If you haven’t had an Eurotrip style party in Berlin yet, you need to step up your nightlife game. This beautiful city is not only lively during the day - it offers one of the most amazing nightlife experiences ever and you absolutely have to see it for yourself. So grab a buddy, put on your best clubbing outfit, and have the time of your life in the city with the best clubbing scene in Europe. Here’s our guide to Berlin’s exciting nightlife!
Our Favourite Bars in Berlin
For those that prefer to enjoy a few cocktails and have a more relaxing experience, let’s take it easy and start with some of the best bars in the city where you can hang out after work and enjoy a slightly more relaxed atmosphere.
If you want to meet fellow Berliners and celebrate the weekend, there’s no better place to do it than in this fantastic bar where you can also catch all the latest football games. The most interesting thing about this bar are its walls and ceilings, which are full of random knick knacks. A perfect after-work atmosphere!
Address: Schönleinstraße 34, 10967 Berlin, Germany
If you’re looking to get cocktails served by Germany’s Best Mixologist, you absolutely need to stop by the Schwarze Traube. This one is extremely popular with the elitist - you don’t even get a menu, you’re just asked about your favourite flavour and the mixologists take care of the rest!
Address: Wrangelstraße 24, 10997 Berlin, Germany
Looking to hang out with a few creative Berliners all while enjoying some of the best cocktails ever? Bar 3 is very simple-looking, but that’s exactly why it often attracts a crowd of those that don’t want any attention on themselves and just want to enjoy an after-work drink or two (or three because we don’t judge).
Address: Weydingerstraße 20, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Guide to Berlin’s Clubbing Scene
If you’ve never been to Berlin, you might be surprised how many times you'll be turned away by some of the city's most popular locations. While many clubs don’t have a dress code, some come with strict door policies, which means it might take some effort for you to be let in.
Don’t be surprised if you come with a group and are refused an entry. It’s always best to travel in pairs or max three people in order to get in.
People also recommend wearing black clothing and not annoying the bouncers or being too rowdy in the queues.
We also recommend befriending a local that will help you navigate and charm the sea of German-speaking bouncers, especially if you want to be let in the most private and exclusive clubs.
The door policy can often be unpredicting - always make sure you're not looking for trouble and that you're on your best behaviour!
Here are some of the best clubs Berlin has to offer!
Berghain is the so-called mother of Berlin’s techno scene that started it all. This transformed power station is known as Berlin’s most excusive night club and, of course, its door policy, guarded by the popular bouncer known as Sven, is quite intense. Getting in Berghain is a lottery experience like no other, but if you do manage to do it, it’ll all be worth it. The best part about this club is its extremely strict ‘no photo’ policy that lets you be 100% present in the experience (below is their Instagram account with a single photo)
Address: Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin, Germany
Another popular destination for clubbers is WaterGate. Unlike Berghain, WaterGate comes with amazing views over the river. The club is split into several levels, featuring techno sounds from some of the most popular DJs in the country. WaterGate’s door policy isn’t strict, allowing people to enjoy their night no matter how they’re dressed.
Address: Falckensteinstrasse 49, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
If you’re looking to have some of the best nights out in Berlin you absolutely have to go to Chalet. This crazy club has been praised for its amazing music and fantastic location. You’ll be partying in an abandoned 150 year old mansion with awesome atmosphere. As a bonus, Chalet is located in one of the coolest Berlin neighbourhoods! The door policy isn’t very strict, however, just make sure you aren’t being too drunk or too loud.
Address: Vor dem Schlesischen Tor 3, 10997 Berlin, Germany
Tresor is one of the most beloved clubs in Berlin. From Berlin to Detroit, Tresor is a magnet for thousands of techno lovers looking to have an amazing clubbing experience. It also became the ultimate connection between Berlin and Detroit and contributed to the ongoing battle of the best techno city in the world. The club hosts plenty of popular and up-and-coming DJs, some of which also end up getting signed to Tresor’s music label. Yup, this club is very serious about music!
Address: Köpenicker Str. 70, 10179 Berlin, Germany
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