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Fahimi Bar

The brutalist (and, for Berliners, somewhat iconic) shopping and housing complex that dominates the north side of Kottbusser Tor might not be the first place you’d expect to find a…

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Salut

Situated in the quiet residential buffer between busy Winterfeldtplatz and middle-class Akazienkiez, Salut offers tasteful decor, a relaxed speakeasy vibe and some of the best cocktails in Berlin.

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The Varnish

Hidden inside a former storage room behind century-old Cole’s French Dip, the Varnish practically exudes civic history. Most of the attention in the stark, barebones speakeasy goes toward perfecting overlooked…

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1886 Bar

The old caretaker cottage at Pasadena’s historic Raymond Hotel (first opened in 1886) is located at the end of a shrub-lined pathway and surrounded by overhanging trees. Hidden within is…