The surroundings of Kottbusser Tor have become part of the intense nightlive and gay scene since a couple of years now. An important anchor for everything that goes on in this area is a bar called Möbel Olfe. The bar has been synonymous for sex-hungry gay bears, beer-drinking lesbians and fun-seeking expats. It might sound a bit extreme but in the end it has never disappointed me by being a relaxed and great place to hang out with my friends and meeting new people.
A while ago, when we published the Strange Magic anthology, we had a nice story from our beloved author Kevin Junk about the Strange Magic of Möbel Olfe. Now he and his author friend Chloe Zeegen have joined forces to create a unique reading night at Möbel Olfe. Both of them have a full set of amazing stories to read from about the amazing nights they spend their. More details after the jump.
Das Hotel is a small charming bar and club in Kreuzberg close to Paul-Linke-Ufer. I particularily like this place for its rustic charme, the nice non-pretentious mixed crowd that comes here and the big bouquets of lilies normally spread out all over the place. Wednesday to Saturday they open their basement club that offers a mixed program of live music and parties. Dispite its name Das Hotel is not a hotel, however they do rent out charming private flats and rooms. More infos and pictures after the jump.
photos by Glamcanyon
Last Thursday the .HBC invited everyone to the re-opening of their restaurant and bar. I had heard so many good things about their kitchen it was about time for me to try it out. The new interior is really beautiful and makes the whole place even cooler then it was before. New bar, new floor, new rooms for the restaurant and great food! The It Boys threw the after party in the pinkroom that was filled with styrofoam flakes. It was a lot of fun jumping around in it. But not so fun anymore when I lost my bag and sweater in it and had to go under looking for it while everyone else was jumping on top of me. Impressions of the food, the restaurant and the party by Katja after the break.
…but this one – I have to admit – I really like. It’s small and cosy, the drinks are good and cheap, and the interior is done with a lot of love for details. It’s made by the same people that do the famous 8mm at Schönhauser and it goes by the name NEU Bar. The details after the jump.
Since our dear colleague and founder of this blog has his birthday today ( and left us alone in order to go to Barcelona, probably to meet some Spanish hotties ) yesterday evening some of his friends met for a little drink and delicious sweets like Barcomi’s cheesecake at Neu Bar, Greifswalderstr. I took one or two pics with my little camera for you to watch after the jump:
Last Monday we went to the open booth night at Monster Ronson’s Ichiban Karaoke. I haven’t actually done Karaoke there in a while. But when I do it is always the same game: In the beginning you are just to shy to start performing on your own. Nervously you flip around in the song book claiming you still haven’t found the right song for your debut. Then you start supporting your friends with the chorus, until finally the ice breaks and you sing your own songs (usually a couple of drinks have something to do with it, too). That’s when the fun beginns. And in our case we almost couldn’t stop! And I have to tell you, Katja from Glamcanyon is actually a great performer. No wonder she’s trying to form a band right now. Some fun impressions of our night and the details about Monster Ronson’s after the jump.
So, the other day I unintentionally landed in the lesbian/gay/undecided bar that is the Barbie Deinhoff in Kreuzberg. Quite interesting folk that is hangig out here, I must say. That night we had the pleasure to experience a little pre-show to the Queer X Show Tour which will make its official stop tonight at LUX. Raunchy! The full tits, orgasms and lesbian-encounter action after the jump.
The Appartement at Prenzlauer Allee is a hidden bar and art space that offers, just like places like the Weinerei, a serving of free food in several courses. It’s located in an old industrial building and therefore has the fucked-up charm of abandonment so typical for Berlin. A young creative crowd comes together here every Tuesday and enjoys the free meal either on a long neatly set table or in a small cosy lounge.
As we were standing in line for our food last week and the guests were squeezings themselves past us with their plates I internally started laughing as this somehow reminded me of a soup kitchen for hipsters. Details and more impressions after the jump.
Friedrichshain is really difficult when it comes to bars. Most establishments – and especially on Simon-Dach-Strasse – are really awful. There are only a few with a nice atmosphere and good drinks spread out over the sidestreets of the Kiez. We just found another one of those rare pearls. It’s called Suess War Gestern and it’s somehow the Friedrichshain equivalent to Zu Mir Oder Zu Dir in Prenzlauer Berg. It offers a lot of comfortable sofas to hang out in bigger groups, so this space is perfect to warm up for a night of dancing. More impressions after the jump.
On Saturday a supposedly new hotspot in Friedrichshain celebrated its grand opening. Qrazy Ling is not only an Asian restaurant, it’s also a lounge, a bar, a shop and an art space. So many things in one, qrazy, I know. We went to see what it is all about, and quite frankly, it looks promissing. With its traditianal Asian restaurant interior it reminds me a bit of a small Asian version of the White Trash. The food is yet to be tested, but what we saw on the tables looked nicely done. The enclosed What Ever gallery offers a small selection of urban art and wear. Go look after the jump for more photos of the party and the place.