Party Earth Review Junction Bar is a live music venue with lots of character, a down-to-earth feel, and nightly featured bands that play everything from blues and jazz to rock and hip-hop. This candlelit basement bar with its collection... ... read full review
Kreuzberg / Neukölln, Berlin –
Junction Bar is a live music venue with lots of character, a down-to-earth feel, and nightly featured bands that play everything from blues and jazz to rock and hip-hop.
This candlelit basement bar with its collection of black-and-white photos of musicians has a quaint, intimate atmosphere and the same red-and-black décor as the Junction Café upstairs.
The stage is the focal point at Junction, but there is also a small bar and a dance floor that fills up fast on the weekends, as well as a side room with sofas and chairs that welcomes patrons taking a break from the music.
The shows here tend to vary widely, by talent as well as by genre, but any show from Thursday to Sunday is likely to impress.
Most shows last more than two hours, after which a DJ takes over to keep the place jumping until 5am.
Naturally the clientele is as diverse as the music schedule, but most nights draw a crowd of music lovers ready to enjoy the live performance and then fill the dance floor once the DJs begin.
Crowd varies depending on the band, usually 20s and 30s.
Live music and DJs nightly. Music includes everything from singer/songwriters to rock, Latin, and hip-hop. Bands start at 9pm Sundays through Thursdays and 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. DJs take over thereafter. Check the website for a schedule of shows.
The upstairs café serves sandwiches and snacks. Order at the bar, pick up at the café. Junction Bar is refreshingly smoke-free during performances, but be aware that smoking is allowed after midnight.
Cover charge €5–€6/bands, €3–€4/DJs. No cover charge for ladies Su–Tu beginning at 11:30pm. Beer €2.20–€3.10, wine €2.60–€3.10, cocktails €4.80–€9, mixed drinks €4.70.
This place can get packed any night if a great band is playing. Arrive a half hour before the bands start to get a seat.