Partying in Berlin is a great experience. There are not many cities in the world who can compete with the nightlife in Berlin and the great parties are defenitely 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: May 2018
The month May is an great month: The summer is starting, several open-airs will be organised every weekend and if you want to get out of Berlin some great German festivals are also starting in May. But for the people who are staying in Berlin there will be also plenty of cool parties in the clubs. The fact that most of them also have a large garden completes the perfect setting for a nice party-month.
Kollektiv Ost, Oliver Schories and more
As mentioned, May 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 talented DJs like Kollektiv Ost, Reinier Zonneveld will be performing. If you never heard of these names before you can always listen to 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 iso you get a good idea of what to expect.
Below you can find the list of my favourite events to party in May 2018. You can decide to scroll down or click on one of the following links.
04.05.2018 – Dave Dinger in Burg Schnabel
Burg Schnabel is a club which is located directly next to the Birgit & Bier on the Schleusenufer. These clubs can be reached very easily from station Schlesisches Tor. Most of the time you will hear electronic music in the Burg Schnabel but once in a while you might also hear some HipHop or 90s Music. Burg Schnabel is not a very big club, all in all about 400 people fit into it.
If I have to choose my favorite liveset from Fusion 2016, the one from Dave Dinger will definitely be in my top-5. Dave Dinger played on Sunday the 3rd of July and although many people left already he still got the crowd partying like it was the first day of the Festival. His music fits in the category Techhouse and I personally really like his sound. If you want to listen to the liveset I mentioned above, you can find it on this Soundcloud-Link.
DJs: Dave Dinger
Club: Burg Schnabel
Address: Schleusenufer 3
Entrance: 10-15 Euro
Link to event: Facebook Burg Schnabel
05.05.2018 – Marcel Dettmann 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!
The line-up in the Berghain is usually very solid. On this night in Berlin Marcel Dettmann will be performing and this is a very talented DJ. The entrance for this party in Berlin will be 14 Euro and you do not have to worry that the Berghain will close before you are sick of dancing.
DJs: Marcel Dettmann
Address: Am Wriezener Bahnhof 70
Entrance: 14 Euro
Link to event: Berghain Website
11.05.2018 – Matthias Katen 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.
Matthias Kaden is the DJ I would personally love to see perform on this party-night in Berlin. Matthias Kaden is a German DJ which was born in the year 1981. He has been around for quite some time and made a large amount of records in the last decade. His massive amount of followers on Soundcloud and Facebook proof how popular this DJ is. If you want to listen to some of his music before you party, you can click here.
DJs: Matthias Kaden
Club: Wilden Renate
Address: Alt Stralau 70
Entrance: 12 euro
Link to the event: Website Wilden Renate
12.05.2018 – Dirty Doering 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.
The Kater Blau does not invest a lot of money in popular names but there are plenty of talented DJs who are willing to play in this club every weekend. On the second Saturday in May, Dirty Doering will be performing and this guy always offers a very solid liveset. Dirty Doering is a real Berliner and he also plays at German Festivals like Fusion: Here you can listen to one of his livesets.
The entrance of the Kater Blau is 12 Euro and the place can be reached from station Jannowitzbrucke or Ostbahnhof.
DJs: Dirty Doering
Club: Kater Blau
Address: Holzmarktstraße 25
Entrance: 12 Euro
Music: Techno, House
Link to event: Kater Blau
18.05.2018 – Sven Dohse 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.
Originally from Hamburg but relocated in Berlin, Sven Dohse has a big fanbase in both most popular party-cities in Germany. This German DJ used to play on a lot of underground-parties and still does not like to play at large and commercial festivals. That is why he plays on festivals like Fusion and Nation of Gondwana. You can listen a liveset of Sven Dohse on Nation of Gondwana and enjoy his music before partying in Berlin.
DJs: Sven Dohse
Address: Falckensteinstraße 49
Entrance: 15 Euro
Link to party: Watergate Website
19.05.2018 – Bloody Mary 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.
In 2005, Bloody Mary moved from her home in France to Berlin. Since that moment, she has been focusing on her music career more intensively and she gained more fans during every party she played. This is mainly because she really adjusts to her crowd and is in constant interaction with her fans. Her music fits to the city of Berlin, if you want to listen to a liveset, you can click here.
DJs: Bloody Mary
Club: About Blank
Address: Alt Stralau 70
Entrance: 12 Euro
Link to party: Website About:Blank
25.05.2018 – Oliver Schories in Ritter Butzke
The Ritter Butzke is one of the clubs in Berlin which is represented in my party-calender 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 all the other clubs in Berlin. For 10-15€ you can see these popular DJs in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Oliver Schories is a known name in the clubscene in Holland, Germany and many other countries. The last couple of years Schories has gained a lot of fans with his great performances on festivals and his mixtapes on Soundcloud. The amount of followers on Soundcloud are the clear proof for this statement. Schories is offering a nice mix of techno and (deep)house music with some melodic songs but also many booming climaxes. To listen to a Oliver Schories liveset together with Format:B you only have to click here.
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DJs: Oliver Schories
Club: Ritter Butzke
Address: Lobeckstrasse 30
Entrance: 12-14 Euro
Link to party: Ritter Butzke
26.05.2018 – Kollektiv Ost in Birgit
The club Birgit 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.
Kollektiv Ost consists of two friends named Sandro Schäufler and Marcel Schulz. They are originally from Mecklenburg and have been performing as Kollektiv Ost for a couple of years now. Their music has its own style and it is definitely legitime to visit the Kosmonaut just for these guys. If you want to get an impression of there music you can click this link.
DJs: Kollektiv Ost
Club: Birgit & Bier
Address: Schleusenufer 3
Entrance: 10-15 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:
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.