Club / Pizza Place
Party Earth Review Despite the numerous club options in Berlin, Club der Visionaere manages to separate itself from the pack, most notably by moving the club experience outdoors. The sprawling multilevel space, which overlooks one of the many canals that run through Kreuzberg, makes an immediate impression with a pair of giant backlit ... more
Am Flutgraben 1
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
Club / Lounge
Party Earth Review Rosi’s provides a club experience that can only be described as uniquely Berlin. Formerly an industrial complex, the space is now an edgy venue whose freewheeling party atmosphere attracts an alternative crowd. This booming setting, with its open piping in the ceiling and gray, graffiti-covered cement walls, gives new meaning ... 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 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 For late-night hip-hop parties, the massive 2BE club is the place to be on the weekends. From the outside, the club looks like an abandoned warehouse, but inside patrons find a quasi-stylish space where DJs spin rap and hip-hop and the crowd keeps the energy going until the sun comes up. Just around midnight, an animated ... more
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
Schönhauser Allee 6/7
Bar / Club
Party Earth Review A large and lovable stuffed version of King Kong stands near the entrance of this venue, whose big leather sofas and haphazard décor makes King Kong Klub feel more like a lounge than the dance club it is. Illuminated by red and green lights, most of the red-walled space is consumed by an immense leopard-skin bar surrounded ... more
Club / Music Venue
Party Earth Review 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/indie rock dance nights. Hipsters sporting skinny jeans and the latest pseudo-trends pack the dance floor or climb ... more
Neue Promenade 10
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
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.