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Going out in Berlin

Clubbing in Berlin: Open Air Party
Clubbing in Berlin: Open Air Party © GettyImages, Foto: Hinterhaus Productions

Go clubbing

Where are the best clubs and bars? Where do the locals prefer to party? Gain a feeling for the city’s clubbing scene. Berlin’s clubs turn the night into day. Go partying till the sun comes up – and goes down again! Unlike other German cities, Berlin has no official closing time. There’s something on in Germany’s capital all around the clock, any day of the year: events, highlights, entertainment, culture.
Live concerts instead of disc jockeys: check out the jazz clubs. Get grooving with an improvised jam session. The city’s bars serve delicious cocktails for you to reflect on your day and get in the swing for the night. The casinos and some of the clubs are strictly adults only.

Bar jeder Vernunft Berlin in a marquee

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Shall we dance? The nicest cinemas and ball rooms

A good film gets even better in the right cinema: Berlin has lots of especially charming cinemas, either in cosy velvet chic or vintage look or featuring the latest in cutting-edge tech.
Berlin’s ball rooms and dancing schools also offer charming ambience for some tango or swing. We’ve put together some tips for going to a film or going dancing.


  • Zoo Palast: Cinema in Berlin
    : Cinemas


    Our recommendations

    The boundaries between reel and real blur in Berlin's many cinemas, spread out across the city's eclectic neighbourhoods.

  • Berlinale: Roter Teppich vor dem Berlinale Palast in Berlin
    : Cinemas and film festivals

    Cinemas and film festivals

    What was shot where? Explore the world of film, find spots were films were shot, check out unusual cinemas and visit exciting film festivals.
  • Going out and dancing in Berlin
    : Dancing


    Hop and spin the night away

    Berlin offers no shortage of fantastic venues for dancing, whether at one of its famously vibrant techno clubs or a more traditional locale.

  • Dacing in summer in Berlin
    : Tango in Berlin

    Tango in Berlin

    The bandoneón is melancholically playing, the dancers proudly staring straight past their partners and gracefully crossing their legs. Tango is all the rage in Berlin. The city has long since established itself as an important tango metropolis – in many people’s eyes the most important one after Buenos Aires. Whether classic tango argentino or modern tango nuevo, whether in a historical ballroom or in unusual places out-of-doors, Berlin’s tango scene offers a wide range of possibilities for all tango afficionados.

    Tango Dance Evenings

5 reasons why Berlin nightlife is number one

  • There is no official closing time.
  • The sound of Berlin is always new
  • Bring your own style to the party – there’s no dress code.
  • Done partying? Grab some breakfast – any time of the day.  
  • Buses and trains run all night, too.

Where to go in Berlin? Nightlife areas

Smart clubs with cool techno, chill-out parties, sophisticated bars, clubs with live bands: Berlin nightlife is ready for you. Kick off the evening with a musical in one of Berlin’s theatres or an all-stops-pulled show and then dive right into a Berlin night.

We've put together a list for you to find the clubs and bars in the city’s favourite partying areas at a glance.

Capital taste: beers of Berlin

If it’s going to be beer, it’s going to be craft beer. Brewed traditionally, the beverage has returned to its former glory in Berlin. New recipes promise new delightful tastes. Enjoy!

You could also visit a brewery to discover the secrets of Berlin brewing. A nice fresh beer in one of Berlin’s beer gardens in the summer sunshine is a particular treat.

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