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Ankerk­lause

A canal- side nau­ti­cal tav­ern. Drinks come with beau­ti­ful views of boats pass­ing by. Daily from 10am (Mon from 4pm) www.ankerk­lause.de. Kot­tbusser Damm 104. T: 030.6935649. U Schön­le­in­straße. F4

Café am Neuen See and Bier­garten

A pleas­ant lakeside beer gar­den in­side the ver­dant Tier­garten park. Open daily from break­fast on­wards. www.cafeam­neuensee.de. Licht­en­steinallee 2. T: 030.2544930. S Tier­garten. C3

Club der Vi­sionäre

The canal- side boat- shack at­tracts young crowds till early morn­ing and be­yond. Daily from 2pm un­til very late (from noon Sat & Sun). www. club­dervi­sion­aere.com. Am Flut­graben 1. T: 030.69518942. U Sch­le­sis­ches Tor, S Trep­tower Park. G4

Dicke Wirtin

A Char­lot­ten­burg in­sti­tu­tion, this old-fash­ioned Ber­liner Kneipe res­tau­rant serves great beer and tra­di­tional Ger­man dishes. Daily from 11am. www.dicke-wirtin.de. Carm­er­str. 9. T: 030.3124952. S Sav­i­gny­platz, S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. B4

Prater

Ber­lin’s old­est Bier­garten serves sim­ple and com­fort­ing cui­sine, sea­sonal spe­cial­ties, and, of course, lots of beer. Daily from 6pm (from noon Sat). www.prater­garten.de. Kas­tanien­allee 7-9. T: 030.4485688. U Eber­swalder Straße. F1

Sch­leusenkrug

The "beer gar­den in the Tier­garten" serves com­ple­ment­ing Ger­man spe­cial­ties to go with your brew, in­clud­ing a va­ri­ety of cakes, Flammkuchen, and a few break­fast op­tions. Daily from 11am. www.sch­leusenkrug.de. Müller- Bres­lauStr. T: 030.3139909. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C3

Am­ber Suite

The per­fect place for over-27s to so­cial­ize while danc­ing and drink­ing of­fers 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 club of choice for techno lovers is 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

Felix Club

A fa­vorite among the rich and fa­mous, Felix has wel­comed such celebri­ties as Ni­co­las Cage, Rob­bie Wil­liams, and Paris Hil­ton. Open Mon, Thu–Sat. www.fe­lix­clu­brestau­rant.de. Behren­str. 72. T: 030.301117152. U Franzö­sis­che Straße. E3

Gretchen

The Green Door has been pro­mot­ing "the power of pos­i­tive drink­ing" for 15

years. www.green­door.de The Kreuzberg club is known for its in­ter­na­tional crowd and eclec­tic DJs, who spin funk, hip hop, drum & bass, and elec­tron­ica. Oc­ca­sional 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 Straße rail­way sta­tion, this club is the place to go for disco, R&B, Latin, dance, elec­tro, house, and techno, played on five dif­fer­ent dance floors. www.ma­trix- ber­lin.de. Warschauer Platz 18. T: 030.29369990. S+U Warschauer Straße. G4

The Pearl

One of the most lux­u­ri­ous clubs in town, the Char­lot­ten­burg new­comer at­tracts the posh­est crowds from nearly ev­ery Kiez in Ber­lin, mostly due to a huge bar serv­ing po­tent 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

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

Tre­sor

Water­gate

Sa­lon zur Wilden Renate

Sui­cide Cir­cus

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

Soda Club

This Pren­zlauer Berg in­sti­tu­ition is a hot week­end lo­ca­tion for lo­cals and visi­tors alike. From Thurs­day to Sun­day, dance all night to disco, elec­tro, and techno. www.soda- ber­lin.de. Alte Kan­tine, Knaack­str. 97. T: 030.44315155. U Eber­swalder Straße. F1 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 Housed in the safe of an old depart­ment store, Tre­sor was the first techno club in Ber­lin’s postWall years. Its dé­cor-free in­te­rior was ex­clu­sively de­signed for afi­ciona­dos of the mu­sic genre. www. tre­sor­ber­lin.com. Köpenicker Str. 70. T: 030.69537731. S Ost­bahn­hof. F3 A two- storey elec­tro, house, and drum & bass tem­ple, right on the Spree River. The mod­ern in­te­rior boasts floor-to- ceil­ing glass win­dows that over­look the wa­ter. Doors are tight on week­ends. Mon and Wed–Sat from mid­night. www.wa­ter- gate.de. Fal­ck­en­ste­in­str. 49. T: 030.61280394. U Sch­le­sis­ches Tor. G4

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