corner of Friedrichstrasse & Unter den Linden,


Notorious Berlin club entrepreneur Heinz “Cookie” Gindullis has been a household word for Berlin’s revelers since he opened the first Cookies in 1994. After years of searching for a new home, Cookies’ latest (fifth!) incarnation has revived its old spirit in what was once a cinema. Accessible via a small door tucked between the Westin Grand Hotel and the Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur on the corner of Friedrichstrasse and Unter den Linden, the cavernous main space is lined with vertical wood slats and has a freestanding island bar topped with a huge chandelier, and a sunken dance floor where enthusiastic danceaholics are inspired by local and international DJs. Smaller rooms feature soul, 1980s favorites, or just lounging. Refreshingly, most people are here to move rather than impress or watch.