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Berlin's mezcal bar cum design gallery gives us a killer look...

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The former butcher’s shop in Berlin’s Mitte district is still a bit of an animal. Serving up the alcoholic equivalent of red meat, the Mexican bar and crafts gallery is as head-spinning as six shots in a row...

From a dimly lit corner of Mercado San Cosme comes a glow which as one draws nearer reveals itself to be a shrine, erected in worship of the hard-hitting plant brew mezcal. Probably not the healthiest kind of worship, but who goes to a bar to be healthy?

The former butcher’s shop in Berlin’s Mitte district is still a bit of an animal. Serving up the alcoholic equivalent of red meat, the Mexican bar and crafts gallery is as head-spinning as six shots in a row. Previously featured Mexican designers SAVVY delivered the knockout interior blows – with Spaniards Pablo Limón and Nano4814 in their corner – beginning with two intimidating steel doors which swing open to reveal the exhibition space, still partially obscured by a lattice screen in the style of the Mexican-German artist Mathias Goeritz.

To venture further in is to be sucked into a world of modernism, the rooms a tribute to another notable Mexican design inspiration, Luis Barragán. A wall of thorns serves as a coat hanger, while throughout his signature segments of colour catch the eye. Boxy furniture sits on a geometric tiled floor that’s reflected in the the zig-zagged bar, which looks like it’s about to bite. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

Mercado San Cosme, Berlin
Mercado San Cosme, Berlin
Mercado San Cosme, Berlin
Mercado San Cosme, Berlin
Mercado San Cosme, Berlin
Mercado San Cosme, Berlin
Mercado San Cosme, Berlin
Mercado San Cosme, Berlin
Mercado San Cosme, Berlin
Mercado San Cosme, Berlin

Photography, Coke Bartrina

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