May 11, 2018
All exposed brickwork and mis-matched furniture, Luzia is housed within a former industrial space on Berlin’s popular Oranienstrasse and draws a crowd – of tourists and locals alike – that likes to relax and catch up with friends old and new. Despite the oversized dimensions of the venue, Luzia still manages to feel cozy and inviting, with 1950s style table lamps and velvet armchairs inviting you to sit awhile and peruse the ever-so-long drinks list. During the day, Luzia is a buzzing cafe with an outside terrace that spills out onto the street adjacent, then at night DJs up the tempo with the latest in electronic disco. Friendly and adept barstaff are happy to concoct your drink of choice with flair, whether that’s a tried-and-true Moscow Mule or a Whiskey Sour nightcap, but there are also plenty of beers, wines, sodas and soft drinks available too. Crowds tend to gather earlier during the week, as Luzia is the perfect place to start your evening before exploring the rest of Kreuzberg, but the live music and concerts of the weekends often leave people partying until late. If you come during the day, Luzia serves up a selection of tasty dishes including pizza, sandwiches and homemade cakes and the coffee is exceedingly good for a bar venue, too.