If you need hands-on experience and guidance on Berlin’s nightlife and want to meet some people quite easily, then pub crawling and night tours might be the top-notch solution for you. It may not be the thing to do every night while you’re in Berlin, but they are an easy gateway into seeing one of Berlin’s many faces. Pub crawling and night tours are also a great alternative way to tour the city, especially considering how much the Berliners value their beers and bars. Check out some of Berlin’s best avenues for nightlife exposure here.
If you want a tour where you’re guided through Germany’s very best craft beer, while trying to keep it low key, check out The Backpack Pub Crawl. You begin the night with a welcome drink to take the “edge'”off and get a chill chance to meet your fellow backpackers. What’s cool about this tour is that you won’t need to buy a train ticket since the three bars you’ll be visiting will be discovered on foot. Walking and talking is one of the best ways to get to know a stranger.
As you can imagine by the name, The Original Berlin Pub Crawl takes pride in their special selection of chill bars, shisha bars, punk bars, electro lounges, and then, of course, their final stop, the “big” club. We won’t tell you which one, that you will have to discover on your own, or with your new crew. The price is 12 euros per person, with free shots, and they promise to change their stops each night. Better eat something solid before you meet Berlin’s nightlife.
On this crawl, you are taken around to five of Berlin’s party time bars. The Berlin Pub Crawl is five hours long, which means you will spend a good 35 minutes in each bar, if you throw in the travel time. They also lure in their crawlers by promising a VIP pass to many of Berlin’s blasting clubs. They promise five hours that begin in Berlin’s center, but we expect another free five that you’ll be spending with your first found Berlin party crew.
While this tour might be a bit more expensive than the other tour groups, they offer a free beer and shots upon entry, considering it a welcome gift. Rumor has it that the guides on the Insider Tour Pub Crawl of Berlin are cool, and the tours are fairly diverse, which gives its crawlers a variety of perspectives on the busy Berlin nightlife.
Looking for an alternative tour that won’t take you to the most obvious and expected places? Well, this might be the crawl for you. The Anti-Pub Crawl groups are smaller, and the bars are less party-like and more attuned to good-time drinking. This tour even offers free shots in some of the bars, just make sure to buy an AB zone ticket before you arrive at the meeting point.
One of the newer tours out there is SANDEMANs NEW Berlin Pub Crawl. They promise to guide you through disco parties, free shots, basement parties, grungy bars and whatever your drunken heart desires. The tour is five hours, and the rest of the night is up to you. Check out SANDEMAN’S NEW Berlin Pub Crawl on Facebook Page to get an inside look of what you’re night may look like.
Passionate about craft beer? Well, even if you’re not passionate per se, but are curious about Berlin’s best craft beer, then stick to this tour, because it’s personalized with guaranteed quality and goodness. They also offer a private tour option where you can specify exactly what kind of Berlin beer you are after. The Berlin Craft Beer Experience is a sophisticated option if you’re not after the big-time party scene of Berlin.
This tour wants to show you an authentic Berlin and its nighttime life. They promise to guide you away from all pretentious places and into all places original. Expect to learn some Berlin slang while you walk, and talk, and drink, because at Nightcrawlers Berlin, they believe the dialect is a part of the experience.
If you’re not all about the party scene or the intoxicating version of touring Berlin through a blur and a haze, join Elements of Food. Learning the history and cultural influences of a place through one’s stomach is one of the most satisfying ways to get a real feel and digestible understanding of a city. Elements of Food is pretty much a secured great experience.
Explore Berlin’s underworld, literally, with Tunnel Tours. You can take a peak around Potsdamer Platz’s underground after 7PM. They officially go by bv2go UG, and offer multiple tours from “Berlin’s Lost Places” to “Berlin’s Industrial Buildings.” Unfortunately, they are only running tours in German, but we think the visuals will do just fine.