CLUBS

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Ada­gio

The crowd is classy and el­e­gant at this Pots­damer Platz dance hall. Housed in a gor­geous vaulted cel­lar and fur­nished in dec­o­ra­tive- chic style, this night­club is a popular des­ti­na­tion for the posher crowds. Open Fri& Sat 11pm– 6am. www.ada­gio. de. Marlene- Di­et­rich- Platz 1. T: 030.2589890. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Am­ber Suite

This fun club for over-27s is the per­fect place to so­cial­ize while danc­ing and drink­ing. There are two dance floors ( play­ing house, dance mu­sic, and black beats), three bar lounges, a buf­fet with bar­be­cue in sum­mer, and a pleas­ant ter­race for chats un­der the stars. Open Fri from 7pm till late, Sat from 8pm. www.am­ber­suite.info. Marien­dor­fer Damm 1. T: 030.74070609. U Ull­ste­in­straße. Off Map

Berghain/Panorama Bar

The num­ber one club for techno lovers. Fa­mous for its in­cred­i­ble sound sys­tem, at­mos­phere, and ul­tra- se­lected crowd: the door­men are known to be the tough­est in town. Dress code strictly ca­sual. Fri mid­night– Mon morn­ing. www. berghain.de. Am Wriezener Bahn­hof. T: 030.29360210. S Ost­bahn­hof. G3

Clärchens Ball­haus

Dance to a dif­fer­ent style of mu­sic ev­ery night at this popular, cen­tury- old dance hall. It’s salsa on Mon­day, tango on Tues­day, swing on Wed­nes­day, cha cha on Thurs­day and live Tanzkapelle on Fri­day and Satur­day. Daily from 11pm. www.ball­haus.de. Au­gust­str. 24. T: 030.2829295. U Rosen­thaler Platz. E2

Gretchen

The DJs play funk, hip hop, drum & bass and elec­tron­ica at this in­ter­na­tional and eclec­tic Kreuzberg club. Oc­ca­sional live con­certs. Fri & Sat. www.gretchen- club.de. Oben­traut­str. 19-21. T: 030.25922702. U Mehring­damm, U Hallesches Tor. E4

Mag­net Club

Rock, in­die, and punk evenings, and dance floors both in­doors and out­doors. Open Tue–Sun. www.mag­net- club.de. Fal­ck­en­ste­in­str. 48. T: 030.44008140. U Sch­le­sis­ches Tor. G4

Ma­trix Club

Lo­cated un­der the base­ment vaults of the Warschauer Str. rail­way sta­tion, this club is the place to go for disco, RnB, latin, dance, elec­tro, house, and techno, played in five dif­fer­ent dance floors. www.ma­trix- berlin.de. Warschauer Platz 18. T: 030.29369990. S +U Warschauer Straße. G4

Prince Charles

A stylish club set in an old swimming pool build­ing. Tiled walls and con­crete floor­ing are the main el­e­ments of its dé­cor. Cock­tail bar in the evening, wild dance club at night. Fri–Sun night. www.princecharles­ber­lin.com. Prinzen­str. 85F. U Moritz­platz. F4

Puro Sky Lounge

High- heeled crowds in a sleek, lux­u­ri­ous set­ting, with fab­u­lous views from the roof of the Europa Cen­ter. Dress up. Wed–Sat from 8pm. www.purober­lin.de. Tauentzien­str. 9-12. T: 030.26367875. U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten, U Wit­ten­berg­platz. C4

Roses

Kitsch is the word at this fun gay- and straight­friendly Kreuzberg bar. Cheap drinks. Daily from 9pm. Oranien­str. 187. T: 030.6156570. U Kot­tbusser Tor. F4

Salon zur Wilden Re­nate

In an old res­i­den­tial build­ing on the cooler side of Friedrichshain, Wilde Re­nate is hugely popular with young and wild Ber­lin­ers. Antlers, grand pi­anos, and heavy cur­tains cre­ate the at­mos­phere, and the sound sys­tem is im­pec­ca­ble. Thu–Sat from mid­night. www.re­nate.cc. Alt-Stralau 70. T: 030.25041426. S Trep­tower Park, S Ostkreuz. H4

Sui­cide Cir­cus

Fri­day is techno night, while Satur­days lean more to­ward house and tech-house at Sui­cide Cir­cus, a trendy and sweaty club that has hosted some of the best DJs in Europe. Out­door dance floor in sum­mer. Wed– Sun. www.sui­cide- berlin.com. Re­valer Str. 99. S Warschauer Straße. H4

The Pearl

One of the most lux­u­ri­ous clubs in town, this Char­lot­ten­burg new­comer at­tracts the posh­est crowds from all over the city. Huge, round bar serv­ing great cock­tails and a large dance floor pop­u­lated by pro­fes­sional dancers. Open Thu Sat un­til 7am. www.the­p­earl- berlin.de. Fasa­nen­str. 81. T: 030.31518890. U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten G4

Tre­sor

Housed in the safe of an old depart­ment store, the Tre­sor was the first techno club in Berlin’s post-Wall years. Dé­cor-free and es­sen­tial, this place is ex­clu­sively de­signed for techno lovers. tre­sor­ber­lin.com. Köpenicker Str. 70. T: 030.69537731. S Ost­bahn­hof. F3

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