Do not miss out on 16 of the best clubs in Berlin

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    By Max Roi

Berlin has 2 faces: historical and eventful by day, underground and obscure by night. Little after the Berlin wall fall, the city became the world techno capital where many dilapidated and abandoned industrial warehouses were transformed into temples of techno and DnB. If you are into this sort of music, Berlin is the place to be. If not, do not worry My Party Bible compiled a party list with different music genres.

Berghain

 

Party and club at the Berghain

 

Easily the city’s most famous club – and some would say the world’s best – Berghain is not just for world-class techno, but an institution seen by many as the world reference. Established within an imposing old power station. Even if you are not the seasoned clubber, you will be impressed by the open atmosphere, the hedonistic vibe, but mainly by the extremely well preserved industrial fabric of the building and, of course, the humongous sound system.

Beware of the very strict door policy in place, at it is renowned for being difficult to get in. Many got rejected even after waiting for 3 hours in the cold. Here are some tips for you: Do not go in big groups, do not dress with fancy clothes, maintain a low-profile in the queue and most impotantly make sure you know what you are getting into. Oh, and don’t dare to take your phone out of your pocket as phone are not appreciated. Have you seen many pictures of the inside?

 

Typically open: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 12AM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House
Expected entrance fee: 8€ - 15€

 

Anomalie

 

Party and club at the Anomalie

 

In summary Anomalie is a place fusioning clubbing and art, indeed, it houses to some of the most intricate visual design on Berlin’s night scene. Over the past 2 years, this venue has hosted techno DJs from around the world, alongside with artists specialising in sound and light effects, but a particular attention was given to the set-up. Anomalie also hosts film screenings, art exhibitions and open-air raves.

This venue is more of a day club than a night club.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House
Expected entrance fee: Free

 

KitKatClub

 

Party and club at the KitKatClub

 

KitKatClub is a popular co-ed fetish and hedonist spot located just around the corner from Tresor. Sex is allowed (or encouraged), and on most nights you’ll have to strip down your clothes to get in. But the music is by no means an afterthought. The weekly programme is notably diverse, with regular nights that run the gamut from house to breaks to psytrance, mostly played by local DJs.

Make sure you abide by the door policy before getting to the venue, this will avoid any inconvenience.

 

Typically open: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 11PM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House
Expected entrance fee: 10€+

 

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The music policy is broad but mostly emphasise on house and techno, with occasional bass or disco nights. The overall atmosphere is unique and you can expect parties to run all night long until the afternoon the next day.

Note that the venue is particularly famed for its open-air parties, this club near Ostkreuz station is a favourite with the city’s more adventurous hedonists – not least for its monthly blowout Buttons (formerly Homopatik).

 

Typically open: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, usually from 9AM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House
Expected entrance fee: Click on ‘Find out more’ to enquire with venue's social media

 

Sisyphos Nightclub

 

Party and club at the Sisyphos Nightclub

 

You don’t make the trek out to Sisyphos just for a snoop and a couple of beers. It’s an ‘in for a penny, in for a pound’ sort of place, where the party begins on Friday and trundles on non-stop until Monday. Vast indoor and outdoor spaces at this former dog biscuit factory help create a festival-like atmosphere that’s pitch-perfect for sunny weekends.

Music ranges from pumping techno inside to more house-y tunes out by the ‘lake’ – more of a scummy pond, really. Crowd-wise, expect it all: fresh-faced student revellers and wizened ravers of a dreadlocked persuasion are among the regulars.

 

Typically open: Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, usually from 12AM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House
Expected entrance fee: Free - 15€

 

Kater Blau

 

Party and club at the Kater Blau

 

After being Bar25 for many years, the venue changed its name to Kater Blau and is located near the Spree river, more precisely in Holzmarkt development. With a moored boat, a roaring fire at night and many hammock-like features, the potential for alfresco relaxing is high and enjoyed by most

Meanwhile, the finest EDM DJs spin away non-stop often from Friday to Monday. The atmosphere is more chill than fancy, and increasingly so as the weekend gets closer. If you got strong legs and the courage why not try to party for 4 days straight and meet some of Berlin’s strangest creatures.

 

Typically open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, usually from 12AM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House
Expected entrance fee: 12€+

 

Salon - Zur wilden Renate

 

Party and club at the Salon - Zur wilden Renate

 

Salon zur Wilden Renate in Friedrichshain boasts two floors blaring the finest Electro, House and Minimal Music, non-stop for the whole weekend. Get ready for an intense session.

due to its strict door policy, it is not always easy to get in, but when you do, you will discover a dream world with a large and lovely garden. Trees are adorned with different quirky objetcs, and there is a sitting area to rest your legs and admire the scenery.

The DJs are super skilled and their music will transcend you and the bass vibrate your inner core. If you are the kind of person living on the fast lane, jump in your car and drive toTreptower Park, and be prepared to party the whole weekend.

 

Typically open: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 11:45PM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House and EDM
Expected entrance fee: 15€+

 

Tresor

 

Party and club at the Tresor

 

What was once the 22,000m2 broad location for East Berlin’s core central-heating power station is now home to Berlin’s novel techno discotheque. The enormously grand setting will leave you breathless, but only a small portion of all that space is in use. Of all the plans drawn out to fully utilize the space for art and cultural purposes, only the neighbouring site for OHM Performance and trials for massive music festivals like the Berlin Atonal have been implemented.

One memorable part of this venue is the basement. The loud music and flashing lights are one of many experiences that will remain stamped on your memory for a long time.

 

Typically open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 12AM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House
Expected entrance fee: 14€+

 

Süß War Gestern

 

Party and club at the Süß War Gestern

 

With a name that translates to "yesterday was sweet," it is no shocker that the honeyed glory days of the 1970s are this club’s style inspiration. The surprise is in the ridiculously inexpensive brews and free admission. The club has three separate and unique areas - a bar, dance floor, and a lounge for hanging out. Each region has its music ranging from bouncy hip hop songs to the more familiar techno club sounds.

 

Typically open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 7PM
Venue type: Bar
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, Techno/DnB/House and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: Free

 

Watergate

 

Party and club at the Watergate

 

Overlooking River Spree is Watergate, a two-tier club kitted from the roof to floor with glass windows that allow sunshine in after dark.

Situated on the river’s edge in Kreuzberg, this club has an all-encompassing outlook of the Spree. It is famous for its LED lighting boards that traverse the whole length of its highest floor.

Watergate, for the most part, holds techno and house events.

Minimum age is 21

 

Typically open: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 12AM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House
Expected entrance fee: 10€ - 15€

 

Matrix Club

 

Party and club at the Matrix Club

 

It is likely that Matrix is the most popular party spot for non-Berlin natives. Many people ask for directions to the club every weekend. It is a bit tricky to find, but it is in the heart of the Warschauer Straße metro station. It is a seven-floor club

Depending on what kind of event is happening, Matrix takes distinctive music tastes into account, whether it be rap, hip hop, or mainstream jams.

Matrix is a household name amongst foreigners, so if you may need to look somewhat further if you’re in search of a more old-fashioned experience of Berlin.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, Latin, Rock/Indie, R&B, EDM and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: Free - 8€

 

The Pearl

 

Party and club at the Pearl

 

If you love to dress expensive and party with Berlin’s elite, Pearl is the club for you. Their motto is ’High-Class Nightlife,’ which is pretty apparent when you see the class of people that visit regularly. Fancily clad young ladies and attractive gentlemen will remind you that unlike the other clubs in the city, the Pearl is not a hub for jeans and casual clothing.

The Pearl is open to serve classy cocktails, live music, and shows from Thursday evenings to Saturday nights. They also take reservations for private parties in rooms separate from the main area.

 

Typically open: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 11PM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, EDM and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: 5€ - 12€+

 

Havanna

 

Party and club at the Havanna

 

With four floors and eight bars, this Latino-themed club is a popular spot for Latin-American music enthusiasts. Since its opening in 1997, Havanna has given Berlin’s salsa community an avenue to express themselves doing what they love the most - boogying.

Salsa classes are offered on some nights. If you’re a lover of Cha Cha Cha, Salsa, and Merengue, find your way to Havanna on a Saturday night. Certain evenings also come with concerts that always wow the crowd!

For more scheduled details, check their social media pages.

 

Typically open: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 9PM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Latin
Expected entrance fee: 10€+

 

Cassiopeia

 

Party and club at the Cassiopeia

 

Situated in downtown Friedrichshain is Cassiopeia, a sub-culture club. It is located in the centre of RAW Gelände, a city famous for its ex-train repair structures covered in spray paint, now an active and social place for arty creatives, ramblers and skaters.

From bouncy hip hop, soulful R&B, and classic club songs, it is definite that Cassiopeia handles the full range of music. An interesting bit is that you don’t need to save your dance moves for the weekend. Their Super Tuesdays will have you expending your dancing energy to disco, hip hop, and classical 80s jams.

Cassiopeia hosts a full scope of artists and creatives, so the entrance price varies every night. Be sure to check their online pages for more details.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Bar
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, Retro and R&B
Expected entrance fee: 5€ - 15€

 

VOID Club

 

Party and club at the VOID Club

 

Established in 2015, this Friedrichshain sited club has a spotlight on the hardcore varieties of underground EDM regardless of whether it is psytrance, drum and bass, bass music, hardcore, new-rave or even dubstep. Also, since it is only minutes away from the strategically-placed Frankfurter Allee, it is gradually making a name for itself in Friedrichshain due to its lenient entry policy.

With two stories of an array of speakers from Kling and Freitag and Adamson, Void is attempting to assert its claim as one of Berlin’s most solid hotspots for hardcore sound.

However, Void is an indoor venue without an exterior plot, so look for an alternative if you’re looking for where to host your open-air events.

 

Typically open: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 11PM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House
Expected entrance fee: 8€ - 12€

 

Maxxim

 

Party and club at the Maxxim

 

R&B and Black Music enthusiasts have made a home of Maxxim, a dance club next to the Ku’damm in Berlin.

Spanning over 600 square metres wide, Maxxim has a VIP-only space along with a multiple-seating capacity. This has made the venue distinctive and given it a peaceful atmosphere that is perfect for parties.

However, as compared to the rest of the club, the dance floor is small and fills up in no time. This gives the club good party vibes for the night.

Maxxim is an exceptionally decorated club, with new design themes every now and then. This leaves guests intrigued and feeling like it is their first time at the venue.

 

Typically open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 11PM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop and R&B
Expected entrance fee: 8€ - 12€

 

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