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
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 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
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 / 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 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 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 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
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
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
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.