Berlin Nightclubs: 10 of the best

Widely acknowledged as one of the best European cities for nightlife, here are our suggestions for ten of the best Berlin Nightclubs

1- Berghain & Panorama Bar

Two clubs separated by a flight of stairs. Berghain is the pinnacle of the Berlin Nightscene and one of the most renowned clubs in the world.

Set in an imposing disused Power Station a night at Berghain is like no other and shows why people come from all over the world to risk the notoriously strict door policy. Playing predominantly techno music, doors open on Friday night and stay open often right through until Monday morning.

Seen as a more low key and laid back alternative, Panorama Bar plays mostly House music and sits upstairs from its raucous older brother.

Address:Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243          Website: Click Here

Berghain

Berghain by Robert Agthe on Flickr (licence)

2- Watergate

Watergate is known as one of the best looking clubs in Berlin, with its now famous LED light display. Whilst not as large and rowdy as Berghain it is popular with tourists on weekends and has a great, scenic outdoor terrace to take a break from the action.

Address:Falckensteinstraße 49, 10997            Website: Click Here

3- Salon Zur Wilden Renate

Not one of the most famous of Berlin’s clubs; Renate has a vibe all of its own. With a complex labyrinth layout and a circus style decoration it plays various types of music and no night is the same. In summer the club hosts large open air parties. Popular with an international crowd and recognised as one of the easier clubs to get into.

Address:Alt-Stralau 70, 10245       Website: Click Here 

4-Club derVisionäre

 

Club der Visionaireimg_2824 by Alessio Campo on flickr (licence)

 

Set in an old boatshed along the banks of the canal Club der Visionaire’s location makes it great for summer partying. While a popular club in its own right many partygoers head hear either pre or post clubbing to hang out by the canal. Its growth in popularity has meant it has recently expanded to take over a boat moored nearby.

Address:Am Flutgraben 1, 12435        Website: Click Here

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This huge club is made up of a number of different spaces. This place really comes into its own in summer when the massive garden is opened up; accommodating two dancefloors and a forest strewn with couches and beds for lazing on. :// about blank is home to Homopatik the biggest gay night in the city, as well as hosting a range of other nights. Notoriously hard to get entry to but located right next to the easier Salon Zur Wilden Renate in case you don’t make it past the bouncers.

Address:Markgrafendamm 24c, 10245       Website: Click Here

6- SO36 

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so36-17 by Vadim-Freejazz on flickr (licence)

Historically a Punk club SO36 takes its name from its postcode and neighbourhood. Not one for the faint hearted, this club is renowned for its fairly scummy interior but is one of the iconic clubs from Berlin’s history. These days it is home to a variety of different music and hosts several different nights including a number of live bands.

Address:Oranienstraße 190, 10999       Website: Click Here

7- Sisyphos

Set in an old dog food factory Sisyphos is a little out of town but there is a shuttle from Ostkreuz and the uniqueness of the place makes it certainly worth the trip. Everywhere you turn in this place there is a different area to explore, with the abandoned bus and labyrinth of dance floors the highlight. A place like no other and definitely a unique clubbing experience, you will be sad when it’s time to leave.

Address:Zobtener Str. 73, 10317       Website: Click Here

8- House of Weekend

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Weekend Club by Andreas Hagerman on flickr (licence)

A real tourist hotspot; in no small part due to its impressive roof terrace overlooking the TV tower in Alxendaerplatz and providing 360 degree views over the whole of the city. Situated on the 12th floor and upwards of an old soviet tower block House of Weekend has a sleek design to it. Shunned by many of Berlin’s regular clubgoers in favour of more authentic hangouts this cluboffers something different but its tourist appeal means it has a reputation for being overpriced.

Address:alexanderstr.7 10178       Website: Click Here

9- White Trash

A restaurant, club and tattoo studio all rolled into one. Another popular tourist and ex-pat hangout, attracted by the number of American rockers manning the bar here. If you like beer, burgers and live music this is the place for you, with the best parties taking place on the weekends in the large basement party space.

Address:Am Flutgraben 2, 12435       Website: Click Here 

10- Tresor

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Berlin, Aug-2015 by Mitch Altman on flickr (licence)

Undoubtedly the best saved till last. Tresor is one of the world’s most famous clubs and for many the best in Berlin. It is certainly the biggest and most well known in the city, housed in the old East Berlin power station, an impressive location in itself. With several huge dancefoors Tresor plays soley Techno music; some of the loudest and hardest. If you only have one night to experience clubbing in Berlin, you should spend it here.

Address: Köpenicker Str. 70, 10179       Website: Click Here

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