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WAVES / Our favourite
Berlin bars right now

01. NATHANJA & HEINRICH Lovely, cosy, classic Neukölln bar and hangout Weichselstrasse 44 02. ORA Special bar/brasserie in an old pharmacy. Oranienplatz 14 03. KLUNKERKRANICH Drink on top of a carpark with great views. Karl Marx Strasse 66 04. CLÄRCHENS BALLHAUS 100 year old dance hall, one of a kind. Auguststrasse 24 05. MONSTER RONSON’S ICHIBAN KARAOKE Crazy karaoke next door to the hotel Warschauer Strasse 34 06. SCHWARZE TRAUBE ()

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PAIR – Dinner with
Alan & Emily

We’ve planned a series of intimate dinners to showcase the beautiful wines and gorgeous ingredients we get to work with. These evenings, entitled Pair, are curated by our chef Alan Micks and our wine director Emily Harman (vinalupa). The nights are all about collaboration and having fun with food and wine.  The first dinner on Monday 24 July is inspired by a visit to the Mosel our restaurant team recently took. ()

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MOSEL REPORT – From East
to West & back again

Every week, the restaurant is closed for dinner on Sunday and Monday, so these are usually the days that the evening team kick back at home and refuel for the week to come. Last week, we decided to use our days off to seek out new wines for our menu and learn a little more about what makes German Riesling so delicious.  We drove to unique part of Germany to ()

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We’re Hiring!
Design Intern

We are looking for an intern to work closely with our creative director on graphic design, packaging design, interior design and web design for our hotel as well as the members of the Michelberger family – Fountain of Youth, Michelberger Booze and Michelberger Music. You will be a final-year student or recent graduate and be a self-starter with a curious mind and a desire to succeed. You will be expected to ()

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The
Taula

The first mixers in the clubs of New York and Chicago all had rotary faders. Modern digital versions instead had a slide fader, but in the past five years or so the trend is returning to the analog equipment of the past. One of our resident DJs Andres – AKA DJ Trujilo – heard about a father and son duo manufacturer in Barcelona called Can Electric, who make hand-wired musical equipment. Their mixers, called ()

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New
Wheels

A while ago we spotted some seriously good looking bikes around Berlin. They were from Rakete, who make all their bikes here in the city, and make them to last. They’re a dream to ride and we’re really happy that now our hotel guests get to experience some two wheeled joy too! We have a small fleet of these beauties which can be rented from reception.

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The Odd Gig – Edition 3
Cera Khin

From Berlin via Tunisia, Cera Khin has quickly made a name for herself as a selector able to find the finest thread between disparate sounds. Connecting the dots between modern club and experimental music as well as musique concrète, dub and dancehall styles in an effortless way. Cera will join us next Monday 17 July for the third instalment of The Odd Gig, a monthly at the hotel where we invite ()

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The
Havels

Irena and Vojtech Havlovi were with us in Berlin last autumn for Michelberger Music. These gentle and sensitive musicians will be back at the hotel next week and will perform in our lobby on Friday 30 June. Working together as The Havels, this couple say very few words, but communicate expressively through their music. Bryce Dessner said this about them: “In the late 1980’s my sister Jessica heard two Czech ()

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The Odd Gig – Edition 1
Andi Toma

We’re excited to announce the first edition of The Odd Gig – a semi-regular evening at the hotel where we invite artists and DJs to play the records they might not normally have a chance to. The rarer stuff – more of a niche selection and perhaps not what might usually be expected of them. How exactly this develops will depend on each artist and of course therein lies the ()

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Aberdeen – A sci-fi
musical memoir

In 2007, Matt Sheehy (Lost Lander, EL VY) took a job as a forester in the dark, rain soaked logging town of Aberdeen on the Washington state coast. His plan was to disappear into the woods and escape his failed attempts at love and at life as a professional musician. But things take a turn toward the very strange after an eccentric local man named Andy Flood reveals a dark secret ()