One can’t imagine the African quarter – which isn’t necessarily known for its nightlife – without its FLOP bar. Bakri, the owner of FLOP, opens the place every day and at most nights offers music, concerts, film screenings or some other type of cultural program. The main reason why Bakri, who was born in Syria, decided to open his bar at Lüderitzstraße was that he wanted to enable people to have a beer in nice atmosphere without having to travel. A second reason is Bakris profession: He is a musician, a trained Kanoun player who knows the zither-like instrument by heart.
Apart from the bar, the stage is the central point of the venue. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, there are open stages, concerts and DJ gigs. “It’s a place for music”, Bakri emphasizes. He is proud that he was already able to host a movie premiere. Plus, he’s planning to have regular exhibitions – and on Sundays, people come to watch their ‘Tatort’.
There’s a special reason for partying right now: The bar opened exactly one year ago. “Together with our guests, we make the African quarter more musical”, Bakri says. “And that’s how we’ll celebrate the anniversary!”
There will be live music, jam sessions and birthday surprises. For regular guests, an additional information: The Mexican is ready for you! Now, if you don’t know what that means, it is still worth going – or, as a facebook user sums it up: “FLOP is TOP – definitely worth the trip!”
Translation: Daniela Hombach
Anniversary – September 13th
FLOP – open daily from 5 pm
Lüderitzstr 74 (close to Otawistr)
13351, Berlin, U Rehberge
Tel 030 81618840