A lively but civilized area, populated largely by students with cash and
young professionals. Kastanienallee is the main street as far as nightlife
goes in this area, sporting numerous newly refurbished cocktail bars with
plush upholstery , bright neon lighting and fancy drinks, complete with
paper brollies. The area's current popularity has led to many proprieters
bumping up their prices, but it´s still the area where Berliners hang
out when they want to spoil themselves.
| Bastard Club @ Prater
Kastanienalle 7-9, 10435 Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg | Tel: 247 67 72,
Fax: no fax | U+S Eberswalder Str. | Tickets: € 10 - 25.
Connected to the currently 'in' Prater
beer garden, the Bastard club is a small and select club for the Berlin
"scene" crowd. The music here is varied, and tends to lean towards
experimental electronic, attracting train spotters and a "see and
be seen" crowd. That said, the place does offer a certain intimacy
due to the small space and a huddle of large, comfortable sofas. Worth
a look as long as you know what you´re letting yourself in for
music-wise, as the variety can be strangely diverse.
Cantianstraße 15, Berlin
- Prenzlauer Berg | Tel: 61 28 75 45, Fax: no fax | U2 Eberswalderstr.
| Schönhauser Allee, Tram 50, 53, (N52, N55) | Cover: € 6
- 10, Concerts: € 22 | Doors open: Thu 22:30, Fri & Sat 23:00.
You didn´t take a wrong turn: the entrance to the Icon is tucked
away in a small, decrepit automotive lot. The club is known for its
underground shows: British label Ninja Tune has its own night here.
Check this place out for the somewhat gritty ambience: a flight of
stairs leads down to a dark, oblong room with a stage; a friendlier,
glittery bar is in a side den. Feel anonymous under the high ceilings,
feel tough as you lean against a pumping speaker. Watch for people
crouched on the stairs, since the club attracts a fairly large crowd
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