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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

Badfish Angry Hour Beckons Berlin’s Barflies

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Respite from the world with a 2€ beer and a bar-long conversation. Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. At Badfish Friedrichshain, they don’t just know my name – I’ve got a tab programmed into the till. Angry Hour /ˈaŋɡri ˈaʊə/ Noun The time between 17-19Uhr where beers are 2€. The perfect … Read more Badfish Angry Hour Beckons Berlin’s Barflies

Pawn Dot Com – A Cocktail Empire in the Making

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Sharlie Cheen is building a cocktail empire along Torstrasse. Pawn Dot Com. Hardly the classiest bar name in town (it’s actually a wordplay on its location – the former Königliches Leihamt, the emperor’s old personal pawnshop), it’s a new cocktail bar with classy aspirations. It’s part of Dustin Render’s invasion of Torstrasse. An unintentional invasion … Read more Pawn Dot Com – A Cocktail Empire in the Making

200 Worldly Wines to Try at P-Berg’s La Cave

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La Cave is a wine bar in Prenzlauer Berg that focusses on small wine producers from around the world. A passion project of Michael Rowe, it’s a million miles away (although only a few streets away) from his other venture: Badfish. Badfish, for those who don’t know, is a raucous, always-buzzing Irish pub that’s probably … Read more 200 Worldly Wines to Try at P-Berg’s La Cave

A Gin and Art Fantasyland in an Abandoned U-Bahn Station

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From the 18th-21st October, artists are taking over a disused U-Bahn tunnel. The CANVAS BAR project will see artists take over a U3 station and tunnel under Potsdamer Platz to create a unique, subterranean art space and party. Over the five days of CANVAS BAR, you can watch the artworks being created, as all artists … Read more A Gin and Art Fantasyland in an Abandoned U-Bahn Station

Skadi Frozen Cocktails for Ice-Cold Public Drunkenness

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If Berlin is a playground for adults, then we should all be licking alcoholic popsicles. Skadi is a group of young Berliners with an idea so simple, you wonder why it’s not in Späti freezers all over Berlin: frozen cocktails. Throw those Ben and Jerry’s, Bum Bums and Noggers to melt in the street – … Read more Skadi Frozen Cocktails for Ice-Cold Public Drunkenness

TwinPigs’ New Menu Goes Nose-to-Tail (and Doesn’t Skip the Brain)

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We went to try TwinPigs’ new nose-to-tail menu, but our meeting got off to an unexpected start. “I accidentally burnt his nightclub down”, TwinPigs owner Pär says whilst explaining how he and Robin, a fellow BLYer who’s joining me on this review, know each other. What follows is an anecdote to beat them all. The … Read more TwinPigs’ New Menu Goes Nose-to-Tail (and Doesn’t Skip the Brain)

Drown in Mezcal at Tentacion’s 2nd Year Fiesta

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On Saturday 23rd June, Tentacion Mezcalothek celebrates its second birthday party with a Oaxacan buffet. Join them! For the past two years, Tentacion Mezcalothek and Craft Beer bar has been a secret refuge for lovers of authentic Mexican food and drinks, just a sidestreet off Friedrichshain’s tourist stomping ground. Stepping inside is like entering owners … Read more Drown in Mezcal at Tentacion’s 2nd Year Fiesta

Our Picks for Where to Booze: World Cup 2018

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You won’t be able to avoid this World Cup in Berlin. Fact. So here are our favourite places to enjoy it. Berlin goes pretty crazy for the ‘WM’. You won’t find a street corner that doesn’t echo commentators’ voices in multiple languages, or that explosion of cheering that rocks down the highstreets as bars with … Read more Our Picks for Where to Booze: World Cup 2018

The Art of Meeting Strangers Over Coffee

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Berlin’s cafés are full of surprises. One spot where you’ll find all the right magic, and also my favourite, is Katie’s Blue Cat. The café is located close to the Maybachufer. It’s one of the places where it seems perfectly fine to share a small table with strangers. Sure, it’s normal in Berlin to share … Read more The Art of Meeting Strangers Over Coffee

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