Berlin is very diverse in terms of food. I may not know all the places where you can find interesting food, but I recommend waking up early on Sunday and doing a short tour of the food markets. In Mauerpark, in addition to the flea market, there are also food stands where you can find almost everything - from burgers to African cuisine. Neue Heimat hosts the Village Market on Sundays where you can find anything, and for lovers of Thai food, once in Wilmesdorf Park where they say Thais have been organizing such a food market for 20 years already. On Thursday, you can go to the indoor market Markethalle Neun, Eisenbahnstrasse 41, but there are sometimes no crowds, but Mexican tacos and Spanish snacks, and Italian pizza are prepared and there are stands with alcohol, like Indian pale ale
The right place in Berlin is The Hat Bar. Jazz jam session every (EVERY) evening after 22:00. Continuation of the project of Billy Novik (Billy's Band) and Sid Fisher, the father of St. Petersburg bar culture. The first The Hat (St. Petersburg) was recognized as the best jazz club in Russia and became a place of pilgrimage for leading musicians from around the world. A new bar in Berlin took over. Jam everyone!
Berlin today is London yesterday. Today it is difficult to find another similar city that is so adapted for low-paying jobs, inexpensive amazing food and free sex in any way. Well, and of course - culture and art.
An explosive interest in good food is what has distinguished Berlin for the last five to six years. The key word is "inexpensive".
When I walk through the Zonnenale towards my favorite burger Heat & Beat, where burgers from 5 euros including the hit of my summer - WMF - burger with jam, I am surprised to come across people who eat huge bowls of noodle soup for 2-50 euros in a nearby establishment and think - "the residents of Neukölln know how to get a job" - even if you cook at home, it will never be so cheap. The fact is that the city is strongly divided into districts where gastronomic life is in full swing and in those where everything closes at 11 pm and goodbye. These regions are Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain and Neukölln. With a big stretch - Prenzlauerberg, but it has become quite major - the last places where you can eat here belong to the Russians - "Gorki Park" and so on. At least some borscht.
In Friedrichshain, all gastronomic places are concentrated around Boxhagener Platz. In particular, Simon-Dachs street has long turned into a small Paris - full of restaurants. As for entertainment, they are very close - on the site of the former rolling stock repair shops of the local railway company - RAW. Now there are clubs - from Astra to Cassiopea. For lovers of jazz and other things - the Bade Haus club. There is plenty of music. We recently opened a piece of territory with three clubs called Neue Heimat - but it sounds strange, so I don't go there.
Not far from central Friedrichshain is the former Berghain power plant, which is listed as the best club in the tourist brochures. In fact, of course, this is a complete layout, because there you have to stand in line for 2 hours, you may be denied on face control. Visiting suckers and those who know that there are darkrooms where you can have sex with strangers flock there.
Adult decent people know much more decent places for this. Adult entertainment in Berlin today is the most progressive in all of Europe. Apart from simple wife-swap places like Zwanglos or Alvarus, there are plenty of discos where open sex is the norm. These are Kit Kat, Insomnia, fetish and BDSM parties are held in clubs such as Darkside.
For lovers of more relaxed gatherings, there is a place like Klunkerkranich - a club on the top floor of the parking lot overlooking Berlin. There are dancing, eco-architecture in the style of the old "Katzerholtsich", as well as open-air cinema every night. True, the queue sometimes reaches five hundred people.
If you are a pretentious person, then the places for food and drink are at the Gendarmenmarket. It is both expensive and stupid. Although, the soup at Luttner und Wegner is nothing at all.