Berlin is the urban epicentre of Germany and one of the coolest capital cities in Europe. From queer and kitsch to the fun and the fetish – Berlin has it all.
From the days of the Weimar Republic to the many clubs which populate the city today – this is a destination which has always been a little different, a little edgy but perennially hip. While Schöneberg might be the traditional gay district, there are many other great bars to check out all across the city.
Gay bars in Berlin are not in short supply. No matter what type of evening you’re after, you’ll find it in this uber cool destination that caters for everyone. No persuasion, taste or fantasy is left uncatered for. If you’re looking for something a little more mainstream the central district of Mitte is an excellent place to start. Betty F*** and Bar Saint John are two great bars which turn into venues with a great club vibe as the evening progresses.
In you’re in Kreuzberg, and you really should be, then Roses it the place to be. This pink, fur-lined bar in the heart of the city’s coolest district is always open and up for a good time. Just up the road from Roses is the hidden gem that is Ficken 3000. This den of hedonism, which has a bar upstairs and a dark room downstairs, is not to be missed. You’re guaranteed a great night if you head over after midnight on a Tuesday when they have all night two for one drinks. Barbie Deinhoff is a cosy, queer bar next to Golitzer Park that also has excellent drinks deals on a Tuesday.
If you’re across the bridge in Friedrichshain and want to stay local your options are a little more limited but there are places none the less. Grosse Freiheit is a small sailor-themed bar which generally attracts the older crowd but is a fun place to grab a relaxed beer. Himmelreich is a small cafe and pub close to the main square, Boxhegener Platz, and is a cute drinking establishment if you’re looking for somewhere chilled to relax with a beer.