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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Nightlife Map

Guide Name: Nightlife
Guide Location: Germany » Berlin (See other walking tours in Berlin)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Author: Xena
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • SO 36
  • Luzia
  • Prince Charles Bar
  • KitKat Club
  • Tresor
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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 Club

4) KitKat Club

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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