Berlin Nightlife Walk, Berlin (Self Guided)

Nightlife is buzzing in every single quarter of this fantastic city. Berlin is all about going out and having fun. Bars and clubs are generally open until the wee hours of the morning, and you’ll find plenty of choices to suit any taste. Take this tour to enjoy Berlin's dynamic nightlife.
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Berlin Nightlife Walk Map

Guide Name: Berlin Nightlife Walk
Guide Location: Germany » Berlin (See other walking tours in Berlin)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Author: Xena

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Located in a rundown building with graffiti tagged haphazardly across it, about:blank utilizes this ironic non-descript entrance to surprise entering guests with the hot party atmosphere inside. Still with minimal décor to take away from the thumping beats, a few ragged leather sofas surrounding and two modest dance floors. Other nooks and crannies throughout the space add a bit of adventure for guests exploring the space, though a fair deal of the action is often held outdoors in the garden area which sports a bonfire on cold winter nights while DJs pump an intense blend of deep house and techno, and sometimes delving into more experimental beats as well. about:blank also features the popular Homopatik party attracts a large crowd of all sexual orientations hosted by local favorite Mr. Ties.
Salon zur Wilden Renate

2) Salon zur Wilden Renate

A unique nightclub and a decadent alternative to the mainstream, Salon zur Wilden Renate, or the Renate as it is popularly known, is located inside a former apartment building. Offering multiple levels with plenty of corridors and hidden passages, the Renate has built a literal labyrinth inside for guests to explore on their journey through the clubs elaborate space. In addition to the multiple dance floors inside, outside in the garden are guests can enjoy an additional party space with a bar, DJ booth and dance floor that really gets going late nights in the summertime. Music spun by local DJs includes a hot selection of house and tech house music with an emphasis on dance beats.

Operation Hours: Thursday: 10 pm – 5 am; Saturday: 12 am – 5 am
White Trash Fast Food

3) White Trash Fast Food

What started as a burger joint has grown into a hot restaurant and weekend live music venue. White Trash Fast Food is located inside a former Chinese restaurant and still retains much of this kitsch décor with a blend of American memorabilia and a seething sense of humor. Guests arriving before 8:00 PM can enjoy one of their famous burgers before enjoying the great live music downstairs. Down below guests will find bands ranging in sound from rock and indie to electro, punk, and country in a cave-like dwelling with a bar and dance floor. In keeping with its theme, the bar staff at White Trash Fast Food all speak English, as do a fair majority of its guests.

Operation Hours: Monday – Friday: Noon – Close; Saturday – Sunday: 6 pm – Close
Club Der Visionaere

4) Club Der Visionaere

A small club and popular after-party club, especially for those who don’t want the weekend to end, Club Der Visionaere, located in Kreuzberg close to Treptower Park, keeps the beats thumping all night long and into the daylight hours. The authentic pizza served onsite is a popular late night munchies that guests really enjoy, along with its selection of reasonable priced drinks and friendly, casual atmosphere. Surprise visits by headlining DJs have been known to occur at Club Der Visionaere as well. The smallish dance floor sees plenty of guests, though the outside deck also offers a laid back spot to catch the breeze and mingle with the friendly crowd.

Operation Hours: Monday – Friday: 2 pm - open till the end; Saturday – Sunday: 12 pm - open till the end

5) Chalet

Located inside the Heinz Minki, a 19th century mansion, the rundown exterior gives way to Chalet once inside, a hip nightclub located in the trendy Kreuzberg neighborhood. Established by those responsible for Bar25 and KaterHolzig, this great non-stop party place is open seven days a week, and has been known to go on all weekend long. The interior space features a dance floor on the bottom level where DJ sets and live music events occur, while the upstairs space hosts various parties and art exhibitions and can include DJs and dancing as well. Décor is elegant, utilizing vintage furnishings and wallpaper with antiquated patterns. The outdoor garden area offers a peaceful respite from the action inside.

Operation Hours: Monday – Sunday: 12 pm – 5.30 am

6) Watergate

Offering two levels of partying as well as a stunning view of the river from both inside and from its outdoor terrace, Watergate is located in the trendy Kreuzberg neighborhood. The club itself is not large, though it is equipped with a booming sound system and a high-tech LED lighting system that only adds to the high quality entertainment offered here. Guests to Watergate can expect a healthy dose of house and techno from both international and promising up-and-coming DJs. A fixture on the clubbing scene, Watergate has produced enough homegrown talent that it also started its own record label, boasting hot artists such as Mobilee, MANDY, and more. Door policy is kept especially casual, with bouncers focusing their main concern on keeping a balance of men and women inside.

Operation Hours: Wednesday – Sunday: 10 pm – 5 am

7) Berghain

Perhaps one of the most famous nightclubs in the world, and certainly in Berlin, Berghain is located, and named after, the two neighborhoods it resides between, Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain. Guests able to get past the notoriously harsh door policy will find a large party space inside, a former power plant, with minimal design made of concrete and steel. A huge dance floor welcomes party goers to a festival that starts on Friday evening and generally goes on until early Monday afternoon. Upstairs is the Panorama Bar, a cool lounge for guests to take a break from the action downstairs. The main space attracts the biggest named DJs found worldwide, while the upstairs bar features a good selection of house favorites.

Operation Hours: Friday – Saturday: Midnight - Close

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