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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars Mitte
3 out of 5 stars
Tausend, Bars, Berlin
© Camille Blake

With an unmarked entrance – look for the iron door under the train overpass – and strict entrance policy, this grown-up bar/lounge is as exclusive as Berlin gets. Unlike the generally relaxed and cheerily down-at-heel vibe you'll find around much of the city, this is where the well-heeled come to ogle each other and be seen sipping innovative drinks in a tubular, steel-ceilinged interior, lit by eerily eye-like 3D installations.

If you make it in, do try a bracing Wasabi cocktail in summer or a malt whisky served with local pine honey in winter. Go late, look sharp. There’s also a restaurant called the Backroom Cantina, serving pricey, unremarkable fusion food.


Venue name: Tausend
Address: Schiffbauerdamm 11
Opening hours: Open 9pm-late Tue-Sat
Transport: U6, S3, S5, S7, S9, S75 Friedrichstrasse
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