Berlin’s newest art mile is the gritty Potsdamer Strasse, now HQ for some of the city’s best galleries. Many of them are hidden in historic buildings sandwiched between nondescript storefronts or in industrial courtyards, but the longstanding Victoria Bar is easy to find. The sprawling room is lined with wood paneling and has an old-fashioned West Berlin vibe that many local insiders miss. During gallery openings the bar is packed with a wild mix of artists and collectors.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.