Berlin has a rich history with music that can still be found in the multitude of venues today. From roaring cabaret to classical grandeur and even pulsing rock clubs and bars, there is a sound for every taste. Here are the best rock and roll bars and clubs in Berlin.
This Kreuzberg-located legendary nightclub has been at the heart of Berlin’s thriving punk and rock culture since 1978. Frequented by big names like Iggy Pop and David Bowie, SO36 rivalled New York City’s famous CBGB as a pop-punk and new-wave venue in the 1980s. These days, the club stays true to its alternative roots, showcasing a well-rounded mix of punk, metal, rock and roll, as well as techno and electronic beats. SO36 remains an important Berlin institution and exciting nightclub as one of the city’s most well-known party destinations.
Opening its doors in 2005 at a former brewery, Roadrunner’s Paradise is the shabby-chic rock venue in Mitte. The atmosphere is edgy and unpolished, but somehow still stylish, as tattooed men and women pile into a grand building complete with arched windows and high ceiling. The programme is an electric mix of rock n roll nights, live bands and tribute nights, honouring legendary artists like Johnny Cash. Pulsing, wild, and always fun, this club has been providing rock and roll fun for over a decade.
Located in the heart of the city, Sage Club has been a part of Berlin’s nightlife scene since 1997. Spanning across three floors, the large, multi-leveled club is an electric venue hosting wild nights and live music that always delivers a good time. Every Thursday the club opens for its infamous Rock at Sage night, offering cheap beer, rock and roll-fuelled tunes and BBQ food. The weekly concert calendar includes a mix of Berlin-based acts and bands, as well as larger, well establish artists.
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