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 2017
The month May is an great month: The summer is starting, several open-airs will be organized every weekend and if you want to get out of Berlin some great German festivals are also starting in May. This month offers you some solid line-ups in the clubs in Berlin and the fact that most of them also have a large garden completes the perfect setting for some great parties.
Boris Brejcha, Tiefschwarz, Klangkuenstler 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 superstars like Len Faki, Klangkuenstler, Thomas Schumacher and Boris Brejcha will be performing this month. 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 in Berlin so you get a good idea of what to expect.
Below you can find the list of my favorite events to party in May 2017. You can decide to scroll down or click on one of the following links:
05.05.2017 – 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 friday of 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
06.05.2017 – Boris Brejcha in Ipse
The Ipse is a club which is located close to the station Schlesisches Tor. This part of Berlin is great and also offer plenty of nice bars to have a drink before you party in Berlin. The Ipse is a real open-air-club which is especially popular during the summer months. The club is located directly at the water and looks quite “green” because of the amount of trees. The Ipse is also great to just chillout but that should not be your focus on the 3rd of July: AndHim will be playing on that day.
Boris Brejcha is a DJ who some of you might know because of his mask. As you can see on the image above, you cannot recognize his face during many shows. He describes his own style of music as High-Tech-Minimal and in 2006 his first two hits reached the topcharts for downloads in Germany. In the meantime, more than 10 years later, Boris Brejcha is booked by many large clubs, festivals and clubs. When you want to listen to his music before visiting this event, you can click here.
DJs: Boris Brejcha
Address: Vor dem Schlesischen Tor 2
Entrance: 10-15 Euro
Music: Minimal, Techno
Link to the event: Facebook
12.05.2017 – Thomas Schumacher in Birgit & Bier
Birgit & Bier is another clun 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 cool markets here and currently some of the most important football-matches are also broadcoasted here during the summer. All in all we can conclude that Birgit & Bier is definitely worth a visit.
Thomas Schumacher is another German Dj which has been performing in clubs and at festivals for many years now. He has been around for more than 20 years. Because his livesets are very solid, it is always great when he visits Berlin again. In the summer of 2016 he was also performing on the Fusion Festival and you can listen to his liveset here. His music is a great mix between techno and house.
DJs: Thomas Schumacher
Club: Birgit & Bier
Address: Schleusenufer 3
Entrance: 5-15 Euro
Link to party: Birgit & Bier Facebook
13.05.2017 – 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
19.05.2017 – 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
20.05.2017 – 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
26.05.2017 – Klangkuenstler 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 many popular DJs in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Personally I would love to see Klangkuenstler live and he happens to be on the line-up of this party. His real name is Michael Korb and he is only 23 years old but his livesets are just as perfect as some experienced DJs. You can judge yourself by listening to some music here.
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Club: Ritter Butzke
Adres: Lobeckstrasse 30
Entree: 12-14 Euro
Muziek: Techno, House
Link naar dit feestje: Ritter Butzke
27.05.2017 – Philip Bader in Suicide Circus
The Revaler Straße is one of the coolest streets in Friedrichshain and is connected to the Warschauer Brucke. In this area of Berlin you can find the Astra Club, Rosi’s and also the Suicide Circus. Suicide Circus is one of these raw clubs in Berlin which we all love to visit so much. Suicide Circus also has a garden, so when the weather is bit better in July you can also enjoy the music outside.
Philip Bader is another DJ who was born in Berlin and therefore has a special bond with this city. He loves to come back here and play in different clubs and festivals. His love for electronic music started in 1998 so he is an experienced guy. He did some cooperations with large DJs and together with his friend Niconé he started a label called Dantze. When you want to listen to his music, you can click here.
DJs: Philip Bader
Club: Suicide Circus
Address: Revaler Strasse 99
Entrance: 10-12 Euro
Music: House, Techno
Link to the event: Suicide Circus Website
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.