If you are organizing a trip to Berlin, you will have already realized that the German capital does not have a center where all the monuments and all the bars and places to party are concentrated. As in any city, you will find great nightclubs (be careful because they tend to be quite strict with both appearance and clothing). If you look hard, you can have a beer in one of the underground bunkers or in buildings surrounded by history converted into hidden corners full of life. Today we will tell you 5 secret pubs in Berlin.
Our recommendation is that you get lost in the streets of this magnificent city and venture to enter those places whose entrance does not catch your attention at all but when you cross the door it will leave you speechless. The best areas to find places of this style are those around the East Side Gallery, Kreuzberg and Neukölln and Kollwitzkiez. From what we commonly know as squat houses to cultural centers with concerts until late at night. Crossing its streets you will begin to hear music from somewhere and it will seem like a possible mission to find its entrance, shall we look for it together?
Lübbener Str.19 – 10997
*Photo taken from Madame Claude's official Facebook page
This underground place was a brothel that served American soldiers after World War II. It will surprise you from the first step you step into it, since the decoration of the first room is based on tables and lamps hanging from the ceiling. A cloakroom will take you to a secret bar and depending on the day of the week you can play a little game of ping pong or set up an improvised Eurovision contest at their open microphone nights.
Am Wriezener Bahnof – 10243
Known to techno lovers as their temple, this building was the former East German power station. Their lines are massive and their peculiar doors have led them to be true protagonists in different interviews.
The building is divided into three plants: The basement is dedicated exclusively to the gay public, while the other two are open to all types of public. If you like this type of music and want to give it your all, this is your place! The windows practically never open, so you will lose track of time from the first moment.
As a general rule, the doormen are quite strict, so if you want to enter, we recommend that you pretend that you are not a very large group, that you dress in black and in a casual style and try not to make too many voices when you approach the entrance . Some consider passing the door as an impossible mission, will you be able to achieve it?
Le Croco Bleu
Prenzlauer Allee 242- 10405
This pub is located in the engine room of the former Bötzow brewery in Prenzlauer Berg. Legend has it that two crocodiles belonging to the Berlin Zoo were hidden here during World War II, which is why the place has this name.
We still don't know very well if what you will like most will be its decoration or its cocktails, 😉
Schiffbauerdamm 11 – 10117
Hidden under a railway bridge on Friedrichstrasse and behind an old iron gate You will discover this pub covered in mirrors. The coolest night in Berlin and live music await you after the creak of the door crack and the approval of its “guardian”. Ready?
Am Friedrichshain 24 – 10407
Lovers of fairy tales and the Brothers Grimm? Don't think twice. This is your place in Berlin! Each of the corners is inspired by one of its stories, as is the name of its cocktails and drinks. You will even have the possibility of drink your drink in Cinderella's lost shoe, designed by none other than Louboutin. Have you ever drunk from a glass as chic as this one?
Is music the main element when choosing a club? So that you don't go crazy finding a place that suits your style, we recommend that you take a look at Clubmatcher. Through this platform and, following three simple steps, you will find the recommendations that best suit your tastes. In the results you will see a brief description of each of the locations along with the address and telephone number, it's that easy!
This is only a small selection of the many secret places hidden behind small doors and lost alleys of the Berlin streetsCan you help us discover some more? 😉