Party Earth Review Franken has the feel of an old English pub with a punk attitude and the prices of a Berlin dive. A huge wooden bar, complete with a boar’s head hanging above it, dominates the front of the pub, where posters and stickers for punk bands cover the wall and give some legitimacy to the bar’s reputation as a punk hangout. Toward ... read full review of Franken
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 Conveniently located just a block away from the bustling Simon-Dach-Strasse, Hops and Barley is a hip Friedrichshain brewery and bar and the perfect place to duck into for a bit of down time in the afternoon and a bit of “up time” later on. The three rustic rooms of Hops and Barley are tightly packed with wooden tables ... more
Party Earth Review Located in the heart of Schöneberg, Jansen Bar is a chic, somewhat upscale yet slightly bohemian cocktail bar divided into three distinct rooms, each bathed in warm lighting that’s low enough to create atmosphere but bright enough to show off the swanky décor. The front room, dominated by a wide granite-topped bar nicely ... more
Party Earth Review Perched over the Spree River canal near the famous open-air Türkenmarkt, Ankerklause is a cozy former boathouse known for its casual daytime vibe, heavy-handed drinks, and raucous late-night parties. Catering to everyone from young university students to retired couples out for a weekend stroll, the venue features a small ... read full review of Ankerklause
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 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 While many bars in Berlin throw together a few mismatched armchairs and coffee tables and call themselves a lounge, few do it with as much class as Scotch & Sofa. This stylish cocktail bar manages to pull off a retro 50s-era living room vibe without seeming too kitschy. The décor of tasteful wallpaper set off by dark mahogany ... 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.