Famed for its nightlife and close on Amsterdam's heels for the title of Europe's most liberal city, Berlin offers visitors just about everything from avant-garde and trendy to seriously sexy underground clubs, hip local hangouts and theatre and everything in between!
The Mitte district is a hip and happening spot and boasts some of Berlin's top clubs and bars, but it can be quite touristy. New clubs are springing up in Prenzlauer Berg and Friedrichshain, while Kreuzberg is fast becoming a popular hangout with locals and immigrants alike and is distinguished by its edgy atmosphere. Schoneburg offers some superb cafes, clubs and saunas and is quite popular with Berlin's gay community, as is Nollendorfplatz and its 'pink village'.
Berlin offers plenty of Kneipes, which is the equivalent of a Briton's local pub, where the local brews and old favourites can be sampled. Cabaret is a popular pastime in Berlin and there are many cabaret clubs dotted around this vibrant city offering satirical shows that make fun of the political and social scene.
Live music clubs dominate a lot of the city where well-known and amateur acts are showcased in just about every type of atmosphere, from small and intimate clubs to downright dirty and grungy music halls. Or, for a quieter option, take a night stroll around the city and enjoy the romance of Savignyplatz in Charlottenburg, stopping in at one of the local pubs for a glass of wine.
Public transport is easily accessible making a night out on the town a pleasure to navigate. With all this and so much more on offer, visitors in Berlin will have a tough time narrowing down how and where to spend their evenings.
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