Have your identification papers at the ready!
Berlin Bar is one of those hidden treasures, waiting patiently to be found by the masses. Decadently fitted out, Berlin Bar exudes the creative style and prowess that set Melbourne’s great cocktail bars apart. And the most effective part is this really is two bars in a single!
The Berlin Bar transports you to into the center of 1960’s Berlin; just follow the cobblestone alleyway up Corrs, slip through the red-oak door and up two flights of dimly lit stairs, after dark burlesque bar on the landing. Here you will be greeted by a locked iron cast door. Press the buzzer and wait – a staff member will be with you shortly to verify your credentials and lead you in the sophisticated West Berlin parlor, replete with white and brown leather upholstery.
If that’s not to your fancy then you definitely might try sneaking on the border, through Checkpoint Charlie and in to an East Berlin bunker.
Here you can sit by your very own piece of the Berlin wall, where ammunition crates and even a bath – you read that right – replace the necessity for regular tables.
The bar is generously stocked with the usuals as well as some very unusual imported drinks 호빠알바. There’s a very personalized cocktail menu available, with a number of unique concoctions and, at $20 each, you’d expect nothing less. Beers, wines and spirits are a touch on the expensive side, but its important to keep in mind this bar provides table service and only admits a relatively few patrons at once. So at the least you don’t need to hold back in line for a drink.
Although Berlin Bar features a wide appeal to many, its pricing tends to exclude younger crowd. Most Berliners are mid-20’s or later with only a hint of pompous sophistication.
As one last touch, suspended above the staircase entrance, a red-light sign reads “Ich bin ein Berliner,” President Kennedy’s infamous gaffe where he proclaimed himself to be always a jam doughnut, rather than a citizen of Berlin. And who knows? With all the alcoholic goodies available here, you too, may be speaking in tongues by the night’s end. Bookings essential.