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Sally Bowles

Coffee shop and bar

Sally Bowles is probably one of the most famous ex-pats to live in Berlin. But she was only a fictional character in Christopher Isherwood’s (semi-autobiographical) novel “Goodbye to Berlin”. She was most famously played by Liza Minelli in the cinema version of the musical “Cabaret”. And this café/bar remembers Sally with more than just its name.

During the day, the “Sally Bowles” is a rather quiet café in the gay neighbourhood in Schöneberg and offers German cuisine for lunch. At night, this rather outwardly inconspicuous location is transformed into a bar with live music. The bar’s creative cocktails enjoy a city-wide reputation and the bar hops with swing and jazz as if the bar were a Tardis going back to the wild Berlin of the early 1930s.