"I love Graffiti Art and have been a artist since the last 12 years. About maybe 5 to 6 years I have owned the store here. I have about 800 colors of graffiti spray paint that you can use. I have events and for instance at the very FAMOUS KATYS GARAGE you can buy spray paint here and paint your own design. Legally, at Katys Garage outside on the walls." says the shy Stephan. "I have sneakers, too. They're cool since people can buy any color they want." he says. I say that or they can just paint them the color they want! He laughs. "Yes or they can paint their bike green!"
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And the new item on Miquel's cool list isn't on the culinary menu unless you're married to a Spanish person...language lessons in Spanish on Tuesday nights. I ask if I need to know any Spanish before I come? He laughs, "It would help yes!" he says.
"The items on the menu range from one tapa and one glass of exquisite Spanish wine or German Riesling, or maybe 10Euros total per person to 59Euros per person with two tapas and an entire bottle of wine. Spend a little with a special elegant night out as a student or a lot of people come in and make en entire evening of culture at Dresden. Tonight? "Great Conversation and wonderful tastes of Spain." he says..
"o REALLY...here we have a Film Festival?" , says the artsy sect of Dresden when I tell that. Ask the very sophisticated Miquel when I tell him that perhaps many stars will come to visit his famous private restaurant tonight. "I didn´t know that we had a film festival. Invite all of em. I have special cheese tonight that they can try. The products are from many regions of Espana over the last 25 plus years where I went into the kitchen as a young boy to ask the chef how he made things to my more sophisticated years actually teaching Spanish people how to cook tapas. Now I have 28 items on the menu." he says. The restaurant is located at Alaunstraße 27...and can be found from the main train station on TRAM 3, 6, 7, 8, and 11. Ask for the restaurant across from Katys Garage.
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Okay I had the funniest time at the Boys Bar in Dresden...there with the Boys doing a special one time per year event where everybody can come as a Diva Drag Queen...the Boys Bar owner in Dresden is the Diva in the middle....Stefan and his partner on the right side dressed as a man is Janko! Great Fun...the question I asked of the event(which they have many events...such as Bingo and Quiz Night and 6 Gay DJs on Fridays and Saturdays to which everybody is invited to come and participate Gay and Straight) is can I as a woman dress up as a Drag Queen?
The Question I ask all around the world when I am doing interviews and happen upon a wonderful Gay Bar...."Can straight people come in?" When they answer "Yes of course as a matter of fact girls love the Boys Bar of Dresden...we have tons of straight people that come in here because they aren´t bothered by someone constantly hitting on them sexually. They can come in to the bar and laugh and have conversations and a great time with friends and if they want to pick someone up they can go somewhere else!" Stefan and Janko laugh when they say that. They have owned Boys Bar Dresden the last 6 years...the best Gay Bar in town they say.
"The club has been here the last 15 years and we part of it the last 8 years as guests and owners. Tommy for example is one of our Gay DJs and he is also the creative genius that designed my hair and makeup. I had to sit 3 hrs. for him to put the makeup on and the hair and it is real funny. The guests seemed to really love it and I would do it again." says Stefan who now is the barman and the face to face person. "I meet new people everyday. That is why I love it." he says.
"Dresden is both a liberal and conservative city at the same time. The new town as the Bohemian city where we are at is called just that...new town and it is liberal. Every store is a special bohemian store, a classy bar, a liberal club, a wonderful inspired by the owner´s imagination restaurant. It has all of the young people in that section here. The students come here to have a wonderful night. The tourists come here. The old town on the other side is conservative. They don´t tend to come to the side here unless it is for a nice dinner. Ours is the party side." says Janko who used to be in the Computer Science Techie side of life in Berlin before moving to Dresden and partnering with Stefan the last 8 years.
"I am originally from Syria," laughs the friendly 33 year old owner of HABIBI the SHISHA place in Dresden that is with about 25 cool bars and restaurants in the young section of Dresden. "I used to be in Television in Advertising and know all about how it is important to do advertising. Now my friends help me with the internet site and I give my friends free food and they can come and stay here and chat with me. The food here is wonderful and the people love the Syrian kabobs and the vegatarian items. We have great cocktails too!" he jokes.
"I am my own boss and I have my own money and I love my life now. It used to be so much stress before. Then the television boss came and yelled at me to make more money and all of this! But now I make my own shi-sha...I have fun with my team and I can come whenever I want to. The Shi-sha that we have here is about 30 of em. We make the apple that everybody loves and the mint and the cherry. When I ask the team every night the favorite they always say it is the apple. Now about 3 of the shi-sha places in Dresden have us at Habibi make shi-sha for the restaurants. That is cool. Maybe in the future I would love to redecorate my restaurant. It is better to have one totally cool Habibi then 2 just okay shi-shas. I don´t believe just honestly doing it for the money. I want a fun place and a home for my family. That is important to me." says Osama. "And I am not Osama Bin Laden. The Americans always ask me that! My name is only Osama and I am from Syria. I hope for the future a wonderful life with my spouse and my children." he says. Come have fun and eat great food at Habibi. "And about 10:00pm, that is 22:00pm to about 1:00am is when everybody comes here. The young people especially. And the people from the Hostel come since it is close and they love to drink great cocktails and do the shi-sha." IT is located at Martin-Luther-Straße 37 and the phone is 00493 514 04515
Check out the Vintage Vinyl Albums and CDS store in Dresden that has been in existence the last 25 years. The owner´s name is Norman Sharp. Norman says his favorite artist is Archie Shepp and his favorite abulm is Yasmina, black woman. "It is the kind of album I don´t bring into the store and the reason is that it is one that maybe people would run out of the store with!" the nice affable owner says. Why? Intriqued I ask. "It is a little too edgy and loud for most people´s tastes I guess." he says. : Louisenstraße 22,
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Norman´s Assistant says that her favorite singing artist is "Maria Callas." Okay! Norman says, "In the store I have many CDs and Vinyls of course, yet at home I probably have just as many as in here!" A true collector!
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On one of the most progressive streets of Dresden in The New Town is situated many cool bars and bohemian restaurants...along with the since 2013 2-1/2 year old lovely Craft Beer! store. "We have over 400 beers!" says one of the funny students who works at the store. "Me? Myself I have tried at least 80% which is lets see...that is about 320 of the beers. It is very important to try. Since when people come in I must say...yes that one is wonderful and tastes that way...etc. How can you know if you don´t try? You can´t" he says. Located at Gorlitzer number 25, 0049. 0351.32029 103 http://hopfenkult.de/
"The funnest is and you are invited if you would love to come is Thursdays and Fridays here. We give about 32+people 5 beers to taste. It is only 2Euros to try and we introduce a beer from different categories such as the Indian Pale Ale which is the IPAs, the stouts, the pils, the lagers, maybe a barley. Me personally I love the stouts and the barleys, yet my colleagues love the pils, or the IPAs. When you ask why we taste so many it is because we must be knowledgeable about the beer that we suggest for you to try. Why would you try something that me myself wouldn´t try?" says Johannes a student at Dresden.
"The ones that I love is the Stouts beer and the Irish Whiskey Finnish which is stored in a Oak barrel about 60 days. It is the best it has that wonderful whiskey taste to it. Or the Chocolate Samuel Smiths which has added chocolate, or the Barely Wines such as the Nuss Knacker...these are some of my personal favorites. You can buy 6 beers at a special price. Try the choice that you want and maybe in a couple of days come here and say, O I loved the stout but I would love to try a new IPA. And mix and match these. So many times the Micro Breweries around the world can add such things as Chocolates or Whiskeys or Herbs...That is such a cool thing. Right now we´re all students and we´re having tons of fun here. We hope to introduce all these beers to the tourists and the German people The Germans are more used to the Pils or Lagers. It is fun to see the Germans try." he says as he leads me around the cool store.
Every day when they receive new beers you can come in and chat the team and try a new one! Cool...
"Alright we serve the best beer in Germany, it is named Hofbrau...you know the famous place in Las Vegas is the Hofbrau Haus where yes they spank all the men." says the adorable Daniel, owner...who happens to cook the wonderful food here too! Do they spank the people here at the Kugelgenhaus in the wonderful outdoor square right down the piazza from the famous Augusts statue? "Sometime okay okay sometimes we do..." he laughs. Inhaber: Olaf Ruhs and Daniel Juhra at Haupstraße 13, call for reservations at 0049 3515 633 12 6
"The cool thing about the bar is that it has a museum above it named for the famous painter Kugelgen...hence the Kugelgenhaus. He painted Schiller for example. The actual restaurant has been here since 30 years yet we bought it about 5 years now. It is totally cool and we give great beer. And I am the cook. I want to give great beer such as the World Famous Hofbrau from Bavaria and combine that with the great Saxony food of Dresden. I have a typical Gulasch with Bohemian Dumplings and a Lamb, I have typical of Saxony a red cabbage, and I have the Bavarian White Sausage that every tourist asks for especially the Americans. I LOVE THE AMERICANS AND ASIANS: THEY´RE tons of fun!" says Daniel.
Above is the Cool funky Dresden Comedy Show housed in the basement of the restaurant which is right across the bridge from Old Town where the Gold Statue of Augustus sits on his horse, walk past the touristy Watzeke which is awful and about 100 meters on the left hand side is the beer garden and fun wonderful team of Kugelgenhaus. Located at Hauptstrasse 13...call 0049 3515 633 12 6 If coming from the train station take the trams, 3, 6, 7, 11 and cross the tram tracks and continue straight toward the statue...on the right.
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