Beer Garden / Club
Party Earth Review It may look like a hole in the wall from the outside, but inside, Cassiopeia has transformed a former factory into a stylish, alternative club complex that retains the old industrial rusticity of East Berlin. The cavernous structure, located past the front gate and on the left side of the courtyard, houses dance floors ... more
Revaler Strasse 99/Simon-Dach Strasse
Bar / Club
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 ... more
Party Earth Review With its immense windows framing the city lights and offering a spectacular view of the beautiful Oberbaumbrücke, the famous bridge spanning the Spree River, Watergate wows its patrons as soon as they step in the door. But the visuals don’t end there at this chic techno club. Two separate floors – the main floor and the ... more
Club / Music Venue
Party Earth Review Note: This review is for the old location in Mitte. New review for Kreuzberg location has not been posted. A small club conveniently located in Hackescher Markt, Bang Bang is a favorite of indie rock fans in their late teens and twenties, as well as British expats who show up in droves for the bi-weekly Britpop ... 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
Schönhauser Allee 36
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
Oranienburger Strasse 67
Party Earth Review Though it’s easy to find the colossal Tresor – clubbers just have to look for the giant smoke stacks and listen for the wild techno beats – getting lost inside this enormous club is a near certainty. The Batterieraum, which is the main area of the club’s three floors and the easiest to find, features a large dance floor ... more
Köpenicker Strasse 70
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 ... more
Am Wriezener Bahnhof 1
Party Earth Review Tucked away near the corner of Friedrichstrasse and Unter den Linden, Cookies has quietly become one of Berlin’s most popular club destinations, despite being open only two days a week. The unassuming entrance is unmarked by a sign, so the only clues that a fabulous club experience lies within are the velvet rope and handful ... more
Reviewed by Núria C.
"My take Did you ever visit an exhibition walking across a swimming pool without water? Did you ever spend a Saturday night dancing inside a swimming p ..." more
Reviewed by Hannah D.
"My Advice/My Take: I have never had a problem getting in Süss War Gestern, even with bigger groups, which is so nice for Berlin and makes the atmosphe ..." more
Party Earth Review The scene of free-flowing bodies moving to the music greets patrons as they enter Sophienclub, an unpretentious and upbeat nightspot that draws an international crowd. There’s a trippy vibe in this long, narrow space, helped along by the low ceilings, red and black color scheme, and dim lighting, which is occasionally punctuated ... more
Berlin has not-so-quietly earned a reputation for having some of the best nightlife in all of Europe, and the clubs in Berlin specifically feature some of the most mind-blowing nightlife experiences in the entire world.
Many of the Berlin clubs are simply massive and visually stunning, featuring multiple floors, creative designs and layouts, and state-of-the art lighting and sound systems, and all but a few clubs are open to the masses. The big clubs here also have global reputations for bringing in the best DJs and the craziest crowds and any true clubber would be remiss not to experience them.
Not to say there aren’t ultra exclusive joints as well, where some of the stingiest bouncers can be found manning the doors of high-end haunts. In Mitte, German celebrities and the see-and-be-seen crowd can be found enjoying bottle service and VIP conditions while long red-roped lines are packed with eager made-up partiers waiting to get in.
Berlin’s club scene especially caters to dubstep, house, and techno lovers as some of the genre’s best DJs play on a nightly basis. But for those looking for no-frills clubs without cover charges or simply something different like comedy or jazz, the city provides ample variety for other options as well.
Tying it all together, the late night train service makes it a snap to hit any clubbing area of the city and of course making it back home without worrying about driving or taking cabs.