One of the newest bars to hit the cocktail scene, Le Croco Bleu is the baby of Berlin drinks royalty, Gregor Scholl, who began his career at the Charlottenburg stalwart Paris Bar before opening the cultish Rum Trader. Housed in the old machine rooms of the 19th century Bötzow Brewery, its name derives from a semi-apocryphal story about a pair of Berlin Zoo crocodiles who were given shelter in a basement pool at the end of the Second World War. They’ve cleverly built around the original machinery and piping, installing a beautiful tiled floor, high chairs upholstered in emerald green leather, glass tables and an assortment of stuffed animals. Their rare gin collection is impressive, as are the cocktails that fly out of the small cubbyhole bar, their Acu Acu a particularly potent blend of aged rums, orgeat and absinthe.
|Venue name:||Le Croco Bleu|
Prenzlauer Allee 242
|Opening hours:||Open 6pm-late Thu-Sat|