It is a unique experience to party in Berlin. There are not many cities in the world who can compete with the nightlife in Berlin and the great parties are definitely a reason to visit the capital of Germany. The clubs in Berlin are very versatile and the prices are very reasonable.
Clubs in Berlin
In November 2012, CNN compared some of the beste nightlife-cities in the world and Berlin ended up winning the second place (only Ibiza scored higher). Partying in Berlin scored the maximum amount of point on the aspects opening-hours and music. If you partied in Berlin before, you know that CNN is right: Berlin never sleeps and it is a great benefit that many great and talented DJ’s love to perform in the capital of Germany. Besides the opening-hours and the music, the clubs in Berlin also offer very reasonable prices: For about 10-15 Euro you can party in Berlin and see some of the best artists from all over Europe.
Because Berlin offers many different clubs, it might be useful to get some help when you are choosing the right place to visit on your precious free nights. On Berlin-Enjoy you can find articles about clubs in Berlin on a regular basis, but in this article we will present the best locations to party in Berlin in the current month. We selected the coolest clubs, the best DJ’s and the sweetest events and put them in the list.
Chosing events obviously comes with a great deal of subjectivity. Therefore we will always attempt to explain why a certain event should be visited and you will also find a lot of links to mixtapes and songs of the specific artists. But always keep in mind that the events are selected because we think they are great and not everybody has to share this opinion. Berlin offers a lot of great Techno and (Deep)House parties, so you will find many of them in the party-calender. If you do not agree with the events, feel free to leave a comment or contact us about great gigs and events which we should visit.
Party in Berlin: October 2018
The month October is packed with some great parties in Berlin again. The weather has been surprisingly good during the last couple of weeks so lets hope it stays that way. Maybe we can still expect some spontaneous open-airs throughout the city on a warm October-day. Unfortunately all of the large German festivals are already behind us but this only means that the famous DJs are available again for the club-parties in Berlin.
Lexer, Milton Bradley, Len Faki and more
As mentioned, October has plenty to offer when it comes to great acts and talented DJs. Some real Berliner DJs will be performing and besides that some popular international names will also be visiting Berlin. If you are visiting Berlin to party, you will be excited to hear that superstars like Lexer, Mimi Love, Tiefschwatz, Milton Bradley, Len Faki and Boy Next Door will be performing. If you never heard of these names before you can always listen tot their music on Soundcloud: I mostly present a liveset or mixtape below the parties in Berlin in this article. So just take some time to listen to the music before the party so you get a good idea of what to expect.
Below you can find the list of my favourite events to party in October 2018. You can decide to scroll down or click on one of the following links:
05.10.2018 – Tanith in Tresor
The Tresor is one of the most unique clubs in Berlin. De club is located in the Köpenickerstrasse in Berlin-Mitte and the place is literally located under the ground. The location reminds most visitors of a underground warbunker and the rough techno and excessive use of blacklight make a night in the Tresor a special experience. The Tresor can be reached by foot from station Jannowitzbrucke and the door-policy is not as difficult as many other clubs in Berlin.
Tanith is a German DJ which was performing in Berlin before I was born (1986). Tanith is over 50 years old so a real experienced guy who knows how to create a great atmosphere in a club. He has been playing different styles of music during his career but nowadays he mostly focuses on techno. If you want to listen to his music you can have a look at his Soundcloud.
Address: Köpenickestraße 70
Entrance: 10-12 Euro
Link to party: Tresor Website
06.10.2018 – Mimi Love in Kater Blau
One of the most popular clubs Berlin has ever known was the Kater Holzig. If you have read my article about this club, you probably know that it was quite a unique place to party in Berlin. But unfortunately the club had to close down and Berlin lost one of his great venues. But not long after closing down the owners opened a new place which is called Kater Blau. The club is located directly at the Spree and still has this same unique feel to it. The door-policy did not change so it is still not easy to get in, but the place is definitely worth a visit.
For Mimi Love it all started in one of the most famous clubs in Berlin called Bar25. Unfortunately this club has been closed for many years but Mimi Love is still performing in Berliner Clubs like Kater Blau on a regular Basis. Besides that she also at other festivals and parties all over the world. If you want to listen to her sound before partying in Berlin, you can click here.
DJs: Mimi Love
Club: Kater Blau
Music: Techno, House
Link to this party: Kater Blau Website
12.10.2018 – Marlon Hoffstadt in Wilden Renate
Another club in Berlin which is a must-visit, is the Wilden Renate. This club is located close to Ostkreuz and very popular because of its unique style. This club has many different floors and will remind you of an old house with many surprising rooms. As mentioned, the Wilden Renate is a popular place so it is best to arrive early, not with a very large group and with at least a few girls.
From the line-up on this night in Berlin Marlon Hoffstadt would be my personal reason to visit this party. Marlon is a reasonably young and talented DJ and already has its own label (Well-Done). Some of you might know him from the song “Once Again” but also his livesets are great. A pretty recent liveset can be found here. His livesets are very versatile and I expect quite of lot of his performance.
DJs: Marlon Hoffstadt
Club: Wilden Renate
Address: Alt Stralau 70
Entrance: 12 euro
Link to the event: Website Wilden Renate
13.10.2018 – Milton Bradley in About:Blank
A club which is located almost directly at station Ostkreuz is About Blank. A while ago I already wrote a full article about it because I really think it is one of the better clubs Berlin has to offer at this moment. The club About Blank has a very large garden which is perfect in the summer but also great in the winter: Funny features like a campfire, a caravan and some cool places to sit make this club special and the garden accessible in the winter.
Milton Bradley is the owner of the Labels Do Not Resist the Beat and Alien Rain. He did some work with Henning Baer and lives in Berlin at the moment. His music fits perfectly to the Tresor and besides his presence you can also expect Artefakt, Chris Mitchell and Schoppen Wittens in the Tresor
DJ: Milton Bradley
Club: About Blank
Address: Markgrafendamm 24c
Entrance: 10 Euro
Link to event: About Blank
19.10.2018 – Tiefschwarz in Watergate
The Watergate is one of the most stylish clubs in Berlin and also a bit more expensive than most others. The entrance is normally 15 euro and a beer will costs 4 euro. Although the prices are a bit higher, most people love the Watergate and I personally also think it is worth the few extra Euro’s. The club has two floors and an awesome view on the Spree. If you want to read more about the Watergate, you can read my previous article.
The two brothers Alexander & Sebastian Schwarz will please your senses if you like electronic music. As a DJ-duo with the name Tiefschwarz they are booked all over the world with their versatile and melodic livesets. If you want to listen to their music you can check out this Podcast and judge yourself (podcast is a bit older).
The entrance in the Watergate will be 15€ and the beers are a bit more expensive compared to other clubs in Berlin (4€). Still you will get enough in return for this investment, especially the beautiful view and sunset is a famous must-see if you visit Berlin.
Address: Falckensteinstraße 49
Entrance: 15 Euro
Music: House, Techno
Link to party: Watergate Website
20.10.2018 – Lexer in Ritter Butzke
Obviously I would not recommend visiting the same club twice if you are in Berlin for a short period of time. The clubs in Berlin are very different from each other when it comes to style, people and atmosphere. But this list has to sum up the coolest parties in Berlin and in my opinion a party with Lexer should always be party of that.
When I would have to choose a favorite DJ, Lexer would definitely be in my top 3. In the last couple of years I have seen this German DJ perform several times and he has never disappointed me. His liveset are always of great quality and he always manages to find the perfect mix between techno and house. If you would like to listen to some of his livesets, you can check out his Soundcloud.
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Club: Ritter Butzke
Address: Lobeckstrasse 30
Entrance: 12-14 Euro
Link naar evenement: Ritter Butzke
26.10.2018 – Len Faki in Berghain
Berghain is probably the most famous club in Berlin. If you are looking for a special experience or party in Berlin, it might be a good idea to visit the Berghain. The only small problem could be that it not easy to get into the Berghain these days. On a regular saturday-night there is a very long line and about half of the people will be refused entrance. So if you want to visit the Berghain, make sure you are prepared for a small dissapointment.
But if you get into the Berghain you will have a great night. This club has been voted as the best club in the world a couple of times. So I would suggest you make the best of the time you are waiting and if you will not get in you can always try another club. You do not have much to lose and if you get in, you are in one of the best clubs in world!
The line-up in the Berghain is always very solid. Every weekend you will be able to see a great DJ perform and the Berghain also has some regulars which are quite famous. One of these DJs who is playing on large festivals but also plays in the Berghain quite often is Len Faki. This guy has about 400.000 fans on Facebook so that should say something about his popularity. He produces solid techno and knows how to get the crowd started.
The entrance for this party in Berlin will be 14 Euro and you do not have to worry about the opening-hours because the Berghain is open the whole weekend.
DJs: Len Faki
Address: Am Wriezener Bahnhof 70
Entrance: 14 Euro
Link to the event: Berghain
27.10.2018 – Boy Next Door in Birgit
Birgit & Bier is located on walking distance from station Schlesisches Tor. Besides great parties during the night you can also find plenty of solid open-airs here during the day and evening. The club consists of several areas to chill, dance or order your drinks. Besides that they invite talented local DJs to make sure the music is of a great quality. During the day you can sometimes find other activities like design-markets, football-matches or workshops here. All in all we can conclude that Birgit & Bier is definitely worth a visit.
This party offers plenty of great DJs. One of them is Boy Next Door and I personally love his livesets. This German DJ is part of the Stil Vor Talent Label, which is owned by German supertalent Oliver Koletzki. Boy Next Door plays quite melodic music most of the time but he can also play some solid techhouse from time to time. If you want to listen to one of his livesets you can click here.
DJs: Boy Next Door
Club: Birgit & Bier
Address: Schleusenufer 3
Entrance: 5-15 Euro
Link to event: Birgit & Bier Facebook
Party in Berlin during the week
As mentioned before, Berlin never really sleeps. Even during the week many clubs have interesting events and parties. In the end it can be a really good idea to party during the week because the clubs are not that crowded and many clubs have free entrance. If you want to party in Berlin during the week, here are some suggestions:
- Thursday 11 October – Victor Ruiz in Watergate
- Thursday 18 October – Oliver Koletzki in Wilden Renate
- Wednesday 24 October – Ron Wilson in Suicide Circus
Hopefully this article will help you when you have to decide where you want to party in Berlin. If you have any suggestions you can always contact us or leave a comment.