Berlin’s night scene is as diverse as its residents. The German capital is renowned for its nightlife from among all European cities. Berlin is a nightclub mecca, and it’s no surprise this city was the birthplace of the Love Parade, as the number of techno venues is just overwhelming. All those who like to shake their bones are faced with the hard task of choosing between hip-hop, techno, black music, reggae, or salsa. But those who prefer quieter nights can also find their perfect plan in Berlin’s myriad cocktail bars, theaters, and lounges. Today we’ll give you some suggestions for an unforgettable night in Berlin. We’ll bring you the info, and you bring your inner party animal.
Surely you’ve all heard talk about Berghain, famous for being one of the best clubs in the world, if not the world capital of techno. And it’s no surprise it was described as such, as its sound system, light effects, and atmosphere are simply something else. Three levels full of colors that draw in a huge and varied crowd every weekend. From celebrities to travelers from all over the globe, everyone goes there wanting to experience a magical night. However, not all are so lucky, as Berghain is also known for its strict entry policy and long queues. But we do have some good news: there’s a new app that shows whether the club is worth the visit on any particular night or not.
This old power plant comprises two different spaces: Berghain, for techno lovers, and the Panorama Bar, for those seeking a more relaxed and intimate atmosphere.
Lounge with Views
Catching up with your friends over a drink at a bar is a potential option for a fun night, right? But, wouldn’t it be even better if you could add breathtaking views of the city to that combo? On the twentieth floor of the Europacenter in the Kurfürstendamm Neighborhood is Puro Sky Lounge, Berlin’s trendiest lounge bar. From high above the rooftops, you’ll have a spectacular 360-degrees view of Berlin’s skyline. Guests chill out and dance to the sound of good music. Their style varies, from electronic and house, to hip-hop and R’n’B. Celebrities of the likes of Beyoncé and Lady Gaga have already taken in those views.
What could be better than an afterwork to feel like a true Berliner? The best way to put a close to a long day at work. Those looking to do something a bit different should check out the Roller Disco, at SO36, in the Kreuzberg area. Roller skating beginners and pros alike can show off their moves to the sound of good beats, like funk and hip-hop. But… don’t panic! Those who feel a bit wobbly on wheels can join the starters’ course early on every night.
Bar with Live Music
Easing into the Berlin night with some live music… where? Quasimodo is one of the most prestigious venues for live music, not just in Berlin but across all of Europe. At the fingertips of music lovers is this venue, a jazz club at night, and a terrace in the center of town right by the Theather des Westens in the day. Jazz, funk, soul, Latin, blues and rock are just some of the musical styles you’ll hear in this great atmosphere.
Open Air Cinema
Open air movies under the Berlin night sky… There’s no better plan for a summer night. The city has a number of outdoor movie theaters. Be it right in the skyline of Potsdamer Platz, or with a picnic basket and a blanket in the park, you are bound to find your perfect spot. The season kicks off in May. The open air cinema in Friedrichshain Park, for instance, has everything cinephiles could ever want: from its idyllic summer atmosphere in plain nature, to the option of choosing from among several types of seats. Benches, hammocks, tables and chairs, or blankets. Choice to suit all tastes!
Musicals and Shows
Be it musicals, comedy shows, or dance shows such as “Lord of the Dance”, Berlin offers countless options for a night of spectacle and everyone can find something to their taste. The Friedrichstadt-Palast is the Europe’s largest and most modern theater. Its popular shows, children’s shows, and the Berlinale draw 700,000 visitors to Friedrichstraße 107 every year. The must-see show at the moment is The Wyld, taking audiences on a cosmic voyage in the most exhilarating and futuristic way.