TheCoven Formerly: The Sharon Stonewall Bar

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Chic and manly Mitte bar
Two of the Prinzknecht bar's more prized and exotic barmen – then partners Armand Manukyan (from Armenia) and Kai Arama (from Tel Aviv) – defected in 2013 to open their own establishment. Such is the über-stylish and minimalist Thilo Reich-designed Coven, with its steel, mesh and woody surfaces, antiquey lighting and a compatible menu of fresh and inventive drinks (cocktail alert). And with an eye and ear for fashion and DJ trends, this has a distinctly 'manly lifestyle' feel, but the owners wish to emphasise that it's not just for boys. Youngish and chic, gay and straight are all welcome. And yes, it's TheCoven, not The Coven. The bar is now overseen by Manukyan only. Opened 25 September 2014. Located seconds from gay bar TheLiberate [see entry]. S-Bahn: Hackescher Markt. U-Bahn: Weinmeisterstraße.