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 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 ... 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
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 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 ... read full review of Palm Beach
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 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 ... 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.