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© Camille Blake

This place perfectly captures that unfinished – and inexplicably sexy – look with which Berlin’s fashionable set is so enamoured. Kim has been a favourite for twentysomething art-scenesters since it opened in February 2007. The door is unmarked: just look for an all-glass facade and crowds of people sporting billowy monochrome clothing. The dimly lit, white-walled space is left deliberately DIY, a symbolic act of resistance against the relentless commercialization of Prenzlauer Berg. The large mirrors come from the now-demolished GDR parliament building Palast Der Republik and under a geometric dropped ceiling handmade by co-owner Oliver Miller are stackable chairs and tables that guests can arrange as they like. Cheap drinks and a rotating roster of neighbourhood DJs add to the don’t-give-a-damn aesthetic.

Venue name: Kim
Address: Brunnenstrasse 10
Opening hours: Open 9pm-late daily
Transport: U8 Rosenthaler Platz
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