Random Questions: Berlin do's and dont's


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toin
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1703 posts since 1/4/13

7 Sep 2015 14:29
House of small wonder for breakfast, very wes anderson
Fleischerei is good for breakfast/lunch
Five Elephants for the best cheesecake I've ever had
The Barn for very good coffee

+ everthing wembly said
DELFOR
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330 posts since 10/2/09

7 Sep 2015 15:54
Toin sounds good. Booked Volt for sat night too
DELFOR
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330 posts since 10/2/09

14 Sep 2015 17:04
Thanks for the recommendations, had a blast. Went to prince Charles and about blank in the night and day. The day party was awesome. Tried the barn for excellent coffee and went to volt for an excellent dinner. Also hit the flea market on Sunday which I would recommend
TCB
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3802 posts since 5/7/11

17 Sep 2015 16:56
About Blank Cool
DELFOR
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330 posts since 10/2/09

17 Sep 2015 20:25
Sunday evening at about blank was definitely the highlight for me, marcellus Pittman dropping house, acid and disco.
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

22 Oct 2015 18:48
Any recommendations for cheap/'different' places to eat in the day and into the evening?
jwool
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2684 posts since 16/2/10

22 Oct 2015 19:16
Don't know whereabouts you're staying but we stayed on Kastanienallee and it was littered with cool little restaurants. Few good Vietnamese places, a great Veggie Indian and a Falafel place. Decent beer garden on the same road as well.

Some good clothes shops as well.
Paxman
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78 posts since 28/10/07

22 Oct 2015 19:44
They're pretty obvious choices but Burgermeister is a good, quick, cheap munch in a convenient spot & 'Henne' is good but simple - just good beers, potato salad, sauerkraut and chicken that's 10/10
Honnete
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224 posts since 15/10/15

22 Oct 2015 20:02
I stayed in Berlin for a year and will concur it's a decent spot with a ton of decent places to eat and drink,but the guy above has called it correct shouting out Henne. I have to +1.
rural
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17560 posts since 26/9/06

22 Oct 2015 21:11
Did you get on it Honnete?
macgy
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205 posts since 26/11/11

23 Oct 2015 13:56
If you want cheap best Döner is Imren Grill.
You can also get more "classy" turkish food if you plan to sit there.
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

24 Oct 2015 08:44
Cheers all.
max37
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274 posts since 20/5/12

6 Nov 2015 17:30
Bit of a long shot but here goes, is anyone here from Berlin or lived there for a while ?
Im hopefully going for my birthday later this month. But in typical fashion my mates and I did everything very last minute. Since we started planning the tickets to Fat Freddys on the 23rd have now sold out, so does anyone know any German websites that might be reselling tickets? Or any ways to possibly source a ticket?

Any help would be appreciated, cheers
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

posted 6 Nov 2015 19:24, edited 6 Nov 2015 19:24
Just to add to this, thanks for all the suggestions. Didn't really make it to any of them apart from Burgermeister as we stumbled past it. Ate at quite a few places, some really good(Tapas y Mas near Spittlemarkt, Tomasi Villa in Kreuzberg, East London Cafe for breakfast and all the small street stands and Kebab places) , some not so imo (Seoul Kitchen/Hirsch). Had drinks mainly around Friedrichshain and managed to get ourselves into The Berghain.

Love the city.
TCB
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3802 posts since 5/7/11

7 Nov 2015 02:16
Nice. How did you enjoy Berghain? Cool
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

posted 7 Nov 2015 09:06, edited 7 Nov 2015 09:06
It was brilliant, I know it is a spectacle type venue, I am sure there are loads of places around Berlin who nail techno however I thought it was brilliant. The nerves in the queue, the nod that you are in then walking into the big main room was Ubercool I was with my wife who isn't into it at all (but most probably the reason we got in), all I could think about was wanting to be rushing with a couple of my good mates. We ended up watching Ryan Elliot in Panorama Bar for 5 hours, abit of someone else in the main room and a little of Scuba. We left about 6:30am just as people like Steffi/Len Faki were coming on which was gutting.

You been?

The different mix of people there too Cool
TCB
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3802 posts since 5/7/11

7 Nov 2015 14:45
Sounds amazing. I'll be honest, I've been to Berlin over 10 times and have never bothered with Berghain simply because we've always been in large groups and if someone doesn't get it all it fucks it. Even when i was there last time just my girl, we ended up in Kater Blau and couldn't be arsed leaving for the same reasons but also because it was fucking good in there. Just seemed a little pointless to leave a good club to join a 2hr queue with a 50/50 chance of getting jogged on.

I'll give it a go one day as i've only heard good things but that door policy seems to go against everything Berlin is about. Sadly a lot of clubs have followed suit in recent years but their clubbing tourism is through the roof so perhaps that's fair.

Need to go back again soon! Love the gaff
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

posted 7 Nov 2015 18:35, edited 7 Nov 2015 18:35
Yeah I can see that, we chanced it at the very start of he night, got in he queue at 11:30 and was in at 12:30. When we left the queue was bigger than the one we was in. The door policy is proper random too. So perfectly 'normal' looking people were knocked back. My wife clocked the were asking how many? So she just replied zwei and there was about 10 seconds that felt like ages before Sven gave the nod. Once in there the search was shot and all they cared about was covering your phone with a load of stickers.

In the cloakroom queue loads of people got changed into just adidas shorts and vest tops with dr martens and skin heads which was mad to see. Whilst on the queue to try and send my mates a picture I loaded the camera straight from whatsapp and the flash went off although it was off normally. That was a proper touristy moment but managed to not get caught. Was cheap and really really good.
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

7 Nov 2015 18:40
Once in I didn't really want to take any pictures out of respect of the place. The only other time I tried it was this one watching Ryan Elliot
TCB
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3802 posts since 5/7/11

8 Nov 2015 12:03
There's so many theories about Berghain's door policy but you're right, it is most likely random. So many people want to get in they simply have to turn a number away.

I might have to give it a crack next time i'm there Eye-wink