Reviewed by Jazzy B.
"Something fresh and beautiful is happening in Berlin. For a couple of months now in a small room on the second floor of Kater Holzig Club, things ar ..." more
Club / Lounge
Party Earth Review One of the most well-known clubs in Berlin, Week End is a chic nightspot located in an old GDR office building that comes alive on the weekends when a trendy clientele shows up to dance the night away. Bouncers greet patrons at the entrance and point them to the elevators, where another bouncer escorts them up to either ... 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 ... more
Am Wriezener Bahnhof 1
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 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
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
Party Earth Review The folks at Sage Club throw a rock and roll party every Thursday at this massive nightspot that draws a diverse and easygoing crowd from casual music lovers to trendy clubbers. The night heats up when a featured rock or indie band takes the stage, and then keeps burning late into the night as DJs take over the club’s three ... more
Köpenicker Straße 76
Bar / Club
Party Earth Review A small club with two faces, Avastar is a relaxing neighborhood bar during the week and a popular drum and bass venue on the weekends. Expansive windows and inviting velvet sofas lend a trendy air to the front of the bar, while the middle area takes on a more modern vibe where guests lounge on circular black leather sofas ... 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
Reviewed by Kirsten H.
"The formerly illegal underground club, about blank:// is one of the best kept secrets in the Berlin club/techno scene. The unassuming entrance in an a ..." more
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
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
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 ... read 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.