Party Earth Review A laid-back, trendy café offering wholesome breakfasts, unique lunches, and a long list of booze, Salon Schmück is as popular for its daytime eats as it is for late-night lounging on cozy vintage sofas. Catering mostly to hungry bohemians and students, the breakfast menu is a diverse mix of Swiss-style muesli, American ... read full review of Salon Schmück
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 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 Named for its one ping-pong table that everyone plays on simultaneously, Dr. Pong is a rather spartan bar with one room dedicated to playing ping-pong and another to listening to music and sipping concoctions from the list of “Schlong Drinks.” The bare gray walls and mismatched sofas and armchairs are not aesthetically ... more
Party Earth Review Intersoup’s unusual yet cozy sense of style is well reflected in its eclectic menu of cocktails and soups and by its melting-pot décor of retro floral wallpaper, mismatched couches and chairs, and 60s-style mirrors and wall hangings. The DJ’s low-key mix of funk, soul, and jazz complements the nostalgic underground atmosphere ... read full review of Intersoup
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 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 A daytime café, a funky pub, and a retro cocktail bar all manage to coexist at Dachkammer, a combination that keeps the bi-level space full of artsy regulars throughout the day. Afternoons see hordes of college kids gathered at the street-side tables for coffee and a smoke, while other patrons wander past ... 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.