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Bar Jeder Vernunft, Berlin

24 Schaperstrasse
Germany 10719
Tel: 49 30 883 15 82's insider take:

Life is still a cabaret at this legendary venue, where song-and-dance routines, comedies, operettas, and full-scale musicals are performed beneath a beautiful Art Nouveau–style mirrored tent dating to 1912. Here, elaborately costumed, mostly German stars entertain guests who can bask in the vintage vibe while dining on international cuisine prior to the show or during intermission. The always innovative pair of owners/artistic directors, Holger Klotzbach and Lutz Deisinger, also opened a second tented venue, Tipi Zelt am Kanzleramt ("tipi" is German for "teepee") on the site of the old Tempodrome in 2002. From the outside, Tipi's pointy white tarps create an almost Alpine landscape in the Tiergarten; inside, bright lights and star-studded lineups help bring audiences back to the days of Christopher Isherwood. (Grosse Querallee, in Tiergarten park between the Chancellery and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Tiergarten; 49-30-39-06-65-0;

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