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Friedrichshain Kult-Kneipe Bier-Bar Faces Closure – Let’s Save It

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Bier-Bar – home of Der Klaus – is struggling to survive this lockdown. It’s on us to ensure it doesn’t close. If you’ve ever been to Kopernikusstraße’s Bier-Bar, you’ll know exactly why it needs saving. It means you’ve experienced the warmth, security and inner-peace that exists at the centre of one of owner Klaus’s open-hearted … Read more Friedrichshain Kult-Kneipe Bier-Bar Faces Closure – Let’s Save It

Jesöff: The Punk Beer Standing Up to Sterni

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Jesöff challenges Sternburg for the title of Berlin’s punk beer. And it has the credentials to do so. Name an Export-style beer that’s 5.2% alcohol, costs around 80cents and goes by the tagline: Das Bier mit dem Roten Stern. No, it’s not Sternburg – it’s Jesöff, a new, bargain-basement beer brand that its founders hope … Read more Jesöff: The Punk Beer Standing Up to Sterni

Akkawy: A Hummus-Tahini Overload in Friedrichshain

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Akkawy is quickly becoming Friedrichshain’s favourite hummus place. And it’s not only because of the owner’s emerald eyes. Working mainly with Israelis – as I do in my other life – has its upsides. One is that you’re very quickly introduced to all the best hummus restaurants in the city. Early this year, I was … Read more Akkawy: A Hummus-Tahini Overload in Friedrichshain

Lick Yourself Happy with Berlin Ice Cream Week

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Escape the summer heat with a week of Berlin’s best ice cream and one hell of a brain-freeze. Between July 23rd-29th, True Italian will launch the first Berlin Ice Cream Week. 23 of the city’s best artisanal ice cream parlours will be coming together to offer up special-edition flavours priced at a very, very affordable … Read more Lick Yourself Happy with Berlin Ice Cream Week

Finally! British Products Find a Home in Berlin

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You’re either really excited by this, or you don’t know what you’re missing. It all started when I saw a Facebook photo of a bottle of Thatcher’s Katy cider and the caption: “Well well well, what have we got here… A huge selection of British ciders and beers”. My life over the past few years … Read more Finally! British Products Find a Home in Berlin

Finding Berlin’s Best Döner Kebab With Dönerstag

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Think you know Berlin’s best Döner kebab? Meet the person reviewing them all. There’s a breathtaking, ever-growing number of Dönerläden in Berlin. Feeling overwhelmed by it all, it’s easy to give up the hunt to find ‘Berlin’s best’ and settle for ‘Berlin’s nearest’. Attempting to test, catalogue and rate them all? Madness. This daunting and … Read more Finding Berlin’s Best Döner Kebab With Dönerstag

5 Späti-Only Recipes for Corona Haute Cuisine

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How to cook like a Sternekoch using only your local Spätkauf. As supermarkets become hotbeds of paranoia and empty toilet roll shelves, and people all over Berlin are realising that pesto and pasta is boring as fuck, Berlin Loves You comes to the rescue. With a little imagination, Spätkaufs sell all you need to create … Read more 5 Späti-Only Recipes for Corona Haute Cuisine

15 Berlin Bedroom Self-Isolation Survival Guidelines

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They say laughter is the best medicine. It’s not, a vaccine is. If these four walls could talk… well, they probably wouldn’t have much to say right now. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 15 survival guidelines to get us through this period of collective locked-in syndrome. 1. Chairs provide an excellent mid-point … Read more 15 Berlin Bedroom Self-Isolation Survival Guidelines

‘Look Of The Irish’ Tackles Issues Facing Irish Artists

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‘Look of the Irish’ is a collaborative art exhibition exploring the challenges faced by young Irish artists. This Friday, March 13th, Berlin-based Irish street artists Humble_Writerz and Trev El. Viz will be displaying their new collaborative collection at Wrangelstrasse 67, Kreuzberg. The theme of the collaboration: why young Irish artists feel the need to emigrate … Read more ‘Look Of The Irish’ Tackles Issues Facing Irish Artists