As midnight approaches, whilst bars all over Europe are kicking out punters and closing their doors, Berlin’s bars are metaphorically crawling out of bed and turning on the lights. Or, in the case of August II, flicking the switch on the glitzy chandelier that beams its amber glow down on the bevy of classy drops lined up behind the bar.
Owner and barman, Bekir Atmaca, has decked out this new salon in style, with the swanky gold-tinged ambience creating a vibe reminiscent of the nearby Kitty Cheng or Kreuzberg’s Würgeengel. Located smack in the heart of Mitte, conveniently within stumbling distance of KingSize, this bar magnetizes a sassy crowd of night owls seeking to dance and drink beyond the end of the night. On weekends, the place really kicks off as the sound system and discerning DJs bring alchemic beats— spanning funk, boogie, soul, and deep house—to the fore.