Party Earth Review Located in the heart of Schöneberg, Jansen Bar is a chic, somewhat upscale yet slightly bohemian cocktail bar divided into three distinct rooms, each bathed in warm lighting that’s low enough to create atmosphere but bright... ... read full review
WEST BERLIN –
Located in the heart of Schöneberg, Jansen Bar is a chic, somewhat upscale yet slightly bohemian cocktail bar divided into three distinct rooms, each bathed in warm lighting that’s low enough to create atmosphere but bright enough to show off the swanky décor.
The front room, dominated by a wide granite-topped bar nicely set off by pastel wallpaper, contrasts with the two smaller back rooms, which feature wood-paneled walls and deep red lighting.
Stylish neighborhood regulars pull up stools at the front room bar to chat amicably with the bartenders, while groups of students and young professionals tend to gather around tables or sink into comfy chairs in the back rooms.
Jansen’s skilled bartenders are adept at making everything from mint juleps to mojitos to margaritas and can offer suggestions to patrons dazed by the overwhelming list of cocktails, which includes three pages of house-designed creations.
Owing to its residential location, Jansen’s has a relaxed neighborhood vibe, especially during the week, though larger crowds do show up for the weekends and special events – still, things never get so hectic as to disturb the festive, stress-free atmosphere.
If you dream of entertaining the crowds but lack the musical ability to do so, then check out Jansen Bar’s You Be the DJ night every Thursday. It works like an open mic in that people sign up for thirty-minute ‘sets’ and bring an iPod, CDs, or even records to play. Call the bar any time after 9pm to sign up.
Mix of locals, expats, students, and young professionals, fashionable yet laid back, 20s to 40s.
Bartender’s choice, anything from Afro-pop to classic rock to house. Jazz Lounge every Sunday, You Be the DJ every Thursday, and a Frank Zappa listening party the first Tuesday of every month.
Free peanuts and chips. Happy Hour daily 9–10pm. Daily cocktail specials.
Beer €2.50–€3.50, wine €3.70+, cocktails €6.50–€11, mixed drinks €5.
Thursday night for You Be the DJ or weekends after 11pm.