Berlin isn't like any city I've lived in before. To start off, it's dirty. Not dirty in a Bangkok or Delhi kind of way, but dirty with graffitti and a non-chalent, run-down, anything-goes feel that is aloof and friendly all at the same time. Matthias calls is the No-Style style and it is all pervasive. The trick with this "look" is to pretend you haven't tried. My favourite coffee shop looks like the owners drove around town picking up old couches and sofas off the street. I went to a "very hip" bar recently where the only decoration was card tables and plastic chairs, it was lit with candles and the bar was made of a piece of wood between stacks of bricks. Uber cool. Personally I like my beer with a bit less attitude and a bit more grace. But that's just me. The up-side of all this, is that there are literally hundreds of cool op-shops and fleamarkets to source your No-Style style. Oder Barfuss is one of my favourites - it just happens to be on my way home from work too!