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 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
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 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
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
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 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
Reviewed by Hannah S.
"You'll find this kitty sitting pretty on the edge of the river in the trendy Kreuzberg region of Berlin. Turn one corner in this club and you will end ..." 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
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
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
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.