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HANDCRAFTED COCKTAILS AND FINE BREWS AT OMEGA BAR — RECOMMENDED BY MARIE SPRINGER

HANDCRAFTED COCKTAILS AND FINE BREWS AT OMEGA BAR — RECOMMENDED BY MARIE SPRINGER

Where should we head tonight: a pub or a cocktail bar? Here, hidden in the heart of Neukölln, you can do both. At Omega Bar, opened by the Krass Bösen Wolf team in 2013 you can get good draught beer and excellent cocktails all under one roof. The pub’s charm and relaxed industrial style makes it great for after work drinks and weekend meetups too. Omega’s patrons are mainly neighbors and regulars, and you can be sure you will be welcomed like a local. With names like Cornelius and Donald, the ten cocktails are playful and distinctive. Popcorn, cornflakes and mango ayran may not be classic cocktail ingredients, but they are combined here with true mixological sophistication. My favorite: the Vivien, a twist on the Pornstar Martini with vodka, passion fruit and vanilla, mixed with soy milk and a splash of champagne. The homemade shots are also a must. (Text: Marie Springer / Photos: Savannah van der Niet)

Marie Springer is a freelance graphic and concept designer working with clients like Lamm Bar.

Omega Bar, Wipperstr.18, 12055 Berlin–Neukölln; map
Mon–Sat from 19h
@omegabar

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A NEW SPACE FOR CINEMA LOVERS — KINO & BAR IN DER KÖNIGSTADT

A NEW SPACE FOR CINEMA LOVERS — KINO & BAR IN DER KÖNIGSTADT

In this age of streaming, going to the cinema can feel almost nostalgic. But what if it’s not just a big screen, but a meeting place for shared experiences and exchange too? Harald Siebler sees his recently opened Kino & Bar in der Königstadt as precisely such a place. The focus at this Berlinale partner cinema is not nonstop box office hits, but instead carefully-selected films which can later be unpicked over a drink in the adjoining bar. “Classics, new releases, and little-known movies,” Siebler says of the program. “We want to show good films that arouse curiosity,” he says. This focus on quality is also evident in the interior: instead of tightly-packed narrow seats, Siebler’s cinema has spacious velvet chairs with plenty of legroom. And not only is this a pretty auditorium, but it is also unconventional: in contrast to regular cinemas, at Königstadt natural materials such as hemp, pressed paper and Swiss stone pine are used throughout the building. Time to put your next Netflix night on hold. (Text: Lisa Staub / Photos: Savannah van der Niet)

Kino & Bar in der Königstadt
Straßburger Str.55, 10405 Berlin–Prenzlauer Berg; map
You can find the program here.

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INVENTIVE COCKTAILS WITH FAMILY SPIRIT AT SOHNEMANN — RECOMMENDED BY WILL GLUCKIN

INVENTIVE COCKTAILS WITH FAMILY SPIRIT AT SOHNEMANN — RECOMMENDED BY WILL GLUCKIN

In the inter-kiez war to capture Berlin’s attention with exciting new bars, Friedrichshain has taken a backseat lately. Enter Sohnemann, a new watering hole just north of the madness of Simon-Dach-Straße. At the helm, and often behind the bar, is Sam: a born-and-bred Friedrichshainer with a deft, physical approach to mixology. Everything in the place bears Sam’s fingerprints, from the wood-and-black-tile interior to the well-matched playlist of smoked-out jazz and gently pulsing electronica. At the crux of it all lies the imaginative drinks list, with the F-Hain Spritz – a gin-and-lime refreshment with notes of ginger and hibiscus – a personal favorite. For Sam, Sohnemann is a family affair: the Opa Willi and Tante Käthe cocktails are inspired by childhood memories of relatives, while the shelves are stocked with bottles he was tipped off about by his friends. The liqueurs and syrups used for the drinks are often homemade, as is the bathtub gin. New drinks are being added all the time, so stop by and be surprised! (Text: Will Gluckin / Photos: Savannah van der Niet)

Will Gluckin leads the communications team at Berlin-based travel company GetYourGuide. He is from the New York City area and has lived in Friedrichshain since 2017.

Sohnemann, Niederbarnimstr.23, 10247 Berlin–Friedrichshain; map
Mon–Thu 18–2h, Fri–Sat 18–3h
@sohnemann_bar

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LAMM — COCKTAILKUNST IN INDUSTRIELLEM AMBIENTE

LAMM — COCKTAILKUNST IN INDUSTRIELLEM AMBIENTE

Nicely set back from the street on Prenzlauer Berg’s northern border, Lamm is a cocktail bar causing quite a stir amongst the city’s mixologists. Hannes Lautenschlager and Dustin Franke opened this urban oasis in January 2019, transforming deserted rooms into a spacious and sleek concrete-walled interior. Subdued lighting and carefully arranged seating give it intimacy and warmth – perfect for a snug evening sipping drinks. And every sip is a joy: combining barkeeping knowhow and a good bit of imagination, Lamm quietly produces some spectacular cocktails. Also available in small tasting sizes, the drinks are big on fresh fruit and herbs, with the likes of peach, mango, lavender and rosemary bringing zest and punch. The walnut-topped “Waldorfsalat” is definitely worth a full glass, blending vodka, celery, apple and milk for a delightfully mellow taste. No wonder Berlin’s cocktail scenesters are flocking here. (Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Savannah van der Niet)

Lamm, Wisbyer Str.1, 10439 Berlin–Prenzlauer Berg; map
Mon–Sat 18–4h
@lamm_bar

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BRUTAL 54 FOR TASTY DRINKS IN A LIVELY SETTING — RECOMMENDED BY GEORGIE POPE

BRUTAL 54 FOR TASTY DRINKS IN A LIVELY SETTING — RECOMMENDED BY GEORGIE POPE

Since summer 2019 this cocktail bar has been the talk of the town, or at least Kreuzkölln. Brutal 54 was a previously hidden speakeasy, but its space in the Hobrechtstrasse is now open for all. Co-owners Silvan and Maarten transformed the former Raumfahrer bar into a sleek and concept-strong interior with beautiful lighting. Here, less is more, and the surroundings ooze with as much taste as the cocktail list. As a firm lover of both whisky and sake, one of my favorite concoctions brings these together with real panache, topping it off with a garnish of frozen kaffir lime leaves. Come to Brutal at the weekend and you’ll find the space absolutely buzzing. You can definitely arrive unaccompanied and find a space inside to call your own, settling down with a fresh and potent negroni. If it’s a casual weeknight beer you prefer, the bar seats provide the perfect perch. (Text: Georgie Pope / Photos: Savannah van der Niet)

Georgie Pope is a curator working for the likes of Independent Collectors and the Boros Collection.
Brutal 54, Hobrechtstr.54, 12047, Berlin–Neukölln; map
Tue–Sat, from 20h
@brutal54berlin

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