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Bar 3, Berlin, Germany

20 Weydingerstrasse
Prenzlauer Berg
Germany 10178
Tel: 49 30 9700 5106's insider take:

Linienstrasse, in the trendy Mitte neighborhood, is lined with a good chunk of the city's best art galleries. Follow the road east to tiny Weydingerstrasse and Bar 3, where every gallery party seems to happen. A regular crew of Ivy-educated Americans smoke and drink until late with German gallery owners and the occasional real-life, actual artist. Minimal white walls and plate glass aren't the draw here; rather, the circular bar allows patrons a clear view of the whole room, if the billowing clouds of smoke don't get in the way. It feels like a throwback to a time when the young and ambitious talked about art and hatched romantic schemes rather than discussing co-ops and summer shares. On warm nights, the crowd spills out to cover the triangular plaza in front of the bar, lending the whole affair a touch of Mediterranean—or maybe just postcollegiate—flair.— Ralph Martin

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