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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2011, 10:41:24 am »
Hipporaven, excellent post, thank you! :)  Can you recommend any good bars in Prenzlauer Berg?  That is where we are staying, my friend's apartment is around there.

I've just looked and the weekend I am in town, Berghain line up on the friday and saturday are crazy good... blackest ever black crew on the friday and then sandwell district on the saturday. 8)
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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2011, 10:50:17 am »
Try the bird for burgers and steaks...also good for a beer.
Am Falkplatz 5
http://thebirdinberlin.com/

But you might know this already - seriously, best burgers in town!
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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2011, 11:10:45 am »
Try the bird for burgers and steaks...also good for a beer.
Am Falkplatz 5
http://thebirdinberlin.com/

But you might know this already - seriously, best burgers in town!

The bird is really good! Has been for years. Unfortunately because of its success, I advise you to book like a week in advance if you intend to go on a week-end and do not want to sit at the bar (even there it is always full). They book a table three times in the evening 18, 20 and 22. Pick-up your choice. Or go during the day on saturday and sunday it is more quiet. It is worth the trouble of booking though. They have Chouffe beer, which is rare in Germany and goooooooood.

Alternative in Kreuzberg: Try the Henne close to Oranienplatz. Chicken at its best with kartoffelsalat, no bullshit. On week-end book also in advance...

Prenzlauer Berg... will reflect on it and ask around. Not been going out there for ages. Kind of a quiet place nowadays with families and all, nice for a coffee during the day but eveningwise... maybe the white trash?

Best is to go to Kreuzberg: Schlesisches Tor or the Graefe-Grimmstrasse area. Or Friedrichshain.

I am so out of these trends. Will get back with info from people who know these things.
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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2011, 01:40:17 pm »
Leaving tomorrow, shame about DC4 not being open yet. Foxy, I'll pm you when and if I get my timetables sorted, haven't had time to plan anything yet. Will be staying in Prenzlauer Berg (my mom has an apartment there) and I'm crazy about the vietnamese food thet you can get at Van Hoa for instance on Stargarder Strasse.

Will definitely check out Manufactum this time too and probably Burg Und Schild and 14oz as well just for fun. I'm going to dedicate at least half a day to the Deutsches Historisches Museum, I went there last time but only had a couple of hours to spend so didn't get to see all of it.

I might have a few Hefeweisse as well :)
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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2011, 04:13:03 pm »
sounds good, have fun Jii....
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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2011, 01:25:46 pm »
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Manufactum is a nice store with good old things almost exclusively made in Europe or when not in developed countries.
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Don't forget to mention that Manufactum are carrying a Viberg collaboration in HH this fall!

Yes! I do not know Viberg, but manufactum is carrying a lot of real good shoe brands: Heschung (from Alsace in France) or Dinkelacker (made in Budapest, Hungary), all handmade and that last for good 20 years with the right amount of treament and respect for the good work. Although I guess these brands are less fashionable than Viberg...
Anyway it is worth a visit and trying many pairs never harmed anyone.
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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2011, 03:07:36 pm »
Two City Guides for Berlin

http://berlin.unlike.net/

http://scoute.org/travel/berlin


One of my favorite shops currently:

The-Glade - Haas & Storvoll GbR
Linienstrasse 40
10119 Berlin
GERMANY
+49 (0)30 498 086 74
http://www.firmamentberlin.com/

Firmament Berlin Store
Linienstrasse 40
10119 Berlin
GERMANY

http://www.firmamentberlin.com/

Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 20:00
U-Bahn U2 / Tram M8 / Bus 142: Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2011, 07:34:37 am »
Right by the Warschauer Straße subway/S-bahn (or is it u-bahn? or both? never remember) stop, there is this heavenly indian restaurant that has the best Korma in continental europe.
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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2011, 10:26:21 am »
Passthestripe here are some bars in Prenzlauer Berg (in addition to the bird):
- Wohnzimmer (Corner Helmholtzplatz/Schliemannstr.)
- Go around Helmholtzplatz and neighbouring streets to find different bars. I can recommend a Japanese sushi place if you feel up for it: Sasaya on Lychener Str.

 A nice place apparently is also on Marienburger Str., Nr.10: Sorsi & Morsi (http://www.sorsiemorsi.de/sorsi.html)
This is according to the people I asked one of the places to be in Prenzlauer berg. Now for what it is worth...

Hope you enjoy your trip!

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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2011, 12:15:14 pm »
Thanks dude, appreciated... only just over one week to go! :)

I guess there has been no news on DC4 re-opening? :(

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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2011, 01:54:16 pm »
I guess the best you can do is either emailing Daniel (contact@dc4.de) or stroll on the Torstr. between Rosa-Luxemburg Platz and Rosenthaler Platz on both sides and check the shops, if DC4 is open it will be there. This street is the new "in" place for small design or trendy shops. So you might want to check there anyway.

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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2011, 03:59:55 pm »
The DC4 store will re-open next week!

Hipporaven, you were right about the location :D

DC4's new address will be:

Torstr.95
10119 Berlin

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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2011, 04:30:33 pm »
AWESOME NEWS!

I'll be there Saturday! (or maybe thur/fri if I am impatient)

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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2011, 04:04:58 pm »
The DC4 store will re-open next week!

Well... I walked down and yes the store was open, but there is no denim to purchase yet!   The gentleman I talked to explained that it would be several months until the shop was open... No new jawns for me :(

Other shops... nothing purchased sadly!   Loads of cool boutique/capsule shops for more "design" orientated brands that were nice for a look.  One thing I would mention, the staff in 14 Oz all seemed like total assholes so I was put off even looking properly in there. 

Food... The Bird and Maria Bonita were the best.  MB is so freaking good, shame the one annoying hipster douche who works there refuses to smile or even offer any customer service,   He made my buddy so mad that he didn;t even want to go back as that asshole kid was working!  Forget Dolores, it was so average this time.  Take the trek up to MB and get the quesadillas, trust me.

Bars... Numerous, none really stood out.  8mm was cool, smoky as hell though.  Excellent dj on the saturday night playing synthy/minimal/postpunk gear, worth the 1€ door tax.

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Re: Berlin (DE)
« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2011, 06:08:25 pm »
^Think of all the money you saved... cold comfort, I know.

I live in the western parts of Berlin and will hereby make an effort to steer you away a little from those oh-so-trendy neighborhoods in Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg.

Two food offers of a very different nature around Kurfürstendamm:

For a quick but good quality eatery (if you like pasta, there's nothing else):
Anton & Konsorten, Q-Damm 212, right at the corner of Uhlandstr.
They make the pasta freshly every day, there's a choice of six or so sauces. It's served KFC style in a cardboard cup, but the quality and pricing are attractive.

For high end dining:
Restaurant Balthazar - at Q-Damm 160, further up to the west, where many visitors may neglect it. This is for a splurge, for a sit-down dinner where you pay serious money, but also get really a good price/value deal. Star-style cuisine at not inexpensive, but very fair cost. Been there a few times to celebrate, and never was disappointed. And it's very informal, denim will be fine, if you don't mind some clients who are dressed less informally.

For those who won't even consider it without the respective websites:

http://www.antonundkonsorten.com/
http://www.balthazar-restaurant.de/

Enjoy!
Keep your jeans on---and let nothing come in between you and the denim !