Citizen Hip: Phil-G’s Guide to the Best of Berlin

At Stylesight we’ve been longtime fans of Brand Consultant and international trailblazer, Phil-G– first as early admirers of his cool street style, then as collaborators on projects at Bread & Butter, where Phil worked in sales.  Once we heard about the opening of his flawlessly edited menswear boutique, SOTO, and his work with the incredible arts initiative, MADE, we had no question that they would each be a stellar success.  Everything he touches seems to turn to gold, so whether it’s where he likes to shop, eat a Schnitzel or get Berlin’s best roast chicken and fries, we’ll have what he’s having.

Andreas Murkudis – SHOP
Potsdamer Strasse 81 – Haus E, 10785 / +49 (0)30 6807 98306
Neighborhood: Tiergarten
What he does, he does in style. In Germany we call it “Ansage”.  Mind blowing huge space with old-timer fashion brands like Dries van Noten, Maison Martin Margiela, Yamamoto, etc. There’s also a great selection of product design and furniture.


Torstrasse 134, 10119 / +49 (0)30 5173 6854
Neighborhood: Mitt
This spot grew from the city’s best-kept secret to one of the most popular restaurants in Mitte. The owners are great hosts and mega friendly! It’s Asian Fusion cuisine. You HAVE to try my favorite dish “”Kuh auf der Weider” a.k.a. “Cow on the field.”


Hühnerhaus – EAT & DRINK
Skalitzer Strasse, 10999 / +49 (0)17 2617 7583
Neighborhood: Kreuzberg
Best chicken in Berlin! Don’t expect anything fancy, though. This place is busy — 24/7 busy — so be prepared to cue up. Half a grilled chicken with fries = 3,75 EUR. Welcome to Berlin!!!


King Size – DRINK
Friedrichstrasse 112b, 10117
Neighborhood: Mitte
Super small, super hot.  I love this place.


Lebensmittel Laden – EAT & DRINK
Rochstrasse 2, 10178 / +49 (0)30 2759 6130
Neighborhood: Mitte
This is a small and cozy restaurant where you can also buy organic vegetables and fruits, serving classic German dishes. You better try their Schnitzel!


Alexanderstrasse 7, 10178 (9th floor)
Neighborhood: Mitte
This platform supports creative minds of various disciplines and helps them realize their dream projects. You never know what to expect! Just the architecture and the design of the space already is worth a visit.


Neue Odessa Bar – DRINK
Torstrasse 89, 10119 / +49 (0)30 1719 8991
Neighborhood: Mitte
Probably the best bar around…  Good drinks, good music, and a good mix of hipsters, locals and tourists.


Torstrasse 72, 10119 / +49 (0)30 2576 2070
Neighborhood: Mitte
Hands down the best menswear boutique in town!  (Stylesight agrees!)  Soto carries a great selection of must-have brands like Thom Browne, Band of Outsiders, Adam Kimmel, Our Legacy, Norse Projects, etc…


Teufelsberg– SEE
Teufelsseechaussee 13353
Neighborhood: Grunewald
This abandoned CIA listening station from the Cold War is the perfect romantic spot to experience a unique sunset with a view over the whole of Berlin.


Oranienstrasse 24 / +49 (0)30 6165 1119
Neighborhood: Kreuzberg
Great space. The only must-see shopping destination in Kreuzberg—I love their accessories and little gadgets.


–Cassi Bryn Michalik

*Special thanks to Albert Videt for his image of Teufelsberg.

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