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... ... read full review
M–Th 8pm–late, F–Sa 9pm–late, Su 7pm–late
Mitte, Berlin –
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 parties.
To this day, Kaffee Burger’s mix of ska, dance, folk, and rock music draws a boisterous crowd of Eastern European expats, but the club’s general popularity also attracts a larger international set looking for an authentic taste of Berlin and a rowdy place to drink.
The diversity of the music and patrons is reflected in the rather hodgepodge décor, which features 70s brown floral wallpaper and a dance floor bathed in a deep red glow in one room, and a 1950s diner motif complete with swiveling counter stools and a circular sea-foam green bar in the other room.
Somehow, though, the unique jumble of people, music, and atmosphere comes together perfectly at Kaffee Burger, especially on the weekends when patrons are known to create large, infectious dance circles that swirl energetically through the crowd.
Diverse international mix, 20s and 30s.
Varied roster of DJs, poetry readings, and live bands. Frequent theme nights include Russendisko, which features dance remixes of traditional Russian music, Karrera Klub with indie pop disco, and Soul Pistols with soul, funk, and 60s music.
Check the website for schedule of events.
Cover charge €1/weekdays and €5/weekends. Beer €2.80–€3.50, vodka €2–€3.50, frozen daiquiris and margaritas €6, mixed drinks €4.50+.
Every night after 11pm.