Type: Bar, Dance Club, Gay and Lesbian, Late Night / After Hours, Live Entertainment, Live Music
Happy 36th Birthday, SO36! Berlin's bastion of subculture and alt-sounds in the heart of the vibrant Kreuzberg district can look back on a long and storied history. Founded in 1978 and at one point... Read More
Happy 36th Birthday, SO36! Berlin's bastion of subculture and alt-sounds in the heart of the vibrant Kreuzberg district can look back on a long and storied history. Founded in 1978 and at one point managed by the late conceptual artist Martin Kippenberger, this is where the Dead Kennedys and Die Toten Hosen cut their teeth and where Iggy Pop and David Bowie partied through the night. Named for a historic Kreuzberg postcode, it remains a seminal offbeat nighttime venue with a musical roster as eclectic as the crowd: hip hop, techno, drum'n'base, metal and, of course, good old-fashioned punk. Established touring bands hit the stage as much as upwardly hopeful talent. Panel discussions, public readings and political fundraisers are also part of the program, along with neighborhood bingo, karaoke nights, a nighttime flea market and GLBTIQ parties.
- Dance Clubs: "SO36's schedule changes daily, so check the website to see what's on. Concerts often sell out. Drinks are cheap and strong."
- Best for Dance Clubs Because: Any party venue that has managed to remain relevant for nearly four decades deserves our respect.