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 A daytime café, a funky pub, and a retro cocktail bar all manage to coexist at Dachkammer, a combination that keeps the bi-level space full of artsy regulars throughout the day. Afternoons see hordes of college kids gathered at the street-side tables for coffee and a smoke, while other patrons wander past ... 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 ... 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 ... more
Party Earth Review A huge club housed in a former power plant, Berghain is widely considered the best techno/electro club in Europe. The imposing concrete structure is nearly as intimidating as the club’s reputation, with lineups featuring well-known resident DJs like Marcel Dettman and Ben Klock. The space is divided into two rooms with ... read full review of Berghain / Panorama Bar
Party Earth Review White Trash Fast Food is a large club and restaurant that wears its wide-ranging influences on its sleeve. Founded by American expats, the split-level restaurant is decorated in equal parts British pub and Western saloon, with kitschy Japanese martial arts movie posters thrown in for good measure – not to mention such witty ... more
Party Earth Review An upscale club with a casual vibe and the look of an old-fashioned parlor, Soda pumps out the latest hip-hop and Top 40 tunes for its energetic clientele of young, attractive Berliners. Although the main bar is downstairs, which functions as a restaurant by day, the real action happens upstairs on the two connecting dance ... more
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
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.