Silver Future

Neukölln

Perhaps the most flamboyant gay bar in the city, it is also the most welcoming for queers of all kinds. With outrageous décor lit in colored lights and punkish...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar
  • 4.5
  • 2

Berghain / Panorama Bar

Freidrichshain

Berghain, and its upstairs sibling, Panorama Bar, comprise one of Berlin's greatest, queerest spectacles. With monumental lighting, world-class sound system, and a...

  • LGBTQ
  • Nightclub
  • 4.7
  • 1

Möbel-Olfe

Kreuzberg

Hidden from view but extremely near the Kotbusser Tor station is Möbel-Olfe, one of the more popular bars in Berlin for the queer crowd. But despite its being tucked...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

SchwuZ

Neukölln

SchwuZ, one of Berlin's oldest gay bar with a home in Kreuzberg for over a quarter century, has settled into its new Neukölln location with much more space outfitted...

  • LGBTQ
  • Nightclub
  • 4.8
  • 2

Himmelreich Café

Friedrichshain

The only lesbian-bar on the tourist-heavy Simon-Dach-Straße, and proud of it: a sign lets all international visitors know that what they are entering is, indeed, a...

  • For Women
  • Bar
  • 5
  • 1

Südblock

Kreuzberg

A radical beer garden (complete with gender-neutral bathrooms and vegan options), it has a predominantly lesbian and international focus and hosts many gay events...

  • LGBTQ
  • Café
  • 5
  • 1

Chantal's House of Shame

Prenzlauer Berg

An almost humorously raucous, legendary party at the Bassy Club. Every Thursday the small dance floor and bar fill with shirtless hordes of gay men, who are all...

  • LGBTQ
  • Party
  • 5
  • 1

Gegen

Mitte

A party that is not only about fooling around but also the philosophy behind it. A good, softcore introduction to Berlin's sexier party scene, as it is designed for...

  • LGBTQ
  • Party
  • 5
  • 1

Hafenbar

Mitte

Dating back to the 1920s, Hafenbar has since changed locations, but has preserved a kitschy decor dominated by maritime accents salvaged from the former banana...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar
  • 4.5
  • 1

Kater Blau

Friedrichshain

Another weekend-long party venue, the Kater Blau is a popular club on the north shore of the Spree with an often strict door policy. On the program are a lot of...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub
  • 5
  • 1

Kitkat Club

Mitte

Named after the venue where Sally Bowles moonlighted in Cabaret, the KitKat is by far the most beloved "erotic disco" in Berlin. Opened in 1994 by an Austrian...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub
  • 5
  • 1

Lab.Oratory

Friedrichshain

Lab.Oratory is the gay male sex-club that lies beneath Berghain and, many would argue, gives the latter its intrigue. Not for the faint of heart, this club is an...

  • For Men
  • Nightclub
  • 4.5
  • 1

Woof

Schöneberg

A meeting place for "hairy men, muscle bears, chasers and admirers", Woof really kicks it into high gear during Sunday's KitKat Club Team event, where the...

  • For Men
  • Bar
  • 4.5
  • 1

Roses

Kreuzberg

Campy in all the classic ways (bric-a-brac, glitter, the color pink), Roses acts as both a destination for an older, draggier demographic, their youthful hipster...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

Prinzknecht

Schöneberg

Prinzkneckt is a brick-walled, neighborhood watering hole for bears and friends. The clientele is older and more blue-collar, but that doesn't mean there aren't a...

  • For Men
  • Bar

Tom's Bar

Schöneberg

Tom's Bar is a popular meeting place for men for whom "getting a drink" is only a euphemism. The bar's motto is: "For succesful cruising," but visitors can be the

  • For Men
  • Cruising
  • 4.3
  • 2

Begine

Schöneberg

One of the last enclaves of a late-second wave, more separatist women's movement. Founded in 1986 by female squatters, Begine is a bar and meeting space for women...

  • For Women
  • Bar

poor and literate

Prenzlauer Berg

A gallery and performance space, a cafe and bar, and a very small library ("Virginia's Woolf"): a lot is packed in to this little bar in Prenzlauer Berg. Open to...

  • For Women
  • Bar

Mint

Kreuzberg

A bimonthly electro-party for the ladies in the Schlesischer Tor trainstation by famed Berlin party-maker Zoe. The DJ-list is all female, and the crowd mostly

  • LGBTQ
  • Party

Girlstown

Kreuzberg

Occuring bi-monthly in the Gretchen Club, this popular party for women promises a wild, flirtatious night for lesbians of all ages. The vibe is Kreuzberg-casual, the...

  • For Women
  • Party

The Liberate

Mitte

The Liberate is a wildly popular mixology temple in Mitte, decorated in mirrored surfaces, gold leaf and crystal chandeliers salvaged from the demolished DDR

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

Bar Marianne

Kreuzberg

The Heinrichplatz area has as reputation for lesbian venues, but perhaps none are as tried and true as this neighborhood lounge on Mariannestraße. With a warm...

  • For Women
  • Bar

Bar Saint Jean

Mitte

This basement bar is a favorite meeting place in Mitte among gay men. The french owners avoid the cliché retro-eclectic and instead outfit the space with moody...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

Barbie Deinhoff's

Kreuzberg

With a two-for-one happy hour every day from 6 to 9 pm, nestled among the more outrageously camped-out and leather-clad clientele one can find the occasional student...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

Betty F***

Mitte

In the middle of the historic gay quarter is Betty F***, a thimble-sized no-nonsense bar serving Kölsch on tap. On the weekends, it is often the starting point...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

Club der Visionäre

Kreuzberg

With eerie, backlit willow trees flanking its gates, Club der Visionäre ("club of the visionaries") is an experience already upon arrival. A gorgeous, motley...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Der Boiler

Kreuzberg

The 1,500 square meters of the Boiler are ultra-modern and classy, making it a perfect destination for anyone on the search for some steamy, man-on-man action...

  • For Men
  • Sauna

Garden at Berghain

Freidrichshain

Deserving special mention, the garden at Berghain is less known than its dance floors but without a doubt its most pleasant aspect. Opening at ten A.M. on Sunday,...

  • LGBTQ
  • Nightclub

Homopatik

Friedrichshain

An erotically charged mixing pot of Berlin's wide queer-spectrum (including even straights), Homopatik is one of the better attended parties in the city. Lasting all...

  • LGBTQ
  • Party

Kumpelnest 3000

Tiergarten

Near the border of Schöneberg, the club opened in 1987 as a ready-made d locale for wayward artists and scenesters. Today it is still a prominent dive bar for gays...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar