It is not a unique image in Berlin: An old building, full of graffiti and street-art, which seems to be a dull and boring building during the week transforms into a crowded place during the weekends. The Berlin club About Blank is defenitely one of the best examples for a building with two different faces.
Club at Ostkreuz
When you ask people about the best clubs in Berlin, you will often receive answers like Sisyphos, Berghain or Watergate. These clubs are very popular and well visited, but the About Blank is one of these more silent clubs which made a name in the last couple of years. Even the real Berliners like this club, especially for it’s non-commercial style and the raw looks. When you pass the club during the week you will not expect a lot, but in the weekends you will find long lines and great parties here.
The photo above confirms that the entrance of About Blank is not very impressive. But as soon as the door closes behind you, all you can do is enjoy the great ambiance. Besides the two main dancefloors on the inside. Besides that, one of the great benefits of the club About Blank is the fact that it has a large garden. In this garden you can find funny gadgets like a small caravan and a bungelow with alternative music in it. If you get cold you can dance around a fire and often there are also party-tents to offer the visitors a third floor to dance. As the photos confirm: About Blank is a real Berlin-styled-club which can be compared to the Kater Holzig (R.I.P) or Sisyphos.
Besides the fact that About Blank is probably the best club I have been the last couple of months, they also have a very versatile program when it comes to parties. Usually one of the floors is dedicated to techno but on the other floors you can find a whole lot of different styles of music. One party which is organized more than once a month is called Homopatik. As the name already indicates: This party in About Blank mainly focuses on homosexual party-people. But I can guarentee that this party is also great for hetero’s. The atmosphere is absolutely great and the music is good as always.
Door-Policy, Entrance and more
The door-policy of About Blank is not extremely strict like some other clubs in Berlin but there is also not a guarentee that you will get in (like the Rosi’s). In general we can conclude that if you are not totally wasted and have a normal attitude you will have no problem to enter About Blank. The entrance varies from 10 to 15 euro (depending on the DJ’s and the programm). Normally you will pay a bit more if there is a special weekend-program but this also means that you can party two or sometimes three days in a row. Beers (Becks) are 3 euro by the way.
Hopefully my enthusiasm about the club About Blank has been made clear in this article. The club is defenitely in my top3 clubs in Berlin and if you have not visited this club yet, you should do it as soon as possible. If you want more information about the club and it’s line-up, I would advise you to checkout this website.
The About Blank facts
For the lazy readers and the people who watch pictures I wrote some of the most important facts regarding About Blank below:
Address: Markgrafendamm 24c
Public Transport: Station Ostkreuz
Entrance: 10-15 euro
Beer: 3 euro (Becks)