48 Hours in.. Bohemian Berlin
Berlin, it’s chic but down to earth, it’s cool but grounded, it’s the ultimate party city and it has a lot more on offer than just sleepless nights. Yes, it will be the best partying of your life, but you might also experience your best cheap eat, see incredible art and learn more about history, too.
Sodom and Gomorra
Torstraße 164, 10115
Named after the biblical cities of sin this place is a good starting or ending point for your night. This is an Ultra lounge, meaning it’s part bar part club. The crowd are chic hipster meets fun Berliner. You won’t regret your visit.
The Chelsea bar
Torstraße 59, 10119
If House and Techno isn’t your thing but Indie music is, then this is your place in Berlin. The bar is beautiful yet unpretentious, you definitely want to have a cocktail here. If you’re in Berlin for the weekend and wake up with a sore head on Sunday, head here first. They have the best Bloody Mary’s and tunes to sooth your hard-core soul.
This road has a bunch of great boozers to check out. Homes bar (a lovely chill cocktail bar), Mysliwska (a fun spot for locals and tourists), Barbie Deinhoff's (affordable and low key), Zur Fetten Ecke (one of the most popular on the street) and L.U.X. (super cool club playing all types of music).
Falckensteinstraße 49, 10997
This go-to club is located under a bridge and always has a great atmosphere. Lots of d’n’b, and the policy of no photos makes you stay in the moment. In the morning hours, the outdoor garden is a great place to be. The crowd is friendly, the sound system good and great lighting. Turn up at 1am for ease of getting in.
Vor dem Schlesischen Tor 3, 10997
In the uber-trendy neighbourhood of Kreuzberg you will find Chalet. With the biggest outdoor garden in a Berlin club, complete with a pond and swing – you can find Berlin’s best DJs (mainly house and techno). If you want to feel like you are partying back in time, come here.
Köpenicker Str. 70, 10179
This is one of the most respected clubs in Berlin - open for almost as long as Berlin has been unified and the originator of house and techno.
If it wasn’t for Tresor, Berghain probably wouldn’t exist so show some respect.
Salami social club Frankfurter Allee 43, 10247
This place has quality pizza, craft beer and the nicest staff to serve it to you. If you are there on Thursday night you can get a slice for only 1EURO so you can try all the different pizzas on the menu.
Torstraße 134, 10119
This is the place for Sushi (especially their Crunchy Dudu – yellowfin tuna, sesame and cucumber served with guacamole) but there are many other different types of Asian food from curry to pho.
Am Falkpl. 5, 10437
Don’t let the name fool you, this is an awesome US style steakhouse. The meat is corn- and grain-fed so it’s always delicious. They also make a top-class burger which is known as the best burger in town. Oh, and their chicken wings are the best, too!
Alternative Berlin tours
There are many great history tours to choose form but if you are looking for something different check out Alternative Berlin tours. Not only are these tours free (tip your tour guide) they show you another side to the city.
In the middle of the Spree at the top of the Island sits five museums including the famous Pergamon museum, which holds classical treasures, and the Altes National Gallery.
On Sunday, this is the place to wander, sight see and if you are lucky to buy something unusual. This flea market has something for everyone and once you are done you can go to nearby Café Anna Blume - an institution in Berlin.
25 hour hotel bikini
Budapester Str. 40, 10787
In up and coming West Berlin, the hotel is next to the Zoologischer Garten so if you have a jungle room booked you have views of the Zoo. The super cool rooftop Monkey Bar offers a great starting point for your night and an excellent breakfast in the morning.
Torstraße 1, 10119
The famous Soho House offers rooms to non-members and Berlin is a great one to visit. The hotel is beautiful and in the best location for seeing the sites. The only problem is, with three restaurants and bars, a pool, spa, library, cinema and shop, you might not want to leave the building.