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 everyone who loves to party.
The unique nightlife of Berlin
A comparison of the known television-channel CNN voted Berlin as the second best city in the world to party. 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 this weekend?
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 for just a few days, you want to be sure you make the most of your nights out. Want to know where to party in Berlin tonight? For every Friday and Saturday in the May 2022 we have listed the best parties. At the end of the article we also listed some parties during the week. Keep in mind that we mainly focused on electronic music.
Niko Schwind, Marcel Dettmann, Mike Book and more
From what we have gathered, we are sure that May 2022 is going to be a great month for partying in Berlin. The line-ups show a pleasant mix of international superstars and local DJs. The clubs are ready to welcome you for long sweaty nights of dancing and awesome vibes. Below you can find the list with parties we chose this month. You can either scroll down or click on one of the following links to jump to the right section straight away:
- Friday 06.05.2022 – Niko Schwind in Birgit
- Saturday 07.05.2022 – AndHim in Watergate
- Friday 13.05.2022 – Mathias Kaden in Ritter Butzke
- Saturday 14.05.2022 – Marcel Dettmann in Berghain
- Friday 20.05.2022 – Ruede Hagelstein in About:Blank
- Saturday 21.05.2022 – Tim Tama in Club Ost
- Friday 27.05.2022 – Milton Bradley in RSO.Berlin
- Saturday 28.05.2022 – TBD
- Party in Berlin during the week
Niko Schwind in Birgit
The Berliner club called Birgit is located on walking distance from station Schlesisches Tor. Besides a popular club it’s also a great beergarden (biergarten). This same garden is also used for open-air parties in the summer. At night you can dance on two dance-floors. Usually one of them is dedicated to techno and the other focuses on all sorts of music (sometimes also 80s & 90s for example). All in all Birgit is a great club to visit if you want to have a great night out in Berlin.
Niko Schwind is one of the many talented DJs of the label Stil vor Talent. This label is from Berlin and was founded by Oliver Koletzki. Besides performing on plenty German festivals, Niko Schwind loves to perform in Berliner clubs. His music fits to Berlin because it’s a versatile mix of deephouse and techno. If you want to listen to one of his sets, you can click here.
DJs: Niko Schwind
Address: Schleusenufer 3
Entrance: 12-14 Euro
Music: Techno, House
Link to club: Birgit & Bier Website
AndHim 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.
AndHim consists of the two friends Simon Haehnel & Tobias Müller from Köln. They have been popular all over the world for quite some time now. Besides the fact that their livesets are great, this DJ-duo are very funny in their video-clips and on social media. They are just fun guys to watch. If you check out their clip Boy, Boy, Boy you probably get what I mean. These guys know how to party and therefore it could be a great choice to go and see them live in Berlin.
Club Name: Watergate
Address: Falckensteinstraße 49
Party-Hours: 23.59 – 12.00
Entrance Price: 15 Euro
Link to party: Watergate website
Mathias Kaden 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. Talented names like AndHim, Lexer and Oliver Koletzki can be found playing here several times a year. In the club you can find three inside-floors, a lounge-area and a garden in which you can also dance. The entrance usually costs between 12-16€ and you can reach this Berliner club by foot from Moritzplatz (U8).
Mathias Kaden is the DJ I would personally love to see perform on this party-night in Berlin. Mathias 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: Mathias Kaden
Club: Ritter Butzke
Adres: Lobeckstraße 30
Party Hours: 23.00 – 07.00
Entree: 12-16 Euro
Link naar feest: Ritter Butzke Website
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’s a great idea to visit the Berghain. The only small problem could be that it not easy to get into the Berghain. It’s one of the most popular clubs in the world and 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 many 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 techno-club in the same area. You do not have much to lose and if you get in, you are in the best club in Berlin!
For one of the best clubs in the world it is not hard to get some popular DJs to play. On this night Marcel Dettmann will be performing along with many other talented DJs. Marcel Dettmann is one of the regulars in the Berghain and therefore is also a wanted DJ for larger international festivals. If you want to listen to one of the livesets of this DJ, you can click here and decide if this is a party you want to visit.
DJ: Marcel Dettmann
Address: Am Wriezener Bahnhof 70
Party Hours: Saturday 23:59 until Mo 04.00
Entrance: 14-18 Euro
Link to club: Berghain Website
Ruede Hagelstein in About:Blank
A club which is located directly at station Ostkreuz is About Blank. If you get out of the train-station on the southern side, you will spot the line of people about 200 meters to the right of the station. The club is famous for its solid techno nights but there are also special events like the gay-party Homopatik. The club has several floors and a large garden which is especially awesome in the summer. If you want to read more, you can check out our article about the About:Blank.
Ruede Hagelstein was born in Berlin and had his big breakthrough as a DJ in 2005. Nowadays he plays at gigs all over the world and people actually buy tickets to see him play. His music fits in the Berliner nightlife perfectly and we expect a very solid liveset from him on this night. If you want to listen to this DJ, we recommend listening to his liveset on Fusion.
DJs: Ruede Hagelstein
Club: About Blank
Address: Markgrafendamm 24c
Opening hours: Friday 22.00 – Saturday 22.00
Music: Techno and Deephouse
Link to event: Website Link
Tim Tama in Club Ost (Magdalena)
The Club Ost (or Magdalena) is a club directly across the street from the Renate. It is located between the stations Treptower Park and Ostkreuz and can therefore be reached easily. Inside you can dance on two different floors and outside there is a very large garden which is used as a biergarten in the summer. On the ground floor you have a sound-installation which makes you actually feel the bass very very good. Club Ost is a club you need to visit if you really want feel the music.
DJ Tim Tama is a DJ we discovered quite recently. Tim is a Dutch guy and has made a name for himself in a very fast pace in the last couple of years. His music definitely fits in the harder styles of electronic music and we expect fireworks during his performance in Berlin. If you want to get an impression of his music, you could listen Tim Tama here.
DJ: Tim Tama
Club: Club Ost
Address: Alt-Stralau 1-2
Party Hours: 23:00 – 10:00
Entrance: 15 Euro
Music: Techno, Electro
Link to club: Club Ost
A club called RSO.Berlin (Revier Südost) is located a bit further east of the center in a district called Schöneweide. This club was opened by the people who previously ran the Griessmuehle. Because Berlin has this awesome public transport network you can still reach this club within 30 minutes from almost everywhere. Just take the S9 to station Schöneweide and after only 5 minutes walk you can see RSO.Berlin. Besides a club the Revier Südost also offers flea markets, a beergarden and many other events and activities.
Milton Bradley is the owner of the Labels Do Not Resist the Beat and Alien Rain. He did some work with Henning Baer and lives in Berlin at the moment. His music fits perfectly to Berlin because he normally plays harder electronic music-styles. This weekend he is performing in the above mentioned club and we would suggest to check him out. If you want to listen to his music already, you can find a Boiler-Room set together with Henning Baer here.
DJ: Milton Bradley
Club: RSO.Berlin (Revier Südost)
Address: Schnellerstraße 137
Party Hours: 23:59 – 12:00
Entrance: 15 ticket, 18€ door
Link to club: RSO.Berlin
Finn Johannsen in Paloma
The Paloma Club is one of these clubs in Berlin which is not known by a lot of people. It’s located at the station Kottbusser Tor which is a very vibrant area to grab a drink before actually visiting the party. From the outside it’s not very easy to spot the Paloma club as its located on the first floor of a larger building. Still it’s a club which often offers a very solid line-up and has reasonable prices.
DJ Finn Johannsen is a DJ who was born in Kiel. He has been around for several decades and often plays gigs in Berlin. He is closely related to both the Paloma Club and the Monarch. His music is a versatile mix of several electronic styles like house and techno. If you want to listen to him play before you actual visit this party in Berlin, you can click here.
DJ: Finn Johannsen
Address: Skalitzer Straße 135
Party Hours: 23:59 – 06:00
Music: Techno, House
Link to club: Paloma Club
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 tonight although it’s during the week, here are some suggestions:
- Sunday 1st of May – Format B in Ritter Butzke
- Thursday 5th of May – Sven Dohse in Watergate
- Thursday 19th of May – Pure Disco in Wilde Renate
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.