Music & Nightlife

Discover the best Berlin clubs, cabaret and places to see live music



Best cabaret and alternative nightlife

Neues Ufer

  • Rated as: 3/5
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Established in the early 1970s, this is one of the city’s oldest gay cafés and is located off the beaten Schoneberg track. The former name Anderes Ufer (‘The Other Side’) was changed to Neues Ufer (‘The New Side’), symbolising a new beginning. A favourite

  1. Hauptstrasse 157, 10827
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Chamäleon

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This beautiful old cabaret theatre with a whiff of decadence about it is located in the famous courtyards of the Hackesche Höfe. The focus is on stunning acrobats combined with music theatre. It attracts a diverse audience and is Berlin's most comfortable and

  1. Hackesche Höfe, Rosenthaler Strasse 40-41
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Kleine Nachtrevue

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Used as a location for many films, this is as close as it gets to real nostalgic German cabaret - intimate, dark, decadent but very friendly. Nightly shows consist of short song or dance numbers sprinkled with playful nudity and whimsical costumes. Special weekend

  1. Kurfürstenstrasse 116
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Berlin's best LGBT clubs

Berghain/Panorama Bar

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The hippest and hardest electronic music club in Berlin, if not Europe. The building is a Communist- era power station transformed into a concrete cathedral of techno on two floors, with the mixed Panorama Bar upstairs and Berghain below. Saturday nights see Berghain

  1. Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243
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Südblock

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A former beer-slinger from Möbel-Olfe opened this bar for Kreuzberg’s increasingly large gay population in 2010. Located under the round- about housing development at Kottbusser Tor, the mixed (but girl-heavy) crowd enjoy nightly drinks and dancing, as well as many

  1. Admiralstraße 1-2, 10999
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Schwuz

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Thirty years old, this bar/cafe/club recently moved from its Kreuzberg home to a new location at Rollbergstrasse 26 in Neukolln, with a 25-hour opening night party that saw 56 DJs across three dancefloors, pumping out the signature Schwuz mix of indie, pop,

  1. Rollbergstrasse 26, 12053
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