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 Madonna is a simple neighborhood bar made famous when it and its ceiling – which is reminiscent of the Sistine Chapel – were featured in the German movie Herr Lehmann. Fame hasn’t gone to the bar’s head, however, as witnessed by the understated décor of whitewashed walls, clusters of wooden tables, and the aforementioned ... more
Party Earth Review A proud holdout against Kreuzberg’s health-crazed-hipster revolution, Room 77 is a gritty rock bar with a Tex-Mex menu that’d make a yoga mom cry. On sunny afternoons, casual locals and young tourists day drink on the sidewalk patio, enjoying several varieties of imported beer and debating between nachos, chili, or – as ... more
Party Earth Review A must for any wine lover, Wein-Salon is an intimate, upscale, slightly alternative lounge in a residential area of Friedrichshain. The rustic wooden bar with its display of fine wines dominates the front room, while the back room features an ever-changing exhibit of modern art and a perpetually busy pool table. The dark ... more
Party Earth Review It’s not a café and no burgers are served, but once past the name it’s easy to see why Kaffee Burger is a mainstay of East Berlin nightlife. This large bar and club gained fame in the early 2000’s when it was featured in Wladimir Kaminer’s book Russian Disco – which subsequently inspired the club’s wild, renowned Russendisko ... read full review of Kaffee Burger
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 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 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
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.