No matter how much of a winter we have (or don’t have) right now: everyone’s come down with the blues. The best cure for a bored night at home is renting a movie, old school, from your favorite video rental store. While there are enough blockbuster stores around the city, I dig the intimate atmosphere of the Filmkunstbar Fitzcarraldo. It’s been location hopping for a while now: it used to be at Revaler Straße in Friedrichshain before they got chucked out due to the rising rents, then they spent the last year on Glogauer Straße in Kreuzberg right at the Paul Linke Ufer. They’ve moved again a couple of weeks ago (for the same reasons: too expensive) and added a bar to their inventory of movies. Now it’s movies and parties all you want on Reichenberger Straße (which I can only approve of since I live right around the block).
If you’re into indie movies and a dirty atmosphere, or if you’re just looking for good drinks on a night out, the Filmkunstbar Fitzcarraldo, formerly known as Filmkunst im Roderich, is your best bet. Check it out on Reichenberger Str. 113.