Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Berlin

Weekend
A knock-out combination of beautiful people and beautiful city views the ultra-hip Weekend is one of Berlin's hottest clubs. Arrive late dressed in your trendy best to make it past the 'face-control'.
Tausend
Ritzy and glitzy Tausend attracts a high-flying crowd.
Kit Kat Club
Infamous for its starring role in the Liza Minnelli film Cabaret the KitKat club is now known for its more 'adult entertainment'.
Magnet
One of the best venues to catch up-and-coming rock acts.
Chalet
A grand historic building housing the best DJs in Berlin, Chalet is a crowd pleaser thanks to its striking facade. 
A-Trane
New York style jazz bar that's always packed.
40 Seconds
Sexy minimalist lounge with breathtaking views.
Lovelite
Lovelite's large gallery space and idiosyncratic vibe pays homage to Berlin's squat party heritage albeit in a chicer incarnation.
Wasserwerk
As you might have guessed from the name, this lovingly-restored waterworks is quite a site – as are the international dishes and middle-of-the-road guests.
Yaam @ Hoppetosse
Berlin's premier reggae party is always upbeat and full of interesting characters.
Yorckschlosschen
This grass-roots jazz club is the only one Hg2 recommends outside Charlottenburg.
SO36
This gay and lesbian venue is a Kreuzberg institution.
Bar Jeder Vernunft
Synonymous with Berlin's Roaring '20s cabaret and continues to draw a crowd.
La Folie
Chef-owner Roland Passot knows a thing or two about French cuisine.
Geburtstagsklub
From the music policy to the crowd - diversity is the name of the game at Geburtstagsklub.
Trust
An exclusive club for scene-conscious revellers, Trust puts on a decadent party, but only for those lucky enough to find it. 
Berghain / Panorama
A crowd of wild party-hard thrill-seekers hit the industrial techno with style.
Prince Charles
Acid house and techno in a concrete basement; get ready to party till dawn with Berlin's hipster crowd.
Unique
Quite a different proposition to the intimate, atmospheric, smoky jazz clubs nearby.
Roter Salon an der Volksbuhne
Nights can get wild at this atmospheric venue.
Kaffee Burger
Kaffee Burger eschews the rather too-cool-for-school vibe that pervades other Mitte venues.
B Flat
Live jazz and acoustic music in a funky setting.
Cookies
Minimalist house and electro funk with some serious bass.
Tresor
Three floors of serious tunes and well-known DJs.
Maria Am Ostbahnhof
Hip without being particularly exclusive, this vast warehouse venue is fantastic when packed.
Quasimodo
Berlin's oldest jazz club has all the essential components that make for a great experience.
Insel
The scene here is laid-back leave the Manolo's behind and relax into the 'beach-party' vibe.
Bohannon
Specialising in jazz, soul and funk Bohannon is a welcome alternative to the Berlin techno scene.
Fritzclub
Fritzclub's eclectic music policy is only outdone by the sound system.
Gretchen
Converted stables circa 1854, Gretchen provides an alternative setting to soak up the sounds of International DJs or resident live bands.
Pasta, Paris and DJ SLOK
Electronic music genius DJ Slok, shares his thoughts on pasta, Paris and the DJ game in this quick interview.

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