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Friedrichshain is famous for its punk and alternative scene. Streets like Revaler Straße und Boxhagener Straße gave the area a reputation for drunk Erasmus students and low-budget tourists looking for cheap bars, bistros and clubs. But there is more than Asian fastfood, 24/7 mini supermarkets and lost party guests from the clubs around. Aurielle, vocalist of Berlin-based Electronic Duo Lalume loves her hood and gives you some secret tips how to experience her beloved Simon-Dach Kiez in style.

A foodie's hot spots in Simon-Dach Kiez

Check in at Milja & Shäfa when you have a free evening or a reason to eat out. The restaurant with modern international cuisine is located in Sonntagsstraße, just around the corner of junction Ostkreuz. Next to their delicious food and coffee, they are known for their great service and ambiance. A second food tip: If you like Italian you cannot miss out on the probably best pizza in the Kiez at "Il Ritrovo". It’s usually crowded and noisy - comprehensible, since people know the fantastic pizza they get here. The go-to bar for a drink after dinner is Primitiv Bar. The small yet cosy bar on Simon-Dach-Straße is famous for its glamorous 20’s chic and its rockabilly, swing, soul and old rock ‘n roll tunes. 

Freaky 'n fun nightlife scene

To spend a nice and fun night with friends in Friedrichshain, the cult karaoke bar Monster Ronson's is a perfect match. Located in Warschauer Straße it is very easy to get to and for sure no disappointment when you get nostalgic and want to sing the top playlist of your youth. Feel like dancing? Then aim for the best electronic music you can probably get in whole Berlin: At Electro nightclub Berghain. Make sure you come with some time and energy. The waiting time to get in the club can easily be around 2 hours.

Chill, relax and namaste

After a rough night in Berghain there is no better place than swimming, sunbathing and listening to some cool music at Haubentaucher. The day club in Revaler Straße is famous for its open air parties and its big, crystal blue pool in the middle of the location. When you feel like working out and connecting with yourself, you can go to a hot yoga class at Bikram Box in Boxhagener Straße.

At the weekend there are two to do’s. First to do in the morning: Strolling around at flea market Boxhagener Platz and looking for some unique second-hand fashion pieces or old cult vinyls. Second to do: Having a coffee with friends or just read a book at coffee shop and bookstore Shakespeare & Sons on Warschauerstraße.


If you want to get to know the real subculture and are into electronic music, meet with Aurielle and Ola, DJ and second half of Electronic duo Lalume, in their beautiful studio at Funkhaus during our PRODUCTION SESSION subcultours. Create your electronic music track from scratch, write and record your own lyrics and have a great time together with them.

Thanks a lot Aurielle and Lalume for sharing with us your favorite places in your hood! :)