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Cordobar

Located just a short walk from Berlin's über-hip Torstraße and the Hackescher Markt, Cordobar is the wine bar on everyone's lips. The bar, which is named for the 1978 World Cup…

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Weinbar Rutz

Rutz's high-low approach has made it a sort of every-occasion wine destination. The refined dishes of Michelin-star chef Marco Müller grace the tables at the restaurant upstairs, while in the…

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Clash

Hidden away in a quiet hof (courtyard) behind busy Mehringdamm, Clash is a spacious punk bar with Napalm Death posters on the wall, a pool table in the back and…

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Freibeuter

Located on an unlikely residential street in Friedrichshain’s Samariterkiez, Freibeuter is an enclave of unreconstructed punk scuzz in a neighbourhood still reeling from rapid gentrification. There is a vague pirate…

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Das Hotel

Lit primarily by candlelight and busy until the early hours almost every night of the week, Hotel is arguably the most perfect distillation of what makes a Berlin bar unique.…

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Tilsiter

There’s more to Friedrichshain than the Simon-Dach Kiez. On the north side of Karl-Marx-Allee, far from the students, punks and party seekers, this appealingly low-key neighbourhood bar features tobacco stained…

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Wowsville

If you’ve ever gone record shopping after a few pints, you’ll know it’s perhaps not the best idea. But apparently no one mentioned this to Kreuzberg institution Wowsville, which doesn’t…