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Here are some places to go dancing in Berlin. Also, check out the article in our hostel blog about nightlife in Berlin.
Just around the corner! Mon-Thu from 20, Fri from 21, Sat from 22, Sun from 19. The Tanzwirtschaft is not to be confused with “Burger Bar” next door. Long history: first opened in 1890 and run by the Burger family after 1936. It was a meeting point of East Berlin´s dissident scene, hence closed in 1979 “for renovation” by the state security. Re-opened in 1999 with the original design left untouched. The Tanzwirtschaft Kaffee Burger became legendary for the “Russendisco” every 2nd and 4th Sat, featuring bands from Eastern Europe.
at Volksbühne (left side entrance of the big theatre in the middle of Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz - just round the corner, too!).
Red lights, red carpets, red sofas, red everything and a big Lenin picture where the DJ turns the revolutionary tables. Pretty irregular opening days (just go there and see if something is on) and a very diverse programme with everything from readings to tango nights to indie concerts to soul, elektro or pop parties. Admission usually € 5.
(in the Pfefferberg), Fri+Sat from 22. 30something / gasoline-drinking / on-the-rocks-sleeping clientele. Try to look cowboyish or the door will inform you on venues better matching your looks. Yee-ha! Sixties, Rock´n´Roll, Surf, Beat. Has often live music.
(Schönhauser Allee 176a)
April – September, daily 10-6. Enter the park at Katzbachstr / corner Monumentenstr, inside the park take the first way to the right. Named after Jerusalem´s famous crucifixion hill (Calvary for you English-speakers) to make you aware that it´s quite a hike up to Berlin´s only real beer garden – open until dawn. A perfect place to chill and get stranded. Apart from the main ingredient of a beer garden – beer! – some good cocktails, salads and grilled meat are also served. Sports events are shown on big screens and the place even has a small disco, just in case you want to shake your legs.
(shuttle buses from S-Bahn stop Ostkreuz from 23 till 5 – they leave from Neue Bahnhofstrasse / corner Sonntag-strasse). Only open on Saturdays from 11. If you intend to go earlier, take an eastbound S5 or S7 from Alexanderplatz to Lichtenberg, then a tram: line 21 to Köpenicker Chaussee / Blockdammweg – it may be worth it because this newly opened Techno temple has also a super beach bar to enjoy some cocktails on a warm summer evening. Much attention has been paid to details: this building was once an East-Bloc-era computing center!