Party Earth Review With over 120 beers on the menu, Aufsturz is a beer drinker’s paradise. Once patrons walk in the front door of this busy Oranienburger Strasse institution, they’ll find themselves in a clean but well-worn bar that is much bigger than it appears from the outside. The tan walls are decorated with impressionist paintings by ... read full review of Aufsturz
Party Earth Review White Trash Fast Food is a large club and restaurant that wears its wide-ranging influences on its sleeve. Founded by American expats, the split-level restaurant is decorated in equal parts British pub and Western saloon, with kitschy Japanese martial arts movie posters thrown in for good measure – not to mention such witty ... more
Party Earth Review Junction Bar is a live music venue with lots of character, a down-to-earth feel, and nightly featured bands that play everything from blues and jazz to rock and hip-hop. This candlelit basement bar with its collection of black-and-white photos of musicians has a quaint, intimate atmosphere and the same red-and-black décor ... more
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 ... more
Party Earth Review Zu mir oder zu dir sets a playful tone for a carefree evening in a chic lounge – after all, the name translates to “To my place or yours.” Low, comfy sofas and armchairs provide contrast to the bright wallpaper and colorful flower-filled vases, creating a distinct 70s flair with a low-key trendy vibe. The strategically ... read full review of Zu mir oder zu dir
Party Earth Review It’s not a café and no burgers are served, but once past the name it’s easy to see why Kaffee Burger is a mainstay of East Berlin nightlife. This large bar and club gained fame in the early 2000’s when it was featured in Wladimir Kaminer’s book Russian Disco – which subsequently inspired the club’s wild, renowned Russendisko ... more
Party Earth Review A must for any wine lover, Wein-Salon is an intimate, upscale, slightly alternative lounge in a residential area of Friedrichshain. The rustic wooden bar with its display of fine wines dominates the front room, while the back room features an ever-changing exhibit of modern art and a perpetually busy pool table. The dark ... more
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
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.