Every month, the BIWC offers many fun social activities. As a member, you can join us at one of our social group events.

Business Lunch
Business Lunch September 2016This bi-monthly activity is not only for business women, although we do extend a special invitation to our full-time working members to join us for lunch. Many nice upscale restaurants provide a business lunch menu for under € 20 to give diners an economical way of trying out their restaurant, hopefully tempting them to make an evening booking. Which restaurants have we visited in the past?

  • La Maison de l’Entrecote, Indigo Hotel
  • Le Faubourg, Sofitel Hotel
  • Weinrot,  Savoy Hotel
  • Quarry, Hotel Adlon
  • Duke, Ellington Hotel
  • Restaurant am Steinplatz, Hotel am Steinplatz
  • Qiu,  Mandala Hotel
  • Relish Restaurant and Bar, Westin Grand Hotel
  • Reinäcker, Golden Tulip Berlin Hotel Hamburg
  • Mark Brandenburg, Berlin Hilton
  • Reinhard’s Restaurant am Ku’damm
  • La Banca, Hotel de Rome

Compass
Compass is a word with a variety of meanings such as the topics of our meetings – personal life experiences, travels, hobbies, art, music, and also special skills which members would like to talk about. Compass tries to open the door for members who are interested in a particular topic and want to get to know one another on a personal level in a relaxing atmosphere.

Cook In & Dine Out
Cooking sessions at members’ homes or a visit to one of Berlin’s many restaurants. Daytime, evening and weekend activities are on offer so that all members have a chance to participate, which hopefully they will!

As the name of the group indicates, we offer members the opportunity to experience unique, elegant, up-market social gatherings. These take place in the evening or at the weekend and members can bring along a partner or a friend. Our activities will not necessarily be organised on a regular basis. We’ll offer an event when we identify a suitable location and the opportunity to meet our chosen criteria arises. Since the group started in 2015, we’ve organised:

  • an evening boat journey on the Havel
  • Italian fine dining with musical accompaniment
  • a jazz brunch to celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Ellington Hotel
  • a make-up demonstration at the Berlin Capital Club, accompanied by a  4-course flying buffet
  • an Arabian night at Caselot
  • an Indian evening at Haveli

Evening Group
This group was established to accommodate not only our working members but also those members who expressed an interest in having more evening events. The group meets every other month, sometimes in the home of a member. We share our experiences on issues facing expat women, we meet for after-work cocktails or have a potluck dinner, watch a DVD together and do some business networking and lots more. Here are some of the Evening Group’s recent outings:

  • Vincent Piano Bar
  • Middle Eastern Restaurant “Kreuzberger Himmel”
  • Street Food Thursday at the Markthalle Neun
  • Movie Night: Suffragette
  • Choral Concert at Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche
  • Rausch Schokoladenhaus
  • Tränenpalast and Restaurant Nolle

Kool Kiez
Kool Kiez invites members to meet for lunch or an evening meal in one of Berlin’s many districts/localities. We plan to visit cafés and restaurants on a monthly basis, which will give you the chance to explore new areas or maybe visit some of your favourites along the way. Kool Kiez will give you the opportunity to meet in a small group and chat and also sample some good, reasonably priced food at the same time. Looking for an interesting neighboorhood restaurant? Here’s where we’ve been recently.

  • Tauro – Prenzlauer Berg
  • Zhou’s Five – Moabit
  • Der Kretaner – Zehlendorf
  • Alcatraz Mexican Bar and Grill – Wilmersdorf
  • Il Nuovo Kristallo – Zehlendorf
  • The Avocado by Petit Bijou – Mitte
  • Villa Tomasa – Kreuzberg
  • Aida – Charlottenburg
  • Samos – Charlottenburg

Mahjong
We have four Mahjong groups that meet regularly in members’ homes. More groups can be formed, depending on the willingness of newly-trained members to host games in their homes. Members who wish to learn to play the game should contact the coordinators via the Club Newsletter. Training sessions will be arranged once there are enough interested members. Tips will also be given about sets and books to buy.

The Forgotten Men
The Forgotten Men group was founded in 2000 as a BIWC associated group for international men only. It not only consists of husbands/partners of BIWC members but also of Germans and expats who love to meet in restaurants all over Berlin. We discuss exclusively the subject of how to better the lives of our beloved spouses even more 😉.

Thomas AndersonLike the BIWC, our language is also English. We normally meet once a month, and we are now in our 20th consecutive year. A fellow member of the group wrote a wonderful text in praise of Thomas on the 10th anniversary of the “Forgotteners.” Testimonial_Thomas_TFM

To join the group please contact its founder and sole chairman Thomas Andersen under t.andersen@t-online.de or 030-8826772.