Food and drinks at Sausalitos Berlin

Preparty at Sausalitos


The Bar

I am totally in love with this bar! The atmosphere is amazing and the service is good. The only problem is that it is always full there so it is a good idea to call and make a reservation if you are more than 3 people. Sometimes you can be lucky and still get a place but especially at the weekend, you should make a reservation (You can also book a table online here or you can call them). They have more locations in Germany but I just have been in the in Berlin one. The bar is located in the Kantstraße and it is near from the S & U Zoologischer Garten and U-Kurfürstendamm. Check the location here. This place is the perfect start for a nice evening. The music gets you in party mood, the service is nice and fun, the drinks are amazing and the whole location is just great. The chairs are not the most comfortable ones but this you forget really fast after the first zip from your amazing cocktail! 😉

Food & Drinks

The cocktails are just amazing! Every drink I took there til now was really tasty. I am more this fresh and fruity kind of person when it comes to drinks, and trust me they have much of this. My boyfriend likes cocktails with whipped cream and he says that these are also very good. Sausalitos use good alcohol and this you taste in the cocktails, you really can taste that they do not use the cheap stuff. They use like Smirnoff, Absolut, Sierra Tequila and so on. After two cocktails I often feel already dizzy sometimes after one big one. They have two sizes in the drinks and I nearly always take the big one. A really cool thing is that they do not use normal fruits to decorate the cocktails, they use sweets like marshmallows and this is really fun. Now to the food! At first, you need to visit the Taco Tuesday! You get a taco for 1€ with chili con carne, chicken, chicken barbecue or with vegetables and they taste really nice for just 1€. I do not remember how much my friends and I ordered at this day but it was much and when the bartender asked if we want one last thing because the kitchen will close we ordered more tacos. So we were really in love with this cheap sins. The Fingerfood-Sampler was also really nice and my boyfriend and I fought for every piece with each other. I did not eat there for real yet but the starter and the finger food I tried were really good. It is always such a pleasure to eat and drinks there. BTW they also make cocktails to go! 😉

Prices

Now we come to the money part. If you live in Berlin and know how cheap you can get cocktails this bar has kind of expensive prices. Yes, you can find bars where you just pay 3,90 € for a cocktail but for me, it is important how bars make their cocktails. In Sausalitos I know they use good stuff and make alcohol inside. Some weeks ago I was in a bar and a cocktail was 4,50€ and after 3 cocktails I did not feel any effect from alcohol and the drinks did not taste so good. So it is your own choice if you would like to pay more and also get more or pay little and get little. For sure there are bars that have cheaper prices and good quality but I recommend this bar so much because it is my absolute favorite bar in Berlin right now. A normal cocktail cost around 7-8 € and a large one start from 10€. I always take the large one because I have the feeling that I get more for the money, but maybe it is just in my head. The food has a normal price range. You get a main dish for around 10€ and some snacks from 5€. I really can recommend the Fingerfood-Sampler for more people for two hungry people, because it was so delicious.

To be honest I like to pay for everything there and the people around me also. In the beginning, when some of my friends saw the prices they were like “oh okay…”, but after they got they things they were more than satisfied because they know cocktails for 4,50€ and the cocktails they get at Sausalitos. So one thing I can say: I will be there whenever I can!

And btw this Bar is just a few steps away from The Pearl Berlin! This is one of my favourite Clubs here in Berlin! Check The Pearl here! 

Bar at the pearl Berlin

The Pearl Berlin


The Pearl in Berlin is a club I remembered again a few month ago. 2 years ago I was there before but I totally forgot about this club. This has one reason: it is a little bit more fancy club and I am most of the time more for clubs where I do not have to wear high heels.

The Club

It is near to the train station S+U Zoologischer Garten or U Kurfürstenstraße, from both you walk around 5 to 10 minutes. Around the club, itself are much bars and restaurants where you can go before. The Pearl itself also opens earlier and you can enjoy some drinks before the dance floor opens. The dance floor opens around midnight and often everybody is already waiting for it. The location is good. After the Entrance and ID control you go downstairs there is also the wardrobe where you can leave your jacket. Then you come to the lounge there are some seats and tables to relax and a big round bar in the middle of the room, sometimes there is also a dancefloor but of the time it is more the relaxing area but for sure they still play music. From this lounge, you go trough to a floor to the dance floor that has a gigantic VIP area, a bar for sure, small smoking area and the most important; the dance floor. Sometimes when it gets to full in the club it is quite tight on the dancefloor. The toilets are clean there and they have much so I never stood there in line, you come there from the dancefloor and from the lounge.

The Music

For me, the most important thing in a club is the music. Everybody have a different taste in music, mine is Hip Hop and R’n’B and The Pearl play most of their events this kind of music. In the beginning, the music is always really nice and I can dance dance dance … But often after a while, the Dj switch too often the music or the music gets to electric for me. Everybody is different in this but I write about my opinion and often I leave The Pearl latest 3 am because the music is not my taste anymore. In general, I like the music and sometimes the music is longer good and sometimes it gets worse quite fast, I don’t know on what this depends on.

The Dresscode

I already wrote that the club is a little bit fancier. The dress code is always “Dress like it’s your first date with us”, now the question is what this means. To be honest, I was there also with sneakers before, they are not so strict with girls. For men, it is the best to wear a shirt and I do not mean a T-shirt, I mean a real shirt and clean shoes, but you can also try it with a normal t-shirt. My Boyfriend came in with long jeans and a t-shirt last time. Let’s say like this you should not look like you just went out to go to the supermarket.

The Prices

The entry is quite cheap when you know how to get it cheap. In Berlin, we have a website that helps you to get on the guestlist in the clubs and because of this, you pay much less. For example for Friday the normal entrance is 10€ but when you write yourself on the guest list before 6 pm you just pay 5€ til 1 am. So before you go to any club in Berlin you can check if they are on this website and you can also check what clubs have open and what kind of music is playing there! So check here before you go to a party! The drinks are a little bit more expensive than in some other clubs. The Pearl is a little bit fancier and that is why the prices are also a little bit more “fancy” but it is still okay. For a cocktail, you pay around 10€ depending on what cocktail, for vodka energy you pay 8€. The wardrobe cost 2€ per piece.

Afterwork

On every Thursday there is the Afterwork party at the Pearl and I tried it last week and it was really amazing. My boyfriend and I were really impressed. Normally they open 6 pm but at this day, because it was celebration day in Germany they opened at 8 pm. With our digital club card, we had free entrance, that was a perfect start. It was really full from the beginning but we found a place to sit. My boyfriend got some drinks for us, what took a little bit time because the bar was quite full but he just paid 7€ for two Aperol Spritz! At the after work, it is half price on all drinks for a like 3 hours. The next amazing thing is the free finger food that tastes really good and normally you get like one time something from the finger food but the service was amazing. They walked around for many times so we got 3 times food. They had chicken with peanut ( what we did not taste because I am so allergic to peanuts), fried dumpling ( that tasted amazing!) and some biscuit with apple ( also really nice). While you enjoy the drinks and the food you get some live music that is a really good start for a party. From 9 pm the dance floor was open and the music was also good. The Dj switched too often the songs but it was still good. It was a really good party where you just could sit and talk or you to the dancefloor and dance. The people were really mixed also from the age. There is just one thing that disappointed us a little bit: the summer terrace, it is just some tables with chairs in front of the entrance. The rest we enjoyed really much and we hope that we have soon a chance again to go there!

Sahl hasheesh beach

Beachtime at Sahl Hasheesh


A beautiful place near Hurghada. It’s around 18 kilometers away from the Hurghada Airport. Everybody who is in love with Hurghada knows that the beaches there are not the best but the best solution for this is Sahl Hasheesh! It is more than different from Hurghada much cleaner and good build streets. When you come in you pass by a security control and you have to say where you want to go so if you want to go to the beach you need to say this. The restaurants are also quite nice there. There are also hotels, but most of them are not all inclusive and more expensive.

Il Gusto

The place where my family and I go over there is Il Gusto it is a beach and a restaurant. You pay from 100 to 150 Egyptian pounds entrance including a towel. The staff also prepare your sun bed and the beach umbrella. The service there is amazing you get something for the price you pay. Food and drinks are in the normal price class. For people that are used to prices in Hurghada will find the prices in Saal Hasheesh expensive but for European people the prices are cheap. The Food there is good my boyfriend and I are in love with the chicken Quesadilla as an appetizer. Last time when we went there we also took Pizza and it was the best pizza we ever ate in Egypt. The penne Arrabiata were really spicy but delicious, so my tip better says to make them too spicy! I had them medium and my mother and I died. Enough from the food now to the drinks. The Cocktails with alcohol are not so good at least the ones we tasted. They have fresh juices and other refreshing cocktails without alcohol that are good. The most important is that they have ID watermelon because this is the most delicious alcopop I know. At the beach are also sunbeds in the water that are really nice and relaxing! My mother spent the most of the time on this sun bed!

sahl hasheesh il gusto beach

So if you search for something more exclusive in Hurghada but still not super expensive then Sahl Hasheesh is the perfect place for this. The Beach is amazing and there are many places to make a beautiful picture there. Place number one is under the bridge you walk there from Il Gusto around 10 minutes you can walk to the beach. The other place is the sign of Sahl Hasheesh and it is beautiful especially when the sun goes down. There is like a fountain but it’s not all the time open, but even when it is closed it is beautiful. I love this place and I hope you will love it too!

Hurghada with amazing sea view.

Hurghada a dream of 1001 nights


Hurghada is the second largest Egyptian city on the Red Sea coast. I love Hurghada it’s like my second home. I was working there for a half year as animation in a hotel so it’s like coming home. I don’t feel like a tourist there anymore. I know that much people are afraid of Egypt because of the news, but I can say that it’s safe there and that Hurghada is a beautiful and cheap place to travel to.

1 € is right now around 20 Egyptian pounds. Check here for live info.

Airport

Condor flight to hurghda from berlin.

 

The Hurghada international airport (HRG) has 2 Terminals. The old one is terminal 2 and the new one is terminal 1. No I didn’t make a fault it’s really like this the new Terminal is Number 1. Welcome to Hurghada. Everywhere there you will find people that want money from you. They try to give you something to transport your bags and will want money from you. So take care and don’t take anything! Before you fly to Egypt check the rules for the visa from your country!

Terminal 2

Is for domestic flights like to Cairo the capital of Egypt, charter flights and also for flights from and to Russian and Ukraine. The airport is a bit older but it’s really okay. I was flying there from Hurghada to Cairo and the security control was really fast. The selection of food is not big. There was one cafe and it was a really small area for the domestic flights. The other part of this terminal is bigger and also have more restaurants and a duty-free shop. Everywhere you will find smoking areas! They also have wifi that is working quite good. It’s not extremely good so watching videos took a little time.

Terminal 1

The new terminal has a modern design and is really nice. There you have everything, many duty-free shops, restaurants, smoking areas, little shops for drinks and you can buy last minute souvenirs if you need! This terminal is for the international flights but most of the flight go and come from Germany. The wifi there is also working good just on the toilets it can get little hard with the connection. But who needs wifi on a toilet? This terminal has a really good structure it’s easy to find your gate and everything else! I really like this terminal.

Welcome, Hurghada!

Always. really always have your passport or visa with you. You will have to show it so often. In the airplane, before you land you have to fill out a sheet of paper with your flight number, name, date, and place of birth, your address in Hurghada and the purpose of your travel. When you landed in Hurghada the first thing you have to do is buying the visa, right now it’s 25€|$. Then you get a sticker in your passport or on your visa sheet and then you can continue with the passport control that sometimes takes much time because sometimes many airplanes land after each other. But I really have to say that the guys from the passport control are really fast and try to do their best! So respect to them! Directly after you have to show your passport again! And then you walk a little to the baggage carousels. It’s simple to find the right screens that indicate where you should go.

Read more details about my flight to Hurghada from Berlin schönefeld airport!

Bye bye Hurghada!

If you fly home from Hurghada, you have to show your passport and also have to take your shoes off around 100 times. No okay, I think you have to take off your shoes like 3 times but still it’s really annoying but the security checks in Hurghada increased the last year. But never complain about security! We all want to be safe and that’s why we should respect their rules ? . Before you go to the passport control, after check in you have to fill out a paper again. At least when you fly back to Germany. It’s nearly the same as the one that you filled out when you arrived. This they will take from you in the passport control. After the passport control, there is directly another passport control where they check if you got the stamp. Then finally you can relax and check where your gate is and spend your last Egyptian money!

Beach

Hurghada beach

 

To be honest much of the beaches in the Hotels are not so good. That’s why much tourists don’t know how amazing the beach can be in Hurghada. There are some private beaches where you pay entrance, towels and one free drink is most of the times included. These beaches are very nice and it’s not so full there so it’s perfect for relaxing! Dream beach is a really beautiful place you can say this to the taxi driver and he will understand. It cost around 100 Egyptian pounds including towel and one water. For younger people, I recommend the color beach club. They have also a really nice pool area and play music there. This is a little bit more expensive it’s around 250 pounds if I remember right.

Nightclubs

Couple in Hard rock cafe hurghada.

 

To be honest, the first time when I was in Hurghada I didn’t think of going to a club there or making a party. Because it’s not the first thing you are thinking of when you hear Egypt. But the clubs there are really nice! I have 3 favorites Colors Beach Club, Hard Rock Café and Papas Beach Club. All clubs have photographers so you can make pictures with your friends and download them in their Facebook pages.

Color Beach Club

Expensive: 3/5

Facebook: Facebook.com/ColorBeachClub.Hurghada/Score: 4/5

Yes, the Colors Beach Club is also a night Club! So you can imagine how nice it is to party there in the summer with a nice view of the sea and a nice pool around you. The music there depends on the event. Sometimes it’s more electronic music and sometimes more R’n’B. So the perfect location for a pool party! Just check out the Facebook Page before you go there and find the event what fits the most to your music taste! The entrance cost 200 Egyptian pounds when I was there the last time.

Hard Rock Café Hurghada

Expensive: 4/5

Facebook: Facebook.com/HRCHurghada/Score: 4/5

The Hard Rock Cafe is located at a place called Mamsha. It’s an original Hard Rock Café that’s why food and drinks are a little bit more expensive for Egyptians but for European people, it’s normal club prices. Food and drinks are amazing there! They play most of the time chart music. They also have merchandise there! Pullover, shirts, cups and much more! Also a perfect gift from Hurghada for family and friends. The entrance is around 200 Egyptian pounds. My favorite events at Hard Rock Café are the Wonder Wednesday and the Saturday R’n’B Feva!

Papas Beach Club

Expensive: 2/5

Facebook: Facebook.com/Papas.Beach.Club/Score: 5/5

Now we come to my absolute favorite club! Papas Beach Club is located at the New Marina and near the Sheraton street. It’s nearly always full there and the atmosphere is amazing there! You always find many local people here and also tourists and everybody is always dancing. My favorite events there are for sure the Urban Tuesday and the SWAG Friday! I’m in love with hip hop and R’n’B and the music is just great! For fans of electronic music, the Monday and Thursday are good at Papas! The drinks have normal prices and if you feel for snacks because of the alcohol, it’s no problem at all! Because also this you get at Papas! And if you need a bar for a good pre-Party there is also Papas Bar in front of the club! The club also have often lady’s night, so for the women in this world, the club is a good solution for not spending too much money! The entrance cost around 200 Egyptian pounds.

Little Buddha

Expensive: 4/5

Facebook: Facebook.com/littlebuddhahrg/Score: 1/5

I was there just two times and I don’t know, something is missing. The location is really nice but that’s all. It’s not my kind of music there and the bartender at the lady’s night was really rude. They don’t give you a new drink when you don’t bring them the Glas from your old drink. You can order sushi there that taste quite good. The music is kind of electronic so people that like electro music will maybe like it but it’s not my music taste at all.

Nightclub ticket tip

A little tip from me is to ask your Animation Team in the hotel if they make any disco tour! Because then you don’t have to care about the transfer to the club and the tickets. You will give them 10€ per person and they organize a bus that drives you to the club and also back. If not then you have to take a taxi and just say the club names and the driver will know where to drive.

Restaurant and Bars

There are some places in Hurghada where you find much restaurants and bars at one point! For example the new marina! You have to enter a small security control before you go can go into the marina. In the evening it’s really nice there! There are much nice bars and restaurants! And I know that most of the hotels in Hurghada don’t have the best food. But thanks, good Hurghada is really cheap! What I can definitely recommend and it will sound crazy is MacDonalds! They have the best fries ever! And the menus are so big and cost even less than in Berlin, they make your burgers fresh so you don’t get a burger that laid there for one hour already. So it’s the best MacDonald where I’ve ever been! I have a favorite restaurant in Hurghada what is for Hurghada a little bit more expensive but it’s so amazing there. The name of the restaurant is Thai Garden it’s next to a club called Little Buddha (there you get nice Sushi btw). I love Asian food and this restaurant has really good spring rolls! I’m so in love with this restaurant and I go there always when I’m in Hurghada. They also have really spicy food and really nice rice and noodle dishes! For getting to know the local food you have to go to Gad a really cheap and good option. It’s an Egyptian fast food restaurant and really tasty. When I was working as an animator it was my second home! You get a full package of food there for like 30 Egyptian pounds so it’s amazing. You can buy there like Egyptian bred and they fill it with things you want. There is also a menu in English. I always take one with falafel and one with beans and I pay like 10 pounds. So not even 50 cents. There is as Gad at the Sheraton street and one at Mamsha.

Last Words

I hope I could help you a little bit but I have some last words. It’s hard to not get robbed in Egypt. Most of the people there are poor and try to get money. To find a taxi with a normal Egyptian price is hell and they always want euro. It depends on you how you want to pay. But I can say that it is always better to pay in Egyptian pounds. It’s difficult to be a tourist there because they will think that you are rich. So if you can speak English always talk English. Don’t show that you are from Germany or Russian they will think automatically that you have limitless money. But the good thing is that even when for example the taxi driver says a price that is too high for us European people it will be still cheap! I wish in Berlin the taxi would be so cheap! The taxi drivers are crazy! At the beginning, you will be afraid to sit in a car in Hurghada but don’t worry they know what they do! Currently, the value of the Egyptian pound went down so much. And that’s why much places change their prices because the value went down around 50%. So please try to understand the people there also. Thank you, have a safe trip!