New bar in former women’s prison celebrates sneak preview on December 1, 2023
Sodom & Gomorra – the THE KNAST universe opens its new bar in the Kuppelsaal for a sneak preview on December 1, 2023 from 7 pm. The name says it all, because true to the motto: “Experiences stay here”, the location, which will expand Berlin’s bar and event scene in the future, sees itself as a hedonistic place to be, where style becomes kinkiness and openness seduces to uniqueness. The future hotel and restaurant concept will follow this spirit in 2024.
General Manager Janina Atmadi says: “After extensive renovation work in the historic walls at Söhtstr. 7 in Berlin-Lichterfelde, the new bar stands for tolerance, diversity and a touch of wickedness and builds a bridge between old walls and new ideas. Is Lichterfelde-West ready for Sodom & Gomorrah to become the new Berlin-Mitte?”
The new speakeasy bar aims to attract night owls from all over the world who enjoy being able to keep to themselves. This intimacy is to be preserved by the strict no-photo policy in the bar. Janina Atmadi has already successfully established #nolimitsnoboundaries in her starred restaurant theNOname in Berlin-Mitte – this motto will be celebrated even further in the new “Flüsterbar” in Berlin-Lichterfelde. Speaking of celebrating: What would the Prohibition concept be without an absinthe ceremony? THE KNAST is offering participation in the sensual ritual with the absinthe fountain on December 3 and 23, 2023, with new bar manager Nuri Oh preparing the green fairy in style.
As the man behind the bar, Nuri Oh is not only the ideal choice in terms of style. 14 years of experience as a bartender at the Beuster Bar, the Layla restaurant and the hotel bar at the Waldorf Astoria, among others, have given him a deep understanding of classic cocktails, enabling him to refine the traditional flavors with his innovative mixology. The preparation of his drinks resembles a choreography from the meditative martial art of his Korean homeland. Visually, his creations are reminiscent of the artistic Korean calligraphy technique Seoye. At the same time, thanks to the use of absinthe, his cocktails such as Femme Fatale Fizz or Last Dance exude the necessary touch of wickedness to become the signature drinks at Sodom & Gomorra.
Sodom & Gomorra celebrates the freedom to be who you want to be at THE KNAST®, to have space for fantasies and to live them at the sneak preview on December 1, 2023 with a prosecco reception and cocktails at special prices, which guests can enjoy throughout December. The vernissage for the exhibition “gift.ed” by pride ART Berlin e.V., which is all about love, love life, forms of love and diversity, will take place at the same time. Since April 2022, the association has been bringing queerness, tolerance and above all color to the formerly gloomy environment and shaping the cultural location THE KNAST with artist studios in the former prison cells, events and exhibitions – the perfect visual complement to the culinary delights in Sodom & Gomorra. #bekinky
Opening hours in December:
01.12.23: 7pm-2pm (sneak preview)
02. + 03.12.: 6 pm – 2 pm (parallel to gift.ed)
08.-10.12.: 18-23 h (parallel to gift.ed)
14-16.12.: 18-23 h
21-23.12.: 18-23 h
28-30.12.: 18-23 h
The opening hours from January 2024 will be announced on the website www.theknast.de.
Access to the entire site is only permitted from the age of 18. A strict no-photo policy applies in the bar, which guests agree to when visiting. Dress code: Bring your touch of kinkyness.