DUKE Bar & Lounge

“It don’t mean a thing, if it ain’t got that swing.”

A fresh wind is blowing through the time-honored walls of the former “Ballhaus Femina” – a hotspot of the wild 1920s in West Berlin. The famous façade constructed in the architectural style “New Objectivity” in the early 1920s remains reminiscent of the glitz and glamour of the old days. In addition to the Ballhaus, the stately building also housed the Texas Bar and Berlin’s largest dance tea in 1929, before chapels of the Wehrmacht drove away the swinging public. In 1949, the artists’ bar “Badewanne” was built in the basement, and quickly evolved into one of Berlin’s most significant jazz venues. Upon its artists, Duke Ellington. At the end of the 1970s you could meet Rio Reiser, Nick Cave or David Bowie & Iggy Pop in the popular nightclub “Dschungel”, before the Berlin financial management sent the house into a deep sleep with the sound of it’s typewriters…

Today, the DUKE Bar & Lounge with adjacent summer terrace is known for jazzy cocktails and a very unique atmosphere. In addition to a wide-ranging bar menu with exclusive spirits from all over the world, connoisseurs can order fine regional delicacies from the bar menu directly from our DUKE kitchen and enjoy exquisite cigars with the corresponding spirits in our Smokers Lounge. On Friday evenings from 19:30 hrs on there is live jazz in the ELLINGTON JAZZ BAR with weekly changing artists.