Kreuzberg & Mitte Nightlife (Self Guided), Berlin

Berlin is arguably the best clubbing city in Europe, if not the whole world, seeing thousands of party-goers flock in every weekend to the local bars and clubs to dance and drink themselves “into a frenzy” all night long, thanks to the most liberal opening hours. There's a bar or club for every taste here, especially in the Kreuzberg and Mitte neighborhoods - from filthy and loud joints to glamorous and sophisticated high-end establishments. This tour gives you some idea where to find them.
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Kreuzberg & Mitte Nightlife Map

Guide Name: Kreuzberg & Mitte Nightlife
Guide Location: Germany » Berlin (See other walking tours in Berlin)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 Km or 3.7 Miles
Author: Xena
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SO 36

1) SO 36

The heart of Berlin’s punk scene since the 1970s, SO36 has seen its share of revamps over the years. Still keeping its dark and decidedly un-glamorous interior, an awesome range of punk and hardcore bands can still be found playing to pack crowds to this day. At one point this great club was regarded as highly as CBGBs in New York and saw such esteemed guests as Iggy Pop and David Bowie. Nowadays, SO36 offers a wider range of alternative sounds, including its popular and long-running Electric Ballroom featuring techno, as well as Gayhane, a gay and lesbian party with a Turkish theme, including Middle-eastern pop and a lots of classic electronica to keep guests moving on the dance floor.

Operation Hours: Monday – Sunday: 10 am – 5 am
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Luzia

2) Luzia

Situated on Kreuzberg´s rugged Oranienstraße Boulevard, this bar and café is the latest addition to the area's hip scene. It is also one of its most tonied and popular venues, which is evident in the crowd of patrons parking regularly at the outside tables. The industrial loft interior, "warmed up" by exposed brickwork, velvet armchairs, pieces of baroque wallpaper and a cute little space upstairs accessible only by ladder, creates the mood of refined sexiness. The choice of drinks and cocktails is quite standard and the prices are fair. The place's main drag, however, is in the gilded mirrors and wall paintings created by street artist Chin Chin of Redspective.

Operation Hours: Daily, 10:00 am - 3:00 am.
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Prince Charles Bar

3) Prince Charles Bar

A trendy bar and club located in Moritzplatz, the Prince Charles Bar was built on the sight of the former Aufbau Haus. This spacious nightspot features a large sunken dance floor with DJ booth built out of an old pool, complete with the original tile work. Exposed ductwork and twinkling lights above, guests to this hip location can expect an excellent selection of cocktails, including their own original recipes, the Prince Charles and Lady Di. Sort of an inside joke, the bar is actually named after its former owner and its proximity to Prinzen Strasse. In addition to hosting great nights of DJ sets for guests to get down to on the dance floor, additional entertainment includes literary readings, artist showcases, and other unique cultural events.

Operation Hours: Thursday – Saturday: 7 pm – 8 am
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KitKat

4) KitKat

A club strictly for the open-minded, KitKat has been entertaining crowds with its unique hot blend of fetish and Goa trance party since the mid-90s. Catering to gay, straight, and everything in between, although the KitKat has been thought to have simmered down a bit over the years since its infamous orgy parties, guests should still expect a steamy evening full of kink and glamour that goes all night long. Opened by an Austrian couple with a history in the adult film industry, potential guests to KitKat should note that in order to meet the door policy dress must be revealing, kinky, or glamorous, or any combination thereof.

Operation Hours: Friday - Saturday: from 11 pm
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Tresor

5) Tresor

Born out of a record label and the creator of a former famous Berlin club UFO, Tresor was founded on the sight of the former Wertheim department store. A hot underground dance club since 1991, Tresor was subsequently shut down and reopened in a former power plant. The industrial layout of the space is the perfect setting for a hot night of electronic beats, with three rooms for guests to party in. The Vault features all the best techno, industrial, and acid house and crowds of guests filling up the dance floors. The Globus Room offers a more laid back mix of cool house sounds, while the +4 room spins a mix of unique experimental sounds.

Operation Hours: all night
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Golden Gate

6) Golden Gate

Located beneath the railway arches at Jannowitzbrücke, Golden Gate is a no-frills nightclub that is well-known for its open door policy and weekend parties that do not stop until Monday afternoon. Golden Gate presents a gritty night of the hottest techno spun by mainly Berlin-based DJs. The interior features little in the way of décor, instead focusing on delivering a night of pounding beats and sweaty action on the dance floor. The crowd consists of a good mix of locals and spill over from other clubs as Golden Gate remains an unpretentious party that welcomes all at any hour of the night. A small outdoor garden area is also available for cooling off from the dance floor.

Operation Hours: Thursday – Sunday: 11 pm – 5.30 am
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Weekend

7) Weekend

Occupying the twelfth and fifteenth floors, as well as a rooftop terrace, Weekend is located in a former Haus Des Reisens in the centrally-located Alexanderplatz. This great nightclub offers a stunning panoramic view of the city out its windows. All the action, including the bar, dance floor and lounger area are found toward the center of the space with windows surrounding it all the way around. Fine wood furnishings and an overall sleek and modern design follow throughout the club, and the rooftop terrace offers an even more gorgeous view over the city, plus a breezy place to catch your breath from the dance floor. Music featured at Weekend includes the hottest house, pop, and electro tunes.

Operation Hours: Thursday – Sunday: midnight – 6 am
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Green Salon (Grüner Salon) and Red Salon (Roter Salon)

8) Green Salon (Grüner Salon) and Red Salon (Roter Salon)

Created as a venue for intellectual encounter in the 19th century, the Salon owes its appearance to the emerging educated middle class who needed a place to have fun. Badly damaged during WWII, the Salon was rebuilt after the war. The venue comprises two lounge-bars, each styled separately in red and green colors, imitating traffic lights. For a long time these bars have been frequented by lovers of wild parties. Roter Salon is famous for its Electrolounge and Rock nights, and literary events. Its green counterpart—the Grüne Salon—is one of the top dance floors for salsa, tango, and swing. Its parties are preceded by short dance workshops. The Salon is also known for hosting the weekly TV talk shows featuring celebrities and politicians, much as for the 1970s, 80s, and 90s music parties, and chanson concerts.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Frannz Club

9) Frannz Club

Located inside the elaborate Culture Brewery complex which includes galleries, clubs, and theaters tied to a common courtyard area, the Frannz Club is a hot nightspot that offers up a range of great entertainment that heats up its dance floor, Music includes both live bands and DJ sets and ranges from rock and indie, to electro-swing, dance, pop, and other flavors of electronic music. The Frannz Club also sponsors a swing dance night with lessons, as well as the popular Swing & Wine night and the Lost Cabaret, an evening combining theater, dining, and music. Weekends focus more on resident DJs spinning current and classic rock, pop, and dance favorites in a non-stop party atmosphere.

Operation Hours: Monday – Sunday: 8 pm – 5 am

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