It’s summertime and open airs are the true love of the city! Who doesn’t love a cold beer in the sun, while dancing to mellow beats by the water? Berlin’s summer period is short but sweet, so you gotta know your best spots to drop by during the week or (reasonable as you are) at the weekend to enjoy a drink, a little dance and a chat while sunsets draw us in like moths to a flame and the following city nights are long and warm. To ensure you summertime fun we put together our favorite outdoor open-air clubs, that will give you serious festival feels in the middle of the city – yaass to that!
How about a little dance in the sun on the Spree, to soft house beats, under colorfully lit trees and the legendary chandelier of the IPSE. Catch a festival feeling for “lau” in the middle of busy Berlin. Every Monday, for those who have not had enough of the weekend, IPSE hosts a free party series called “Hello Monday!”. Can a week start any better than with an open-air party by the Spree? Barely.
Known as a gritty techno offspring and loved for its legendary gay parties like Buttons or Staub, About Blank makes waves with its series of parties rather than with its great outdoor area. What some may not be aware of: The club is extended by a spacious garden, filled with all sorts of curious things, where there is much to discover, a big space to dance and hidden corners to stay at.
photo: About Blank
Glittering faces, ambitious dancers and free spirits of all kinds are welcome in the sacred circus halls of the legendary Sisyphos Club. If you don’t want to decide between techno or house, you can go for a serious bounce at the Hammerhalle floor or shake your limbs to life-affirming house. Fact is, whoever loves outdoor parties, must visit crazy Sisyphos this summer. The club has truly one of the most beautiful and elaborate outdoor areas where you can chill out and dance in the sun.
Right on the Spree, in the full sun, with a cool drink in hand and relaxed beats in the chest, it’s a great way to dance! The legendary Kater makes the summer a lot of fun and for longtime fans, it’s a weekly must! Cobbled together from lots of wood and love, the hangover charm conquers the hearts of the alternative party people especially in the warmer months and is highly recommended on a sunny Sunday.
Fans of the rooftop feelings will love a cozy summer evening in the Klunkerkranich. The imaginative roof garden thrills constantly with new events and colorful parties, which are known for their cheerful and loving atmosphere. Whether yoga events, Thursday dance or the typical Berlin Partysonntag in full sunshine – there is something for everyone. The highlight: the sunset over the rooftops of Berlin.
If you want to relax outside of mainstream party tourism with a drink on the Spree, then Jackie O is the place for you. Imagine a large, cozy garden, right on the water, near Ostkreuz, where you can round off the week with friends over music and fairy lights.
The Humboldthain also offers the open-air fans loving shelter during the short summer in Berlin. The large outdoor area welcomes you with alternative chill and dance options. Whether techno, house, acid or deep, any genre is served to make you happy.
Since 2013 the electro club Else has been sharing its name with the nearby Elsenbrücke, between the districts of Treptow and Friedrichshain. With colorful designed outdoor area, many seating options, and everything right on the Spree, it is the place to be for many in the summer, not only for the weekend! Despite the hippie look techno, electro, and house are at home here.
Birgit & Bier
Probably the most stylish beer garden you have ever visited. If you love the colorful and cheerful hangover atmosphere and you crave for a club visit with a relaxed beer during the week, then you should definitely meet your friends at Birgit & Bier! So much decorative effort is greatly rewarded by their numerous visitors every week.