Berlin is not only the capital of Germany, it is also the capital of German nightlife.
Underground, avant-garde, progressive, and hip – there are many words to describe the club scene in Berlin. From Electro and Pop, to Indie, Rock, and contemporary live music, you can club in Berlin to your heart's content.
So get out on the dance floor, and enjoy an unpretentious, affordable, and unforgettable night in the city that really never sleeps.
Before you set off to explore Berlin's clubs, read our guide to get the most out of your night; find out when to go, what to wear, and how to find the best club in Berlin.
When to Go Out in Berlin
The clubs in Berlin are dead before midnight and only come to life around 2 or 3 a.m. Most clubs don't even open their doors until 11 p.m., so do as the Berliners do: Prefunk at a bar before hitting the dance floor.
There are no fixed closing hours, so you can dance the night away until the sun comes up over Berlin.
Style Guide for a Berlin Club
Don't worry too much about dressing up for going out. Most Berlin clubs don't have a dress code. Berliners are relaxed when it comes to style and follow the motto "Anything goes".
How Much Does a Night Out Cost?
You can have a great night out in Berlin and not break the bank. The cover charge varies from club to club, but will only set you back between 5 and 12 Euro.
Beers are usually between 2,50 and 3,50 Euro, and for a long drink or cocktail you'll pay between 4,50 and 6 Euro.
Finding a Club in Berlin
Check out the club listings in Berlin's weekly magazines called Zitty and Tip, or the English language paper The Ex-Berliner. You should also look out for the free magazine 030, which offers good club listings and current events.
The Berlin districts that are famous for their vibrant club scenes are Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, Friedrichshain, and Kreuzberg.
Make sure to check out our list of the Best 5 Clubs in Berlin.
Finding an Underground Club in Berlin
You've probably heard about the underground clubs and bars in Berlin that spring up from nowhere one weekend and disappear forever the next. So where are they?
You'll find these clubs in backyards, old warehouses, and even basements of residential buildings. Often when leaving another club or event, you'll be handed a flyer for these parties. You should also check with the local staff from your hostel and fellow Germans clubbers.
Keep your eyes and ears open, especially in the Eastern neighborhoods of Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg. After all, part of the adventure is finding these clubs...