“A dry Martini.“ This is the iconic drink James Bond ordered in the novel “Casino Royale” which was published in the year 1953. And then the most famous agent in the world added ‘Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large slice of lemon peel. Got it?’ This was the birth of one of the most known cocktails in the world: The Vesper Bond Martini.

This drink has been offered since the middle of April in 2013, according to the original recipe, in the Vesper Bar on the Kurfürstendamm. The entrance of this establishment is placed next to the restaurant Balthazar of the Hotel Louisa’s Place. “ It has always been my dream to establish a cocktail bar with my partner Stilian Laufer in our neighborhood, directly on the Kurfürstendamm. Here, I grew up. Here, I spent my childhood.”, said the manager Thorsten Schermall, who at the same time is running the Berliner discotheque 40Seconds.

The bar is fairly minimalistically designed and functional. Nothing should be placed and positioned to stand in the way. Apart from the 110-year-old antique wooden floor, the light pillars equipped of a finely woven bronze mesh coating stand out. The retro furniture with organic non-angular shapes in the style of the 60ies are really eye-catching. Above the extravagantly bar counter globular lamps, which remind you of the satellite Spuktnik, are hanging from the ceiling. This is pure luxury. The round lighting objects are coated with 24-carat gold. At the same time, this construction is provided with sophisticated mechanical features, as they can be moved at will. The globes are magnetic. The entire interior design custom-built for the bar is designed to create a 60ies atmosphere which truly reminds you of James Bond. It is cozy, it is a place where you can dive into your dreams, you can let go of yourself, it’s like a living room.

Here, smoking is allowed as well. “Of course, the entire menu is revolving around James Bond. Seven different Vesper Martinis are available, several Longdrinks like the Tanqueray Tonic or Moscow Mule as well as diverse Cocktails. All drinks are mixed with Russian Season Vodka or Tanqueray Gin. The only drop of bitterness of this bar is the Kina Lillet, which is exclusively used to create the bitter taste of the legendary Vesper Bond Martini. ”


Kurfürstendamm 160
10709 Berlin
Vesper office – 030 8906410

Opening Hours:
Mo – Sa: from 18:00

Tel.: 030 – 856 06 356

Email: info@vesper-bar.de

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