Thelonious Bar in Weserkiez certainly lives up to its name — which is, of course, borrowed from the revered jazz musician Thelonious Monk. The bar radiates a cozy atmosphere reminiscent of the golden era of jazz in the 1920s and 1930s. A long, dark wooden counter, which was built by hand like the rest of the furniture, gives the interior its charm. The owner, Laura Maria Marsueschke, opened Thelonious Bar in December 2014 with the aim of creating a classic bar concept combined with modern influences. Her experience as a restauranteur shines through the menu: In addition to the classics, a rotating seasonal drinks menu includes six to eight of the bar’s own creations, which generate great enthusiasm among its guests. My personal recommendation is the Walnut Sour: a walnut infused bourbon with dashes of scotch, walnut bitters, lemon, maple syrup, and orange. (Text: Nico Buelles / Photos: Nico Buelles / Ute Haufe)
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Nico Buelles is a freelance editor who has called Pankow home since Fall 2017. In his spare time, he spins vinyl records, tests new recipes in his kitchen and makes the most of Berlin’s cultural offerings.