It is a unique experience to party in Berlin. Not many cities in the world can compete with the nightlife of Germany’s capital. With its extreme opening-hours, reasonable prices and awesome line-up the city is just a great place to visit for everybody who loves to party.
The great nightlife of Berlin
A comparison of the known television-channel CNN voted Berlin as the second best city in the world to party (only Ibiza scored higher). The party 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 these two aspects, the different techno-clubs in Berlin also offer very reasonable prices: For about 10-15 Euro you can go and party in Berlin and see some of the greatest DJs from all over the world.
Where to party in Berlin?
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 nights out. In this article we will present the best locations to party in Berlin in the current month. We tried to select the best locations for electronic music and the best DJ’s and put them all in a list for you to enjoy.
(No) Parties in April 2020
In the months March and April 2020 all clubs in Berlin will be closed. This is to prevent the corona-virus to spread even more in crowded cities like Berlin. Obviously this is a very big loss for all party-lovers but we should mainly keep in mind how hard these times will be for the clubs in Berlin. They will not have their usual income and might have to fire employees to survive. If you want to help you can find a lot of information on the website UnitedWeStream. The Berliner clubs are also streaming livesets from there to make you get through the corona-crisis.
Umami, Marcel Dettmann, Mimi Love and more
As mentioned, the upcoming month has plenty to offer when it comes to entertainment for the nights. A nice mix of local DJs and international artists will make you very motivated to party in Berlin in February. Below you can find the list we came up with, you can either scroll down or click on one of the following links to jump to the right section:
- Friday 06.03.2020 – Edgar Peng in Golden Gate
- Saturday 07.03.2020 – Yetti Meißner in Birgit
- Friday 13.03.2020 – Stereo Express in Watergate
- Saturday 14.03.2020 – Schlepp Geist in Kater Blau
- Friday 20.03.2020 – Rødhåd in Berghain
- Saturday 21.03.2020 – Kollektiv Ost in Ritter Butzke
- Friday 27.03.2020 – Ron Wilson in Tresor
- Saturday 28.03.2020 – Mike Book in Suicide Club
- Party in Berlin during the week
Edgar Peng in Golden Gate
The Golden Gate is one of these raw Berliner clubs. The club is located in an old and ruinous building between Jannowitzbrucke and Alexanderplatz and does not really look that inviting from the outside. The door-policy is not as tough as some other Berliner Clubs but still people get rejected occasionally. This club is for the music-lovers and not for people who want to shine. Because of its extreme opening-hours and underground-style, the Golden Gate fits perfectly in the nightlife of Berlin.
Edgar Peng is a DJ who is currently living in Berlin and therefore also performing in Berliner Clubs quite often. His presence and music is a nice fit with the nightlife of the capital and if you want to listen to his music before partying in Berlin, just click over here.
DJs: Edgar Peng
Club: Golden Gate
Address: Dircksenstrasse 78
Entrance: 10-12 Euro
Link to club: Website
Yetti Meißner 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. One thing some of you probably like about this Berliner club is that there is one floor where they play 80s, 90s and HipHop.
Yetti Meißner is born in Berlin and one of the DJs of the label of Sisyphos. Many people started being a fan after her great performance on Fusion 2015 with Oliver Koletzki Back to Back. If you were not at that great festival you can listen to the liveset here.
DJs: Yetti Meißner
Address: Schleusenufer 3
Entrance: 12-14 Euro
Music: Techno, House, 80s & 90s
Link to club:Birgit & Bier Facebook
Stereo Express 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 definitely 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.
Stereo Express is a Belgian DJ who must of you might know from the remix of Sweet Dreams of Eurythmics. He made that remix in 2012 and that year you could not visit a festival without hearing that track at least once. Since that year Stereo Express got quite popular and has been playing on several large festivals. Last year he was also performing on Fusion and you can listen to the liveset here.
DJs: Stereo Express
Club Name: Watergate
Address: Falckensteinstraße 49
Entrance Price: 15 Euro
Link to party: Watergate website
Schlepp Geist in Kater Blau
One of the most popular clubs in Berlin of all times has been the Kater Holzig (and before that Bar25). 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.
An interesting name on the line-up of this party in Berlin is Schlepp Geist. Personally we really enjoy the livesets of this DJ who is originally from Rostock. His music is a nice mix between house and techno and he has been playing in clubs all over the world so you do not have to worry about the quality of the music. But if you still want to hear it for yourself, you can listen to a liveset on Fusion.
DJs: Schlepp Geist
Club: Kater Blau
Address: Holzmarktstraße 25
Entrance: 12-14 Euro
Music: Techno, House
Link to event: Kater Blau
Rødhåd 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!
Just like many other DJs which are mentioned in this monthly article, Rødhåd is a DJ who is based in Berlin itself. His real name is Mike Bierbach and he is famous for his deep electronic sound. Rødhåd can be found in Berliner techno clubs on a regular basis and on this night in Berlin he will perform in the Berghain. If you want to get an impression of his music you can click here .
Address: Am Wriezener Bahnhof 70
Entrance: 14 Euro
Link to club: Berghain Website
Kollektiv Ost 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.
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.
Win 2×2 Free guest-list spots
We are allowed to give-away guest-list tickets this month, for the party mentioned above in the Ritter Butzke. All you have to do can be found under the following post on Instagram. The winners will be published on social media on the day before the actual party.
DJs: Kollektiv Ost
Club: Ritter Butzke
Adres: Lobeckstraße 30
Entree: 12-14 Euro
Link naar feest: Ritter Butzke Website
Ron Wilson in Tresor
The Tresor is one of the most unique clubs in Berlin. De club is located in the Köpenicker Straße in Berlin-Mitte and the place is literally located under the ground. The location reminds most visitors of an 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 Jannowitzbrücke and the door-policy is not as difficult as many other clubs in Berlin.
Ron Wilson is a DJ I would love to see perform during this party-night in Berlin. Besides a talented DJ Ron Wilson is also very funny guy to follow on social media. His profiles on Facebook, Instagram or Soundcloud already give you a feeling what kind of guy this is. His music is very versatile and it is always a surprise what you going to hear when Ron Wilson starts playing. If you want to listen to his music, you can check out this set.
DJs: Ron Wilson
Address: Köpenicker Straße 70
Entrance: 10-12 Euro
Link to party: Tresor Website
Mimi Love in Mensch Meier
The club Mensch Meier currently is one of the more popular places to party in Berlin. Most people love this club because of the laidback vibe and the typical raw style. The club is located close to Volkspark Prenzlauer Berg so you can reach it from station Landsberger Allee by foot. The three different floors often focus on electronic music but one of them also offers disco and older hits from time to time. Altogether Mensch Meier is definitely a place you want to visit when you come to Berlin to party.
For Mimi Love it all started in one of the most famous techno-clubs in Berlin called Bar25. Unfortunately this club has been closed for many years but Mimi Love is still performing in Berliner Clubs like Kater Blau on a regular Basis. Besides that she also at other festivals and parties all over the world. If you want to listen to her sound before partying in Berlin, you can click here.
DJs: Mimi Love
Club: Mensch Meier
Address: Storkower Str. 121
Entrance: 12-14 Euro
Music: Techno, House, Disco
Link to club: Mensch Meier
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:
- Tuesday 3rd of March – Sierra Sam in Suicide Club
- Thursday 12th of March – Oliver Huntemann in Watergate
- Wednesday 25th of March – Globus in Tresor
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.