Berlin is one of the best cities in the world to drink and party in.  It is a late city so don't expect places to get busy till around midnight, and at the weekends many places will stay open until customers leave




Hafen is maybe my favourite bar in Berlin and always guarantees a great night. This Berlin institution has been around for just over quarter of a century and is still going strong with it's casual crowd and grunge glam decor.  Throughout each night it can go from packed to quiet several times, so enjoy the journey and it's often busiest from midnight.  Hafen frequently holds events and on these nights it is normally packed

the coven

The Coven arrived in 2014 in Mitte and is really worth a visit.  Always busy and most of the evening comfortably so. Great music played, fantastic drinks and cocktail list as well as excellent friendly service.  Mixed crowd, but always with a cool vibe.



stagger lee

Stagger Lee is a great gem hidden in Schöneberg and is a speakeasy style cocktail bar, recently voted one of the top 50 cocktail bars in the world.  Extensive innovate cocktail list and the bar is normally busy but never packed beyond comfortable.  Pre booking is recommended if you know your plans, or just swing by and see where the night takes you.

other places to drink


All of these suggestions are with the gay man in mind - you have been warned...

Prinzknecht - One of the only bars that will have a busy, cool crowd from early in the evening.  Peaks from around 11pm - 1am

Heile Welt - Busy lively fun cocktail bar - generally good music, great cocktails and a lively crowd 

Sally Bowles - Art cafe and Cocktail Bar - hit and miss but worth a drop in