Stagger Lee

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© Camille Blake

This vaudeville bar takes its name from a 1920s folk song about the true-life exploits of a violent Missouri pimp. The styling is suitably Charleston, low-hanging saloon lamps, Victorian wallpaper and an enormous mechanical till add to its faux-Americana charm. The crowd is made up of rockabilly greasers with vertiginous quiffs and even older ‘40s throwbacks in full tweeds. They serve excellent, if unusual, cocktails – the house special Julep mixes bourbon, mint and cherries, and the Robert Mitchum is simply a full glass of tequila, a box of matches and a Lucky Strike. They do themed nights, going from ‘40s jitterbug to bluegrass gigs to ‘60s psychedelia as well as the occasional blackjack nights for added prohibition-era thrills.

Venue name: Stagger Lee
Address: Nollendorfstrasse 27
Opening hours: Open Winter 6pm-late daily; Summer 8pm-late daily
Transport: U1, U2, U3, U4 Nollendorfplatz
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