Fabulous 100

Picknick

Picknick showed Berlin’s creaking 1990s superclubs how to reinvent themselves for the Facebook generation. Stowed away from the street, the derelict remains of a vacant brick building space was revived into this improvisational playground for adults.

Owners Björn & Tanja hold court at the city’s temple of jeunism, hosting for the very young and very colorful fashionista crowd. No slapdash job here: a wide front courtyard area rings in the comely hordes dressed to dazzle (and the volume); once inside, two intimate dance floors blast electro and indie-pop to appease friends of differing tastes. Those feeling suffocated can further escape to the back outdoor area and try their hand at yammering with the bunches of friendly party people.