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.
Uno dei club più figo della città, il Sage Club si trova in una parte della stazione del metro Heinrich Heine Straße che prima era in disuso. La musica varia dal funk, al soul, alla techno fino alla drum and bass, gli interni sono decorati in modo insolito e il pubblico è discretamente misto anche se generalmente più giovane. Il "Venerdì funky" è sempre il più frequentato così come "Schiavi del ritmo" un groovy mix di suoni soul e alcuni concerti dal vivo - di sabato.
Just a few minutes away from the bustling Kurfürstendamm boulevard lies the Irish Harp Pub, a traditional Irish pub. The beer is what draws the crowd in, but the entertainment and the atmosphere are what make them patrons. The interiors are a perfect complement to the Irish theme of the bar, with shamrock and Guinness beer plaques being an integral part of the design. Though beer is the staple drink here, there is also some amazing Irish malt whiskey and liqueur on offer. The food as one can expect is traditionally Irish with dishes like Irish stew and Shepherd's Pie setting the scene for a great meal. The Irish Harp also organizes nightly entertainment in the form of live Irish folk music and other genres of music and special quiz nights. For sports fans, there is a treat offered here, as the soccer matches, cricket matches, rugby and other sports events are played live on large-screen and Plasma televisions.
Founded in 1977 as a human rights group comprising of social workers who had taken up issues regarding homosexuality, Schwuz has evolved from being a small organization to a nightclub that is on the hot-list for the hip and happening. From regularly hosting theme-based parties to holding press conference's for homosexuals and AIDS awareness campaigns, Schwuz misses nothing. The early morning timings allow guests to party even after the sun has risen. Electronic dance music, pop, retro, indie, Schwuz does it all. One can also attend other events such as book readings and concerts. Do check their website for the latest parties and their funky DJ list.
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 as early as possible.
Named after the Kreuzberg's historic postal code, SO36 is one of the most legendary clubs in Berlin. SO36 became internationally known in the 1970s for its punk rock music concerts where Iggy Pop and David Bowie often stopped by. In 1979 the club started to focus on new wave music as well as punk. Today SO36 is a cult venue for techno music, karaoke competitions, gay nights and much, much more. You will find people of every age, gender, sexual orientation and nationality partying here. This is the real Kreuzberg.
It is the first of its kind in the nation. Knutschfleck Cocktailbörse is not only a 1950s themed bar but also a cocktail exchange bar, where the prices are dependent upon its popularity. Their walls are adorned with black and white photos of old Berlin and the lovely chandeliers just add to the charisma of the place. Enjoy burlesque shows on their Chesterfield sofas or catch the rise and fall of cocktail rates on their screens. They also host regular live music and acrobatic shows to enthrall you. Nosh on delicious bites at this exciting bar. You can be sure of a memorable time at this fabulous venue.
Hofbräuhaus, a landmark brew pub in Munich, brings its Bavarian flair to Berlin. Hofbräu München Berlin opened its doors in 2011, and is always packed with Berliners who want to have a relaxing time out. At this bar, beer-lovers get an opportunity to sample freshly brewed Hofbräu beer alongside a delicious selection of Bavarian delights. Every month, a selection of dishes are added to the regular menu, highlighting the season's specials. You can enjoy your meals at the airy beer garden while Hofbräuhaus musicians wrap you in a cocoon of lively melodies.
The Reed situated in the midst of the city is the go-to spot if you are looking to savor a healthy breakfast in the morning or go down some beer with your buddies after work. The ambiance at this venue is such that you will be able to have fun, unwind, and enjoy delicious food no matter what time of the day. The food menu at The Reed changes weekly ensuring the patrons always something new and fresh to choose from. If not for the food and drinks, go for the exciting events featuring talented DJs, bands and singers performing here on a regular basis.
With its leather couches and warm brown accents, Alto Bar im Adina Apartment Hotel dons a sleek masculine look. Opened in 2011, this cocktail and wine bar is a great place for business meets or even a casual hangout with your buddies. And if you intent to bring in a date, it rises up to that occasion as well. From DJ nights to live music and theme events, this bar surely has its dose of entertainment planned for its patrons. Relish delicious Aussie inspired fare along with fabulously crafted drinks.
The glamorous hotel and lounge bar at the corner of Prenzlauer Allee and Torstraße is the new home for the rich kids of Berlin's creative elite. While having a reputation among artists and the media crowd, Soho House looks much more like a business lounge that could be found anywhere in the world. The rooftop bar has a pool and a spacious terrace, which serves expensive and assorted drinks. To enter the club you have to have a club card, which has a high yearly fee. If you want to enjoy a glass of champagne without becoming a member, watch out for special events where you may have a chance of getting in. Needless to say, everything at the Soho House is pricey, but of good quality. -Fabian Saul