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Will Berlin Restaurants Survive COVID-19?

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Restaurateurs tell us how Berlin’s gastro scene is really coping. As the world began locking down to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and my beloved Berliner bars and restaurants began shutting their doors, one of my first questions was ‘how on earth are they going to survive this?’ Rent, wages, health insurance, kitchens stuffed with … Read more Will Berlin Restaurants Survive COVID-19?

Your Berlin-Artist Soundtrack to Self-Isolation

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Someone’s switched off Berlin’s nightlife. The beer’s run dry, the clubs lie empty and no one’s on the streets. The C-word has – we hope temporarily – changed daily life in Berlin. ‘Self-isolation’ is the term of 2020. We’re stuck inside, or at least we’re supposed to be, and it’s pretty fuckin’ dull. While it … Read more Your Berlin-Artist Soundtrack to Self-Isolation

Been Fired in Berlin? You Might Be Owed Severance Pay

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Getting fired from a job might make you feel powerless, but luckily there are German laws to protect you. We’ve all been there… You’re fired. Personally, I’ve been affected twice by the infuriating machinations of Berlin’s startup culture. Countless friends have, too. And the idea of German laws, paperwork, bureaucracy and the Arbeitsamt offers little … Read more Been Fired in Berlin? You Might Be Owed Severance Pay

An Ode to Pho: Ramen’s Less Hip Cousin

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Berlin’s original Asian noodle soup is making a comeback Ah, pho. Hard to pronounce yet easy to find – on street corners all over Berlin.  For a long time, it was the go-to Asian noodle soup for Berliners. In recent years, however, Japanese ramen places have been gaining popularity and excitement – as well as … Read more An Ode to Pho: Ramen’s Less Hip Cousin

8MM Did It Again: Synesthesie’s Line-Up Is Psych With Substance

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In Synesthesie Festival 2019, 8MM Bar has curated another fantastic psych-lineup. With a reliably eclectic and stellar lineup, Synesthesie Festival is one of our favourite music festivals. Curated by Prenzlauer Berg dive bar 8mm, it features bands from all corners of the psych-kraut-noise world. Syn is where any self-respecting music fan should be this November. … Read more 8MM Did It Again: Synesthesie’s Line-Up Is Psych With Substance

Brooding Gothic Folk with One of Berlin’s Best, A.S. Fanning

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A.S. Fanning is brooding and Cohen-esque, Berlin’s haunting disciple of gothic folk He looms on stage like a statue, acoustic guitar in hand and deep, dark Edgar Allan Poe eyes. He mumbles a few words before the strumming starts, and then his rich baritone voice rises and silences the room. It’s Irish folk alright, but … Read more Brooding Gothic Folk with One of Berlin’s Best, A.S. Fanning

Tropical Fuck Storm Expected in Berlin

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“There are lots of lost, broke junkie Australian musicians in Berlin” – Tropical Fuck Storm Interviewed Controversial opinion incoming: there aren’t many actually good Australian bands. I mean good bands, ones that actually sound as good as bands from other parts of the world. OK, I’m backing myself into a corner here. Look, Tropical Fuck … Read more Tropical Fuck Storm Expected in Berlin

Motorwerk – Coworking and Creativity in Weißensee

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Motorwerk – a creative island for freelancers in Weissensee Motorwerk is steeped in some serious Berlin history. Having started off as an electric motor factory more than 100 years ago, it was then repurposed as a concert venue, hosting an impressive array of acts including Motorhead, Tupac and the Velvet Underground back in the early … Read more Motorwerk – Coworking and Creativity in Weißensee

Pop-Kultur 2019 is Alt-Music, Rough and Undiscovered

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Multi-faceted and multi-coloured, Pop-Kultur is one of Berlin’s most unique festivals. We’ve really grown to love attending Pop-Kultur, Berlin’s alternative arts festival that takes place every August. Always boasting an eclectic lineup of niche artists, it’s a place for weird and eclectic music. It’s also one of the few times we ever visit Prenzlauer Berg, … Read more Pop-Kultur 2019 is Alt-Music, Rough and Undiscovered

We Know How to Get You a Tech Job in Berlin

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Being unemployed in Berlin isn’t what it used to be. These days, it means drowning in Erdnuss flips on your couch, humming words you thought only your friends from home ragged on about–words about fear of “rent” or “bills” or, like, when the fuck you’re going to become anything at all. You need a job. … Read more We Know How to Get You a Tech Job in Berlin

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