Welcome to Berlin Germany Nightlife Gay Scene

Barbie Deinhoff's

 Critics' choice
Bars & pubs

Run by celebrity drag queen Lena Braun, this lively and unusual bar attracts both the more bourgeois members of Berlin's cross-dressing community and the loucher denizens of...

Schlesische Strasse 16

Berghain/Panorama Bar

 Critics' choice

A strong contender for best club in the city, if not Europe. In basic terms, it's a techno club in a former power station, but it has to be experienced to be fully understood....

Wriezener Karree

Die Busche


Die Busche is an East German gay relic: loud, tacky, mixed and packed, this is one of east Berlin's oldest discos and is full of loutish lesbians, gay teens and their...

Warschauer Platz 18

La Cocotte

Restaurants & cafés

Friendly, gay-owned place where good cooking is enhanced by a sense of fun and occasional themed events - such as the Beaujolais nouveau being welcomed by a 'rustic chic'...

Vorbergstrasse 10


Bars & pubsClubs

It's an odd location for a gay bar, wedged among Turkish snack bars in a down-at-heel 1960s development at Kottbusser Tor and visible to the world through picture windows on...

Reichenberger Strasse 177

Neues Ufer

Restaurants & cafés

Established in the early 1970s as Café Nemesis, later renamed Anderes Ufer and more recently recast as its current self, this is actually the city's oldest gay café and was...

Hauptstrasse 157


Bars & pubs

Whatever state you're in (the more of a state, the better), you'll fit in just fine at this boisterous gay den of glitter. It draws customers from right across the sexual...

Oranienstrasse 187



Only in Berlin would a dedicated gay cinema simultaneously be a multiple award-winner for children's programming. Those who have come of age can find gay and lesbian...

Kolonnenstrasse 5/6

ZMF (ZurMoebelFabrik)

Bars & pubsClubs

The initials 'ZMF' stand for 'ZurMoebelFabrik', and the building used to be a furniture factory before this cosy club took over the basement. A bare-brick and concrete...

Brunnenstrasse 10