CLUBS

Where Berlin - - NIGHTLIFE -

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

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

Clärchens Ball­haus

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. www.matrix- ber­lin.de. Warschauer Platz 18. T: 030.29369990. S+U Warschauer Straße. G4

The Pearl

Tresor

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.the­p­earl­ber­lin.de. Fasa­nen­str. 81. T: 030.31518890. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. G4 Ber­lin’s wildest club and

nightlife scene is con­cen­trated along Re­valer Straße, near Warschauer Straße. 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- Bres­lau-Str. T: 030.3139909. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C3

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 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

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

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

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 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 floorto- 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

Try one of the cock­tail spe­cial­ties at Green Door (this page), one of Schöneberg's his­toric bars.

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