Located in a Baroque building in the hip Alt-Sachsenhausen neighborhood, Bonchina is more high-class house party than bar—you’re even expected to pour your own drinks. The minds behind it say the experimental concept is “a meditation on bars,” and you won’t find a bar counter or bartender in the monochrome interior of custom grey ceramic wall tiles. Serving as a sculptural meeting point, a grey porcelain elephant with origami-like folds is perched on a pedestal, with homemade tonic water flowing out of its mouth. While chilled bottles contain premixed infusions (waiting for the house-made flavored ice cube of your choice), the rest of the fixings for your order are set out for you. The host that takes your order can make it, but most guests prefer to do the job themselves. Just 12 people can fit in the small space, which doesn’t serve food and is only open Tuesday through Thursday. Speakeasy style, you’ll need to ring the bell to enter.
Große Rittergasse 64,
|Opening hours:||Tuesday-Thursday, 7pm-2am|