Tel: 49 351 81 07301
Canapé's white leather seating, black decor intermixed with bamboo screens, Buddha heads, and water pipe in the back room, admittedly give out a few mixed signals. But the feeling is cool and urban, with ambient music and an eclectic crowd. The bartenders are friendly and the drinks strong, large, and inexpensive, with $7 to $8 cocktails.
Open daily 6 pm to 1 am.
Tel: 49 351 65 888380
Frank's is an old-fashioned cocktail bar with terra-cotta walls, tile floors, and Gershwin on the stereo. The patrons who choose from the encyclopedic book of cocktails on the bronze bar are anonymously good-looking and discreet, talking in low voices in alcoves. A rock 'n' roll joint it's not, but the immaculately prepared cocktails and wall of obscure whiskies, both American and Scottish, are pure pleasure.
Open daily 8 pm to 3 am.
Tel: 49 351 56 35956
The name means "living room," and this lounge bar lives up to it with an odd mix of shabby-chic furnishings. The ground level features large tables and grand, almost thronelike wooden chairs with silk cushions. There's a 1970s look upstairs, with a brown-and-orange color scheme and a dark-wood wall console that takes the idea of a media center to a whole new level. The vibe is deliberately anti-slick, and the fairly standard menu of drinks starts at $3 for a beer, $7 for a cocktail.
Open daily 3 pm to 3 am.