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If you're a jazz fan, then head to b-flat where the only music you will be foot tapping to is Jazz. Established in 1995, b-flat is one of the favorite live music spots in Berlin. The club was created by two musicians named Jannis Zotos and Thannasis Zotos and actor Andre Hennicke. Famous veterans who have graced the club include Gustafson, Peter Brotzmann, Conny Bauer, Mikis Theodorakis, Steve Lacy and many more. The seating area gets filled fast, so get there early enough or be prepared to stand throughout the concerts.
One of the best techno clubs in the world, Tresor Berlin has a long history and is one of the premier addresses for well-known DJs, such as Dr. Motte, Rok, Jeff Mills and Tanith. The crowd is a mixture of those who know the scene, those who are just curious, and big techno followers from all over Europe. A visit to this trendy venue must be on your Berlin to-do list.
The clientele of this techno factory is made up of an eclectic mix of hipsters, university professors, gays and other curious clubbers. Offering three colossal-sized stories notable for their clean, clever industrial design, Berghain hosts numerous bars, clubs, darkrooms, a biergarten, a separate garden for relaxing, an ice cream bar and endless amounts of chill-out space complete with cushy sofas and semi-private sitting cabins. The former power plant's mammoth size and hedonistic rawness guarantee a unique experience.
Astra Kulturhaus is a modern concert venue and nightclub that is home to major concerts, live music, and DJ acts. This hip location is a favorite among rock and indie musicians and has hosted both local and international bands, including Death Cab for Cutie and The Subways. Visit Astra Kulturhaus and dance the night away to some of the best live music in Berlin.
Opened in 2012, Chalet is a well known nightclub with the best DJs and live music rocking the house. A hipster haunt, it is nestled in a renovated 19th-century building complete with vintage lights, retro decor, a fire-pit and a lovely garden with a pond. Featuring two dance floors inside, party hoppers can dance away the night in the garden as well if the weather permits. A riverside location, Chalet has various theme nights every day of the week to entertain their ever increasing patrons.
The Salon Zur Wilden Renate is nothing if not unusual. Housed within an old apartment building, the nightclub lies sprawled over multiple levels, with several bars, hidden corridors and dance floors to discover. The decor is eclectic, with comfy sofas and cozy nooks where you can rest your feet for a while and enjoy a drink or two. Dark and colorful; relaxed and exuberant; Salon Zur Wilden Renate is an intriguing paradox that is complemented perfectly by a lovely garden area. With a stellar line-up of top DJs to boast, the Salon Zur Wilden Renate is both substance and flash. Like most clubs in Berlin, the party starts late, so don't be surprised if the place is empty when you arrive at 1a.
A mythical story from Greek mythology narrates that Sisyphos was a person who was condemned with a punishment to roll a huge stone on a hill for all his life. However, at this club you are expected to party over and over again. Sisyphos is more like a festival than a nightclub and has a dance floor, a dedicated section where guests can enjoy drinks and food, with many local and international artists performing here from time to time. Artificial flowers, dolls, and odd looking objects form a part of the interior decoration. The place is dimly lit and disco balls add to the fun and vibrant look of the club. Vegetarian pizzas, burgers and other bar snacks and drinks can be enjoyed on the extended patio. Sisyphos will give you a punchy taste of Berlin's nightlife. Make sure to get in late as that is when all the fun begins!