The first thing you should know about Berlin clubs and discos is that nightlife there starts often very late, around midnight and lasts till next morning.
"Till next morning" coursed some special recollections. It was several years ago. I was in a car with my husband. We had an appointment in Berlin-Mitte. It was around 8 o'clock in the morning. I was in a special mood and thinking I looked through the window watching a morning Berlin. People as usually were hurrying to their jobs and other places they had to be on time. And in such an ordinary morning time I noticed a person. I also paid attention that there were not so many people around at that point and just alone walking human-being like a ghost.
We were approaching. From the first glimpse I thought that it was a very tall woman but when we got closer I understood that it was a man dressed in woman's clothing, on a very high heels and in a beautiful short skirt. The outfit was very good. A tired male with a lot of make-up did not look around. The person was concentrated on walking as every step was very hard. The wig was not on. Most likely it had to be on and a bald head of a man at his thirties was somehow not suitable for beautiful legs and especially the outstanding skirt. I had a very special feeling- a bit frightened.
I asked my husband what that person was doing in the street at that time. He said without hesitation (you know he is Berliner), that he might be going home from a night club. Since that time I have a strong association of “till morning” Berlin clubs with that unforgettable vision.
I can imagine now that the person could look the same beautiful as Conchita Wurst during her triumph at Eurovision Song Contest 2014 when he started his unforgettable night. But a hot night and strong drinks spoilt the picture finally.
If you will start to enjoy techno and Berlin night clubs you will probably have your own special associations and feelings as well.
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In some world cities it might happen that very beautiful girls attract attention of poor but very hungry for entertainment guys and offer them to go to a club to have drinks and to talk or to do something else.
Sounds very good but then can happen that the bill to be paid is too much unexpected. Thousands of euros. If a poor guy disagrees to pay, strong and very aggressive gang members with knives and other dangerous objects come to demand payment.
In Berlin to avoid such stress you should look for prices before entering. The norm is that prices are available to have a look at before you order. If it seems to be too expensive you should find out if there is a show or a special event which might make prices higher than usual.
And if you think that the bill is too high and refuse to pay, Germans will call for police not for bandits. This is what makes Berlin different. Here police is very busy with many things including argues of such character. And they rush sometimes not alone but together with ambulance and fire brigade and special guards. You should not be afraid of them they are to help and resolve problems... normally.
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Did you know that Berlin is considered to be one of the leading cities in Europe in terms of nightlife and night clubs? Berlin clubs gain more and more popularity together with other entertainment institutions. Berlin clubs are very different starting with nice places with a great beer where people listen to folk music and dance sitting on benches. It looks funny but very special. Or another alternative is a famous Berghain club.
If you look for places where Berliners come you can start from Prenzlauerberg. You can find over there a lot of pubs and restaurants. They are not that big but very cozy. Prenzlauerberg: Kastanien Allee, Rosenthaler Platz, Rosa Luxemburg Platz, Schoenhauser Allee. Consider these streets and places where you can find something of interest for you
Several years ago that district was much more popular with tourists and a lot of clubs and pubs were over there. But due to some reasons like high rent charges and claims of local population they slowly started to move to another district- Friedrichshain. Warschauer Strasse is the number one place for tourists and night clubs lovers. A lot of different type of clubs you can find for you in accordance with your taste and demands. People usually just go to the place they want and go from one pub to another and later on when clubs and discos start they continue exploration of the nightlife of the capital of Germany.
Many people come to the capital for a couple of days just to enjoy Berlin nightlife and Berlin clubs. Very often young people come to Berlin for such kind of entertainment as well. Alcohol and visiting night clubs and similar places is forbidden in Germany for people under 18 years. If you look younger you will have problems to show everywhere documents. Because such things they take seriously. Nobody wants to be penalized for allowing kids to have fun in places supposed for adults. At night clubs face control is very strict. If you have plans to visit special clubs like Berghain think before and learn about their peculiarities not that you will spend one hour in the line and find out that you cannot accept what they offer at “the doomsday celebration” or people compare it with “the hell” and some say that they experienced something like “nirvana”.
You can find some descriptions about Berlin clubs and discos one of the most famous night clubs in Berlin-Berghain on our page dedicated to that theme.
The question about the best ten or twenty Berlin clubs will always raise discussions. To avoid such discussions we just give you some names and short descriptions and you decide which ones you will go to if any.
Watergate Falckensteinstr. 49 | 10997 Berlin is liked by people of different nationalities and interests. It is called by people "pleasant". Visit their webpage and you can find not only photos of the club inside but also the program they have and you can listen to music they offer. They also have a strict face control.
Speicher – Muehlenstrasse 78, 10243 Berlin, telephone 030 2933800. It has a restaurant and 4 dancs floors wih Black music, Electro-music, Classic Techno and Pop music 70ies till 90ies. Fridays and Saturdays from 22 PM. It is situated next to East Side Gallery.
Kalkscheune Berlin - Johannisstr. 2, 10117 Berlin, telephone 030 59004340. Opening Saturdays from 22PM. Alternating party concepts.
Sophienclub – Sophienstr.6, 10 Berlin, telephone 030 2824552. Following music is preferred: Reggae, Funk, Soul.
Oxymoron - Rosenthaler Str. 40-41, 10178 Berlin, telephone 030 28391886. Preferred music is Funk, Soul, R’n’B, Jazz.
Tresor Club - Koepenicker Str. 70, 10179 Berlin (U-Bahnhof Heinrich-Heine-Strasse) , telephone unknown. Music preferred Techno & House.
Maxxim - Joachimstaler Str. 15, direkt U-Bhf Kurf?rstendamm, 10719 Berlin, telephone 030 41766240. Music finest House.
Centrum Berlin - Alexanderstrasse 7, 10178 Berlin (Alexanderplatz), telephone 030 24632237. Music: Rave.
Pavillon – Friedensstrasse 101, im Volkspark Friedrichshain, 10249 Berlin, telephone 030 42080990. Music: House, Soul, Funk, Trance.
A-Lounge Berlin - Karl-Marx-Allee 35, 10178 Berlin, telephone 030 24727250.
Franzklub - Schoenhauser Allee 36 (Kulturbrauerei), 10435 Berlin, telephone 030 72672930.
Kulturbrauerei – it is an area between Danziger and Sredzkistrasse, 10178 Berlin, where you will find several locations: Kesselhaus, Maschinenhaus, Palais, Alte Kantine etc.
Pfefferberg - Schoenhauser Allee 176 10119 Berlin, telephone 030 44384115. It is a cultural project where you can find live concerts and an open air beer garden in summer. Atmosphere is very pleasant there. We highly recommend you to spend one evening there.
There are a lot of Berlin Clubs. To mention all is not possible at the moment, even the best ones.
So, if you know a nice place to have a good time, please, write about it filling in the form below. If you found out that there is a Berlin club you would not advise your enemies to go to, also, please, let us know about it. Just to learn more and be prepared for other visitors.
Prices at Berlin clubs differ starting from approximately 10€ for entrance and 2-3€ for soft drinks, and starting from 3€ for beer and other alcoholic drinks. If you prefer more expensive clubs you can find them also no doubt.
Another important issue about the nightlife how to get back to hotel. Public transport in Berlin works at night as well. And if you go for “till morning clubbing” you will have normal public transport but if not please consult our page about Berlin transport where you can find out how to use public transport in Berlin. And another good alternative is a taxi.
The last thing to mention that you should check the websites of the clubs and discos you wish to visit. Most of them have their own websites with programs and even music they have for their guests. Some additional information contained there would be good for your exploration of Berlin nightlife.
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