Ten of Berlin's Best Clubs to Get You Dancing

Rachel Beckley

By , Local Expert, Berlin
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One of the highlights of Berlin has got to be its raging nightlife. The city is famous for having some of the worlds best clubs, including a few credited with having created the techno scene that is now so prevalent in Europe. With so many places to choose from, this 10Best list was particularly difficult to decipher, so along with some of the most popular names (leaving out some of the commonly frequented but regularly disappointing tourist traps) we've also listed a number of fantastic, alternative options to make sure all tastes are covered.

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    Berghain

    Local Expert Tip: "Be prepared to queue and potentially be turned away at the door. Also, cameras will be taken off you so don't even bother bringing them out."

     
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    Watergate

    Local Expert Tip: "Come nicely presented but be prepared to queue up and possibly be denied entry for no apparent reason. Door personnel are renowned for being extremely selective about who they let in, especially on busier nights."

     
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    The Pearl

    Finally a upscale hot spot for dancing the night away has landed in the western city center.

    Local Expert Tip: "Go to the website to sign up for the Digital Clubcard (free) to lock in discounts and VIP benefits. The door can be tough on weekends, so dress nicely and be patient when waiting in line. "

     
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    Tresor Club

    The crowd and line-ups may have become more mainstream, but Tresor is still an essential after-dark techno hot spot in Berlin.

    Local Expert Tip: "Electric Monday is one of few remaining Berlin start-of-the-week club nights. Catch next-gen DJs during Wednesdays's New Faces series. "

     
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    Weekend

    Local Expert Tip: "If you've got the stamina to last until the morning, head to the rooftop terrace to watch the sun rise over the city- pretty magic! "

     
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    White Trash Fast Food

    Local Expert Tip: "Arrive before 8pm for free entry and grab a hamburger and a couple of drinks before heading downstairs to hit the club!"

     
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    Prince Charles Bar

    An unusual location, excellent sound and inventive cocktails make this venue a happening stop on the weekend party circuit.

    Local Expert Tip: "Prince Charles is not far from other seminal electro clubs like Gretchen and Ritter Butzke - great for club-hopping! Try the eponymous 'Prince Charles' cocktail: vodka and Cointreau pimped up with lemon, cardamon, Earl Grey and Espuma. Yum!"

     
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    Frannz Club

    Local Expert Tip: "Before you go, check out their website to get the event password for free entry!"

     
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    SO 36

    Local Expert Tip: "For anyone looking for an alternative nightlife experience, true to the culture of Kreuzberg, this is the place to go."

     
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    Havanna

    Local Expert Tip: "Friday and Saturday nights, ladies have free entry until 11pm!"

     

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