Top 10 Best Nightclubs in Berlin, BER [2020 GUIDE]

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Here's the list of the best clubs in Berlin that you should definitely check out.

Berghain

Best nightclub in Berlin!
Berghain

New York has swag, Rome has history, and Berlin has legendary nightlife. And perhaps no club in Berlin (or the world, for that matter) is more hallowed than Berghain. Set in a former East German power station, this cavernous, nondescript warehouse is the Holy Grail for techno fans, hosting three-day-long debauchery-induced raves. Every weekend, the club attracts some of the best DJs from all over the planet to spin and pump beats so intense that they ring in your bones instead of your ears. These days, the club’s notoriously hard door policy is as famous as the club itself. But if you don’t make it past the 1,000-foot cue, don’t fret: Berghain is just one of more than 200 clubs in Berlin. And from techno temples to mellow canal-side haunts, there's something here for everyone.

  • Am Wriezener Bahnhof Berlin, BER 10243 Germany
  • Friedrichshain
  • 12 am - 1 pm Sat, All Day Sun
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Watergate

Watergate

Stylish and sleek, with fantastic LED disco lights illuminating the tunnel-like main dance floor and bar, Watergate is one of Berlin's more modern clubs. It also boasts incredible views over the Spree from its dance floor, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows and a terrace that's directly on the water. The club attracts well-known electro and techno DJs; do some lineup research before planning a night out here—especially since the bouncers might quiz you on the DJ du jour.

  • Falckensteinstr. 49 Berlin, BER 10997 Germany
  • Kreuzberg
  • 11 pm - 2 am Sat
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Suicide Circus

Suicide Circus

The Suicide Circus is a midsize techno club in Friedrichshain, Berlin. With an indoor and open air floor they offer party goers electronic music in town.

  • Revaler Str. 99 Berlin, BER 10245 Germany
  • Friedrichshain
  • 11 pm - 10 am Wed - Thu. All Day Sat, Sun
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Ritter Butzke

Ritter Butzke

Ritter Butzke is located on the ground floor of a former factory in Kreuzberg. It began as an illegal club in 2007, but went official two years later. The venue has four main dance floors, plus an outdoor courtyard that's open in the summer. In 2018 the club added a wine bar called "Weinbar Butzke".

  • Ritterstr. 26 Berlin, BER 10969 Germany
  • Kreuzberg
  • 6 pm - 6 am Wed, 12 am - 6 am Thu, 12 am - 10 am Fri - Sat, 10 am - 6 pm Sun
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Yaam

Yaam

YAAM—short for Young African Arts Market—is a sprawling Spree-side beach club that makes for an oasis in a grittily post-industrial section of Berlin. After passing through the gate, you'll see the complex unfold along street art-bedecked partitions to reveal a concert hall, as well as a sandy beach area (complete with loungers), African and Caribbean food stands, and a basketball court. This delightfully eclectic club is one of Berlin's quirkiest spots to dance all night, chill on a sunny afternoon, or pop in for a special event.

  • An der Schillingbrücke Berlin, BER 10243 Germany
  • Friedrichshain
  • 11 am - 10 pm Daily
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $

Golden Gate

Golden Gate

Nestled beneath the Jannowitzbrücke train stop, Golden Gate is one of Berlin's grittiest clubs. The interior is small, dark and mostly free of decoration. It's known for having exceptionally long operating hours, even for Berlin—most weeks there's one party on Thursday night that finishes on Friday afternoon, then a second one that starts on Friday at midnight and lasts until Monday morning. The club consists of one main dance floor, a small sitting area, a bathroom section upstairs and a small garden in the summer. The music is mostly up-front tech house, usually by Berlin-based DJs.

  • Dircksenstr. 77 Berlin, BER 10179 Germany
  • Mitte
  • 11:30 pm - 12 pm Thu - Sat
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Tresor

Tresor

A 30-year-old icon of Berlin's clubbing scene and a huge influence on the country's techno culture, Tresor was originally located in the vault of a department store in East Berlin. After some years of difficulty, it reopened in 2007 in a 236,000-square-foot abandoned power plant. The new digs carry on its techno revolution tradition: The derelict space of the factory, complete with a state-of-the-art sound system and red lighting, is an ultra-intense experience for even the most passionate clubber. It includes three interlinked floors play house and electronic music, while an almost-100-foot tunnel leads to the main dance floor.

  • Köpenicker Str. 70 Berlin, BER 10179 Germany
  • Mitte
  • 11:45 - 6 am Mon, Wed, Fri - Sat
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Salon Zur Wilden Renate

Salon Zur Wilden Renate

If you’re looking for a place to stumble down a dreamy rabbit hole, Salon zur Wilden Renate is the perfect place, thanks to an atmosphere that screams debaucherous party—in your grandma’s house. On its famous theme nights, don’t be surprised to see trippy and individually decorated rooms, dance floors blaring everything from electro to disco and everything in between—and maybe even an indoor treehouse. There’s also an outdoor courtyard area, if you can find it, with its own bar that makes for a great space to catch your breath before diving back into the madness—or crashing on the benches and divans peppered throughout the rooms.

  • Alt-Stralau 70 Berlin, BER 10245 Germany
  • Friedrichshain
  • 11:45 pm - 9 am Thu - Sat
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Kater Blau

Kater Blau

Kater Blau is the new club on the holzmarkt area, which is situated on the old area from bar25 and bar24. It is open 12 am - 12 pm Friday through Sunday.

  • Holzmarktstr. 25 Berlin, BER 10243 Germany
  • Friedrichshain
  • 12 am - 12 pm Fri - Sun
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Arena Club

Arena Club

Located on the River Spree behind several warehouses at the edge of Treptow in Berlin, arenaclub is the smaller club venue located behind the bigger Arena Berlin. With a dance floor flanked by two bars, arenaclub offers a close, intimate experience perfect for pounding techno with a small balcony lounge area for seating and a clear view of the rest of the club and revellers below.

  • Eichenstr. 4 Berlin, BER 12435 Germany
  • Treptow
  • 10 pm - 6 am Wed, Fri - Sat
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

There are many other clubs available in Berlin like

Check out the venues section for the full list of nightclubs.

Berlin Nightclubs FAQ

What time does the headlining DJ usually start performing in Berlin clubs?

The headlining DJ will usually start performing around 12:00 AM.

How long do DJs play in Berlin?

The headlining DJ or artist usually plays a 1 to 2 hour set.

What is the dress code like at Berlin nightclubs?

Guys can wear nice jeans and a form fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button down shirt. Girls can wear jeans or a comfortable but stylish dress if they prefer. Of course guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to clubs.

How can I get into Berlin nightclubs for free?

Some Berlin nightclubs have a free ladies guest list, and have a free even ratio guest list – free if you have the same number of girls (or more) in your party.

Keep in mind that many Berlin nightclubs are more exclusive and require bottle service to get in. You can sign up for the guest list on our events page.

How can I book bottle service for Berlin nightclubs?

You can book bottle service directly on Discotech by visiting the Berlin page.

How much is bottle service at Berlin clubs?

Bottle service and table minimums at nightclubs can get pretty expensive in Berlin, but every nightclub is different.

The best way to find out is to visit the events page and choose the event you're thinking of going.

Should I buy tickets to get into Berlin nightclubs?

If the nightclub has tickets, we recommend buying tickets during holiday weekends and for big name artists. The ticket line is generally faster and shorter than the guest list.

Many nightclubs in Berlin are bottle service only – meaning you must book a table reservation in order to get inside.

Which Berlin nightclubs play EDM and electronic music?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best EDM nightclubs in Berlin.

Which Berlin nightclubs play hip-hop?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best hip hop nightclubs in Berlin.

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