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 ... read full review of Dr. Pong
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 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 ... 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 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 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 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 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
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.