MIES, SUNDOWNERS & I: AFTER-WORK DRINKS ON THE TERRACE OF THE NEUE NATIONALGALERIE — RECOMMENDED BY UWE BUHRDORF
It wasn’t so long ago that one of the city’s boldest buildings was surrounded by fencing: immediately shrouding the entire Kulturforum. What a loss. Fortunately that’s over now, and it’s about to get even better: every Thursday and Friday, restaurateur, artist and bar owner Johannes Gruber invites visitors to the Sundowner Bar on the terrace of the Neue Nationalgalerie. From the mobile bar, designed and specially built by sculptor and UdK professor Karsten Konrad, Johannes and his colleagues serve drinks as casually as they have for many years in their Kreuzberg bar Mysliwska, another pearl of urban nightlife. From the terrace, you can sit with the vastness of the Kulturforum in front of you, the daring architecture of Mies van der Rohe behind you, or vice versa… it doesn’t get much better than that. To make your time even enjoyable, combine your time there with a walk through the museum’s permanent collection and become inspired by encounters with great paintings. An afternoon like this helps us remember why we want to live here and not somewhere else. The Sundowner Bar: the ideal place for a vacation in your own city.
Uwe Buhrdorf is the owner of the small, fine event agency Die Wellenmaschine (The Wave Machine) and moves skillfully between brand, corporate and culture events. He is also an event organiser.
Text: Uwe Buhrdorf / Photos: David von Becker, Thomas Bruns & Cottonbro / Credit: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Sundowner-Bar on the terrace of the Neue Netionalgalerie, Potsdamer Str.50, 10785 Berlin–Tiergarten; map
The bar is at the back of the gallery building. Every Thurs & Fri 18–21h30.