Eat Drink KL: The Berlin KL @ Tun H.S. Lee, Chinatown

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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