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Nightlife and nightclubs in Berlin

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I'm going to Berlin and wanna do something totally out of this world.

I'm looking at doing something other than visiting one of the babillion theatres.

Any ideas of something different?

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Go to the Sony Center and people watch. After people watching go the Australian bar at the center.

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Zapata in the Tacheles Art House is good

Great place if you like filth :wacko:

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Hi,

I'm coming to Berlin in about a week and would love any suggestions on where to go clubbing.

Aussie_Chick

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If you're looking for something a bit different, I've heard tell of the Russendisko, which may be found either at Kaffee Burger or Rodina.

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Where are the most trendiest places to hang out in Berlin at night? Which are not pretentious but sociable?

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I went to the club at the top of the tower in the Europa Center. The DJ was so-so but the view was great and atmosphere was really hip.

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Club Felix is cool. You have to dress up though.

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I am going to have to strongly recomomend AGAINST the Matrix. Its horrible. The music is shit, the place is generic, and the people are either tourists who don't know any better, sleezy guys looking to pick up on girls, or clubbers that couldn't get in anywhere else. :)

My suggestion would be to check out Watergate or 103 in Kreuzberg, or Privat Club, depending on the night. Cassieopia in F'shain is also good but again it depends on the night. Music can range from hip hop to salsa to soul to electro, so it depends on what you are into. And yeah, Berghain is an experience but I wouldn't get there before 5 or 6 am if I were you. Things usually tend to get really good around that time, in general, in clubs here.

There's also a handful of seriously gritty, underground, amazing places scattered around the city where you will not (hopefully, no offense) find tourists, but you will find amazing people and an amazing party. You can PM me for that info if you'd like... didn't want to spread it around to just anyone. ;)

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I'm staying in Berlin for a couple months and I was wondering what would be some good places to go clubbing? I'm a younger guy, 22, from the USA. Also, if anyone here has clubbed in the USA (LA area specifically), would you mind explaining some of the differences in USA clubbing to Berlin clubbing? I have no problem in the clubs in the USA, but the people in Berlin are entirely different. I've travelled extensively all over Europe and North America, but I have to say the people in Berlin are the biggest pricks in the world (no offense :P), hands down. Yes, I'm sure everyone is nicer once you get to know them, but how the hell is that possible when everyone is such an uptight ass to begin with... I'm pretty sure walking up to girls and introducing myself like I do in LA won't fly here in Berlin, so yeah, any tips would be excellent, just want to meet some people in this city

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Learn the language asshole...seems like you have a problem.And yep I been clubbing also in USA and believe me for pricks take no further look than your own backyard in LA.I bet youre just another american who has come to Europe to see the real world...amd boy its is different from your own self destructing,consuming USA.

But on a lighter note check out Q-dorf for hot chicks...I think they have a gay corner too so you`ll fit just snug there.

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Nice attitude, bro. There's plenty of clubs in Charlottenburg who just love to cater to people like you.

Enjoy.

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I'm pretty sure walking up to girls and introducing myself like I do in LA won't fly here in Berlin

No it won't. Wanna know a secret tip? To get a girl's attention here in Germany, wave your hand back and forth in front of your face (palm side facing your face).

It may sound strange, but it's a traditional Berlin flirting technique.

Works a charm every time.

You can thank me later ;)

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I am going to be the odd one out here, and my German husband is too.. and say that yes, in a lot of hip hop clubs or normal discotheques you will run into some jerks.. Its totally different than in the US, and I have been all over the US east coast clubbing, and Europe...

What kind of music are you into?

maybe I can help you find a club with friendlier people..

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If you like good Electro, British Indie, and dance music like that.. you should try the Magnet Club in Prenzlauerberg on Thursday nights. The entry fee is cheap and the DJ is good on Thursdays! Good luck!

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Gentle Jim:

I do speak the language... asshole... additionally, I'm here studying abroad to improve my German language skills even further and I'm sure that by the time I leave I'll be near fluent. I love how you immediately assume I'm some sort of ignorant American who has traveled to Europe thinking everywhere is just like where he's from. You're wrong, very wrong. Regardless, your response EPITOMIZES the kind of attitudes I've been getting from Berliners. A friend from Muenchen said its called Berlin Schnauzer or something along those lines. You ask for directions (auf Deutsch) around here and you get this "What the f*** are you doing?" look or they'll just look at you and literally just walk away. Try to start a conversation in a bar with a similarly aged group of people and they just sit and stare at you. I've lived LA, NY, various smaller west coast cities and travelled all over Europe. Berlin takes the cake for unapproachable unfriendly citizenry, hands down. I wasn't trying to insult Berlin in my first post, not by any meausre. It's a different place with a different culture, but you have to accept, even if you live here, that its not friendly, at all--I think I would like this place a whole lot more if I had grown up here.

I can understand the unfriendliness in other parts of Europe. For example, in France and especially the south of France (i.e. Nice, Eze, in and around Monte-Carlo) they get blitzkreiged with ignorant disrespectful tourists every summer who drive up house prices, food prices, cab prices, everything and then leave again once the weather turns. In Monte-Carlo its even worse--the locals (i.e. the people who clean everything around Monaco, not the billionaries) can't even afford transportation once the rich tourists descend on the area. In Berlin, you definitely do not have this problem. For the past two weeks I've been searching and mulling over what could be the cause for such unfriendliness, but I can't figure it out. Maybe someone can explain it to me, because, as always when I visit a new culture, I'm visiting to learn.

In response to your comments about assholes in my own backyard, if you clubbed here, then you are most certainly going to find pricks in the club. Many of the clubs here are all about flexin, stuntin, showin what you got--not a friendly thing. However, if you try to talk to people in regular bars or ask for directions on the street, you'll find everyone much more approachable, yes, even in the premier US snob cities like LA and NY.

This wasn't intended to be any sort of rant against Berlin, but if you're going to try to label me as some ignorant and disrespectful American, then this is the kind of reply you can expect.

sweetieberlin:

I prefer hip-hop clubs in the USA, but I've heard that Berlin is the best place to hear home-grown German techno, so I'd definitely like to experience that. Any place you can suggest where someone from a different culture is least likely to be an immediate outcast would be great :P

EDIT: I should point out that I have been having a great time in Berlin after meeting a bunch of people through my studies, however I'm studying at an international academy of sorts, so everyone I've been able to meet has not been a Berliner.

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For techno, try Tresor. I'm no expert, and I'm sure there are possibly more underground venues than this venerable old institution, but if you love techno you will be in safe hands there. Re: the type of crowd you can expect, it's usually a real mix, pretty unpretentious, people just out to get trashed and dance. Have fun.

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I'm coming to Berlin next weekend. So where's a good night spot for a hip middle age woman to hang out?

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I'm staying in Berlin for a couple months and I was wondering what would be some good places to go clubbing? I'm a younger guy, 22, from the USA. Also, if anyone here has clubbed in the USA (LA area specifically), would you mind explaining some of the differences in USA clubbing to Berlin clubbing? I have no problem in the clubs in the USA, but the people in Berlin are entirely different. I've travelled extensively all over Europe and North America, but I have to say the people in Berlin are the biggest pricks in the world (no offense ), hands down. Yes, I'm sure everyone is nicer once you get to know them, but how the hell is that possible when everyone is such an uptight ass to begin with... I'm pretty sure walking up to girls and introducing myself like I do in LA won't fly here in Berlin, so yeah, any tips would be excellent, just want to meet some people in this city

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i have to disagree. i never met a person here that i thought was a total "prick." and when i came here i only knew basic german. ppl were more than happy to help me out if/when i needed any (in a shop, directions, etc.) having someone walk away after you've gotten their attention to ask them for some directions in their native language no less? never happened to me. that just seems strange to boot.

anyway, what kind of responses did you expect with your post? i mean, if you start a topic in a forum about/for/with berliners, what makes you think people will 1. help you out and 2. be nice to you when the first thing you post is about how us people in berlin are the "biggest pricks in the world" (and then try to play it off by saying "no offense" .. of course we're offended and you'll just perpetrate your nonsense stereotype because people will respond in prick-like manner since you asked for it in the first place, imo.) just try to think a bit before you post. ...and that's why there's the silly saying "you get more bees with honey." hint hint. so, saying that gentle jim's response "epitomizes" the kind of response you typically get, well... why don't you have a look at yourself before judging the people around you? (hmm.. i dont know much about him, but didnt that cool guy with the beard and the sandals a long ass time ago say something similar? can't really remember...)

ps. ok, you know the language, good for you. but it seems to me that you don't understand why people are the way they are here. so i would recommend picking up a book about the german psyche, or more specifically, reading up on the northern german or berliner psyche. berlin is an anomaly compared to other german cities and there are many reasons why.

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