Sunday, 21 August 2011

Berlin - After Dark

The view from the top floor at Weekend night club
Eating and Partying
Berlin has a reputation for being one of Europe's biggest party capitals. So much so that Lady Gaga spent her last birthday at Berghain, a popular techno clubs in the city. There are specific areas which are good for going out. Mitte is great for dinner and bars, there are hundreds of restaurants to pick from. Kruezberg is the up and coming area, the equivalent to London's Dalston. Head here if you want to party with the cool kids. There are also lots of clubs with great outdoors spaces dotted around the city. Dinner normally starts at 8pm and partying can go on until the next day!

Restaurants line the streets

Dinner in Mitte
Opposite the road from Tacheles (see shopping) between Tucholsky Strasse and Auguststrasse is junction full of quirky bars and good restaurants.

Linienstrasse 113
10115 Berlin
Established in 1875 this is the oldest bar in Berlin. Line your stomach with a delicious Wienerschnitzel before heading into Mitte for drinks.

Oranienburger Str. 50
10117 Berlin

Serving up Singapore style cuisine in colourful surroundings, its part of a German chain but a great fuel stop before you head out partying.


Oranienstra├če 34
10999 Berlin

Situated in Kreuzberg, Berlin's most up and coming area, this cafe bar is perfect for late night drinks. If you're looking for Berlins hipster crowd Luzia is the place to be.

The roof at Weekend

Alexanderplatz 5
10178 Berlin

At the top of a brutalist designed office tower block you'll find Weekend. And note it is quite hard to find as there isn't much sign posting. The music? Hard house and electro. In the summer it's all about the views from the rooftop and outdoor dance floor is heaving by 1am.

    the pool at Soho House
  • Soho House Berlin
Torstra├če 1
  • 10119Berlin   I know, I know, I seem to gravitate to the Soho House group wherever I go, but to be fair, you can be sure the crowd will be fun and like minded. So yes it is a members club, don't turn up unless you've preempted your visit, the door staff are militant. The roof top pool is where all the action is.Last time I was here it was minus 10 degrees and yet we still managed to go for a dip in the snow surrounded pool.
  • My friend Todd modelling for White Trash Fast Food!!!

    White Trash Fast Food Club
    Schonhauser Allee 6-7
    10119 Berlin

    Just round the corner from Soho House Berlin is grungy night club White Trash. Expect an arty, muso, fashion crowd, it's filled to the rafters with Berlin's cool kids.

    Berghain for serious clubbers

    Berghain - Panorama Bar and Kantine
    Am Wriezener Bahnhof 
    10243 Berlin

    Located in a disused power station, Berghain stands proud and dishevelled on the outskirts of Berlin. I'm not a huge techno fan, but the site has the Kanteen cafe, Kreuz Friedrichs restaurant and the Panorama Bar too. As I mentioned Lady Gaga celebrated her birthday here. The crowd is a mix of young and old, beautiful people, hipsters, gay and straight, anything goes. Berghain is the archetype of the Berlin club scene.

    Ironic oriental decor inside White Trash Fast Food night club

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