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Ankerk­lause

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

Café am Neuen See

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

Kater Blau

Born out of the ashes of the leg­endary Kater­holzig club, Kater Blau fea­tures a top-notch soundsys­tem driv­ing beats from the best DJs. Rau­cous week­end par­ties with a car­ni­val-like at­mos­phere. The place to go for those who don’t get past the bouncer at Berghain. Fri–Sat from mid­night. www.katerblau.de. Holz­mark­t­str. 25. S Ost­bahn­hof. G3

Ma­trix

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 at­tracts the posh­est crowds, mostly due to a huge bar serv­ing po­tent cock­tails and a large dance floor pop­u­lated by pro­fes­sional dancers. Thu–Sat un­til 7am. www.the­p­earl- berlin.de. Fasa­nen­str. 81. T: 030.31518890. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. G4

Soda Club

This Pren­zlauer Berg in­sti­tu­ition is a hot week­end lo­ca­tion for lo­cals and visi­tors alike. From Thurs­day to Sun­day, dance all night to elec­tro and techno. www.soda- berlin.de. Alte Kan­tine, Knaack­str. 97. T: 030.44315155. U Eber­swalder Straße. F1

Tre­sor

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

Water­gate

A two- story 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, Wed–Sat from mid­night. www.wa­ter- gate.de. Fal­ck­en­ste­in­str. 49. T: 030.61280394. U Sch­le­sis­ches Tor. G4

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