One of Berlin’s biggest attractions is its plethora of underground and/or fashionable clubs, where many of the world’s most famous DJs feed the frenzied, sweaty masses until well past the wee hours of the morning with mostly electronic music. At the Heart of Gold Hostel, we are constantly asked about the best places to go clubbing, but of course tastes differ, so it’s best to do a little research before going out. Here is a short list of a few of the most popular clubs in Berlin.
Berghainwww.berghain.de Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin S Ostbahnhof
The superstar of Berlin’s club scene. Where people happily stand in line in the cold for two hours, just to be denied entrance by a famous bouncer. And where Sunday afternoons are anything but wholesome.
Watergatewww.water-gate.de Falckensteinstr. 49, 10997 Berlin U Schlesisches Tor
Consistently named among the top three clubs in Berlin. Features a superb view from its terrace of the river and the beautiful Oberbaumbrücke, the bridge that connects the Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg districts. Open on Wednesdays.
Tresorwww.tresorberlin.com Köpenicker Str. 70, 10179 Berlin U Heinrich-Heine-Str.
One of the oldest and most influential institutions of Berlin’s techno scene and another good choice (among few options) on Wednesdays.
Weekendwww.week-end-berlin.de Alexanderstr. 7, 10178 Berlin S & U Alexanderplatz
Located on the 12th and 15th floors of a Soviet-style building right next to the TV tower at Alexanderplatz. Touristy and pricy, but the view from the rooftop bar at dawn is hard to beat.
Kater Holzigwww.katerholzig.de Michaelkirchstr. 23, 10179 Berlin S & U Jannowitzbrücke
Walking into this labyrinthine compound is kind of like going down the rabbit hole. A monument to the weird and a hipster favorite. Moving across the river in August.
Club der Visionärewww.clubdervisionaere.com Am Flutgraben 1, 12435 Berlin S Schlesisches Tor / S Treptower Park
A pleasant canal-side destination for mellow party-goers that opens every day at 2pm (noon on weekends).
Matrixwww.matrix-berlin.de Warschauer Platz 18, 10245 Berlin S & U Warschauer Str.
Open every night and to just about anybody.