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Berlin’s best recovery cocktails

Published On 01/01/2014 Published On 01/01/2014
Berlin’s best recovery cocktails

Fact 1: in Germany, they call New Year’s Eve “Silvester”. Adorable! Fact 2: The day after, you’re going to feel like Silvester beat your liver, and left it for dead. Here are the best places to get a little hair of the dog that gave you that hangover in the first place.

Ellington Hotel

Ellington Hotel
Charlottenburg
Go baller for brunch at the 1920s-style Ellington Hotel (former hangout of Duke Ellington himself). The NYE January 1st hangover brunch here’s a bit pricey at 38€, but it includes live jazz, regional dishes, and sparkling wine.

Harry’s New York Bar

Harry’s New York Bar
Charlottenburg
The sister spot to Harry’s in Paris (Europe’s oldest bar and the birthplace of the Bloody Mary), this outpost is set inside the Grande Hotel Esplanade, where they use the classic recipe from Harry’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails to serve the nausea-inducing/curing Prairie Oyster cocktail, a classic hangover cure which oddly includes an egg yolk, Worcester sauce & Tabasco w/ no booze (wtf!).

Gainsbourg

Gainsbourg
Charlottenburg
This West Berlin divey spot has a whole section on its drinks menu reserved for Hangover Cocktails, including the Bloody Mary, a Punt e Mes forward “Apotheke” & their own “Prairie Oyster” w/ olive oil, ketchup, yolk, lemon & spices.

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Jules Verne
Charlottenburg
This iconic Charlottenburg resto serves up a pretty mean weekend breakfast buffet, incl. lots of egg dishes and smoked salmon & also does brunch cocktails incl. Marys w/ lots of spicy pepper & Tabasco and a beyond-decent Tequila Sunrise.

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Schwarzes Café
Charlottenburg
This popular Charlottenburg breakfast spot does your tired eyes a favor w/ black décor, black coffee & a spin on the hangover drink, the Sunny Mary, which combines vodka, eggnog, OJ, and lemon juice. If that doesn’t float your boat, there’re 50-something other 'tails to choose from.

Julep’s New York Bar and Restaurant

Julep’s New York Bar and Restaurant
Charlottenburg
With dozens of drinks in their cocktail book, this West Berlin American pub (could they get more cosmopolitan?) serves up plenty of booze to help kick your hangover, including a Hot Bloody Mary (fancified w/ celery bitters & Spanish vodka), Screwdrivers & Margarita pitchers.

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MokkaBar
Kreuzberg
Perfect for the late sleepers, breakfast at this retro-style Kreuzberg spot goes till 6p, w/ wallet-friendly prices under 8€. Once breakfast is over, happy hour kicks in, w/ deals on the entire drinks menu incl. Bloodies.

California Breakfast Slam

California Breakfast Slam
Neukölln
Berliner’s expats love this American-style diner in Neukölln for its crazy hangover brunch options like rocky road pancakes and chicken-fried steak, but the place also does a mean Mary & just added new hangover cocktails incl. an espresso cocktail w/ vodka, espresso & Kahlua.

Melbourne Canteen

Melbourne Canteen
Neukölln
This Aussie-run spot offers a delicious breakfast menu (mmm eggs Benedict) and boasts the city’s best ever Bloody Mary. We're not kidding about that.

Nalu Diner

Nalu Diner
Prenzlauer Berg
Another popular old-school American diner (complete w/ the cafeteria cups & free refills), Nalu is popular for its burger and Boozie Brunch Saturday, which includes discount drinks including a killer BM, Screwdriver, Mimosa & Tequila Sunrise.

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The Bird
Prenzlauer Berg
Along w/ their burger & steak, this American divey depot puts out another USA classic, a spicy Bloody Mary thanks to a decent kick of horseradish.

White Trash Fast Food

White Trash Fast Food
Prenzlauer Berg
It’s known for the campy décor, ridiculous burgers, basement tattoo parlor & live shows, but this little-bit-of-everything place also does a mean hangover drink in the shape of Marys and pitchers of vodka-spiked lemonade.

BR101
Prenzlauer Berg
The 3€ happy hour is an obvious draw to this Torstrasse outpost, and the Bloodies, White Russians, and Brazillian-style sandos will help soothe that January 1st pain.

Route 66 Diner

Route 66 Diner
Wilmersdorf
Apart from waitresses in poodle skirts, jukeboxes, and neon lights, 66 also offers a Sunday all-you-can eat brunch w/ platters upon platters of eggs, a chocolate fountain & plenty of milkshakes. And of course, Bloodies, Tequila Sunrises & Lynchburg Lemonades.

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1. Mokkabar Gneisenaustr. 93, Berlin, 10961 (Kreuzberg)

This retro Kreuzberg joint serves breakfast 'til 6p, and you'll absolutely love their meal prices and their happy hour deals that begin once breakfast ends!

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2. Ellington Hotel Berlin Nürnberger Straße 50 - 55, Berlin, 10789 (Charlottenberg)

This classy hotel is contains 285 rooms and is home to the Duke Restaurant, not to mention the fact that numerous famous musicians played here in their heydays, like Duke Ellington (obvi.), Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald.

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3. Harry's New York Bar Lützowufer 15, Berlin, 10785 (Charlottenberg)

Set inside the Grande Hotel Esplanade in Charlottenburg, this distinct drinking outpost serves up a number of craft cocktails, including the possibly-not-so-pleasant Prairie Oyster Cocktail, which is touted as a classic hangover cure.

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4. Gainsbourg Jeanne Mammen Bogen 576/577, Berlin, 10623 (Charlottenberg)

This Charlottenburg bar has a number of unique cocktails, as well as a menu reserved specifically for hangover 'tails that features a classic Bloody, as well as a Prairie Oyster, made with olive oil, ketchup, yolk, lemon, and spices.

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5. Jules Verne Schlüterstraße 61, Berlin, (Charlottenberg)

Located in Charlottenburg, this iconic resto doles out an outstanding breakfast buffet and the requisite cocktails to accompany it, such as Bloodys made with plenty of spicy pepper and Tabasco sauce.

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6. Schwarzes Café Kantstr. 148, Berlin, 10623 (Charlottenberg)

If you're feeling a bit hungover, or you just want a quality breakfast with some appropriate adult beverages, his these guys up and try out one of their specialty drinks, such as the Sunny Mary, a combo of vodka, eggnog, orange juice, and lemon juice.

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7. Julep's New York Bar & Restaurant Giesebrechtstraße 3, Berlin, 10629 (Charlottenberg)

Is you're in Berlin and feel like being in a comfortable American pub, check out Julep's, which has brick walls, wood countertops & fat juicy burgers.

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8. The California Breakfast Slam Innstrasse 47, Berlin, 12045 (Neukoln)

The brunch at CBS will take your tastebuds on a trip to the Left Coast of the States, serving traditional 'Merican morning faves like bacon & eggs, fluffy pancakes, and hash browns.

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9. Melbourne Canteen Pannierstr. 57, Berlin, 12047 (Neukoln)

Offering simple meal options, fantastic 'tails, and a service "inspired by the fresh and exciting culinary experience of Melbourne cafe culture", this Neukolln is a good bet for breakfast or drinks.

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10. Nalu Diner Dunckerstr. 80a, Berlin, 10437 (Prenzlauerberg)

This is basically and American diner, through and through, serving a host of classic breakfast options, as well as a juicy burger and also serving drinks in cheap plastic cups (free refills!).

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11. The Bird Am Falkplatz 5, Berlin, 10437 (Prenzlauerberg)

Opened by a pair of dudes from the Big Apple, The Bird brings a little New York dive ambience to Berlin, pouring brews and serving grub like burgers, steaks, and chicken wings.

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12. White Trash Fast Food Schönhauser Allee 6/7, Berlin, 10119 (Prenzlauerberg)

Given the name, it should be no surprise that this Prenzlauer Berg spot has a penchant for gigantic, artery-clogging burgers. But what is Bruce-Willis-was-dead-the-entire-time level shocking about White Trash Fast Food is that it also acts as -- get this -- a tattoo parlor and a club that features an endless rotation of DJs, parties, and live events.

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13. BR101 Torstr 69, Berlin, 10119

You can grab a sammie at this Brazilian drinkery and resto, but the primary draw is their selection of tropical drinks at amazing prices during happy hour.

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14. Route 66 Diner Pariser Str. 44, Berlin, 10707

This isn't a taste of America, this is a giant spoonful of red, white, and blue. Stop by on Sunday for an all-you-can-eat brunch which includes tons of food and classic breakfast 'tails like Bloody Marys and Lynchburg Lemonades.

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