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Ada­gio

A pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tion for the posher crowds, the Potsdamer Platz dance­hall is housed in a gor­geous vaulted cel­lar and fur­nished in dec­o­ra­tivechic style. 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

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 ul­tra- se­lected 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

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

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

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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