Puro Sky Lounge
May 11, 2018
Let’s get this straight: this isn’t wear hip Berliners come to hang out. Instead the crowd are a mix of the moneyed and those craving literal ß-highs. The chief reason people visit this rather self-consciously glam penthouse lounge is the floor-to-ceiling views of the Berlin skyline. There are few sites as striking and it makes the perfect place to bask with a champagne flute in one’s hand after all, if you’re here, you can probably afford the fizzy stuff. Puro is spread out over 1000 square metres and 3 floors, with the lounge on the 20th storey of the Europa Centre. The North Lounge is the space to go dancing while the South Lounge is more the place to hang out with friends and soak in the fantastic views. Lots of leather couches and dark wood tables decorated with illuminated Perspex ice buckets give the place a slightly over the top ‘luxe’ vibe, and though the club nights can get fairly packed the lounge bar offers a slightly more sedate experience. A decent cocktail list is another plus-point and while the slickness and mainstream house won’t appeal to everyone, the majesty of the views and the veneer of Euro glitter have a real appeal. The space occasionally plays host to live acts and guest performers, making for a more exciting proposition (how can you not want to go to a club night called ‘I Love You But I’ve Chosen Disco’?) and it’s been known to attract its fair share of celebrity patrons. It also hosts corporate and entertainment events. Whatever your excuse to be there, it’s worth a visit for the views alone.