Señorita (Thursday, July 29, 2011)
No stamp (but, dolphins!): Roses Bar, Berlin
I went to Munich for work last week, and continued on with my coworker (and, more importantly, super-pal) Ryan N. for a weekend in Berlin. Even though it rained THE ENTIRE TIME, and the last time I was there the weather was miserable THE ENTIRE TIME, I still absolutely love it.
So. Our first night, we checked out a couple bars in Kreuzberg. The first one, Möbel-Olfe, was literally too crowded to get into (apparently it’s not a gay bar, but Thursdays they host a popular gay night). We continued on in the hopes of becoming America’s next top model to Roses. We’d read that the the proprietor, Rose, is often there bartending, and when we spotted the short, squat, friendly lesbian pouring drinks, we figured it was her. The interior reminded me of a) Rubulad and b) a womb: there was shit hanging everywhere, the walls were decked out with pink fuzzy material, there were a few disco balls (which I think must be a municipal law in Berlin), beads hanging, boomboxes with wings…y’know, casual.
They were playing really great tunes, mostly of the 90s R&B persuasion. I was particularly stoked to hear Monica’s “Don’t Take It Personal”, and Shanice’s “I Love Your Smile”. There was also the original and a remix of Justin Timberlake’s “Señorita” (EURO), which I was not familiar with. But Ryan thoroughly schooled me.