Over the last few years, Berghain has pretty much become the undisputed king of the top Berlin nightclubs, and to many it’s even the world’s best. Certainly even picky local clubbers seem happy to wait over an hour to get in when other clubs have no line at all. Inside the old power plant it calls home, the flavor is typically Berlin—minimal techno and house pounds against an artfully grungy post-industrial backdrop. Cutting edge light systems blaze on gigantic concrete dance floors, though several more relaxed bars and backrooms (including some infamous dark-rooms—truly dark —where anything goes) offer respite for the evenly balanced gay and straight crowd. Photography is strictly prohibited and just having a camera with you will provide the notoriously picky bouncers a reason not to let you in. If you look like a tourist you won’t get in, either. Otherwise, entry costs around €10. The club opens on Fridays and Saturdays from midnight until sometime the following afternoon, with 3AM—9AM as the busiest time.
- Type: Bars, Gay & Lesbian, Beer Gardens, Pubs, Cocktail Bars, Clubs, Ice Cream Parlors
- Accept Credit Card: visa, mastercard
- Nearest Train: Ostbahnhof