Berlin By Night - Exploring German Bars
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Berlin is not Germany -- or so I’m told repeatedly by people who live in the city, over my four days in the country’s capital. They mean this in a good way: It’s unique, they say, because of its lack of regulations, its large and increasing immigrant population, its bohemian flavour, and its open, experimental spirit. Given these qualities, it’s unsurprising that the nightlife is fantastic. And of course when discussing nightlife, one must focus on the Berlin bars.
“It’s been a unique place for a long time,” says Jake Fairley, a.k.a. Canadian expat techno producer Fairmont, who came to Berlin (Berlin vacation rentals | Berlin travel guide) in 2004. It’s early on a Monday afternoon, and we’re sipping hair-of-the-dog pints of Berliner Pils with his flatmate and fellow producer, Sheldon “Sid Le Rock” Thompson in an old-school tavern called Schnelle Quelle (“Quick Source”) in Mitte, on the former East side. Even in a city of eclectic tastes, this bar is unique among the array of Berlin bars. There’s all manner of bric-a-brac on the walls; an electric darts machine lurks at the back, and naughty Victorian pictures adorn the doors.
The bar has a radically different atmosphere from the techno clubs that are usually synonymous with Berlin nightlife; for Fairley and Thompson, this is ideal. They both came to Berlin before it was fashionable for a growing community of Canadians. “We’ve been here the longest, so we tend to do pub crawls -- find new places,” Thompson says.
Read the full article about the Berlin bars at nationalpost.com
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Last call at Berlin's nightclubs is usually 1 -- p.m., that is -- the following day.
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