Berlin Nightlife Districts

Watergate and Berghain are Berlin’s most famous super clubs, and you’ll find them both in the Kreuzberg district. You should bear in mind that they’re notoriously strict with letting people in, but if you look the part the wait is worth it, if only for the incredible views over the River Spree. Head up to the Panorama Bar on the top of Berghain and enjoy one of the best panoramas in the city.

Urban Spree, just up the road from Berghain, is one of the trendiest places for an al fresco pint. It’s got an industrial hipster vibe, and a relaxed atmosphere. Expect street art, mismatched furniture, picnic benches, and a great craft beer list.

In the Friedrichshain district nearby, you’ll find another great beer garden in Salon Zur Wilden Renate. Enjoy a drink outside or venture indoors and explore the club’s numerous rooms, where you can dance along to some great DJs.

It’s easy to party all weekend long in Berlin, with clubs open all hours. Head to Golden Gate in Mitte, a great little club under the motorway. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a party animal then you can go in on Friday night and not reappear again until Monday morning. You’ll also find King Kong Klub, Kaffee Burger and Weekend in Mitte.

Berlin is so open and approachable that it wouldn’t be right to pick out an area as ‘gay-friendly’. Traditionally though, Kreuzberg, Schöneberg and Prenzlauer Berg are where you’ll find the best of the LGBT bars.

And if all that is far too much for you, visit Philharmonie in the Kulturforum district. It’s Berlin’s most famous concert hall and home to the city’s philharmonic orchestra. The Konzerthaus and Admiralspalast in nearby Mitte are also stunning venues.