The eight-year-old Berghain Panorama Bar, a world-famous club on the second floor of a former power plant, still reigns. From the wee hours of Sunday morning until the beginning of Monday, the space, in the Friedrichshain neighborhood, is one big party.
The artist and director Ralf Schmerberg and the Mindpirates, Mr. Schmerberg’s merry band of artists and curators, have turned a complex of rooms along the River Spree in Kreuzberg into a compelling independent art and event space.
The small German menu changes frequently and the produce is local. The wild game entrees, like the venison leg served with an onion tart and sides of yellow beets, are a good choice. (Entrees cost 21 to 24 euros). Bring cash.
From the outside — and even from the inside — the Gasthaus Figl looks as if it could belong in any German Alpine town, but in the kitchen they’re cooking up something new, for Berlin at least: pizzas with high-quality ingredients.