Going out in Berlin

Going out and partying in Berlin

Berlin is well worth a trip and this is also shown by the over 30 million overnight stays that guests of the city used in 2015. This corresponds to a growth of 4.2 percent. Almost all of them also want to go out in Berlin. But where can you go?

If you want to find the right location to celebrate in Berlin , you will be spoiled for choice in this big world metropolis. Because Berlin has a lot to offer its guests. There are both the hip clubs in the central areas and countless trendy pubs with a family atmosphere or small, secret corner pubs that are only known to the locals.

Out and about in Berlin

No matter where you stay in Berlin, you can get to every corner of Berlin quickly and inexpensively by public transport such as bus, tram or underground and suburban trains. These usually drive in 5 to 10 minute intervals and are therefore more suitable than your own car, which often gets stuck in rush hour traffic or where you often not only need a lot of time but also nerves due to the time-consuming search for a parking space, especially in the center.

Another advantage of choosing this form of transport: Sometimes you can meet the real Berlin originals here or suddenly find yourself in the middle of a filming or a fashion show in the subway. Often times, the journey on public transport becomes an experience in itself.

Going out in Berlin

In any case, when visiting Berlin, a guided city tour should be on the agenda for anyone outside the city, either by sightseeing bus or from the water on one of the many ships.

Berlin can be easily explored by ship
Berlin can be easily explored by ship

Many locals also use this opportunity from time to time to relax and learn something about their city at the same time. Because the German capital is so diverse that even Berliners can and want to rediscover it again and again. Also for shopping fans holds Berlin much ready for its visitors.

On Kurfürstendamm alone, the trendy shops of all well-known designers and high-quality brands are lined up next to trendy clubs.

The “Kuhdamm”, as Berliners affectionately call it, is the main thoroughfare that stretches from Grunewald to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church at the zoo.

No reason

If you want to experience Berlin in the evening and the highlight par excellence, you are in the right place in the “ Bar Any Vernunft” theater in Wilmersdorf . From the outside rather inconspicuous, inside a wonderland of a different kind opens up to the visitors.

For a beer: It doesn't have to be "devoid of all common sense"

The stage itself is set up in the Art Nouveau style in the form of a magnificent mirror tent. The guests sit around small tables and can enjoy the program undisturbed and dine carefully.

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There is also an original program with the big stars from the comedy and chanson scene, such as the Pfister siblings or Max Raabe. Places can be reserved in advance for 19-37 euros.

To me or to you

The  To Me or To You seems to be the name of a bar that is particularly frequented by singles. Although this bar is well attended at all times, it is not only used as a towing shed , but is primarily a chilled scene bar not only for Prenzlauer party-goers.

Free swimmers

If you like it a little quieter: The free swimmer is ideally suited if you long for rest and relaxation after a hectic day. Directly at the Flutgraben you can go for a walk in the middle of the city and yet in quiet surroundings by the water and stop in the cafe and restaurant “Freischwimmer” on a houseboat.

Cafe and restaurant: dinner in the free swimmer

If you want to do some physical activity afterwards, you can also borrow a canoe or kayak here.

Bar thousand

Bar Tausend is an insider tip . The special thing about it: You can’t recognize it as a bar from the outside. Nevertheless, you can find the well-groomed manager as well as the typical hipster Berliner and many celebrities from film and television here every evening.

Anyone who wants to be let in by the bouncers should dress smartly and stylishly. The ambience of the bar under the S-Bahn arches on Schiffbauerdamm is tastefully furnished with comfortable, heavy armchairs. Entry costs 10 euros.


But it is also a little simpler and less complicated. If you want to mingle with the ordinary people of Berlin and still want to see something of the city, you should visit the Klunkerkranich .

This deliberately improvised-looking bar on the roof of the Neukölln Arcaden has the special charm of the imperfect. The guests sit here under the open sky and can enjoy the skyline of Berlin at sunset. A swimming pool is also set up on hot days. The “Klunkerkranich” is therefore also very suitable for families.

Cafe Einstein

The Einstein café in the Tiergarten district is furnished in the style of a traditional Viennese coffee house and offers, in addition to a fine breakfast, an extensive menu and a rich selection of cakes. This makes it a popular contact point both for its non-local Berlin visitors and for the numerous prominent regular audience .

The Cafe Einstein: a Berlin institution

Conclusion: going out in Berlin

All visitors to this world metropolis should definitely take several days to explore this city of superlatives. Depending on their preferences, everyone will find exactly the right location here, regardless of whether you are traveling as a couple, single or with your family.

If you get hungry for a hearty kebab after a night of drinking, for example, or would like to order a delicious breakfast at night, you can do so in one of the numerous locations that are open 24 hours a day.

Recommended here are the Bagdad bistro , the 24-hour kebab in Berlin-Kreuzberg, the “Schwarze Café” in the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district, the “Café Logo” in Blücherstrasse with a large screen and of course the Blue Bye bakery in the Bergmannkiez, which is constantly fresh Bakery products also come with small Turkish snacks.

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