Since its opening 3 weeks ago the new location Neue Heimat at the RAW grounds at Revaler Straße in Friedrichshain has been pretty much the talk of the town with its amazing street food market events on Sundays. The concept is not really new as the street food hype has already been successfully established by Bite Club and Markthalle 9. But after all of our team members have visited it in the past few weeks we agree theirs came out really nice and is a great addition to the street food event scene of Berlin. The space is just really fun to hang out, versatile in its design and so much space to sit and enjoy the delicious food which is really an advantage to some of the other street food markets.
But Neue Heimat is not just going to be about street food. Tonight they are hosting their first Berlin Summer Market which brings together fashion, design and interior products in one big market. The list of sellers is really long and diverse and includes familiar names such as The Shit Shop, Mayflower Vintage, Mies Nobis, German Garment, Majaco, Perlensäue, dyn and many more. The market has been so far scheduled for the two remaining Wednesdays of August, so check it out today and next week. More dates to be announced. After the jump we have some impressions of the location during its Street Food Sunday market. Enjoy!
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.