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Berlin After Dark

Berlin Party Town

Pubs, clubs, parties. Experience night life without a closing time.

You always should remember that Berlin has no official closing time, therefore you can mostly party around the clock. There are after work parties, starting early evening, as well as after parties which actually start in the morning.

You have to get a grip on the Berlin rhythm. Since there is no hurry to get a party started that has no ending, no one starts partying early – except tourists. Normally the evening starts with some food, followed by some performance (theatre, concert) and then party time starts around midnight.

For meeting people and making new acquaintances you can start an easy evening at open hot spots like Admiralbrücke, Warschauer Brücke or Alexanderplatz. At these places mostly hundreds, sometimes thousands come together for a beer or to get the party started. At these hot spots you will hear every language of the world, so you won’t have a problem to get the latest tips about parties and clubs. Berlin citizens are very forthcoming and mostly proud about their district (called Kiez), so don’t be shy to ask someone on the street where to find a hot spot in your area.

Berlin music and party scene is very broad and you can find anything from techno to electro, from reggae to ragga, swing to metal, gothic to ballroom. Great ways to decide how to start (ca. 8-10 p.m.): either you know an artist you want to see, start in a live pub or you grab some drinks and get to know new people.

Since the most prominent party area is in Kreuzberg and Mitte you also can take the underground and get out at some big station, simply follow some people – Berlin is easy. For some drinks you should simply start in the next pub or bar you see. Grab a drink and start talking with people.

Pubs with live music are very popular in Berlin. The Junction Bar (Rock,Jazz, Post Punk) in Kreuzberg, Bassy Cowboy Club (Rockabilly, Rock’n’Roll, Country) in Berlin-Mitte or the Kaffee Burger (mixed styles, Alternatives) also Berlin-Mitte are places to start with a club concert and party all night long.

If you don’t want to decide the right away you can travel to the Kulturbrauerei (Prenzlauer Berg). It was a brewery and today it is an event and party area. Check out the program and decide about concert and parties. The nearby area is specially equipped to handle your pre and post party desires (drinks and food).

Parties start around midnight – when the clubs are opening. There are some world-class highlights of clubbing in Berlin. Berghain, Tresor and Watergate are the most popular clubs for House, Techno and Electro. Soda Club (@ Kulturbrauerei) and Bohannon Club are the places for fans of RnB, HipHop and Black Music.

Everybody loves somebody sometimes and therefore you can meet your someone anytime and anywhere. There are famous singles parties in Berlin – and some where you can get anything. The biggest of all parties for singles surely is Fisch sucht Fahrrad (Fish seeks bicycle). At Clärchens Ballhaus it is not really a singles party but the mingling surely can get a little intense – and it’s a Berlin citizen favorite.

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