Berlin and those endless summer nights…
Living in Berlin you are spoiled for choice with interesting things to see and do all the time. Great new bars and restaurants open up on a weekly basis, there is always a party to attend, an exhibition to watch, a part of town still to discover. In the almost 5 years I’ve lived in this awesome city I have almost made a bit of a hobby out of uncovering the latest hotspots around town. It’s about time I introduced you to a couple of them.
The other day I overheard a friend talk about a place where people dance Salsa by the river and it made me curious. I started to research a little bit and found this website. There it stated that every night during the summer months the Strandbar Mitte opens up and invites people to drink a glass of wine or beer, slice of pizza and get dancy under the stars! No sort of disco dancing, mind you, but standard dances like Tango, Salsa, ChaCha, Mambo, Waltz…. you get the picture. There is always a DJ playing and most days there is a free dance lesson on at around 7pm.
From the first day I went there the place became an instant favorite. The location right by the river, the dramatic backdrop of the beautiful Bode Museum, the fairy lights… it all seems like from right out of a romantic comedy. Many people dress up 40’s and 50’s style (there is always a bit of Swing dancing to be danced) and there is that tiny bit of nostalgia in the air, or could it be magic?
Many people come who come here never set foot on the dancefloor (including the author of this post), so don’t feel you have to be a dancer to have a good time. This is simply one of the best spots to have a drink outside, excellent people-watching included. And who knows – maybe after a few glasses that dancefloor won’t seem so daunting anymore…
Strandbar Mitte is open daily from 10am. For more info on their many other offers, including a theatre or a boat you can dance on check out their website.
To get here, take the M1 tram to Monbijourpark, walk across the park towards the river and follow the music…..