Party Earth Review Everything revolves around the music at A-Trane, a classic Berlin jazz club where cigarette smoke fills the air and subtle bass beats resonate throughout the room. A handful of small red tables surround the stage in this intimate venue, where no seat is more than fifteen feet away from the musicians. With its polished brass ... read full review of A-Trane
Party Earth Review Experience a bit of East Berlin history at Die Tagung, where the red walls, Lenin-quoting drink menus, and collection of propaganda posters all recall East Germany as it existed before the wall fell. Despite its theme, the bar creates a cozy, neighborly vibe summed up in its motto Hip ist woanders, bei uns ist Zuhause ... more
Party Earth Review A small tropical paradise in the middle of Berlin, Palm Beach offers weary patrons a place to escape the city streets and wiggle their toes in the soft white sand beneath their feet. Palm trees, beach-scene murals, an old VW bus, and surfboards transport the festive crowd to the surf’s edge at this tiki-style bar – and ... more
Party Earth Review Opened in October 2011 by Dutch expat Bram van Doren – yes, he probably got called Bram von Stoker a lot as a kid – Fabelhaft is a cozy Kreuzberg dive that’s a downright “fabulous” bar. At least according to the direct English translation of its name. Entering the one-room space is like stepping into a gothic castle crossed ... more
Party Earth Review Arabian artwork and hookahs adorn the walls of Alarabi, a unique Middle Eastern restaurant and hookah bar with an exotic but mellow vibe. The outdoor seating area offers an easygoing space for conversing with friends and meeting other patrons, and fills up quickly during Happy Hour in the summer. Inside, café tables, corners ... read full review of Alarabi
Party Earth Review Both a live jazz concert venue and a bar, Quasimodo is an animated club that attracts some of the best jazz acts from around the world. The traditional concert venue caters to a jazz-loving crowd that, depending on the band, either sits in rapt silence or lets loose to classic covers. Upstairs, the charming bar and caf ... more
Party Earth Review It may look like a hole in the wall from the outside, but inside, Cassiopeia has transformed a former factory into a stylish, alternative club complex that retains the old industrial rusticity of East Berlin. The cavernous structure, located past the front gate and on the left side of the courtyard, houses dance floors ... more
Party Earth Review In a city that offers everything, the hole-in-the-wall restaurant Weinerei Frarosa still manages to be one of a kind. For a mere €1 cover charge, patrons can drink and eat as much as they want, then decide for themselves how much the meal was worth and leave their contribution in a bowl by the door on their way out. Other ... more
There’s little denying that the scene around the bars and clubs in Berlin represents some of the best nightlife in all of Europe.
Many of Berlin’s clubs are especially stunning, with multiple levels, creative layouts, and state-of-the art lighting systems, yet all but a few clubs are open to just about everyone – exclusive door polices are not the norm in Berlin. Regardless of style, the Berlin club scene is full of hardcore dancing and people partying well into the night.
Fortunately for non-clubbers, Berlin’s alternative and progressive attitude lends the city an exceptional diversity throughout its various bars and clubs, lounges, pubs, and, of course beer gardens.
Additionally, a wonderful come-as-you-are mindset is reflected in the wohnzimmer (living room) style adopted by many bars and cafés, which creates a relaxed environment and evokes the feel of a private house party.