Party Earth Review Berliners have an obsession with beach bars – arising no doubt from the city’s distinct lack of a coastline to call its own – and one of the best of the bunch is Badeschiff, which contains an outdoor bar, concert venue, and swimming pool located on the banks of the Spree River. With just a minimal entrance fee, an international ... read full review of Badeschiff
Party Earth Review A fabulous retreat for a late dinner, Zaza’s is a restaurant and cocktail bar that offers over fifty kinds of cocktails, as well as fresh sushi, soup, and salads until midnight. Chic and sleek, the décor features vintage black-and-white photographs of American movies and celebrities with green lighting fixtures that add ... 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
Party Earth Review The scene of free-flowing bodies moving to the music greets patrons as they enter Sophienclub, an unpretentious and upbeat nightspot that draws an international crowd. There’s a trippy vibe in this long, narrow space, helped along by the low ceilings, red and black color scheme, and dim lighting, which is occasionally punctuated ... more
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 B-Flat is a roomy jazz club offering live music Mondays through Saturdays. Yellow walls and small orange-and-red industrial lighting fixtures create an urban jazz club vibe, and the scattered tables, while visually underwhelming, provide comfy perches from which to enjoy the show. Fortunately, the décor does not detract ... 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
Party Earth Review Habermeyer is a cozy bar and lounge that lives by its motto “There can’t be good living where there’s no good drinking.” Its classic Berlin retro décor consists of casual but modern furniture thrown together haphazardly and a deep red glow that emanates from funky lighting fixtures, though the most distinctive feature is ... 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.