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New Action *


Formerly: Metropolis

Den of upbeat sleaze
Following the May 2010 demise of cult after-hours bar New Action, former Stuttgart local Thomas Pfizenmaier (of Hamburg's S.L.U.T.) stepped in to salvage what had been a lot of people's favourite fetish-friendly Schöneberg bar, and in September 2010 reopened the corner spot to instant success. Gutted beyond recognition, the space was reinvented with a new layout — including an arena-like zone — and modern lighting, not to mention radically changed toilet/darkroom areas. Inevitably it's less organic- (and festery-) feeling, and there's a marked change in the music, once provided by the former New Action's clued-in bar staff. But true to the spirit of Berlin, the bar has staying power throughout the night and early morning, serving those who've exhausted Scheune or Mutschmann's, offering refuge in its darkened corners out back. The dress code embraces leather, rubber, work clothes, skins, boots, uniform, army and biker, plus jeans worn in conjunction with a full skin sensibility. And if you still require a break-of-dawn fix, 24-hour final-resort sex hole Bull is located immediately next door. For the record, the name 'New Action' goes back to a time when there were gay bars — including one called Action — located around the junction of Lietzenburger Straße and Uhlandstraße. In the 1980s two partners owned the café/bar Action (Lietzenburger Straße 77) but they split up, and the partner who left started New Action, which has outlived the original Action. Now closed Monday and Tuesday.

Tags: Men Only, Leather, Cruise Bar, Backroom, After-hours, Rubber, Naked

Kleiststraße 35 (Eisenacher Straße)
Berlin, Germany 10787
Schöneberg

+49 30/211 8256
Website
Wed and Thu 10pm—5am; Fri and Sat 10pm—7am; Sun 5pm—3am




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