Berlin is a city designed for those with a hedonistic side to them, as this is a city that knows how to party. Be it in a typical German pubs or a banging house clubs, Berlin has them in abundance.
The Savigny-Platz in Charlottenburg has loads of exclusive bars and restaurants and is a great place to people watch. Another area where you are likely to see one of Berlin’s elite is around Gendarmenmarkt where most of the city’s trendiest bars are found.
For a more livelier and young crowd, head to the Pariser Straße part of town. There are loads of taverns, bars, along with modern nightclubs. During the summer it is especially busy with most of the nightlife taking part on the surrounding streets.
Clubs are dotted around the city, although they can be difficult to get into. Some times it’s good to know the name of the DJ playing to tell bouncers you’re they’re to see them exactly. This will be at 3am of course, because your night will only have begun at 11pm.
Kastanienallee 7-9, Prenzlauerberg, Berlin, Germany
Open-air beergarden, or biergarten as the locals say, which is quite popular with the locals. Nice surroundings and also a good place to be if you are a bit peckish. There's a club next door called 'Bastard' which is good fun.
Open sometime round mid-afternoon until late.
Schiffbauderdamm 8, Berlin, Germany
Drinking in here is a funny experience as you will find yourself drinking beers you weren't planning on drinking. It works like this - whatever beers are most popular are more expensive! Then whatever beer nobody is drinking becomes cheaper. To keep up on whats hot and whats not is a digital screen showing current prices.
Oranienburgerstrasse 42/43, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Situated in Mitte where a lot of the tourists are is this very popular bar with a huge aquarium to calm things down and leaving a very relaxed atmosphere.
Schönhauser Alle 176, Near Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany
With many different live acts gracing the stage at this venue, it isn't surprising that the crowd comes from all quarters. When bands aren't playing live expect to hear all types of music being played over the speakers. You can also visit the beer garden, techno club and art gallery on the same grounds.
Rykestrasse 17, Prenzlauerberg, Berlin, Germany
If you are getting tired of the German beer and fancy downing a few cold VB's this Aussie style pub will sort you out. Live bands play here from time to time.
Open 2pm-late daily.
Bessemerstrasse 2, Near Templehof, Berlin, Germany
If you've heard some crazy stories about Berlin's clubs and want to know what all the fuss is about this is where you will witness everything for yourself. Different theme nights range from gay nights for men on Thursdays where men are advised to wear nothing to Fantasy Outfit nights on Saturdays and Sundays.
Open 8pm-late. Recovery club on Sunday mornings.
Oranienstr. 31, Berlin, Germany
This is a very loud and dark nightclub where anything goes. Join in with other dancers going wild or chill out and have an orgasm (one of the cocktails served here).
Kopeniker Strasse, Berlin, Germany
Loud techno venue, packed with lively ravers. Contains two dance floors and an outdoor garden. Well-known recovery club takes place on Sunday mornings from 7am.
Open Wed, Fri and Sat after 11pm. Cover €3 on Wed, €7 on weekends.
Kantstrasse 12a, Berlin, Germany
Basement pub with a beer garden and also a lively jazz venue. Cover depends on who's playing. Concert tickets available from 5pm or at Kant Kasse ticket service.
Open daily from 8pm.
Lette Str. 6, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany
This cosy bar is one of the most intimate places in the city. Within five minutes of sitting down with a beer and a friend you'll feel as if you're relaxing in your own sitting room. Funnily enough, its name translated into English means 'living room'.
Open daily from 10am-4am.