Berlin's nightlife

Party round the clock

New York's got it, so has Paris, and so has Berlin: a glittering nightlife that leaves no wishes unfulfilled and continuously re-invents itself. Even when the Berlin Wall was still standing, West Berlin had a reputation, like New York, as the city that never sleeps. Still today, there is no closing-time to dampen the spirits of any night owls.

The opposite is true: Alongside established Berlin institutions like the Sage Club and the Kit Kat Klub, every passing month sees new bars, clubs, lounges, and cocktail bars of every possible description opening their doors to the city's party animals. Most of these new places are opening up in the hot-spots of Berlin Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, and Frierichshain.

Berlin is also a great city for singles. There are so many bars and clubs to go and have fun, and maybe also to meet some exciting people.

Industrial locations

berlin Kulturbrauerei It's not only the lack of any closing-time that distinguishes Berlin from many other European cities, it's also the huge number of former factories and industrial buildings dotting the city that have been transformed into fashionable nightlife centres. At the front of this movement are the Kulturbrauerei, the Pfefferberg, the Kalkscheune, the Brotfabrik, and the Arena. Not so long ago these buildings all had very different uses.

Their names give the game away. These buildings were all part of Berlin's former industrial boom, whether as breweries, limestone producers, or bus depots, they all played their part, and are doing so again as centres of culture, making the most of the architectural charm of these historical buildings - all that's missing from this trend is a deconsecrated church!

The nights in Kreuzberg are loooong!

Typical Berlin Pub If you are looking for night-time action, you'll find it all over Berlin, but Kreuzberg has developed an international reputation as a bar and club centre thanks to the colourful area known as SO 36 (now Berlin 36), which became legendary throughout the 1970s and 80s as a centre for counter-culturals and illegal squatters.

If you are in Kreuzberg head to Oranienstraße, Wiener Straße, or the area around Schlesisches Tor and Wrangel Straße where all the best bars and clubs are located.

“Hey, Mister DJ“

Berlin has an almost infinite selection of bars, pubs, and clubs catering for every taste. There are many squares and streets just made for strolling along, with bar after bar, shop after shop, lining the streets.

Alongside Kreuzberg's Oranienstraße you should check out Friedrichshain's Simon-Dach-Straße and Boxhagener Platz, Prenzlauer Berg's Kollwitzplatz and Kastanienalle, Mitte's Rosenthaler Platz, Monbijouplatz und Hackesche Höfe, and naturally Schöneberg's Nollendorfplatz.

Berlin's nightlife has earnt its reputation as a night-owls' paradise. Berlin's clubs are constantly re-inventing themselves and creating new music trends. There's music to suit every taste, and somewhere for everyone. Everyone comes out to play in Berlin!


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