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: August 2018
The month August is a great month to visit Berlin: The sun is shining, you can visit several open-airs and if you want to get out of Berlin some great weekendfestivals also can be visited. But Berlin would not be Berlin if there would not also be some solid line-ups in the clubs! You can see plenty of great DJs in August in some of the coolest clubs in Europe. Most of these clubs also have a large garden which obviously is an advantage in the summer.
Lexer, Seth Troxler, Jiggler and more…
As mentioned, August 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 Jiggler, AKA AKA, Jiggler, Seth Troxler and Mike Book 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 August 2018. You can decide to scroll down or click on one of the following links.
03.08.2018 – Dapayk 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.
Dapayk is a talented German DJ who fits perfectly in the nightlife of Berlin because he usually plays Minimal/Techno. His real name is Niklas Worgt and he has been “in the game” for quite some time because he has been making music since the early 90s. Besides performing live he is also a producer and label-owner. If you have not heard from this talented guy before, you should just listen to this liveset.
Address: Falckensteinstraße 49
Entrance: 15 Euro
Music: House, Techno
Link to party: Watergate Website
04.08.2018 – Jiggler in Suicide Circus
The Revaler Straße and the whole area around the Warschauer Brucke is one of the most popular party-areas in Berlin. One of the many clubs in this area is the Suicide Circus (Revalerstraße 99). This club offers plenty of solid DJs and reasonable prices. On the 5th of March you can enjoy a party in Suicide Circus with one of my favorite DJ-Duo: Umami.
Jiggler is a talented German DJ whos music-style fits in the category Deephouse. He is part of the label Stil vor Talent, which is owned by the famous DJ Oliver Koletzki. If you like versatile music and a good atmosphere, it is definitely worth you time to visit this night. If you want to listen to some music first, you can checkout this liveset in the Katerblau.
Club: Suicide Circus
Address: Revaler Strasse 99
Entrance: 10-12 Euro
Link to event: Suicide Circus Website
10.08.2018 – AKA AKA in Haubentaucher
Just like the Suicide Circus, Astra Club an Rosi’s, the Haubentaucher is located in the notorious Revaler Straße in Friedrichshain. As you can see on their website, the venue offers a swimming pool during the day and parties at night. There are no parties here every weekend but once in a while they invite talented DJs and it might be worth visiting the party. You have to keep in mind though, that the public, music and location is quite different than the usual techno-clubs like Ritter Butzke, Kater Blau and Berghain.
Hidden behind the name AKA AKA, you will find two German friends: Johannes Bergheim and Holger Kampling. They have been performing together for quite a long time and received a prize for the Best Live Act in 2011. On this night in the Ritter Butzke they will be performing together with Thalstroem which only makes the whole thing better. The profile on Soundcloud of AKA AKA can be found here .
DJs: AKA AKA
Address: Revaler Strasse 99
Entrance: 10-14 Euro
Link to event: Haubentaucher Website http://haubentaucher.berlin/
11.08.2018 – Job Jobse in About Blank
A club which is also 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: Funny features like a campfire and some cool places to sit make this club special place.
Job Jobse is a dutch DJ which started his career in Club 11 in Amsterdam. Nowadays you can see him perform on many large festivals: This year he was playing at both Melt and Fusion, which are some of the best festivals in Germany. His music can be described as solid techno with some versatile tunes in it. If you want to listen to one of his livesets, you can find the one from Melt here.
DJs: Job Jobse
Club: About Blank
Address: Alt Stralau 70
Entrance: 12 Euro
Link to party: Website About:Blank
17.08.2018 – Mike Book 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. The club has a nice garden and invites talented local DJs to make sure the music is of the highest quality. During the day you can sometimes find design-markets here and currently you can also watch football here. All in all we can conclude that Birgit & Bier is definitely worth a visit.
Mike Book is a DJ I did not hear about that much till I loved his liveset on Feel Festival. It is full of melody, good beats and nice climaxes. Surprisingly enough it is another DJ from Berlin itself and I personally would recommend everybody to go and check him out on this night. He has been playing for just a few years and already goes in the direction of 10k-followers on Soundcloud. If you want to listen to the set I mentioned above, you can click here.
DJs: Mike Book
Club: Birgit & Bier
Address: Schleusenufer 3
Entrance: 10-15 Euro
Link to event: Birgit & Bier Facebook
18.08.2018 – Seth Troxler 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 long line and about half of the people will unfortunately not get in. So if you want to visit the Berghain, make sure you are prepared for a small disappointment.
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 in the same area. You do not have much to lose and if you get in, you are in one of the best clubs in world!
Seth Troxler is a different caliber of a DJ compared to many other DJs in this list. Most of them are young, talented DJs who are still trying to make their name in the music-business. For Set Troxler that is different: He has been making music for many years, played on festivals like Burning Man, and won plenty of award throughout his career. This should convince you enough to go and see him play live for just 10-15 Euro in Berlin. If you want to listen to one of his live sets before partying, click here.
DJs: Seth Troxler
Address: Am Wriezener Bahnhof 70
Entrance: 14 Euro
Link to event: Berghain Website
24.08.2018 – Lexer in Kater Blau
One of the most popular clubs in Berlin of all times has been the Kater Holzig. If you have read my article about the Kater Holzig, you probably know that it was really a unique place to party in Berlin. But unfortunately the club had to close down and Berlin lost one of his great venues. But lucky enough the people behind the Kater Holzig opened a new place: The Kater Blau. The club is located directly at the Spree and still has this same unique feel to it. It is quite hard to get in, but the place is definitely worth a visit.
If 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.
Club: Kater Blau
Address: Holzmarktstraße 25
Entrance: 12 Euro
Music: Techno, House
Link to event: Kater Blau
25.08.2018 – Sebastian Voigt 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.
The line-up of the Wilden Renate is not as spectacular as the Watergate or Ritter Butzke. The Renate focuses more on local heros so why not get to know some new DJs when you are in Berlin. Besides that the club has many different floors (if they are all open) so you will probably find one which will suit your taste of music. One of the DJs which will be performing on this night is Sebastian Voigt and his livesets are definitely solid. If you want to get an impression before you party in Berlin, check out his podcast for Wilden Renate here.
DJs: Sebastian Voigt
Club: Wilden Renate
Address: Alt Stralau 70
Entrance: 12 Euro
Link to this event: Wilden Renate Website
31.08.2018 – Umami in Ritter Butzke
The Ritter Butzke is one of the clubs in Berlin which is represented in my party-calendar almost every month. If you like to party in Berlin and you love a solid line-up, you will probably love the DJs which are performing in the Ritter Butzke. The good thing is, that the Ritter Butzke has the same entrance-prices as most other clubs in Berlin, so for 10-15€ you can see many popular DJs in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Umami consists of two German friends called Robert and Sam. Their music is versatile and you will hear many covers and familiar music between the climaxes. Umami is just as active on Soundcloud as many other DJs so just have a look over there if you want to listen to some of their music. Personally I really loved their liveset on Fusion 2015.
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Club: Ritter Butzke
Address: Lobeckstrasse 30
Entrance: 12-14 Euro
Link to party: Ritter Butzke
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:
- Wednesday 08 August – Sammy Dee in About Blank
- Sunday 12 August – Teenage Mutants in Suicide Circus
- Thursday 23 August – Daniel Steinberg in Watergate
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.