Nightlife in Berlin

There are night clubs and nightclubs. So your first decisions are, would you rather dance or just spectate, and what sort of music appeals to you?

Many legendary Techno clubs grace the city, amongst them 90 Degrees, Pfefferberg, Duncker and Toxic Basement, though most of these provide varied programmes with a wider range of music featured during the week.

A broader selection of music is regularly on offer at clubs like Speicher in Friedrichshain, or at Waschhaus in Potsdam. But specialised taste is also catered for. SO 36 in Kreuzberg is famous throughout the alternative music scene, Flirt in Hellersdorf for its serious dressers, Knaack Club for its Hongkong Karaoke evenings and Kit Kat Club for its attempt to recreate the "sin city" Berlin of the 20s.

The chance to try out some fancy Latin steps? Then La Charanga in Wedding, with its mix of Meringue and Salsa in a Carribean atmosphere, or Havanna, in Schöneberg, a three level disco.

Reggae and Soul? Then Fou Na Na tucked away under the S-Bahn arches in Tiergarten is the place for you.

Current hits from the Charts? Then Big Eden on Ku'damm is a safe bet to dance the night away or just sit at the bar reflecting on how tastes change!

KulturbrauereiIn the summer months, many of the larger venues are hired out for enormous allnight public parties - the participants can be spotted at street cafes having breakfast at four in the afternoon the next day - but if you prefer something a bit more intimate, try one of the Arts Centres, like the Kulturbrauerei or the Kulturfabrik, for an evening or late night of anything from nostalgic Ostrock (DDR music) to Ska.

As you might expect clubs open, close and change their programmes quite frequently, so it's best to check the current programme before you commit yourself. And expect to pay a somewhat inflated price for drinks when you're inside. But you can be pretty sure, whatever you want, it's there waiting for you somewhere. Let us help you find it.

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