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Berlin is an absolute must for the party-goer with bars, pubs and clubs to suit every taste, and some of the most original venues to be found anywhere in the world. The city's famed ability to regenerate means that many a derelict shell has been revamped into the latest hip joint to be seen in. Be warned, Berlin is vast and many of the better places are hidden away - check out our directory and note down a few addresses first, or you could spend more time looking for the bars than drinking in them!
Directory of places to drink in Berlin
There are 111 Berlin pubs and cafes on our website at the moment, and we update our listings frequently. When looking for a place to drink in Berlin, either use our search facility provided above, or browse through our bar and cafe directory. Berlin has a splendid range of pubs and clubs to choose from, so we're sure you'll find something to suit your fancy. If you think we should list any pubs, bars or nightclubs which are not already on our site, please do write to us and let us know! We need your feedback to help us make Berlin Life the most comprehensive guide in English to life in Berlin!
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Berghain & Panorama Bar
reviewed by Antonia
from United Kingdom
"This was my third visit to Berghain, my first 2009, then 2011 and then last Sunday. All three times I have been on the guest list but first two times that made no difference to whether I got in or not as I had to get past the bouncers first before telling the person at the booth I was on the list. This time I was informed beforehand that you could walk up to the front and say you are on the list which I did (I was with my husband and another couple). The door staff were quite blunt but ok otherwise although we felt were let in through gritted teeth as we were on the main DJs list (they even argued amongst themselves the way we pronounced the DJs surname which was quite bizarre and amusing at the same time). We didn't even try to attempt to hide the fact we were English. What people need to remember is that (a) this is a gay sex club, you need to understand that this is their territory and they need to feel comfortable here (b) us Brits have an appalling reputation abroad and quite frankly are not very likeable to a lot of people although of course I agree you shouldn't tar everyone with the same brush but sadly some people have given us a terrible name. I have a friend from Berlin who has been to Berghain over 100 times. She has seen many locals turned away too and I have heard the bouncers are actually very nice guys. They are doing their job. She doesn't think it's about race. They are trying to keep the tourists out but in a way what do they expect? If they insist on putting these world class DJs on they are going to attract non gay clubbers to this club. Anyway to the night itself.... I had a great time, music did not blow me away like it did previously but the place is special and had a great groove and vibe. The reason I'm giving this 6/10 is because of the most RUDEST bar man I have ever encountered who served me in panorama bar. I was tired by this point as I had done 14 hours and asked for a diet coke as I didn't want to drink anymore. He started screaming at me in German and I thought it was because he couldn't hear me so I repeated my order twice more and then he screamed I don't like the way u looked at me. I can honestly say I have never been so confused in all my life. My husband spotted the commotion walked over and basically told him to stuff his drink and said come on we are going home and the guy then practically pulled out this gymnastic movement, jumped over the panorama bar and started shouting and trying to shove the diet coke at us. We hopped to it with him trailing us past the cages, into Berghain and down the stairs all the while shouting and pushing my husband. We did a runner out of there. He was a very very angry man, no idea what his problem was and wont be going back. Can't wait to explore Berlin and check out new places as I certainly don't intend judge Germans from this one experience! Sorry Berghain 6/10 for me this time. You had your day, time to shut up shop before u don't finish on a high. Sad but true."
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