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The Astra Kulturhaus in Berlin Friedrichshain, one of the clubs of Berlins club scene, is located directly behind the Warschauer Brücke at the U- and S-Bahn station of the same name and advanced within a very short time to one of the most important hotspots for concerts and parties. Hip artists and bands are just as much at home at Astra as the regular party series. There really is something for every taste here. The program ranges from rock and indie to pop, dance and folk. Casual and versatile is the motto of Astra Berlin. Different and at the same time absolutely hip. The moderate ticket prices speak for themselves, as does the pleasant atmosphere.
For black music loversFor black music fans in the nightlife, the Avenue is just right, because the Berlin discotheque hosts the black music party „Hip Hop Avenue“ every Friday from 11 pm. In addition to the dance floor, the club room offers two modern bars, an area for VIP’s and a smoking lounge. Especially the visual appearance of the Avenue is characterized by the combination of history and modern technology. Also the location of the event location can be seen, because this is located in Berlin Mitte. The Avenue is located in the basement of a listed building. Homepage:
Berghain is one of the most famous and popular techno temples in the world. The imposing building in Berlin Friedrichshain is a center of attraction for all party-loving guests, who can experience pure party here from Saturday night
to Monday morning. This is pure clubbing Berlin. At Berghain, not only do the world’s best-known house, techno, and dance DJs come and go, but getting past the strict bouncers has become almost a sport. In addition to the changing DJ program, Berghain also hosts live concerts at regular intervals. One of the top dance halls around and always worth a visit.
The Bricks in Berlin shows itself in a high-quality and noble design. The bar is actually more dance club and puts a lot of emphasis on a stylish location with hip music. Not for nothing the organizer puts the focus on American music and invites guests in the RNB and hiphop area. The Bricks has two main floors and several areas where up to 400 people dance the evening and night away. If you get hungry and thirsty from dancing and the loud music, the bars and the small pizzeria next door provide guests with delicious food and drinks. Admission is usually only from 18 years.
The Cassiopeia is not only a typical location as a nightclub, but here are also guests who would like to experience something cultural in Berlin. The organizers in the Cassiopeia offer live acts and concerts, that makes this location so interesting and everyone should first look at the event calendar, what is just offered here.
A decommissioned industrial hall serves as the location for this venue in Berlin’s Friedrichhain district. The guests dress casual and night owls feel really comfortable here. It is casual and very attractive here once as a guest to
explore the cultural nightlife and the scene in Berlin.
The dress code at Kreuzberg’s Gretchen is „casual“ and invites guests to the dance floor with a „come as your are“ to electro and house to independent, jazz and folk. DJ sets are on the program as well as live concerts. National and international artists, but also newcomers get a platform here. In 2015, the Gretchen team won the „Applaus“ award for its versatile programming. But the location also deserves attention. In 1854, the horses of Queen Victoria’s 1st Guards Dragoon Regiment were housed where the party atmosphere prevails today. So the party is held in the historic cross vault between filigree columns to beats and basses.
The Grand is a combination of a restaurant, bar and a club. So before partying you can eat in the restaurant, have a few drinks at the bar. Thus, everything is combined in one. The Grand is located one floor higher than the restaurant and bar. It is suitable for all those who like to celebrate in a classic Berlin flair. Furthermore, „The Grand“ is known as a scene meeting place in Berlin-Mitte, where celebrity events regularly take place on the red carpet. Stars such as Joi Löw and Culcha Candela have already visited here.
The legendary harbor bar in Berlin-Mitte is probably the most popular Schlager party cutter in the capital, Atemloses Berliner Nightlife. For more than 40 years, people have been partying and drinking to their hearts‘ content here between portholes, fishing nets and danced-off wooden planks. The cult Schlager party ensures a large turnout every Friday, and on Saturdays the popular Kaptains Karaoke attracts all party fans who love to sing. The harbor bar is cult and it should stay that way for a long time. All landlubbers and mermaids are always welcome here. The atmosphere here is unique, warm and the harbor bar is always worth a visit. Sometimes I would like to go with you this illicit way to the end.
The Kater Blau in Berlin is a hip place, which is regularly visited especially by young people. The events here usually take place on weekends and show themselves on a very high Niveua, which is just a lot of fun. The predecessor Bar25 also always had very good acts and has managed to build up a wide regular audience. This is still reflected in the guests who can order beer, soft drinks and hard stuff at the bars at any time.
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The Kit Kat Club in Berlin Mitte is an address where every guest should appear confident when it comes to the dress code. An ambience for night owls who like to go out lightly dressed and body-hugging. Here, all guests quickly find a connection while celebrating and the experience, in this trendy establishment. There is cabaret, eroticism and electro beats that magnetize and this night tour will be unforgettable for everyone. The Kit Kat in Mitte is a specialty, which is also known beyond the borders of Berlin. Here everyone really likes to party and here everyone wants to be seen.
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A somewhat different bar, located on the roof of an arcade in Neukölln. The bar can be described as an improvised bar, which is characterized by the special Berlin charm. Due to the unique panoramic view, an excellent view of Berlin can be perceived. Furthermore, Klunkerkranch offers a roof terrace. In this bar the most different music directions are played – from jazz to alternative music is here everything. Furthermore, events such as flea markets or spring markets take place on Sundays. Klunkerkranich is the right place for all those who are looking for the imperfect
At the Matrix in Berlin Friedrichshain, Berliners and tourists party to the music mix between clubstyle and charts. The 7 floors offer something for every taste and the numerous lounges invite you to take a break from the dance floor and give the guests the feeling that they are still part of the action. With its nine bars, the Matrix offers a wide range of cocktails, drinks and standards. Boredom is a foreign word here. the colorful party program leaves nothing to be desired. Sometimes cool, sometimes chic, sometimes casual and sometimes particularly versatile: this is how the Matrix presents itself and is one of the absolute favorite clubs for many visitors.
The Monkey Bar Berlin is located on the 10th floor of the 25 hours Hotel and offers its guests a wonderful view over the skyline of Berlin.A spacious terrace invites you to linger and provides a breathtaking feeling for tourists and locals alike. International and local beverages, as well as small treats, are on the bar’s menu, making for a versatile bar experience in the capital. In addition to the view, the versatile cocktail selection is particularly fun. So let it go well in the evening in any case.
The Pearl – that’s both classy bar and high-class dance in Berlin’s Charlottenburg district. In keeping with the elegant ambience, the dress code is „smart casual plus. So stylish evening wear is desired, which everyone would also like to wear on a first date. The party weekend starts in the „pearl“ on Thursday. From 18 o’clock there is an Afterworkparty with House, Hip Hop and Classics. As a special guests get finger food for free. On Friday, the „Urban Zoo“ starts with Hip Hop from 11 pm. Amazing Saturday“ starts at 11 p.m. and offers as a special until 1 a.m. Pizza for free. From 1 o’clock a second dance floor opens in the bar area.
The Pirates is located directly on the Spree and includes restaurant, bar, beach bar and a dance floor. On Saturday, music such as Schlager, new hits and rock music from the 80s is played here. On the other hand, the flirt party „Topf sucht Deckel“ (pot looking for a lid) takes place on Friday evening, with music from every style. For guests who have registered before 11 pm, there is free admission. Furthermore, this event location on the Spree can also be rented for private parties. The advantage here is that it has its own sound and lighting technology, as well as an in-house bar.
The Prince Charles is not only a place for partying, but also for special salon evenings, readings and other cultural highlights. These events of the Nightlife Berlin can be found by club visitors of the Prince Charles in the event calendar. It is already because of its location a special feature, because the bar is located in a former swimming pool and everyone who is here looks down into the pool to the bartender at the bar. It is located between the Berlin districts of Mitte and Kreuzberg at Moritzplatz and there any interested guest can otherwise listen to the electro beats usually played here. The Prince Charles is considered extravagant and this is also reflected in the cocktails that are served to the guests here. This location is a real must if night owls are out and about in Berlin and looking for a hip location.
The PURO Sky Lounge Berlin can be found in Charlottenburg. From the 20th floor of the Europa Center, guests can enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of the capital at night, especially Ku’Damm and the Memorial Church. Covering an area of approximately 1,000 m², the luxurious club is spread over 3 floors. Whether it’s an aperitif at the bar, an exclusive party, a stylish business event or an elegant dinner – everyone gets their money’s worth at PURO. DJ’s like the turntable rocker Andy Baxter, Chrissi D. or the well-known duo Lexy and K- Paul play here. Guests can relax on the leather sofas with the lights dimmed.
In the middle of the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg, Soda Berlin provides musical variety in the nightlife four times a week. The party series ring in the weekend with hot rhythms. On Thursdays, for example, the party series „Salsa – Soda Afterwork“ attracts dance enthusiasts to swing their hips from 7 p.m. onwards. On Fridays, ladies are admitted free of charge to the „Ladies‘ Night“. The „High Fidelity Club“ fills the dance floors on Saturday with crossover, R’n’B and hip hop. Salsa, Kizomba and Bachata are again on the program on Sunday. Starting at 7 p.m., there’s an introductory lesson (as on Thursday) for beginners. And in the salon, the VIP Lounge as well as in the Billard Lounge can be relaxed celebrated.
The Spindler&Klatt is the hip club restaurant in Berlin, because it is located directly on the Spree and it is an experience to dine here. Whether it’s dinner for two or an event, here on the Spree you can experience Berlin up close. It is a very appealing atmosphere that awaits the guest here at Spindler & Klatt and a look at the event calendar should be risked in advance, because so everyone knows what to expect. Clubbing in Köpenicker Straße starts at 11 p.m. and that’s just the right time for any night owl to enjoy an experience at Spindler & Klatt Restaurant. The guest does not necessarily have to dine, because the dance floor is also perfect for dancing.
Long nights are guaranteed at Sisyphos at Berlin’s Ostkreuz. Here, in the immediate vicinity of the Friedrichshain neighborhood, party-lovers will find this large site. The location of the Sisyphos is striking, because there are two
towering chimneys of a historic Heizkratftwerk, which point the exact way. This location shows a very impressive atmosphere and fits the historical impression of Berlin’s city history…. In the summer here in the Sisyphos is danced and celebrated in the open air. Exactly, the location is a former factory for dog biscuits and here there is now electronic music with all facets. Also lovers of the art and performance scene cavort here and those who would like to experience burlesque vaudeville and need a magic show for entertainment will get their money’s worth here.
The Suicide Circus in Berlin is a hip location that always attracts various high-quality acts to the capital. It is located on the RAW grounds in Berlin Friedrichshain and convinces with hip electro music at fair prices. Industrial music of various kinds are offered here and end up providing one highlight after another. The legendary Easter Open Hours are the trademark of the Suicide Circus in Berlin and offer visitors 3 days non plus unjd non stop party. So the celebration in the capital is really fun again.
Schwuz in Berlin is characterized by a wonderful location with a lot of space for fans of rock and electric music. Even though the scene of the club is rather alternative, the people who aspire to visit are mixed. Both tourists and locals celebrate long parties in the Schwuz in Berlin and take the chance to enjoy the best music and good entertainment. For more than 20 years there is this location, which was very successful years ago. In addition to delicious drinks, there are also numerous small treats that are worth ordering.
The Tresor has found a new location after a break of two years. So the current home is a new combined heat and power plant. This has created a spectacular temple ambience. From visitors this has received the name „battery room“. To get into this club , first of all a 30 meter long tunnel must be crossed. But not only in Berlin is this Tanztempekl coveted, but this Technourgestein is known throughout the world. Due to the central location in Berlin Mitte, the Tresor is easy to reach.
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The legendary Watergate is located directly under the Oberbaumbrücke between Berlin-Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain and inspires with its great location. The so-called Water-Floor in the lower area of the club lives up to its name and offers a unique view over the Spree with its large window front. The cool interior design in 70s style, the varied program as well as the casual atmosphere speak a very individual language here. Fans of dance, techno and house will get their money’s worth here and can shake a leg deep into the morning hours.
The House of Weekend in Berlin’s Mitte district is located on the 12th floor of the „Haus des Reisens“. The club opens at 11 pm. The dress code is „smart casual“. That is, it may be casual and should still be elegant. The location with bar, dance floor and VIP lounge presents itself in Berlin nightlife in a minimalist style. And while the lighting system conjures up special effects on the dance floor, renowned DJs provide the perfect electro sound every weekend. In the summer months, the party takes place on the roof garden on the 15th floor. It offers magnificent views of Alexanderplatz and the TV tower. When the weather is nice, there’s a BBQ. Here, guests literally dance into the sunrise.
Salon Zur Wilden Renate – known to insiders simply as „Renate“ – is located in Friedrichshain. Since its founding in 2007, the technofloor has opened its doors on Fridays and Saturdays around midnight. The events run under the motto „open end“, so that the last guests often leave this Tanzlustbarkeit, as it is correctly called in official German, only in the afternoon of the next day. Preferably house and techno are played. Among the DJ’s are well-known artists. The Salon Zur Wilden Renate is internationally known in the scene and is considered one of the 10 most important nightclubs in Berlin.
The Amber Suite is one of the largest discos in Berlin’s nightlife and accordingly good is the diverse offer. Here it is not only good to dance, but the guests can expect a good cuisine, a great social program and an overall huge area. It is possible to satisfy many interests here and to satisfy most visitors. The Amber Suite is one of the hottest locations in Berlin. The baroque lounge, for example, is worth a visit in itself, because two dance rooms await here. Lina’s Ballroom, for example, offers a more sensual experience for guests, while the second room, Beros Dance, is an avant-garde location. The music offer is very wide-ranging and here everyone will find his music style to celebrate. The guest finds all this directly at the Teltow canal.
Here are the texts about some clubs that have since closed:
Closed since 2017. As a member of the World’s Finest Party, the Adagio offered pure disco fun every weekend directly in Berlin’s Mitte and redefined Berlin’s nightlife again and again. The Adagio welcomed VIPs from all over the world, as it was not without reason that the club was one of the hottest locations in the capital. The refined style mix of modern lounge design between baroque arches and under the ceiling decorated with angels as well as the top-class music program made party hearts beat faster. More than 1000 guests found a place here and celebrated in front of one of the largest LED screens in Europe to the best of dance music, which was mixed in the Adagio by the most famous DJs in the world.
Closed since the beginning of 2019. The former Bar25 makers opened some time ago the Chalet Berlin and celebrated with this already very great success. The centerpiece here was the fairy tale garden, which contained many different plants and good products. Next to it there was a huge wall on which movies and series were shown on weekends and some evenings. Suspended lights and various anecdotes made a touch of campfire feeling in Chalet Berlin and thus managed to convince directly. In any case, it made perfect sense to visit the Chalet in Berlin and discover the unique world of the makers. Not only locals but also many tourists found the store unique in any case.
The Felix has been closed since 2017. Right in the heart of Berlin, directly at the Brandenburg Gate, the Felix welcomed well-heeled and well-known guests from all over the world four nights a week. The unique atmosphere, a feeling of premium discotheque and the gallery at the 20-meter bar counter made the club restaurant Felix a center of attraction for sophisticated party guests and VIPs. The cozy Smokers Lounge on the upper floor rounded off the location perfectly. The Felix was not only a dance floor and event location, but also the backdrop for numerous fashion week shows, film productions and served as a location for various film premiere parties.
Clubbing Berlin – Info about Club Guide Berlin – Nightlife
Clubguideberlin is not a party guide for nightlife events. So it was valid since 2007, now our guide for Berlin nightlife offers a selection of the current parties in Berlin today. It is an orientation guide in the multi-layered nightlife of Berlin in terms of locations. The guide serves as a database and thus as a search engine for Berlin nightlife locations.
Clubbing in Berlin, or visiting discos, or discotheques is an argument for a visit to Berlin. A large part of the younger visitors in Berlin comes mainly for clubbing and to the capital of parties.
Due to the large number of nightlife venues and bars in the capital, it is relatively difficult for visitors to get a useful overview without an orientation guide. This is where our guide comes in and offers several search options for discos, nightclubs, parties, bars and New Year’s Eve parties in Berlin etc.. We make no claim to completeness.
However, we are always trying to keep the guide for Berlin up to date. It is intended as a search engine for discos / nightclubs and is constantly being expanded. The portal has in its database clubs, discos, parties, discotheques, lounges, pubs, live venues, S/M fetish locations and bars, karaoke bars and locations with an open air area.
These can be found according to various search criteria. The search can be done by music genre, by district or by type.
It is also possible to combine the search for music genres with the search for a specific district. In addition, a disco can also be selected directly from the list. Thus, the user receives the following information about the searched event space: address, link (if available), type, size, number of dance floors, opening hours, music played and sometimes a description.
Sometimes it can happen that a location changes its opening hours and we are not informed. In this case we ask for your indulgence. The Party Berlin Guide holds party tips for the visitor, also sorted by districts, for example Kreuzberg Friedrichshain, which are constantly being expanded.
In the party tip, in addition to the conventional info, there are excerpts from the price list, remarks and a more detailed party description.
The calendar keeps a list of party organizers with their links ready for the user under the menu item Organizers.
This list is also regularly updated. Our guide is now also a calendar of events, it will be announced events of nightlife, instead of regular dance clubs, in unusual event locations. the contact form is intended for club operators.
By sending the completed contact form, the operator has the opportunity to obtain an entry of his location in the disco guide berlin. Likewise, he can
complete or update the data of his already registered location in Berlin with the help of the contact form.
Party Clubs Berlin
The Nightlife offers in alphabetical order:
Now to the actual discos, which the guide provides us with its database as a source of information. it starts with the 12/34 is called mttllerweile cooper or studio osthafen. followed by 15th floor, 103, 1a lauschgift, 2beclub and the 90°/ 90grad, 5055 and the 40 seconds. it continues with the //:about blank, a-lounge, abc-rocks, abraxas, adagio, akbalounge, astra, avenue, audiolarium and the alte kantine. other dance clubs that start with the letter a are alte seifenfabrik, amber suite, ambulance, ankerklause and annabell’s. since it’s not enough with the a, it continues with the aqualounge, arcanoa, Alberts, artefakt, artspeicher, aufsturz, aqua, astro-bar, arena or arenaclub am flutgraben, atomschutzbunker, acud, august fengler, amadeus senses, ausland and the avastar. puh, finally through with the a. b-flat, b56, bar (glaskasten), bar 11, bar 103, babylon and badeschiff.
We are not through yet: berlin bar, bricks, bassy, berghain, bhc or also called chb, black box, beate uwe, bangaluu, die busche, brunnen 70, ballhaus x-berg, berghain , bastard, breipott, bucket, blackland, blond and the bergstübl represent the sheds with the initial letter b. but that’s not all, because there are also the bergwerk, bethlehem basement, ballhaus mitte, ballhaus x-berg, bundespressestrand, bang bang, barbie deinhoffs, box und bar, berliner consulat, big eden, bka luftschloss, bassy, bohannon, bar 25 – only in summer, bloona, blu, blue note, burgfrieden and the butterfly.
the initial letter c also holds a whole latte of parties and bars ready for us, namely the cafe garbaty, cafe moskau, candy’s, chic, cafe zapata in tacheles, cake, cccp, clärchens ballhaus, cantina, casino, club 23, chip, 80db, contraction, caroshi bar, carambar, caramel, cascade, connection, culture houze, and the club of visionaries. you guessed it, with it again not enough,
but further with cocktailbar da como, coffy, columbia fritz, columbiahalle, columbia theater, compressor @ cigarettenfabrik, cookies, chip, 103, cassiopeia, cheers karaoke berlin, cox orange, cube 838, comfort and the cueva buena vista. those were the c offers. followed by the Lädens with the initial letter d. there are eventlocaions berlin the dante, the house b, dark side , dc3, daft pankow, deep, delicious doughnuts and the discothek b1.
a little breather and now the final spurt of the d – stores, which are called downtownlodge, dojo night , duncker, discothek m-berlin and dorian gray. the eingang 28, dix, the eleven n and the eschschloraque already start with the initial letter e. and since there are currently no more than these three parties with the initial letter e, it continues with the far out, Fritz am postbahnhof, faces vcf, felix clubrestaurant , festsaal kreuzberg, fire bar, fire, fate, floating lounge, flirt, fraystil and the freischwimmer. the freizeitheim, frannz, Fritz am postbahnhof, and frösi also belong to this category. the golden gate already belongs to the category of discos with the letter g, as do the geburtstagsclub, g2, glashaus, gargoyle, glaswerk, gmt, glühlampe, goldfish, golgatha, goldrot, golden gate, gorgiel lounge, and the grün salon. that’s it with the g. it follows the initial letter h with habermeyer, hector, h.o.f. 23, halli galli, hangar 18, hotelbar, hafenbar, havanna, heeresbäckerei, hoppetosse – a ship – and the hotelbar. Berlin nightlife with „i“ icon, intersoup island, Ipse and Insomnia are the understaffed vetreter of the i. Junction Bar stands almost alone – Jakob, Jail and Josef.
Kaffee Burger, Karma Beach, Kaspar und Hauser, Kosmos, Klubzeit, Klunkerkranich, Klo, Kalkscheune, Kato, Kudorf, Kater Blau, Kiki Blofeld, Kingkongklub, King Size Bar and Kinzo start with the K, followed by Kit Kat Club, Komfort, Klub der Republik, K17, Kulturfabrik, Köpi Tanzhalle, Knaack, Kunstfabrik Schlot and the Kurvenstar. las vegas and all the others represent the l, as do lauschangriff, lido, lime , lee harvey oswald, lindenpark, löwenpalais, linientreu,
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lizalounge, lolalounge, lovelite, last cathedral, lux, luxa and the luxomat. now there are not many left, so let’s go for the final spurt with the ma baker party (disco berlin), magnet, ministry for relaxation, maria am ufer, monkey bar, mosque, mi salsa, maxxim, matrix (matrix berlin dance ) medias, mfg, m12, magnus, myslivska, mosque, metronom, metropol,.
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ms edelweiss (ms stands for motorship), the mudd and of course the muschi obermeyer. the narva lounge, nox, neue bohnen, new york, and the neue
berliner initiative, also called nbi, are the only ones to start with the letter n. the same goes for the octopussy, oxident, osthafen, ostgut,.
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oststrand, odeon and the oxymoron for the o. palais, paradies, pavillon, panorama bar, pearl start the locations with the p. followed by pfefferbank, pulp mansion, phb , partido, pfefferberg haus 13, polar.tv and the nice and hidden privatclub. q3a for q. reingold, rio, ritter butzke (ritter butzke berlin electro ),
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roberta, rock-it, raumklang, rosi’s, rich and beautiful, rotor, roadrunner’s paradise, rich and beautiful, rosa, roxy and the red salon or roter salon represent the r. and now there really aren’t many left.
these include sage, safe-t, salon zur wilden Renate schönwetter, sisyphos, sanatorium 23, spooon, san remo upflamör, speicher, so36, seven lounge, soda, silverwings, stella, stripes, safe, salz am salzufer, space beach, schokoladen, station park, salon ost, salon tbilisi, osthafen, strandbar mitte, spooon, sky , sound, spindler & klatt, salon zur wilden Renate, Sommerlager and the legendary Sophienklub with the s.
taucher @ backfabrik with lots of concrete, turbine, thule, taboutikiroom, theaterkapelle, tollhaus, trinity, the, Grand, Tanzagentur Ost, tabou tiki room, the pip’s, trafo, tresor, trinity and ben beckers trumpet hold up the t. universum lounge, unique-music-lounge for u. villa orange, vagabund, vel.vet or velvet, villa caprice stand for the v. the watergate , white, waldohreule, white trash, wendel, weekend, week12end, werk 9, wohnzimmer, wiener blut, winterlager and wmf stand for the w. yaam @ ostbahnhof,
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z, like central, cement garden, central edge location, zig zag, zittypark. as luck would have it, the last location in the night guide berlin database is also called zufall. that used to be, now it’s called zur möbelfabrik or also zmf, or zyankali – Freakshow of locations in Berlin!
Here’s something for the history booksBerlin clubbing institution Cookies, which had moved for the sixth time in 15 years in Berlin, offered the best of underground house and disco in its central room and a more diverse play list from indie to hip-hop in its smaller second room. Cookies had been on the path for over 15 years, growing from a tiny basement club through 6 other locations to the large space it now occupies on Friedrichstraße.
It was a more glamorous experience than the previous locations, but still maintained the family feel of Cookies. Upstairs was the vegetarian restaurant ‚Cream‘ and downstairs was the Cookies.
DJs included both local greats and imaginative imports from around the world, like the old Paradise Garage in New York. The ambience and style of Cookie was brilliant, with a small room where the DJs spun hip-hop, indie and electro, and the larger room dedicated to house and tech-house. The unisex toilets in the back of the big room were always full of flirty Berliners lounging on couches and generally misbehaving….
Older partygoers reserved a table in the upstairs restaurant, although it is not customary to leave the dance floor before 6am. The large bars served great drinks, including signature Cookies cocktails like the delicious and deadly ‚Watermelonman‘. A must-visit. This club was a Berlin institution! And always open on Tuesdays and Thursdays (yes, that’s right, Tuesdays and Thursdays; in Berlin they just need a weekend to have fun).
Make no mistake and remember, cookies were about partying hard.
White Trash Fast Food was also a classic. White Trash was a restaurant/bar-come-live music club on Schönhauser Allee in Prenzlauer Berg that was popular with Berlin’s more rock’n’roll-oriented hipsters. Despite its reputation, there is more to Berlin life than minimal techno – as the White Trash fast food proved.
When Pink, Carl Barat or Lenny from Motorhead were in town, they’d stop at the White Trash for a beer and one of their legendary cheeseburgers to let loose with Wally, the enigmatic tattooed Texan owner who was never caught without his cowboy hat. It was a self-consciously over-styled all-in-one burger joint, tattoo parlor, tiki shack and smokehouse a hang-out for rockers seeking ’50s & 60s retro, rockabilly, surfers, garage music and punk sounds along with newer guitar blues music (think White Stripes, The Strokes, and Kitty, Daisy and Lewis).
Many Berlin bands played here regularly (like We Heart Sharks or Myriad Creatures) on the first floor, which feels like a pub, and the „Diamond Lounge“ in the basement hosted indie club nights and other live shows. Back when Gossip was still a somewhat unknown band, they played here. The name of the music restaurant White Trash Fast Food consisted of two terms with negative connotations, used with ironic intent, suggesting that they cared little for convention here. „White Trash“ meant something like „white trash“ and to „fast food“ most people only think of bad food. For White Trash, in this sense, the art was to prove that White Trash didn’t produce lousy music and that fast food could be really good cuisine.
One wanted to be a good restaurant, place for art exhibitions and music stage. And there was a curiosity in the clubs, the tattoo studio. If you were feeling particularly brave, you could also get a tattoo in their basement tattoo parlor – there were lots of great rockabilly tattoo styles to choose from, or you could bring your own design. Otherwise, the old White Trash was already drawing attention for its thoughtfully unorthodox mix of styles. Upstairs it looked like a saloon and Irish pub, downstairs, where the music was playing, rockabilly posters, dark wooden walls with leaded glass frames, Asian dragon figurines and a lot of unclutteredness set the casual atmosphere.
It was a very fun, relaxed place – and the food was anything but trashy, with really good natural ingredients on their menu.
White Trash Fast Food had made a name for itself as a burger restaurant, exhibition space and music club. Later, the institution moved to Flutgraben in Treptow. The music program in the new White Trash remained similar to before. One could hear many live bands playing rock, swing, anti-folk, electro-rock and rhythm’n’blues – the main thing being unaffected and authentic. The DJ programs like the Rock’n’Roll Bingo or the Sunday Ballroom with Swing and Jive were also kept. After the club closed, Festsaal Kreuzberg moved to the Flutgraben location.
Berlin’s nightlife is legendary – and for good reason: the city is home to influential clubs that defined and pushed the techno scene, and even today, legendary venues like Tresor, Sisyphos or Silverwings attract the best DJs in the world. For example, it’s always fun to go to Kater Blau. Created by the former owners of Bar 25 and Katerholzig a large amusement park for adults right on the Holzmarkt, the Kater Blau. In a huge abandoned soap factory perfectly located on the Spree River, you’ll find plenty of dance floors, a huge outdoor area with amazing lighting, cool DJs and satisfying gastro. In this respect, you will really feel like a part of Berlin clubbing scene.
As in almost all discos in the city, special attention is paid to the sound quality in the locations.
Most of the DJs who play at Kater Blau are associated with the record label Katermukke. I would imagine they’ve probably heard some DJ names produced by Katermukke, like Sven Dose, Dirty Doering, Sascha Cowa and Britta Arnold. Be sure to listen to their public sounds on YouTube or even SoundCloud so you can find out if it’s your kind of music. Also true at Kater Blau: Berlin never sleeps! The impression of Berlin remains incomplete if you don’t taste its nightlife.
Their audience is also really diverse, and that’s what makes dancing at Kater so exciting and fun. It’s a lot of interesting, good-looking and nice people who are usually willing to dance and talk with you. You will probably have a hard time getting into Kater if you don’t act like a Berliner, so be as Berliner as you can. In other words, make sure to act like a true hipster: Pretzel up a bit, so put on some glitter, for example, and hold your Corona beer or their Becks bottle confidently and wear colorful or black fashion. Best disco times: Thursday evenings and Sundays after 6pm.
Don’t forget to take a photo in their photo booth and also appreciate the view of Robert Montgomery’s installation across the river. You will feel your heart warmer reading his quote in the Hangover Blue: „The city is wilder than you think, and friendlier than you think … Until morning, there is a unique atmosphere of fun and party here.
The German capital is rightly considered the center of European club life, especially electronic music. Fashionable and alternative offerings, cocktail bars, discos and open airs attract a diverse audience of all ages and professions. Famous DJs and musicians, dance groups from all over the world come here all year round. New bands and venues are created here, music trends are born here, which then conquer other world metropolises
And of course, we won’t fail to mention the most iconic temple of them all: the infamous Berghain. Click through to Berghain on this website or read the info about the ten best dancefloors in Berlin – and get ready for an unforgettable evening. Of course, you can also go to Watergate. Watergate: best music for partying by the waterWatergate is a hotspot for those who want to enjoy a great night with the best DJ talent in the world. However, DJs with big names also perform here. Names like Sven Väth, Eric Morillo, Chicken Lips and Adam Freeland are frequent guests who play house, techno, but sometimes such drum and bass and breakbeat. This club is known all over the world. Many foreign magazines have written about it and given it all kinds of titles and awards. Watergate is located in the heart of Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain near the U-Bhf Schlesisches Tor.
In Watergate you have one of the most beautiful views from the Spree River through the floor-to-ceiling plate glass windows. The place itself is not that big. As with all mainstream clubs, they are interested in letting in equal numbers of men and women. So avoid going there with a large group of men without a female escort.
It would be better to appear with a group with the same number of both sexes. It is also a good way to flirt, as most men pay more attention to the women than to the DJ. It doesn’t look like anything special from the outside, but once inside, it will impress you. It has two levels, and the lower dance floor, called Waterfloor, is spectacular: it has a wide floor-to-ceiling glass front overlooking the Spree River and an illuminated bridge – you feel like you’re dancing on water. It’s hard to say anything specific about the inside of the club because it’s simply impossible to see anything under all the lighting effects that accompany the music. It seems that the walls, the floor and the ceiling itself pulsate in unison.
The sound system is very good and the lighting with the huge LED panel on the main floor is unreal. If music is the most important thing for you. The sound is perfect no matter what you play – house, electro, funk, hip-hop, jazz, techno house, deep house.
The music is intense, and the crowd is friendly, too. Best clubbing times: Saturday night, but it’s open almost every day.
As described above with the Kater Blau, the Watergate crew also founded their own record label Watergate Records with famous DJs like MANDY, Get Physical and Mobilee. So if music is close to your heart, you will definitely feel like you belong there. At the bar you will be offered a hundred cocktails.
Don’t forget your ID, because the Watergate Bouncers will surely ask you for it. On warm summer nights, you can enjoy the breeze over the water on the outdoor deck. There’s no shortage of views from the windows either, although the club is low but right on the banks of the Spree almost under Berlin’s most beautiful Oberbaumbrücke. At the same time, the terrace is built directly on the water. Finally, a few lines about a legendary rock shed with restaurant that no longer exists. The famous White Trash Fast FoodFine burgers and steaks were served at the American restaurant in the latest reincarnation of this grungy and well-known nightlife hangout, in Treptow’s Arena complex, but it was really all about the music and the atmosphere. Even Mick Jagger was seen at the original White Trash. Almost every night there was live blues, rock, psychedelic and other alternative styles, followed by DJs. For a lasting souvenir, you could visit the in-house No Pain No Brain tattoo store. Today, the rooms of WhiteTrash at the Arena are used to run the Festsaal Kreuzberg.
At that time it was: Welcome to Kunsthaus Tacheles; and its two clubs, two bars, the beach garden and… the art gallery. It was a meeting place for the city’s artists and subversives that had the atmosphere of a legendary, mythical avant-garde venue of the past, like the Cabaret Voltaire. The clubs were where people partied and partied. It stood directly on Oranienburger Strasse at the corner of Friedrichstrasse in Berlin Mitte. The building was missing the back wall due to damage. The remaining walls were decorated with huge, colorful graffiti-style murals. I stumbled upon the place, a gigantic ruin of a building on the east side of the recently disappeared Berlin Wall. Tacheles was one of many buildings in East Berlin that hovered between half-destroyed and unfinished building ground. In its courtyard of raw earth and broken concrete, surreal sculptures made of rockets and tanks of scrap metal created an apocalyptic chaos. This was a somewhat different kind of club with dance entertainment than many imagined.
Inside, the stairwells were tattooed with more graffiti pieces, while a man breathed fire to entertain the crowd in the beach garden. There, bars had been cut out of cavernous spaces that seemed to last forever. A place to party before heading to the top floor to buy art as a souvenir for your night out. There was dancing, rocking out to house, electro, punk, rock, techno, disco and alternative music. It was a pleasure and happening to be there.
This former Jewish department store hosted a collective of artists who liberated the building.
The closure of Berlin’s Tacheles-Haus is a sad day for alternative artThe famous Kunsthaus in Berlin, once a no-man’s land of creativity and freedom, has been closed, and now a shopping mall, office space and apartments, among other things, are being built on the site.
I suppose the Tacheles won’t even be mentioned in art history because it didn’t produce any „great artists“ or „iconic works.“ Nor did it try to. It was an experiment with the power of imagination with many performances and events. May it be remembered. Keep on Dancing