstr.37, 12043 Berlin–Neukölln; map

Tue-Thu 18-1h, Fri 18-3h, Sat 16-3h, Sun 16-24h

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