If you pass the building during the week, you would not expect this place to turn into a vibrant party-place during the weekend. Just like many clubs in Berlin, the About Blank is located in an old and discrete building with plenty of street-art on the walls. Although this club might not show up on lists with most famous clubs in Berlin, it is definitely a place you should visit if you love to electronic music.
Directly next to station Ostkreuz
It’s always an advantage if a club is easy to reach. The About Blank is located directly at one of the bigger train-stations called Ostkreuz. After a long night of partying in Berlin it should therefore be easy to get back home (or find your way to the next party). It’s also not bad that there are loads of affordable bars and restaurants on the other side of the station. This gives you the opportunity to meet up with friends for some food and drinks before visiting the About Blank.
About the club About Blank
Don’t let the simple entrance fool you. Behind the doors of the About Blank you will find some of the best electronic parties in Berlin. There are two dance-floors with different styles of music played by local talent and international DJs. Usually one of the floors is dedicated to techno and the other floor focuses on house, disco or other electronic music. All in all it’s nice to have the opportunity to switch music-styles during the night.
Large open-air garden
Besides the two indoor floors, the About Blank also offers its visitors a large garden. Besides chilling or enjoying a campfire this third floor is turned into an open-air location when it’s warm enough. These outdoor-parties are always something special and we would recommend visiting them whenever you get the chance. During the summer the About Blank often stays open for several days in a row so you will not have to worry about opening-hours.
One of the most popular events in the About:Blank is called Homopatik. It’s organised at least once a month and is one of the most popular gay-parties in Berlin.
From what we’ve experienced so far, the door-policy of About Blank is not as strict as clubs like Berghain, Sisyphos or Kater Blau. If you just ask normal in the line and do not arrive with a big group of boys you should be fine. It can be smart to not arrive at the prime-time of the night which is between 01.00 and 02.30. This will increase the change of getting in and also avoids standing in line very long.
Keep in mind that it’s never guaranteed that you will get into a club in Berlin. If you get rejected, it’s best to just accept it and find another club to have a great night (e.g. Ritter Butzke, Wilde Renate or Watergate).
Prices and practical information
The About Blank is offering a great nightlife-experience for a very reasonable price. Just like most other techno-clubs in Berlin the entrance-fee is about 12-15€. Especially if you can get a stamp and come back to party a day later, these prices are very fair. The drinks start at 3€ and there is also a pizza-corner in front of the club. The pizzas are nice and also affordable. As mentioned you can reach the About Blank by travelling to station Ostkreuz.
Name: About Blank
Address: Markgrafendamm 24c
Public Transport: Station Ostkreuz
Entrance: 12-15 euro