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
A couple of years ago 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 has so many different clubs to offer, it can be useful to get some help when you are choosing the right place to visit. Especially when you are visiting Berlin for just a few nights, you want to be sure you make the most of your party-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 all in a list for you.
Focus on Techno/Deephouse
Choosing events and parties obviously is closely connected to taste and subjectivity. Therefore we will always attempt to explain why a certain event should be visited and you will also find a link to specific mixtapes and livesets of the DJs or artists. Berlin offers a lot of great Techno and (Deep)House parties, so the events in this party-calendar are mainly focused on that type of music. 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 consider.
Party in Berlin: January 2019
The last months of the year many people visit Berlin because of the Christmas Markets and NYE-Parties. In the beginning of the new year Berlin is a bit more quiet when it comes to tourism. You will notice this when you visit a touristic attraction but also when you want to go party in Berlin. This can mean a great opportunity for people who want to really enjoy the nightlife of the city. Besides more space there are also plenty of great DJs who have time to visit some clubs in Berlin in January. All in all January is a great month to visit Berlin to party.
Job Jobse, Niconé and more
As mentioned, January 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 Job Jobse, Matthias Kaden, Niconé and Jonas Saalbach 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 January 2019. You can decide to scroll down or click on one of the following links:
- 04.01.2019 – Tyree Cooper in Suicide Circus
- 05.01.2019 – Niconé in Watergate
- 11.01.2019 – Jan Oberlaender in Ritter Butzke
- 12.01.2019 – Job Jobse in Berghain
- 18.01.2019 – Philip Bader in Kater Blau
- 19.01.2019 – Baikal in About:Blank
- 25.01.2019 – P.E.A.R.L. in Tresor
- 26.01.2019 – CTM Festival in Berlin
- Party during the week in Berlin
04.01.2019 – Tyree Cooper in Suicide Circus
The Revaler Straße and the whole area around the Warschauer Brucke is one of the most popular party-areas in Berlin. The club Suicide Circus is also located in this area and therefore plenty of people find there way into this club every weekend. The Suicide Circus is one of these raw clubs in Berlin which we all love so much: An old building with a dark dance-floor and great music. When it is warm enough you will also be able to dance in the garden.
DJs: Tyree Cooper
Club: Suicide Circus
Address: Revaler Strasse 99
Entrance: 10 Euro
Music: House, Techno
Link to the event: Suicide Circus Website
05.01.2019 – Niconé in Watergate
Watergate is one of these clubs located at the Spree and a very popular place for both tourist and Berliners. In my opinion the club misses a little bit of the rawness of Berlin but it defenitely offers some great features to compensate. There is a balcony directly above the water and when the sun rises it offers the best view ever. Besides that the line-up of Watergate is normally like a great festival: Many large DJs and great labels. If you want to read more about the Watergate, you can read this article.
The DJ which would interest me the most on the line-up of this party in Berlin, is Niconé. This young DJ is often playing together with Sasha Braemer and is part of the label Stil vor Talent. I have seen Niconé perform several times and his sets are very solid and fun. Here you can find one of my favourites of Niconé which was recorded in “Club Autonomica”.
Adres: Falckensteinstraße 49
Entree: 15 Euro
Link naar feest: Watergate website
11.01.2019 – Jan Oberlaender 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 all the other clubs in Berlin. For 12-14€ you can see these popular DJs in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
The first time I listened to a liveset of Jan Oberlaender was about two years ago. One of his livesets was chosen as the best livesets in 2013 so I had to listen to it straight away and obviously loved the sounds. Last summer Jan Oberlaender also performed at Fusion and since that moment I know this DJ is definitely worth your time. If you want to judge yourself you can listen to his livest on Fusion.
DJs: Jan Oberlaender
Club: Ritter Butzke
Address: Lobeckstrasse 30
Entrance: 12-14 Euro
Link naar evenement: Ritter Butzke
12.01.2019 – Job Jobse 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!
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
Address: Am Wriezener Bahnhof 70
Entrance: 14 Euro
Link to event: Berghain Website
18.01.2019 – Philip Bader 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.
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.
The entrance of the Kater Blau is 12 Euro and the place can be reached from station Jannowitzbrucke or Ostbahnhof.
DJs: Philip Bader
Club: Kater Blau
Address: Holzmarktstraße 25
Entrance: 12 Euro
Music: Techno, House
Link to event: Kater Blau
19.01.2019 – Baikal 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.
The About:Blank is a club which focuses more on local heros than on headliners so the line-up is not as special as the Watergate or Ritter Butzke. Still the organisation knows what they are doing and it can be awesome to get to know some new DJs when you are partying in Berlin. Besides that the club has many different floors and a big garden so there will be plenty of choice. One of the DJs which will be performing on this night is Baikal and his livesets are definitely solid. If you want to get an impression before the party, check out his liveset at the festival Into the Woods in the Netherlands here.
Club: About Blank
Address: Alt Stralau 70
Entrance: 12 Euro
Link to event: About Blank Website
25.01.2019 – P.E.A.R.L. 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.
P.E.A.R.L. was born and raised in Santander, in the north of Spain. In the nineties he got inspired by the UK-House music and you an still hear this sound in his sets sometimes. His music fits in the clubs in Berlin very well, because it is solid techno as we are used in clubs like Tresor, Berghain and Golden Gate. If you want to listen to some music of P.E.A.R.L. before you go and party in Berlin, you can find a liveset in the Tresor here.
Address: Köpenickestraße 70
Entrance: 10-12 Euro
Link to party: Tresor Website
26.01.2019 – CTM Festival in Berlin
During the last weekend of January and the first week of February you can visit the CTM Festival in Berlin. This year it is already the 17th edition of this yearly festival. CTM does not have one static location but is organised in several clubs in Berlin. All the additional information can be found on their website which you can find under this paragraph.
Besides many DJs and performances, the CTM Festival is also about Art. You can buy several tickets which all grant access to different kind of events and shows. As you can see on the website, the festival will take place for one full week in Berlin
DJs: Miss Djax, DJ Marcelle and more
Club: Several Clubs
Adress: Several locations
Entrance: 120-190 Euro
Music: Techno, House
Link to festival: 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:
- Sunday 13 January – Sven Dohse in About:Blank
- Thursday 16 January – Claptone in Watergate
- Tuesday 22 January – David Jach 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.