Berlin nightlife: complete guide to Berlin nightlife districts, the best nightclubs in the German capital and pubs where you can party until the morning!
Berlin is one of the most modern and cosmopolitan capitals in the world, as well as being an important political and cultural center. Its nightlife is no exception! The German capital has an intense nightlife that many other European cities envy. Berlin's discos and pubs in fact offer an infinite variety of entertainment for all tastes : in the city center there are more than 200 nightclubs, including discos, pubs, restaurants, kneipe (German term used to indicate bars that do not serve food hot) and funky bars on the banks of the River Spree. We can truly say that Berlin is a city that never sleeps!
's nightlife enjoys a legendary reputation: new musical trends and all kinds of music are continually developed in Berlin clubs, with preferences for electronic and techno music, and most of the clubs are open every day of the week.
Thanks to the absence of a mandatory closing time, bars in Berlin don't close before 5 in the morning, while nightclubs often party until noon! In addition, the prices are affordable: normally to enter the disco you pay from 5 to 10 euros, without a drink included, or 15 euros for the most famous clubs. Getting around the city is also not too expensive: the taxi costs less than 20 euros and Berlin's public transport (BVG) runs all night on weekends.
Berlin is also the capital of singles, where it is possible to meet many beautiful girls in the more than 200 clubs scattered around the city center.
Another peculiarity of Berlin are the numerous industrial buildings and old factories transformed into trendy nightclubs (such as the Kulturbrauerei , the Pfefferberg or the Arena ). These historic buildings have a special charm thanks to their neglected appearance.
The clubs and bars scattered around Berlin are many and of the most disparate types. In West Berlin there are the most classic and elegant nightclubs, while in the east there are alternative clubs with live music of all kinds, from jazz, to soul, to rock and blues. It is easy to notice the big difference between the East and West of Berlin: this distance, created by years of the Cold War, is also evident in the nightlife of the city.
Another peculiarity of Berlin are its cocktail bars ( “Kneipe” ) of which, the trendiest ones are located in the East area, while in the West there are generally the more elegant ones.
To stay up to date on the events in Berlin, you can consult the EX-Berliner , a monthly in English, available at newsstands and tourist offices, dedicated to cultural events and nightlife in the city. In addition to this, you can find the free magazine New Berlin , Berlin Program (in German language) and Zitty (biweekly magazine).
Berlin theaters and museums
To enrich the nightlife of Berlin there are not only discos and bars, but also theaters and museums. Theater and cabaret are very popular: among the theaters in Berlin, the Berliner Ensemble (founded by Bertolt Brecht), the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz and the Theater des Westens (which offers especially comedies and musicals) stand out.
In addition, every Thursday the museums remain open until 22.00 giving tourists the opportunity to visit the cultural beauties of the city even in the evening.
Berlin nightlife: Berlin's nightlife districts
The most popular districts for nightlife in Berlin are Prenzelauer Berg , Mitte and Kreuzberg .
The Prenzlauer Berg district
Located near the Eberswalder Strasse , Prenzlauer Berg is a modern, elegant and quite expensive neighborhood. The place offers great fun thanks to the presence of numerous clubs and discos, among which there are the Watergate , the Tresor and the Berghain Panorama Bar (one of the most beautiful clubs in Berlin).
Kollwitzplatz is a lovely square located in Prenzlauer Berg, always full of tourists and locals, both young and old. The atmosphere in this square is vibrant and full of vitality, thanks to the numerous restaurants, cafes and bars scattered around the neighborhood. In the square, in addition to a theater and a cinema, there is a large courtyard that hosts events and concerts.
The Mitte district
Mitte the main districts for nightlife, especially the area north of Hackescher Markt and near Alexanderplatz . Here you can find from lounge bars to the most modern nightclubs.
Auguststraße , in the Mitte district, is an area famous for the presence of numerous galleries and exhibition halls of international fame, among which the Kunst-Werke Berlin , and above all for its elegant restaurants.
The Hackesche Höfe and Oranienburger Straße are characterized by high-level bars and clubs, frequented by VIPs, as well as the presence of cinemas and theaters. Torstraße has become a real landmark in recent years, is also a trendy area, located in Mitte, where modernity mixes with the authenticity of times gone by.
The Kreuzberg district
Kreuzberg is one of the youngest and trendiest districts of the city and here is the largest concentration of clubs . During the seventies and eighties, the area, formerly called postal district SO 36 and surrounded by the border wall on three of its sides, became a large alternative center between illegally occupied houses, in which artists and musicians lived. Today the district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is a mix of cultures and creativity, thanks to the presence of numerous artists and immigrants who have settled in the area, and has become increasingly touristy.
The most popular places in Kreuzberg for nightlife are located at Oranienstraße , Wiener Straße and Schlesische Tor . The area between Oranienstraße and Sonnenallee is called Kreuzkölln , from the union of the two districts that compose it, Kreuzberg and Neukölln. These areas are full of small pubs always full of young people and students.
Other districts of the Berlin nightlife
The Schöneberg district.
Schöneberg is traditionally the gay district of Berlin: rainbow flags are posted on the balconies and windows of travel agencies, bars and guesthouses, as a message that gays and lesbians are welcome. The district develops around the Winterfeldtplatz and at the Nollendorfplatz (taken the U-Bahn station of the same name), known as "Pink Village ": here we find the Schwules Museum (Mehringdamm 61), which depicts the history of homosexuality, the library Spinnboden Lesbenarchiv & Bibliothek (Anklamerstrasse 38) and the Mann-o-Meter, a gay cultural information center (located at Motzstrasse 5). Also in this district two very popular events take place every year in June: the Stadtfest Lesbisch-Schwules Festival and the Christopher Street Day Parade, which annually attracts more than 200,000 people from all over the world.
The Osthafen district.
An old industrial port on the banks of the Spree, the Osthafen district has now become a popular meeting place and home to numerous media after the MTV headquarters moved here in 2004. In Osthafen you can find the Watergate Club (near the Oberbaumbrücke ), the Berlin Arena (where concerts, fairs and parties take place), the Club der Visionaere and the Freischwimmer restaurant, as well as numerous beach bars where you can play beach volleyball. Also worth a visit is the Badeschiff, a floating pool that allows you to swim in the summer and take a sauna on cold winter days!
The Savignyplatz district.
Even the nightlife in Charlottenburg and especially in Savignyplatz is no exception: the square is lined with various bars and restaurants, such as the Paris Bar or the Florian, often frequented by famous people. Between Charlottenburg and Savignyplatz nightclubs we find the Schwarze Café, the Quasimodo (popular jazz bar located under the Delphi-Filmpalast cinema), the Dicke Wirtin and the Diener. If you are a pizza lover, go to the 12 Apostoli restaurant, open 24 hours a day, where they serve truly giant pizzas!
Clubs and discos in Berlin
(Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 1, Berlin) Open Friday and Saturday from 23.00 to 5.00.
Adagio is an elegant club in Berlin with a unique style, where you can dance the night away or stay comfortably seated on comfortable sofas and chat with friends, surrounded by the soft light of chandeliers and candles.
Berghain / Panorama Bar
(Am Wriezener Bahnhof, Berlin) Located inside an abandoned power plant near Ostbahnhof, Berghain is Berlin's most famous nightclub and also one of the most famous clubs in the world. The club, which takes its name from the merger of the names of the two districts KreuzBERG and FriedrichsHAIN , is a real temple of techno music, with two rooms capable of accommodating over 1500 people who all dance together until morning. Thanks to the excellent sound system and the best international DJs playing here, Berghain is regarded as one of the most important techno music clubs in the world.
The club is industrial in style, with soaring ceilings, reinforced concrete walls and swings, and sofas set among the old turbines of the power plant. But Berghain does not only offer techno music: rock concerts and classical music are also organized here, as well as modern dance performances.
If you don't like techno music, you can take refuge at the Panorama Bar , a smaller place located upstairs, where house music plays. Here is a more cheerful atmosphere, ideal for sipping a coctkail, relaxing and then returning to dancing at the Berghain.
The enormous popularity of Berghain is one of the reasons why it is very difficult to enter: the selection at the entrance is really strict and without rules! If you want to enter, try not to arrive too late and, above all, come in small groups and wear elegant clothes. Prices range from 8 to 14 Euros.
(Falckensteinstr. 49, Berlin) Open Wednesday to Saturday from 11.45pm to 12.00pm.
Located on the banks of the Spree near the Oberbaumbrücke , the Watergate is one of the best Berlin clubs. The club has a more chic-minimal and less underground style than the other techno clubs in Berlin. One of the most evocative parts of the Watergate is the external platform from which you can enjoy a truly suggestive view of the Spree, through its huge windows.
The Watergate is the ideal place for those who want to enjoy a nice evening listening to the music of the best DJs in the world, such as Eric Morillo, Chicken Lips and Adam Freeland, to the rhythm of house, drum and bass and breakbeat music. This is also a good club for flirting, and most guys seem to pay more attention to girls than to music. Seen from the outside, the place looks nothing special, but once inside, you will be amazed: the sound system is very good and the lighting is surreal, thanks in part to the huge LED panel located on the main floor. Here too there is a strict selection at the entrance and the prices are slightly above average (from 10 to 15 euros).
(Torstrasse 60, Berlin) Kaffee Burger is a club located on Torstrasse that is inspired by the Soviet atmosphere of the former GDR. The atmosphere is very easy and fun, with Balkan music and rather unlikely people.
(Warschauer Platz 18, Berlin) Open every day from 22.00 to 7.00.
The Matrix is also one of Berlin's most popular international clubs. The club always hosts famous DJs and offers house, techno and commercial music. Great place for anyone who loves to go wild in the disco: the club has two different rooms with a capacity of over 1500 people.
(Ritterstrasse 26, Berlin) Ritter Butzke is one of the most popular clubs in the Berlin electronic music scene. Kreuzberg factory , the nightclub occupies a huge, cavernous space consisting of three main floors open until the crack of dawn, with top-notch music. The proposed music is mainly electronic. Although there are always long lines at the entrance, the selection is quite egalitarian.
House of Weekend
(Alexanderstr. 7, Berlin) Located on the roof of a skyscraper at Alexander Platz (on the 15th floor of the Haus des Reisens ), the Week-End Club is a spectacular club, complete with a roof terrace, which offers a breathtaking view over the city of Berlin. To enter you have to pay the entrance on the ground floor, take the elevator and go up to the top floor, where the real club is located. The interior décor is minimalist and aseptic, with black walls and cubes, a bar area with the dancefloor in the center.
The club has not only breathtaking views, but also great music: the best DJs in the world have come here and the music ranges from electronic music, to hip-hop and funky. In addition to dancing, it is possible to have a refined aperitif on the rooftop garden , a large terrace with panoramic views overlooking Berlin and the TV tower.
(Oranienstr. 190, Berlin) Founded in 1978, SO36 (inspired by the old postcode of the south-east area of Berlin) is a historic club in the capital, located in the Kreuzberg district . In the eighties it became a point of reference for the punk and rock culture of West Berlin, and its patrons include the likes of Iggy Pop and David Bowie.
In the club there is a very colorful atmosphere, with people dressed in an extravagant and transgressive way. The program ranges from concerts, live music, and DJ sets, with different themes for every night of the week: from gay evenings, to Bad Taste parties (evenings dedicated to bad taste), parties with 80s and 90s music up to punk evenings. Here you are not obliged and dress elegant indeed, the more you dress in an eccentric way the more you will be welcome: in this club the 80s are still in fashion!
(Skalitzerstr. 114, Berlin) Open Wednesday and Thursday from 22.00 to 6.00, Friday and Saturday from 22.00 to 7.00.
Club with a relaxed atmosphere and a good selection of music, located in Kreuzberg . Even if the halls are quite small, the Farbfernseher is always full.
Mein Haus am See
(Brunnenstr. 197/198 - Ecke Torstr. 125, Berlin) Open every day.
Mein Haus am See (my house by the lake) is a club open 24 hours a day where all kinds of events are organized, from concerts to DJ sets and even exhibitions. The place is frequented by diverse people, young people, old people, tourists, hipsters, and artists.
Werkstatt der Kulturen
(Wissmannstraße 32, Berlin) Located in Neukölln , the Werkstatt der Kulturen is a club where mainly concerts take place. If you are a jazz lover, don't miss the “Naked Jazz” event, which offers jam-sessions with new Berlin and international talents every Saturday evening.
Salon Zur Wilden Renate
(Alt-Stralau 70, Berlin) Open Thursdays from 11.45pm to 9.00am, Friday from 11.45pm to 12.00pm, Saturdays from 11.45pm to 1.00pm.
Located on the Spree, near the Treptower Park , Salon Zur Wilden Renate is another famous club in Berlin, which looks more like a circus or a doll's house rather than a nightclub. The club is located inside an old labyrinthine building, consisting of numerous rooms, stairs, mezzanines and even rooms with four-poster beds, all furnished in a vintage style. Furthermore, outside there is a garden in which to take a relaxing break. Excellent music, mainly house and techno, and soft lights that give a retro atmosphere: the Salon Zur Wilden Renate is an extravagant and original club, suitable for those who want to experience an alternative and curious disco. Few tourists and affordable prices.
(Vor dem Schlesischen Tor 3, Berlin) Open every day except Monday and Wednesday, from 24.00 to 10.00.
Housed in an old brick Kreuzberg dating back 150 years, at the Chalet you will feel catapulted back in time directly to the 19th century, in a succession of rooms and little rooms furnished in the style of the 1920s. The Chalet offers a great line up, talented DJs playing on two different floors and an enchanting garden, an ideal place to relax when it's not cold outside. This club is open 7 days a week, offering the opportunity to dance to excellent electronic music immersed in a chill out environment. The best word to describe the Chalet is style: impossible not to notice the incredible décor, consisting of period lamps, armchairs, bonfires in the courtyard, wallpaper with antique motifs and many small rooms, all to be explored during the night. This club is also an ideal place to drink and chat with friends, comfortably seated on one of the many sofas located in the upstairs lounges. Prices range from 6 to 10 euros.
White Trash Fast Food
(Am Flutgraben 2, Berlin) Open Sunday through Thursday from 12.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 12.00 to 3.00.
White Trash Fast Food is a historic trash-style alternative club in Berlin, with punk-rock and country music concerts. The place is decidedly extravagant, a typical Irish pub decorated in an oriental style, with the typical menu of American fast food. Excellent animation, which makes the evenings at White Trash original and fun.
Club der Visionaere
(Am Flutgraben 1, Berlin) The Club der Visionäre is a Berlin club with excellent minimal and electronic music. Here the atmosphere is relaxed, ideal for meeting friends and having a cold beer. Located on the banks of the Spree, Club der Visionäre gives its best in summer by transforming itself into an outdoor venue, where you can relax by the canal and sip a beer in the afternoon. The music is not very loud and encourages conversation. In addition, if you are hungry in the club there is a small pizzeria, which remains open all evening during the summer. Usually in the afternoon you enter for free and there is no selection but, the more it gets dark, the price for admission goes up to 5 or 7 euros.
(Köpenicker Strasse 70, Berlin) Born in the early nineties, after the reunification of Germany, the Tresor Club is a real legend of Berlin nightlife and was one of the first night clubs to have focused its programming on techno music . The nightclub is located inside an old abandoned power plant, an immense industrial colossus, whose vastness is impressive and vaguely reminiscent of some horror movie sets. Inside there are several areas where you can dance to the pounding music that ranges from house to electronic music, played by the international level DJs guests at the console. Tresor the perfect place to make new friends, mostly frequented by kind and friendly ravers who just want to dance the night away.
(Revaler Str. 99, Berlin) Disco with a varied musical program, ranging from hardcore music to hip-hop, passing from rock to electronic music. Cassiopeia also organizes open-air cinema nights and other events.
(Hauptstr.30, Berlin) Open Wednesdays from 21.00 to 4.00, Friday and Saturday from 22.00 to 9.00.
The Havanna is a nightclub where people dance to the rhythm of Latin American music, mainly salsa and merengue. It consists of three large rooms and a bar area where you can taste good cocktails. For starters, there are dance lessons an hour before the night starts.
(Joachimstaler Str.15, Berlin) Open every day.
The Maxxim is a famous nightclub located in West Berlin and recently established itself in the international house music scene, which organizes extravagant and eccentric nights. The style of the club is elegant, with a large dance floor, bars and lounge areas, where you can spend unforgettable evenings and parties.
(Friedrichstrasse 180-184, Berlin) Open Saturdays from 11pm to 6am.
Refined and elegant club, great for dancing all night or just to spend an evening with friends sipping drinks sitting comfortably on the sofas.
Alte Kantine in der Kulturbrauerei
(Knaackstraße 97, Berlin) Open Saturdays from 11pm to 6am.
Berlin pub located in Prenzlauer Berg , which offers excellent beer and lots of good music ranging from reggae to rock, to funk and alternative music.
Frannz in der Kulturbrauerei
(Schönhauser Allee 36, Berlin) Frannz club , located in the Prenzlauer Berg , very popular for its nightlife. Here you can come for dinner and then dance when the dancefloor starts to heat up. The club regularly hosts concerts of folk, rock, jazz, funk and soul music. Inside there is also a smoking area.
(Dircksen- Ecke Schicklerstr., Berlin) Open Thursday to Saturday from 11.45pm to 12.00pm.
The Golden Gate is a small club with electronic music, very popular with young Berliners and always full.
Pavillon im Volkspark
(Friedenstrasse 101, Berlin) Pavillon im Volkspark is a quiet beer garden during the day, an ideal place to have a beer with friends. At night, however, the place turns into a club where you can dance to the rhythm of soul music.
(Rollbergstr. 26, Berlin) Open Thursday to Saturday from 11pm to 8am.
Very popular nightclub with bright colors and good music. We dance until the morning.
(Lützowstraße 23, Berlin) Located in the Schöneberg , the Kumpelnest 3000 is one of the most transgressive clubs in Berlin: kitschy style reigns inside, with soft red lights and carpeted walls. The atmosphere is warm and uninhibited, with people of all ages or backgrounds dancing nearby and having fun without any problems.
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(Markgrafendamm 24c, Berlin) Open Thursdays from 11.45pm to 5.00am, Friday and Saturday from 11.45pm to 6.00am.
About Blank is a club located within a complex of different mixed spaces, with a rough, dark and underground style. Inside there is a dance floor where they play techno all the time, while in another you can listen to all kinds of good music for dancing. In spring and summer they open the outdoor area, a huge garden with two dance floors and a small wood with beds and sofas scattered all around, open until the beginning of autumn. The proposed music ranges from dubstep to techno music. The selection at the entrance is very strict and there is always a long queue to enter: usually you will find few tourists and many regulars. The price ranges from 2 to 10 euros.
(Hauptstr.15, Berlin) Located in the Shoneberg , slightly outside the traditional center of Berlin nightlife, Sisyphos is a place that looks more like a festival than a club. In addition to the interior space, located inside an abandoned dog food factory, with extravagantly decorated dancefloors (complete with bats and old dolls hanging), it has a huge chill out area outside, an abandoned bus, a small lake surrounded da sand, a pizzeria and a labyrinth of dance floors, where you can get lost for hours or maybe even days.
Here every two weeks memorable parties are organized. The Sisyphos is certainly the ideal retreat for those who are looking for an original party experience and for those who want to get to know an unknown part of the city. However, the club is not open every night: check their website for the dates of the events. It is possible to reach Sisyphos thanks to a shuttle service that leaves from Ostkreuz, and the entrance price to the club is 10 euros.
(Revalerstr. 99, Berlin) Open Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday from 23.00 to 10.00, Friday and Saturday from 24.00 to 12.00.
Suicide Circus is a club located near Warschauer . From the outside it resembles a wooden structure with walls covered with reeds, while inside you dance to the notes of experimental techno music. Great place to spend the after and watch the sunrise from its outdoor dance floor.
Wintergarten Berlin: Das Variete
(Potsdamer Straße 96, Berlin) Open daily from 15.00 to 20.00.
Restaurant and café where cabaret and comedy shows are organized.
(Köpenicker Str. 76, Berlin) Open Friday from 11.00 pm to 10.00 am, Saturday from 11.00 pm to 6.00 pm.
KitKat Berlin club famous for its extravagance and transgressiveness, a bizarre place where everyone is free to be themselves and have fun in complete freedom. Inside the club you will find many dance floors, a salon, a massage room and a swimming pool. If this is your first time to come here, go with a group of friends, who are looking for offbeat fun, open-minded and ready to see memorable scenes. After a night of unexpected adventures, you'll notice how the club offers a decadent slice of hedonism in a city known for its forbidden passions. Definitely one of the weirdest clubs you will visit. Price: 10 euros.
(Obentrautstr. 19-21, Berlin) Open since 2011, the Gretchen is a club that offers music of various genres ranging from electronic music, to drum'n'bass, through funk, hip hop, jazz or even acoustic sessions. Behind the nondescript exterior awaits a cavernous space with a high cross-vaulted ceiling and slender columns, ancient remains of the stables of a Prussian cavalry regiment that was stationed here in the 19th century. The name Gretchen, among other things, is inspired by a character from Goethe's "Faust".
(Im Aufbauhaus, Prinzenstrasse 85F, Berlin) Always open.
Elegant mix of club and bar, located in an old piano factory employee pool, once housed in the building. The bar is cleverly placed within the sunken pool. The club offers electro, techno and house music every weekend. In the summer, the action spills out into the courtyard.
(Auguststraße 24, Berlin) Established in 1913 and originally called Buehlers Ballhaus , the Clärchens Ballhaus is a legendary Berlin ballroom with high ceilings and decorated with tinsel, which attracts an audience aged 20 to 80 with several nights : from salsa to tango, from swing to waltz, to cha-cha and disco music (except techno and electronic music). The place gets particularly busy on Fridays and Saturdays, when a live band usually plays until 11am. Sturdy wooden tables surround the dance floor and, for food, there is pizza and German cuisine.
(Fasanenstr. 81, Berlin) Open Thursdays from 18.00 to 6.00, Friday and Saturday from 21.00 to 7.00.
Trendy club located in West Berlin and open since 2013. The entrance to the club is located at the bottom of an outdoor waterfall that pours into the panoramic windows. A dressed-up crowd flirts, chatters and dances until the early hours on a dance floor with a dazzling LED installation on the ceiling. There is a different theme for each night: after work parties are organized on Thursdays with half-price drinks until 9pm, hip-hop music on Fridays, and electronic dance music on Saturdays.
(Dircksenstraße 40, Berlin) Nightclub located near Hackescher Markt, in the Mitte district.
(Behrenstraße 72, Berlin) The FELIX ClubRestaurant is a fairly elegant Berlin nightclub, frequented by people aged 20 to 30. The music he proposes is mainly house and commercial. Drinks triple in price after midnight and cost up to 21 euros! For the rest it is a nice place: elegant clothing is recommended.
Puro Sky Lounge Berlin
(Tauentzienstr. 11, Berlin) Open Thursdays from 22.00 to 6.00, Saturdays from 23.00 to 6.00.
Located on the 20th floor of the Europa Center in Berlin, the Puro Sky Lounge is an elegant bar with a beautiful view over the city and the surrounding bourgeois Charlottenburg district. Commercial music, expensive drinks. The place is frequented by people with an average age between 30 and 40, belonging to the high society of Berlin.
(Revaler Straße 99, Berlin) Open daily from 20.00 to 6.00.
Crack Bellmer is a small disco-pub located a short distance from Warschauer , in the middle of a complex of clubs in which there is also the Cassiopea nightclub. The place resembles the Ruins Pubs in Budapest : inside you will find armchairs of different styles arranged in a disorderly way and extravagant decorations. The club is small and always quite crowded, with two dance halls and an outdoor garden. Peculiarity of the Crack Bellmer: the DJ is paid by applying a tax of 1 euro on the first drink.
(Fuggerstr. 33, Berlin) Two-storey club with several bars. The place gets crowded quite late at night. If you come to Berlin during the Folsom you will surely find a lot of boys and girls from all over the world.
(Karl-Marx-Allee 34, Berlin) Open Thursday to Saturday from 11pm to 6am.
The Avenue Club (once called “Club Moskau” ) is a nightclub that has recently been renovated. Before, it was still possible to breathe the old Russian and East German atmosphere. The club has two dance floors located on the lower level, a great sound system and a large bar next to the larger dance floor.
(Alexanderstraße 7, Berlin) Open Monday from 18.00 to 1.00, Friday from 20.00 to 6.00, Saturdays from 22.00 to 6.00.
Excellent nightclub in Berlin , frequented by boys and girls aged 16 to 25. The Traffic club is always full even if it is a bit expensive (to enter you pay 12 euros, while the drinks cost 9 euros): however it is worth a visit.
(Schönhauser Allee 36, Berlin) Open Sunday and Thursday from 19.00 to 4.00, Friday and Saturday from 23.00 to 7.00.
Located in the courtyard of the Kulturbrauerei in the Prenzlauer Berg district, the Soda is always a popular club. Salsa and Latin American dance on Thursdays and Sundays, and on Fridays and Saturdays there are five dance floors with electronic, crossover and R'n'B music. Girls enter for free until 01.00.
(Rosmarinstraße 8, Berlin) Open Tuesday to Thursday from 20.00 to 2.30, Friday and Saturday from 20.00 to 6.00.
Eastwood is a high-end lounge bar and weekend club, located near Gendarmenmarkt , with glamorous modern interiors, a wide variety of regularly changing cocktails, and champagne. The club part is open on weekends.
(Mariannenstrasse 26a, Berlin) Open daily from 16.00 to 5.00.
Here we dance, in a small sweaty cellar where the DJs play funky tones, making you move your body and feet all night with a mojito in hand. If you need to go upstairs to get some air, there is also an equally small and sweaty upstairs bar.
(Köpenicker Straße 76, Berlin) Open Thursdays from 20.00 to 6.00.
The Sage Club is a labyrinth complex consisting of half a dozen dance floors which can be accessed through the north entrance located towards the station on Heinrich-Heine-Strasse . The club that caters to a relatively young and rock-style clientele. Thursdays and Fridays is a chill-out, unassuming place where the favorite clothing seems to be tight jeans and leather jackets. Sage Saturday is famous for its extravagant Kitkat .
(Saarbrücker Str. 24, Berlin) The Roadrunner club offers a tasty but erratic mix of live entertainment and DJ sets, focusing primarily on garage, blues-rock, rockabilly and surf music. The small stage may seem a little lost in the large concert hall, but there is plenty of room to dance and the sound system is surprisingly powerful.
(Dunckerstr. 64, Berlin) Open Monday and Thursday from 22.00 to 4.00, Friday and Saturday from 23.00 to 5.00.
Perfectly located in a neo-Gothic church on a nondescript side street of Prenzlauer Berg, the Duncker club has a diverse line-up that focuses particularly on dark and gothic music. While at the weekend it mainly offers new wave, dark wave and indie music, the club's highlight is the gothic party on Monday night. Surprisingly, in a city the size of Berlin, meeting places for lovers of this music are few and far between, making this place a precious gem for fans of the genre. Duncker also organizes free concerts every Thursday night.
(Pettenkoferstraße 17A, Berlin) K17 is another club for fans of goth, EBM and metal music. The parties that are organized here have names like "Dark Friday" and "Schwarzer Donnerstag" , with live concerts by hardcore, nu-metal and crossover bands. There is also a dark hostel within the same complex, which offers goth-friendly accommodation.
Bars and pubs in Berlin
Honolulu Bar (Michelberger Hotel)
(Warschauer Str. 39/40, Berlin) The café of the Michelberger Hotel , also called Honolulu , is a relaxing place, where you can read or work during the day, while, during the evening, it becomes a place to meet people from all over the world, with good live music and concerts. The bar is furnished with books and chandeliers made up of clipped vintage magazine pages.
(Yorckstr.15, Berlin) Open Monday to Saturday from 17.00 to 3.00, Sunday from 10.00 to 2.00.
Yorckschlösschen is a Kreuzberg pub that maintains the rustic look of a traditional brewery. veritable institution of Berlin nightlife and open for more than a century, the place offers live music, with preferences for traditional jazz, swing, Rock'n'Roll, Boogie and black rhythm'n'blues, with concerts taking place on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. At Yorckschlösschen it is also possible to drink and eat at very reasonable prices: beer, Berlin meatballs, potatoes and much more.
(Oranienstr. 34, Berlin) Open every day from 12.00 to 5.00.
Located in the Kreuzberg district , the Luzia bar has an intimate and cozy atmosphere. Great place to spend an evening with friends, sipping a good beer with great background electronic music. On May 1st, the Luzia Bar becomes one of the reference points of a large outdoor party that takes place throughout the neighborhood.
(Lübbener Straße 19, Berlin) Open daily from 19.00 to 3.00.
Madame Claude is a creative and original place, located in Kreuzberg . At first glance, the style is that of an underground pub but, once inside, the peculiarity of the place is easily understood: everything is upside down, tables, lamps and books hang from the ceiling, on the contrary! At the entrance a free offer is required, you decide how much to pay to enter (usually from 1 to 5 euros).
(weserstrasse 40, Berlin) The Ä club is a nice bar with a relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Neukölln . Here you can attend concerts with live music or DJ sets, or relax sitting on one of the many vintage-style sofas and armchairs. The style is informal and the international climate offers the ideal situation to make new friends.
(Kantstraße 148, Berlin) The Schwarzes Cafè is a bar in Charlottenburg , open 24/7, noteworthy for its breakfasts and its delicious desserts, but you can eat a little of everything and when you want, all at affordable prices. Other peculiarities of the place are the original bathrooms and the fact that, once a week, the police series “Tatort” , very famous in Germany, is shown.
(Dudenstr. 40, Berlin) The Golgatha is a quiet open-air place where you can relax on its terrace with a cold beer. Open only in spring and summer.
Chester's Music Inn
(Glogauerstr. 2, Berlin) Open daily from 20.00 to 6.00.
's Music Inn features jazz, rock, country and blues music, with live concerts from famous and up-and-coming artists.
The Buena Vista House
(Bizetstrasse 136, Berlin) Open from Sunday to Thursday from 17.00 to 24.00, Friday and Saturday from 17.00 to 2.00.
The Buena Vista is a bar in the center of Berlin that offers a typical Cuban atmosphere between good food, cocktails and Caribbean music.
(Columbiadamm 10, Berlin) The Silver Wings is a popular Berlin pub with independent, rock and punk music concerts, as well as events aimed at experimenting with new musical genres.
(An der Schillingbrücke 3, Berlin) Yaam (short for Young and African Arts Market ) is a Caribbean-style beach bar, offering African and Caribbean cuisine. In front of the bar there is a beach where it is possible to play beach volleyball.
(Pannierstrasse 53, Berlin) Open Monday to Thursday to Saturday from 19.00 to 1.30, Friday and Saturday from 19.00 to 5.00.
The Soulcat is a club that offers music from the past, ranging from the music of the 20s to that of the 60s, up to swing, soul and rock'n'roll.
(Rosenthaler Str. 39, Berlin) Eschschloraque is a trashy style bar decorated with dark walls, monsters and fetish objects hanging on the walls. The bar offers electronic music and a good variety of cocktails. The atmosphere of the place is calm and relaxed.
(Tucholskystraße 30, Berlin) Zosch is a two-storey bar: on the ground floor the atmosphere is relaxed, ideal for a drink and a chat, while live concerts by punk, rock and folk groups are organized downstairs.
(Hauptstr. 4, Berlin) Open daily from 20.00 to 6.00.
Great cocktail bar, located near the Kumpelnest . The atmosphere is cheerful and relaxed, with a background of Latin music and a huge choice of cocktails, many of which are house specialties.
(Savignypl. 7, Berlin) Located in the elegant Charlottenburg , the Zwiebelfisch is an informal and alternative place, with large round tables ideal for having a beer with friends or for a late evening meal.
(Onkel Tom Straße 2, Berlin) Traditional Berlin bar: the house specialty is fried chicken.
Oscar Wilde Irish Pub
(Friedrichstraße 112A, Berlin) Open Monday to Thursday from 16.00 to 2.00, Friday and Saturday from 12.00 to 3.00, Sunday from 12.00 to 24.00.
At the Oscar Wilde Irish Pub you can find, in addition to the cheerful atmosphere and good beer, reasonable prices and live Irish music concerts.
Harry New York Bar
(Lützowufer 15, Berlin) Open daily from 17.00 to 3.00.
Harry New York Bar is an elegant and relaxed cocktail bar, located at the Grand Hotel Esplanade Sheraton . Here you can enjoy the classic coctkails while listening to good live music. Expensive place.
(Rosenthaler Str. 9, Berlin) Open from Sunday to Tuesday from 22.00 to 7.00, from Wednesday to Saturday from 22.00 to 12.00.
Bar located in Mitte, with funk, jazz, jungle and acid-jazz music.
(Kastanienallee 7 - 9, Berlin) Open since 1837, the Prater Garten is Berlin's oldest beer garden and has its own unique beers, such as Prater Pils and Prater Schwarzbier (black beer). The establishment has a long history: surviving bombing during the Second World War and the Soviet rule of East Berlin, the place has become a local institution, and its thousands of locations are always full of Berliners and tourists. The delightful garden, with yellow picnic tables protected by a canopy of majestic chestnut trees, is a great place to relax in the sun and experience the wonderful German tradition of outdoor beer gardens. The restaurant offers an extensive menu with numerous regional specialties. The newest addition to the Prater complex is the Volksbühne im Prater , located right next door: a café by day, with local music and theater by night, the Volksbühne returns the Prater Garten to its traditional roots as one of Berlin's best-loved spots for all-round entertainment.
(Kleine Hamburger Str. 16, Berlin) Open Monday to Saturday from 9.00 to 24.00, Sunday from 9.00 to 19.00.
Strandbar Mitte is a beach bar located directly in the center of Berlin, opposite the Museum Island, on the banks of the Spree. Lie on the sand on hot summer days, sipping a beer under the palm trees or soaking up the sun on one of the 200 lounge chairs. Once the sun goes down, the beach vibe is enhanced by the tiki-style bar and colorful lights that sparkle and are reflected off the riverside buildings. The energy and the crowd increase as the hours go by, the DJs start their sets and invite guests to the sand-covered dance floor.
Zu mir oder zu dir
(Lychener Str. 15, Berlin) Zu mir oder zu dir is a bar that sets a playful tone for a carefree evening in a chic lounge (after all, the name translates to “at my house or at your " ). Low, comfortable sofas and armchairs provide a contrast to the bright backdrop and vases filled with colorful, 70s-style flowers. Strategically placed sofas make it easy to chat and meet new people. Given its distinct living room vibe, it's no surprise that the venue often serves as a hangout spot for friends before heading to one of the nearby clubs, or it can be a great place to make new friends. The bar begins to fill up around 9pm when its posh clientele arrive here to listen to eclectic music and enjoy generous cocktails, although its convenient location has made this bar a popular late night destination for clubbers looking for a last lap.
(Kottbusser Damm 104, Berlin) Ankerklause is a small bar located on the banks of a canal: delicious breakfasts are served during the day and excellent beers in the evening.
(Hobrechtstr. 54, Berlin) Open Monday to Thursday from 19.00 to 3.00, Friday and Saturday from 19.00 to 6.00.
Quiet and relaxed bar with a good selection of music. This is a great starting point for jumping from bar to bar.
The Pub - Mopse Trinken Bier - Eat or Die
(Rochstrasse 14, Berlin) Open daily from 18.00 to 4.00.
Friendly bar offering good beers and great burgers (we suggest you try the “Hangover” ). Here they bring you a stapler to your table so you can serve yourself the beer! In addition, the pub has affordable and lower prices than the average in Berlin.
Home - World Beer Bar
(Neue Bahnhofstraße 23, Berlin) A bar that offers a huge range of beers from all over the world, from classic to more modern ones. There are several taps with a range of prices for beers ranging from very cheap ones, for anniversaries or special occasions and, finally, even bottled beers. The staff is very knowledgeable and the environment is intimate and comfortable: here you can relax on one of the many comfortable sofas while drinking a good glass of beer. On Sundays old films are shown, while occasionally there is live music.
(Schiffbauerdamm 8, Berlin) This noisy riverside pub has the distinction of functioning as a stock exchange: the prices of drinks vary according to demand, while everyone screams as soon as a bell rings, shouting the lowest prices. Definitely a very fun place, different from the usual bars.
(Schönhauser Allee 79, Berlin) Deck 5 the roof of the Schönhauser Allee Arcaden . To get here you have to take the elevator inside the shopping center or go up the stairs located on the side of Greifenhagener Strasse . Great place to enjoy a drink at sunset, with your feet in the sand
(Simon-Dach-Straße 22, Berlin) Place Clichy is a small pub with a French atmosphere and lit by candles: come here if you want to taste a good glass of Bordeaux and delicious cheese samples.
(Pappelallee 64, Berlin) Great cocktail bar, with professional bartenders who flawlessly mix spirits, juices and other ingredients to create classic cocktails or new creations.
(Lychenerstr. 11, Berlin) Open daily from 19.00 to 4.00.
Disco-pub with a dance floor, comfortable sofas and a table football in the basement to organize challenges with your friends. The prices of the drinks are contained.
(Dresdener Str. 122, Berlin) Located in Kreuzberg , the Würgeengel is a 1950s-style cocktail bar with chandeliers and shiny black tables. The bar, which takes its name from Bunuel's film "the exterminating angel" , is the ideal place for a drink or a snack. The tapas list has a dozen tasty options, while the drinks list offers over 50 varieties of cocktails. To top it all, there are also Cuban cigars.
Neue Odessa Bar
(Torstraße 89, Berlin) Cozy, trendy bar with comfortable velvet sofas and always well attended by an international clientele. The atmosphere is pleasant and smoking is allowed inside.
(Skalitzer Str. 134 / 1.Stock, Berlin) Open Tuesday and Wednesday from 21.00 to 5.00, Friday and Saturday from 21.00 to 6.00.
Bar with international clientele and commercial music, located above the Kaiser supermarket, at the level of the U-Bahn tracks. Smoking is allowed inside.
(Potsdamer Str. 102, Berlin) Open daily from 18.00 to 4.00.
Adults who appreciate well-mixed cocktails make up the clientele of this elegant bar. Happy hour is until 9.30pm.
(Stuttgarter Pl. 15, Berlin) A wonderfully classic bar, furnished with 1920s-style wooden armchairs. Aside from the beer, Galander has an excellent selection of wines and offers some quite unusual cocktails, which you can enjoy under the notes of a piano. Recommended for a quality evening.
Wild at Heart
(Wiener Str. 20, Berlin) Open Sunday to Thursday from 20.00 to 3.00, Friday and Saturday from 20.00 to 9.00.
One of Berlin's rare live music venues hosting hardcore and punk bands on tour around the world. Occasionally there are evenings with DJs.
Union Jack Berlin
(Schlüterstrasse 15, Berlin) A corner of Scottish Highland in the heart of Berlin: Union Jack is one of the first real pubs in Berlin and continues to attract customers with a collection of 401 whiskeys (from the best Scottish and Irish brands , Canadian and Japanese Bourbons) and various English and Irish beers.
Lebowski Kneipe Berlin
(Niederbarnimstr. 23, Berlin) This bar was conceived as a tribute to the Coen brothers' film "the Big Lebowski" . People who love “The Dude” will be happy to come here for a White Russian (or a cold beer).
(Gabriel-Max-Straße 3, Berlin) Aside from the fact that the names derived from dystopian sci-fi films usually appeal to Berliners, this is literally one of the gems preserved in the Friedrichshain bar scene.
Fuchs & Elster
(Weserstr. 207, Berlin) Always open.
Fuchs & Elster is a quiet bar, good for a relaxing drink and a chat. Later in the evening, the bar area turns into a dancefloor for dancing the night away.
(Eberwalderstrasse 21, Berlin) Dr. Pong 's owners , once they discovered that table tennis can be a great way to get to know each other, put a ping pong table in one room, along with some old furniture and little else. After that they let the music and the people do the rest and have fun. Prices are absolutely low-budget.
(Skalitzerstraße 51, Berlin) Open daily from 18.00 to 3.00.
John Muir is a cozy, Kreuzberg , offering a special craft beer on Mondays and a monthly experimental cocktail menu, with quirky names like Wutang Killer Beets (tequila, beetroot and pomegranate) or Black Beer'd (cognac , black beer, lime, orange and bitters). The owners are well connected with the electronic music scene and host famous DJs who play alternative DJ sets for regulars.