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... ... read full review
Am Wriezener Bahnhof 1
Friedrichshain, Berlin –
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 a severe décor consisting largely of concrete and steel and uniquely excluding mirrors and reflective surfaces, which cannot be found anywhere in the club, including the bathrooms.
Berghain on the lower level offers more hardcore techno music, while the Panorama Bar upstairs has a slightly more laid-back – but by no means calm – atmosphere.
Almost as severe as the décor are the whims of the sporadically selective doormen who grant entry to the cliquish clientele.
Once inside, the club’s crowd has a reputation for hedonism, especially in the two anything-goes “dark rooms” located near the entrance.
The hours are late and the club is expensive, but for those looking for the best DJs on the Berlin club scene, Berghain/Panorama is the place to go.
Hardcore clubbers and techno fans, both straight and gay, 20s and 30s.
Well-known DJs spin techno in Berghain and electro in Panorama Bar.
The door policy is selective and the doormen rarely let in couples. It’s best to arrive in groups of three or four, preferably with more girls than guys.
Cover charge €10–€15. Beer €3.50, cocktails €7–€10, mixed drinks €5.50–€7.
Trendy clubwear. Anything to impress the doormen.
Friday or Saturday after 2am.