Techno, techno, techno. What other kind of music could provide an appropriate soundtrack to those legendary 48 hour parties that give the city its reputation as a world capital of hedonism? Among the top clubs in Berlin are Weekend
(Alexanderplatz, week-end-berlin.de), Watergate
(Falckensteinstraße 49, water-gate.de), Berghain
(Am Wriezener Bahnhof, berghain.de) and Tresor
(Köpenicker Straße 70, tresorberlin.com), the last two are both located in old power stations. Berghain is famous for its “no camera” policy and dark rooms where “anything goes” (except photography, logically).
For live music, you are spoilt for choice, with some of the more popular venues including b (Falckensteinstraße 47, liveatdot.de) and Junction Bar
(Gneisenaustraße 18, junction-bar.de), where there are live bands and DJs every day. White Trash Fast Food
(Schönhauser Allee 6-7, whitetrashfastfood.com) is a mix of restaurant, tattoo parlour and gig venue, where more than 400 rock bands play each year.
Also be sure to check out Clärchens Ballhaus
for some Weimar-style frivolity and dancing.