At the corner of Simon-Dach Str. Ul, 12, or 15 to Gorlitzer Bahnhof or night bus N29 to Heinrichpl. A mess of waterside tables tangled in rose vines-some indoors, some outdoors, some with chubby sofas, some in boats. Music includes hardcore Ostrock, disco, techno, reggae, Schlager and more. F, Sa women free until midnight. This small, dark, and intense club mixes it up: Su-M Goth, Tu hippie music, W parties, Th live bands, F-Sa varies.
Japanese industrial-chic motifs, chairs with 8 ft. The basement has live music, fiction and poetry readings, and another, darker bar. See it to believe it: Palm trees, rotating African art, and a sand floor. Reggae and hip-hop in a huge space. Live music on the ground fl. Open W and F-Sa llpm-6am.
Inoperative disco balls, mummy overhead lamps and formidable dragon busts deck an interior half designed like a mausoleum, half in gloomy medieval style. Open Su-Th 6pm-2am, F 6pm-5am, Sa llam-5am. Rustic themed, with lots of brick, wood, and comfortable nooks. Posted: Tuesday December 3 2013. Shrines to Elvis, Chinese lanterns, flaming booths, tiki torches, glowing tigers, and other glittery kitsch.
Downstairs former bank vaults flicker in strobe light as ravers sweat to hardcore techno; upstairs the music is slower. Dance floors open F-Su and sometimes W from 11pm. One of the best techno venues in Berlin. Plastic retro space robots and loud electronica. Partiers show up around 2am. Also the site of political meetings, lesbian events, and an anarchist bookstore.
F hip-hop, Sa drum and bass. Open daily from 5pm, Sa from 11am. This hip, homey cafe-bar is very un-Pren-zlberg. The bright, laid-back bar on the ground floor is like a living room. Open in summer only, daily from 10pm. In a former East German cabaret, its doubledancefloors fill with electroloungers Th and Sa. Garden with grill in back.
Open M-F noon-late, Sa-Su lOam-late. Open F-Sa from 5pm, Su from 4pm. Less outrageous and more genuine than many of its neighbors. M poetry reading followed by a party. Foosbail and a pocket-sized dance floor. The new location is a little small and see-through, but still has foosbail. Enormous party space in a former East German brewery.
Wild at Heart, Wiener Str. Open M-F from noon, Sa-Su from 11am. A bar, performance space, Afro-Brazilian eatery, and club run by a socialist collective in a steel and concrete courtyard. Open Th and Sa from 11pm, Su from 10pm. How do you make your bar stand out on the strip? Open daily from 7pm, music from 10pm.
Th-Su vegetarian brunch buffet llam-4pm. . Neither a typical heavy metal bar nor remotely typical for this area, the Egyptian-themed Eck attracts a young crowd with relentless metal videos, a decent selection of beers and both pool and table football. A massive dance packs in a friendly crowd for techno, hip-hop, and ska-often live. U6: Mehringdamm or night bus N4, N19, or N76.
The secret to the bittersweet frappes is instant coffee crystals. Open M-F from 4pm, Sa-Su from noon. In Monbi-joupark, across from the Bodemuseum. A small menu changes weekly and there's live Bundesliga football on weekend afternoons. This expansive village of Kultur houses everything from the popular clubs Soda and Kesselhaus to a Russian theater to upscale cafes and an art school. By Monbijoupark under the S-Bahn tracks west of Hackescher Markt.