Berlin Gay Bars

Berlin’s gay bar scene is one of the biggest and most vibrant in Europe.  Everyone will find something to suit their taste.  Our list of bars is sorted by area.

Schöneberg
Kreuzberg / Friedrichshain
Prenzlauer Berg / Berlin Mitte

Blond bar Berlin

Blond

Eisenacher Straße 3A , Berlin | map

| website | facebook | +49 30 6640 3947 |

Weekday opening times: 15:00 - 04:00

Weekend opening times: 15:00 - 04:00

Audience Rating: 3.0 stars from 3 votes - Click to vote

Friendly gay bar and casual neighbourhood hangout.  Blond attracts a mixed, young crowd. Open long hours, from breakfast to cocktails and beyond.  Karaoke on Tuesday nights.

U: Nollendorfplatz, Wittenbergplatz

Features: bar, music, karaoke, restaurant, free wi-fi | Updated: 02-24-2015

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Schöneberg

Blue Boy Bar Berlin

Blue Boy Bar

Eisenacher Straße 3a , Berlin | map

| website | +49 30 218 7498 |

Weekday opening times: 24 hours

Weekend opening times: 24 hours

Audience Rating: 3.4 stars from 5 votes - Click to vote

Located in the heart of Schöneberg, Blue Boy Bar attracts younger crowds and their followers.  Not cheap but not seedy either, the bar has recently been renovated.

Open 24 hours.  Supposedly once the favourite bar of the Pet Shop Boys.

U: Nollendorfplatz, Wittenbergplatz

Features: bar, music | Updated: 02-24-2015

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Eldorado Berlin

Eldorado

Motzstraße 20 , Berlin | map

| website | +49 30 4404 6988 |

Weekday opening times: 24 hours

Weekend opening times: 24 hours

Audience Rating: 4.0 stars from 2 votes - Click to vote

Eldorado has had a long history with several establishments claiming the name in and around Berlin, but the most famous incarnation was at the corner of Motzstraße from 1926 to 1933.

It featured regular performances by the likes of Marlene Dietrich and Claire Waldoff and was widely known to be a regular venue for transvestites and transsexuals. Later, the place was closed down and taken over by the Nazis and used as a local headquarter.

In 1996, a new venue at Motzstraße 20 opened under the name Eldorado Music Bar which is now a popular hangout bar in the gay area of Schöneberg.

U: Nollendorfplatz

Features: bar, music, karaoke | Updated: 02-24-2015

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Hafen Berlin

Hafen

Motzstraße 19 , Berlin | map

| website | facebook | +49 30 211 4118 |

Weekday opening times: 20:00 - 04:00

Weekend opening times: 20:00 - 04:00

Audience Rating: 4.0 stars from 2 votes - Click to vote

Located in the heart of Schöneberg’s gay district, Hafen remains a trendy and popular gay landmark with regular events including parties and quiz shows. Casual atmosphere and cool staff are among its selling points.

The place gets extra cult status for allegedly being visited by the real life Sally Bowles back in those days of cabaret.  Open daily from 8pm.

U: Nollendorfplatz

Features: bar, music | Updated: 02-24-2015

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Lieblingsbar Berlin

Lieblingsbar

Eisenacher Straße 3 , Berlin | map

| website | facebook | +49 30 5512 8922 |

Weekday opening times: 20:00 - 04:00

Weekend opening times: 20:00 - 04:00

Audience Rating: 4.0 stars from 1 votes - Click to vote

Brand new gay bar with a dance floor in the Schöneberg district.  Weekends are very popular, with well-known DJ’s playing a mixture of club classics and dance floor fillers.

Quiz nights are also a regular event – check their website for details on upcoming events.

U: Nollendorfplatz, Wittenbergplatz

Features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 02-24-2015

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Gay Fantasy Rotterdam

Pinocchio Berlin

Pinocchio

Fuggerstraße 3 , Berlin | map

| website | +49 30 2362 0333 |

Weekday opening times: 14:00 - 02:00

Weekend opening times: 14:00 - 04:00

Audience Rating: 3.0 stars from 2 votes - Click to vote

Music café located in the gay district of Schöneberg that serves a range of beer, liquor and coffee.  Pinocchio features performances by local artists on a regular basis.

Open daily from 2pm.

U: Nollendorfplatz, Wittenbergplatz

Features: bar, music, live music | Updated: 02-24-2015

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Prinzknecht Berlin

Prinzknecht

Fuggerstraße 33 , Berlin | map

| facebook | +49 30 2362 7444 |

Weekday opening times: 18:00 - 02:00, Fri 18:00 - 03:00

Weekend opening times: Sat 15:00 - 03:00, Sun 15:00 - 02:00

Audience Rating: 5.0 stars from 3 votes - Click to vote

“Come as strangers, leave as friends” is the motto here. A large, brick-walled bar that is popular with a slightly older clientele – an interesting mix of blue collar, showbiz and leather-friendly crowd.

Prinzknecht has a dark room where, we presume, strangers become friends.  Happy hour on Wednesday 7pm-9pm.

Located next to Club Connection, leather cruise club Mutschmann’s and just around the corner from PrinzBaB bed & breakfast.

U: Wittenbergplatz, Nollendorfplatz

 

Features: bar, music, internet access, dark room, cruise / fetish | Updated: 02-24-2015

Latest user reviews:

  1. “This has to be my favourite bar in Berlin and one of my favourite bars anywhere. Nothing beats this place on a warm summers evening with everyone spilling out on the street; it's gay heaven. Very little attitude from the customers and most are really friendly and happy to chat to strangers. The staff are all friendly and funny and most...”

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Tabasco Bar Berlin

Tabasco Bar Berlin

Fuggerstraße 3 , Berlin | map

| website | +49 30 214 2636 |

Weekday opening times: 18:00 - 06:00

Weekend opening times: 18:00 - 06:00

Audience Rating: 4.0 stars from 4 votes - Click to vote

“Where boys meet men and men meet boys.”  Tabasco is one of the oldest gay bars in Berlin, with dark and seedy atmosphere.

The friendly staff and customers will get even friendlier if you pay them.

U: Nollendorfplatz, Wittenbergplatz

Features: bar, music | Updated: 02-24-2015

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Kreuzberg & Friedrichshain

BarbieBar Berlin

BarbieBar

Mehringdamm 77 , Berlin | map

| website | facebook | +49 30 6956 8610 |

Weekday opening times: 14:00 - 00:00

Weekend opening times: 14:00 - 03:00

Audience Rating: 4.0 stars from 2 votes - Click to vote

Camp drag bar that takes its pink fetish to the extreme and offers a very fun atmosphere.

Decorated with Barbie dolls and accessories, BarbieBar features a Gucci Lounge and offers homemade cakes, cookies and cocktails.

U: Mehringdamm; Bus 19, N4, N46: Bergmannstraße

Features: bar, music | Updated: 02-24-2015

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The Club Berlin

CLUB

Biebricher Straße 14 , Berlin | map

| website | facebook |

Weekday opening times: 19:00 - 01:00

Weekend opening times: 19:00 - 04:00

Audience Rating: 4.0 stars from 2 votes - Click to vote

Cosy gay bar in Neuköln area, with special events such as drag performances, film screenings and art exhibits.

Mojito nights on Mondays; half-priced drinks every Wednesday until midnight, and happy hour on weekends from 7pm-10pm.

Open 7 days a week – check website for upcoming events. Closed during the winter months.

U:  Boddinstraße, Hermannplatz

Features: bar, music, karaoke, live music | Updated: 02-24-2015

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Möbel Olfe Berlin

Möbel-Olfe

Reichenberger Straße 177 , Berlin | map

| website | facebook | +49 30 2327 4690 |

Weekday opening times: 18:00 - 03:00 (Closed Mondays)

Weekend opening times: 18:00 - 03:00

Audience Rating: 3.0 stars from 2 votes - Click to vote

Once an early 20th century furniture store.  Möbel-Olfe offers a very hip bar experience with interesting decor designed by well-known contemporary Berlin artists.

The place draws an eclectic mix of crowd, but Thursdays are very gay and trendy.

Drinks are inexpensive, and the music leans towards indie and alternative.  Quirky vibe and friendly atmosphere  Worth a visit for the discerning gay visitors.

Enter on Dresdner Straße.  U: Kottbusser Tor

Features: bar, music | Updated: 02-24-2015

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Silver Future Berlin

Silver Future

Weserstraße 206 , Berlin | map

| website | facebook | +49 30 7563 4987 |

Weekday opening times: 17:00 - 02:00

Weekend opening times: 17:00 - 03:00

Audience Rating: 4.0 stars from 2 votes - Click to vote

This fun, lively bar in Berlin-Neuköln welcomes “kings, queens and criminal queers” of Berlin and beyond.

Silver Future serves drinks and food 7 days a week and hosts regular exhibitions about queer culture and LGBT-related events.

U: Hermannplatz

Features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 02-24-2015

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Rauschgold Berlin

Rauschgold

Mehringdamm 62 , Berlin | map

| website | facebook | +49 30 7895 2668 |

Weekday opening times: 20:00 - 04:00

Weekend opening times: 20:00 - 04:00, Sun 20:00 - 01:00

Audience Rating: 3.0 stars from 2 votes - Click to vote

Small, funky bar in Kreuzberg with a little stage for big personalities in drag who host dancing, karaoke and drag shows.

Music at Rauschgold ranges from pop, Schlager to disco.  A fun, liberated place, and the drinks are inexpensive.

Located within easy reach of dance club SchwuZ.

U: Mehringdamm

Features: bar, music, karaoke | Updated: 02-24-2015

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Roses Bar Berlin

Roses

Oranienstraße 187 , Berlin | map

| facebook | +49 30 615 6570 |

Weekday opening times: 22.00 - 06.00

Weekend opening times: 22.00 - 06.00

Audience Rating: 4.0 stars from 2 votes - Click to vote

Roses here aren’t red, they’re very pink!  This is the campest gay bar in Kreuzberg with lots of fun and excitement.  Lively, mixed crowd with 80’s and 90’s music that wouldn’t work anywhere else.

The drinks are cheap and the bartenders are friendly. Jam-packed at night.  A favourite stop before/after hitting the clubs.  Close to zeitgeist bar Möbel-Olfe.

U: Kottbusser Tor, Görlitzer Bahnhof; Night busses: N8, N29 Adalbertstraße/Oranienstraße

Features: bar, music | Updated: 02-24-2015

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Sanatorium Berlin

Sanatorium 23

Frankfurter Alle 23 , Berlin | map

| website | facebook | +49 30 4202 1193 |

Weekday opening times: 17:00 - open end

Weekend opening times: 17:00 - open end

Audience Rating: 4.3 stars from 4 votes - Click to vote

Self-service bar/café in Friedrichshain. Sanatorium 23 has a lively atmosphere with modern, minimal design and featuring international DJ lineup. Attracts a nice mix of people.

You can relax in one of the comfy couches and take in the view from the giant panorama windows lining the street. DJ starts spinning at 9pm.  The drink menu comes in a cool periodic table.

Sanitorium also offer rooms for rent upstairs.

U: Frankfurter Tor

Features: bar, music | Updated: 02-24-2015

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Prenzlauer Berg & Berlin Mitte

Bärenhöhle Berlin

Bärenhöhle

Schönhauser Allee 90 , Berlin | map

| website | facebook | +49 30 4473 6553 |

Weekday opening times: from 16:00

Weekend opening times: Sat from 20:00; Sun from 18:00

Audience Rating: 4.0 stars from 2 votes - Click to vote

Cosy and friendly bar catering to bears and friends since 1999.  Bärenhöhle plays a mix of pop music from the 1970’s onwards.

All ages and sizes are welcome.  Half-priced drinks on Wednesdays until midnight.

S,U2: Schönhauser Allee; night buses: N26, N52

Features: bar, music | Updated: 02-24-2015

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Betty F*** Berlin

Betty F*** Bar

Mulackstraße 13 , Berlin | map

| website | facebook | +49 163 401 2863 |

Weekday opening times: from 21:00

Weekend opening times: from 21:00

Audience Rating: 4.0 stars from 2 votes - Click to vote

Betty F*** Bar is a small basement gay bar in Berlin Mitte.  Themed-night fun and tranny entertainment.  Very busy on weekends.

U: Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Rosenthaler Platz

Features: bar, music | Updated: 02-24-2015

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Flax Berlin

FLAX

Chodowieckistraße 41 , Berlin | map

| website | facebook | +49 30 4404 6988 |

Weekday opening times: Tue-Thu 18:00 - 04:00

Weekend opening times: 18:00 - 06:00 (open end); Sun 10:00 - 20:00

Audience Rating: 3.0 stars from 2 votes - Click to vote

Popular with youngsters, FLAX is café & cocktail bar with house music.  Regular themed nights with karaoke and happy hours.  Brunch buffet on Sundays from 10am-5pm.  Closed on Mondays.

S: Greifswalder Straße

Features: bar, music, karaoke, restaurant | Updated: 02-24-2015

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Marienhof Berlin

Marienhof

Marienburger Straße 7 , Berlin | map

| website | facebook | +49 30 6751 5494 |

Weekday opening times: 19:00 - 03:00

Weekend opening times: Sat 19:00 - 03:00

Audience Rating: 3.0 stars from 2 votes - Click to vote

Gay café, bar & lounge with a lively, club-like environment.  Marienhof is home to numerous parties and colourful events with DJ’s.

Located in the trendy Prenzlauer Berg district.  Most popular on Friday nights.  Closed on Sundays.

U2: Senefelderplatz; tram: Marienburger Straße, Hufelandstraße, Prenzlauer Allee

Features: bar, music, cafe, restaurant | Updated: 02-24-2015

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Perle Bar

PERLE

Sredzkistraße 64 , Berlin | map

| website | facebook | +49 30 4985 3450 |

Weekday opening times: Sun-Wed 19:00 - 02:00

Weekend opening times: Thu-Sat 19:00 - 04:00

Audience Rating: 4.0 stars from 3 votes - Click to vote

Trendy gay bar in Prenzlauer Berg that serves great cocktails.  Mixed clientele.  Tourists, locals and expats are all welcome at PERLE.

Thursday night is the “International Night” where English is the primary language spoken.  Closed on Mondays.

U: Eberswalder; S: Prenzlauer Allee; trams: M1, M10

Features: bar, music | Updated: 02-24-2015

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Sharon Stonewall Bar Berlin

Sharon Stonewall Bar

Kleine Präsidentenstraße 3 , Berlin | map

| website | facebook | +49 30 2408 5502 |

Weekday opening times: Tue-Thu 20:00 - 02:30

Weekend opening times: 20:00 - 04:30, Sun 20:00 - 02:30

Audience Rating: 4.0 stars from 2 votes - Click to vote

Australian-owned, stylish lounge/bar whose name was inspired by one of Hollywood’s most gay-friendly actresses as well as the Greenwich Village bar where the gay revolution was launched.

Located in Berlin Mitte, Sharon Stonewall Bar’s laid-back atmosphere appeals to all types of crowd – gay, lesbian and straight.  The bar occasionally sponsors theme nights honouring gay and lesbian icons.  Closed on Mondays.

S: Hackescher Markt

Features: bar, music, free wi-fi | Updated: 02-24-2015

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