Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Berlin KL @ Tun H.S. Lee, Chinatown

Lass' sie nach Berlin kommen: Inspired by the grit & glitz of the German capital, this new hidden bar founded by Berlin-born Natalie Kniese offers a slice of gem├╝tlichkeit in KL's bustling Chinatown. Look for the little red door inside Agosto Guesthouse.

 The Berlin transports us to a world of its own, defined by neon-lit atmospherics that furnish a frisson of excitement, Bogart film posters from the early 1940s (including the quintessential World War II classic Casablanca), & graffiti galore to explore (check out the bathroom walls), charged with eye-catching edginess that melds the sensibilities of names like Fassbinder & Kraftwerk.

 Cocktails showcase a smattering of Berlin-linked themes: The Brandenburg (RM36) combines Germany's Jagermeister with triple sec, pineapple juice, fresh lemon juice & passion fruit syrup, while The JFK (RM38) relies on a base of Irish cream in a nod to the Irish-Catholic American president who delivered the Ich Bin Ein Berliner speech in West  Berlin in 1963. And while currywurst isn't available (The Berlin has limited kitchen facilities), diner-style hot dogs are. Here, we really are all Berliners.

The Berlin
208 Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2022-2111
Mon & Wed, 4pm-12am; Thurs-Sat, 4pm-2am; Sun, 12pm-1am. Will remain open this week on Merdeka eve.

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  1. Chinatown is getting revived will all of these hip openings. Can't wait to visit.

    1. The Yum List: yep, I think things are going to keep getting more & more interesting in this neighbourhood, in terms of eclectic new openings ;) hope you enjoy your trip to the Berlin! :)

  2. Interesting place. I know Berlin, the band...take my breath away...from "Top Gun".

    1. Suituapui: I'd forgotten all about that band! Now I'm gonna google to find out what happened to them, heh ;)

  3. There are few new places to visit in Chinatown ya, from coffee to cocktail, hehe.

    1. CK: yep, you can spend the whole day in this neighbourhood - coffee in the afternoon, then cocktails in the evening :D

  4. Good vibe! How was the music?