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Where Berlin - - THE GUIDE -

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

This 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

This old Ber­liner Kneipe restau­rant is a Char­lot­ten­burg in­sti­tu­tion. 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 homely cui­sine, sea­sonal spe­cial­ties, and lots of beer of course! Daily from 6pm (from noon Sat). www.prater­garten.de. Kas­tanien­allee 7-9. T: 030.4485688. U Eber­swalder Straße. F1

Sch­leusenkrug

A re­lax­ing spot for beer lovers amid the lush green­ery of the Tier­garten. Ger­man spe­cial­ties to go with your beer in­clude 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

Spiel­bank Ber­lin

A mod­ern casino of­fer­ing three floors of fun and games, in­clud­ing 20 ta­bles of clas­sic roulette, black­jack, and an ex­ten­sive va­ri­ety of poker op­tions, as well as 350 gam­ing ma­chines. Daily from 11am. www.spiel­bank- ber­lin.de. Mar­leneDi­et­rich- Platz 1. T: 030.255990. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3/D4 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

Known as the “world cap­i­tal of techno,” the club strad­dling the bor­der of Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain (thus the name) is fa­mous for its in­cred­i­ble sound sys­tem, at­mos­phere, and ul­tra­s­e­lected crowd: The door­men are known to be the tough­est in town. 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 celebri­ties like Ni­co­las Cage, Rob­bie Wil­liams, and Paris Hil­ton. Mon, Thu–Sat. www.felix- clu­brestau­rant.de. Behren­str. 72. T: 030.301117152. U Franzö­sis­che Straße. E3

Horns & Hooves

This Pren­zlauer Berg new­comer is an ec­cen­tric com­bi­na­tion of a club, a pi­ano bar, a cabaret, and a cir­cus. www.horn­sand­hooves.de. Danziger Str. 1. U Eber­swalder Str. F1

House of Week­end

Set atop a tall build­ing in Alexan­der­platz, House of Week­end is spread over three floors, in­clud­ing a rooftop ter­race for the sum­mer. The fab­u­lous views match the mu­sic: The DJs are among the best in the world. Fri–Sun from 11pm. www.week­end- ber­lin.de. Alexan­der­platz 7. T: 030.24631676. S+U Alexan­der­platz. F3

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

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

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.

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