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With everything from urban beaches and a hopping club culture, to boutique-chic design and cosmopolitan sophistication, the German capital has it all. Discover Berlin using the 60by80 gay guide for an extended weekend with Club, Queen and King-sized recommendations on what to see and do, and where to eat, shop and go out.

Oststrand urban beach bar


Friday afternoon.


14 OzCLUB-SIZED
Get the gist of Mitte cool: Nibble in the courtyard of Pan Asia, then do the Hackesche Höfe shop rounds at, say, 14Oz, Drykorn and Wood Wood.

KaDeWeQUEEN-SIZED
Load up on bubbly and oyster on KaDeWe's sixth floor. Stop by the impressive Gedächtniskirche before saying hi to Knut at Berlin's Zoo, one of the world's best.

Galeries LafayetteKING-SIZED
Taste the good life at Galeries Lafayette's champagne bar before engaging in some upmarket shopping in-house and at Quartier 206 and The Corner.


Friday evening.


Betty FCLUB-SIZED
Do your bit for the gender balance at popular neighbourhood Italian Mädchenitaliener, then head for tranny-tastic drinks at Betty F***.

La Cocotte, the 'gay French'QUEEN-SIZED
Dinner at La Cocotte, Schöneberg's 'gay French', puts you in pole position for post-dinner drinks at Heile Welt and a themed night at Hafen.

Grill RoyalKING-SIZED
Enjoy a well-stirred pre-dinner cocktails at Newton Bar and get a late dinner reservation for Grill Royal where the late-night antics is half the fun.

MORE DINING REVIEWS AND RECOMMENDATIONS IN OUR BERLIN RESTAURANT GUIDE


Friday night.


Barbie BarCLUB-SIZED
Head to Kreuzberg and Barbie Bar before hitting the old school institution SchwuZ. Classy it ain't, but it sure is fun and trashy.

The LiberateQUEEN-SIZED
Hobnob with Berlin's coolest homo hipsters at the chic and opulent surroundings of The Liberate.

TausendKING-SIZED
Berlin can be surprisingly exclusive, like Tausend. If you're worried about not getting in, consider preceding with dinner at Shiro i Shiro in same building.

MORE SUGGESTIONS FOR GOING OUT IN OUR BERLIN GAY NIGHTLIFE SECTION


Saturday morning.


Kauf Dich GlucklichCLUB-SIZED
Brunch at Kauf Dich Glücklich or Cafe Bar 103 gives you the perfect vantage point to explore Berlin's hipster scene around Kastanienallee.

Cafe Bravo at Kunst-Werke BerlinQUEEN-SIZED
Art lab Kunst-Werke Berlin isn't for everybody, but breakfast at Café Bravo in its courtyard is a surefire winner. Then visit the galleries in Auguststrasse.

Käfer at the ReichstagKING-SIZED
Visiting Norman Foster's dome at the Reichstag is a must. The queuing isn't: Book breakfast at Käfer on the rooftop and jump the queue. Make a booking for a tour of the very special Boros Collection afterwards.


Saturday afternoon.


Trabi-SafariCLUB-SIZED
Embark on a Trabi-Safari before treating yourself to a late lunch at Monsieur Vuong and an aperitif with the hip crowd at Pony Bar.

Hamburger BahnhofQUEEN-SIZED
Continue the museum gastro-tour with lunch at Sarah Wiener in Hamburger Bahnhof, the railway station turned modern art museum.

MuseumsinselKING-SIZED
Be frugal and do lunch rather than dinner at Fischers Fritz before visiting the Museumsinsel. Then de-culturalise yourself at Strandbar Mitte.

MORE SHOPS AND AREAS IN OUR BERLIN SHOPPING SECTION


Saturday evening.


Raststätte GnadenbrotCLUB-SIZED
Refuel at gay truck stop diner Raststätte Gnadenbrot before exploring the gay bars in Schöneberg. Get your bearings at Tom's Bar.

Fame at Kater BlauQUEEN-SIZED
The staff may be rather haughty and uptight, but the vibe at Fame is buzzing and sceney, the mood lighting makes everybody look good, and the kitchen dishes up surprisingly delicious food.

Bar at Hotel de RomeKING-SIZED
Go for a drink at the revamped Hotel de Rome to work up your appetite for a classic dinner at celebrity honey pot Borchardt.

MORE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EATING OUT IN OUR BERLIN RESTAURANT SECTION


Saturday night.


Propaganda at GoyaCLUB-SIZED
The best Saturday parties are usually once-a-month affairs like Propaganda and Kino International. Ken Berlin is a weekly back-up.

Kater BlauQUEEN-SIZED
Drinkers used to flock to the cool Bar 25 river space with its airy tented spaces for long, late summer nights. But don’t get too nostalgic; pick up the vibe at Kater Blau now in its place.

Puro Sky LoungeKING-SIZED
The crowd is, unsurprisingly, moneyed and a little trashy at the swish penthouse Puro Sky Lounge, but the views are unbeatable.


Sunday day.


Berghain-Panorama BarCLUB-SIZED
If you were serious about partying, then you'll still be at Berghain/Panorama Bar. Eat at Kantine am Berghain then snooze on the sandy banks of Oststrand.

Prater beergartenQUEEN-SIZED
Berliners do flea markets like no others. Fill your belly at Nola’s am Weinberg before hitting the Mauerpark and Arkonaplatz markets. Relish your finds in the Prater beergarten.

Brasserie Desbrosses at the Ritz CarltonKING-SIZED
Treat yourself to brunch at Brasserie Desbrosses and as much champagne as you want. It makes a visit to the Helmut Newton foundation and Tiergarten so much more enjoyable.

MORE BERLIN ATTRACTIONS IN OUR THINGS TO DO SECTION


Sunday evening.


SusuruCLUB-SIZED
Re-energise at chic noodle bar Susuru before getting dizzy at the Berliner telly tower on Alexanderplatz. Calm yourself with drinks at Sharon Stonewall.

AlpenstueckQUEEN-SIZED
Make sure to have your German culture needs for the weekend fulfilled at the slickly alpine-themed Alpenstueck or Schneeweiss.

Café Einstein StammhausKING-SIZED
With most of the city's fine dining establishments closed on Sunday nights, a visit to a classic is in order and the don't come more classic than the original Café Einstein.


Sunday night.


GMF at WeekendCLUB-SIZED
The only respectable way to end a party weekend in Berlin is to dance at GMF @ Weekend. Three floors of stunning views. In and out.

Bar zum schmutzigen HobbyQUEEN-SIZED
Round up the weekend at drag queen and DJane Nina Queer's cultish Bar zum schmutzigen Hobby and continue on to Roses Bar if you still haven't had enough.

Green DoorKING-SIZED
Some say the service is slow, others attest to the fact it’s a bit of an upscale cruising spot, but all agree that Green Door is a bit of an institution.

FIND RECOMMENDATIONS ON WHERE TO STAY IN BERLIN IN OUR HOTELS SECTION

 

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Agenda

  • CockTail d'Amore Berlin
  • April 1
  • CockTail d'Amore Berlin
  • Monthly alternative gay party with Berghain’s Boris and Italian duo Discodromo leading the charge.

  • Gegen Berlin
  • May 5
  • Gegen Berlin
  • Party politically with this polysexual gathering that brings out the city’s deepest sub-cultures for a night of art, music and performance.

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