Lab-oratory @ Berghain

Am Wriezener Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany, 10243 | map | get directions |

audience rating: Lab-oratory @ Berghain, 3.8 out of 5 based on 121 ratings click to vote:
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TODAY 2 For 1 Fridays

‘Anything goes’ at this famous cruise club in the basement of an old East Berlin power station (which also houses the popular dance club Berghain and Panorama Bar). The men play hard.

The industrial setting gives “The Lab” the right atmosphere to cruise and play with cages, slings, glory holes, dark rooms,  alcoves and some private cabins. Showers and hand basins are provided along with paper towels, free condoms and lube.

Change into your outfit on arrival (leather, sportswear, jockstrap, rubber, etc.). You will be given a bag for your other items. Check in your bag and a number will be written on your shoulder. This number is used to bill drinks at the bar.

Some themed nights have dress codes. Happy hour on Friday nights. Check the website for upcoming events – they’re usually sold out, so plan ahead.

metro : U: Warschauer Straße; S: Ostbahnhof; Bus 240: Franz-Mehring-Platz

weekday: Thu 21:00 - 11:00

weekend: 22:00 - 12:00, Sun 16:00 - 18:00

venue: cruise / fetish | features: bar, music, maze, dark room, adults-only, cruise / fetish | customers: gay

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last updated: 22-11-2017

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  1. Meh

    “Yes, this is a pretty hot place and there is definitely something for everyone. But it is a little overrated. And the place stinks of cigarette smoke (welcome to Berlin).“

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     on 18-11-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. Sneakersox Party - Smell the Man

    “I decided to write this as I couldn't see any other review of this new addition to the themed nights.

    Most guys as you might expect did wear sneakers and sox; some in full sports kit/trackies, most in jockstraps/underwear. Some in nothing else but footwear. And even a few guys in full street-wear. There was some foot/sox/sneax/pit worship going on but less sniffing than perhaps I'd hoped for (but made my own fortune with a couple of guys!) Nonetheless for those who like the industrial club pretty much a jocks/socks action party. I guess if you keep your ticket and lube in your socks you need to come up with an alternative stash place, if they're coming off. Hoping for more sniffers and worshippers next time but worth the effort of going.“

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     on 29-10-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. Rassistisch, unhöflich

    “Ich mag die Deutschen vor allem auf ihre geradlinigen Coments, ich besuchte dieses Verein erstmal, nachdem ich die Kritiken gelesen hatte, um es selbst zu kauen, und ich möchte das zweite Mal, um sicher zu sein auf meinem ersten Erlebnis sein das gleiche bei meinem Besuch Ich bin A black guy 32 gut aussehend Ich respektiere das Kleid Coad sogar einige Jungs, wo aufgeregt, um mich zu treffen, wenn ich auf der Linie war ich spreche deutsch, aber ich habe noch nie in berlin so einen Ort voller dummen Mitarbeiter Mambers aus der Beginnung bei der Intrance sie Sind rassist, rude. Ort tnere sind viele Orte da draußen in der Stadt mit freundlichen und wohlhabenden Jungs Ich kann niemals empfehlen dieses Verein für Jungs seine nur Verschwendung von Ihrer Zeit durch die Zahlung Ihrer Geld nach einer Fernreise zu halten in Minde Jungs, die den Ort und die Besitzer werden dies mehr virale gehen.“

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     on 02-07-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. Bad service

    “I visited the club some times in the past and came back more and more, but last time I felt so happens in the club, no atmosphere, the main thing bad staff is unfriendly, I don't want receive this service, don't come back.“

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     on 25-06-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. Great experience, first time in Berlin

    “I am an Asian tourist and my friends suggested me to this place many times it was a grest experience, and lucky day for me there were no theme for that day, only naked. Staffs, they were nice unless I can't speak German, lube and condom were everywhere. Guys were nice and handsome Play safe everyone.“

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     on 14-03-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. Awesome Fridays

    “I have been here in two different Fridays and it was awesome in both times. Many hot men ready for action. Condoms and lube everywhere. It is like a dream.“

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     on 23-02-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. Very disappointed!

    “I was there last year, firstly it seemed to be like a paradise for anyone who like sex ;) but some of the waiters were really rude ! One of the waiters kept charging me stuffs I didn't bought, the first time I said nothing but the second time I went there he did the same . When I complained about it, suddenly, no one spoke English any more.., lol, and that Australian waiter told me :"we don't care, you are just a tourist". Then I decided to never come back there again !“

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     on 18-02-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. Great place 4 people, who look 4 action.

    “The staff was not rude. Just say hello and smile...
    I am a tourist and have been in "Laboratory" few times and have never experienced any negative treatment because I am not German or do not speak German.
    A lot of action. Lots of good looking guys.
    This place is a hardcore. People coming there to have sex and not just to have a drink..“

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     on 28-01-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  9. The good times roll here

    “I'm not sure what the hell is wrong with some of you reviewers. Maybe your gayness has you so insecure as a person you think the world is against you. And for those of you who believe you're hot shit perhaps you should find yourself in a committed relationship with someone else who you think is sooo hott. As if all the gay people are supposed to be 18 and a football player. Stop watching porn and you'll realize that there are different people all over the universe. And you'll find that you're probably not as hott as you think you are which I attribute if not to your looks your nasty attitude. Now that I've gotten that off my chest (one more thing - you are in Germany unless the queen of Prussia no German in Germany should have to speak to you in English. Not only that what questions do you have? Pay your money and take off your clothes. Silence your vocal chords and open your mouth or ass.) But I digress. I had no trouble getting in. I had no attitude from bar or doorman or coatroom guy. I had action more times than I can count. Only people not fxxxx were the princesses walking around like they were choosing the right shoes at Neiman's. Trust there were people from every age range, ethnicity and religion and body type. If you didn't find anything, because you're soo hot then you should have found the other guy who thought he was soo hot. Oh wait maybe you're not that hot. And people did go bareback, but there were condoms everywhere- I know I used several. Get them when you walk in they do look to disappear.“

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     on 22-08-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  10. If you love the smell of a toilet, enjoy!

    “After watching the morbidly obese doorman humiliate and reject every third person in the queue before me, I entered to what I can only describe as a septic toilet. Old, out of shape, fairly creepy men. I'm very open minded and been to the best naked parties in Europe but this place is a scam. Locals all know the reviews are a scam and they all go to Boiler sauna. I went and this sauna instead and it is sensational and full of Berlin's hottest guys. Avoid Lab and go directly to BOILER for the real thing.“

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     on 18-08-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  11. April and August 2016 - Athletes party

    “I have been to this place three times now. The first time in April 2016 I was very nervous after reading the reviews. I am 28, meditteranean and look after myself. The doorman is indeed arrogant - maybe even bitter about being not particularly gifted with looks. I do not speak German and he does not help with trying to explain the rules. He just makes a noise and carries on speaking - any point in that when I clearly said I do not understand? Would you carry on speaking to a deaf person without helping in another way?
    Anyway - I got in.
    You are given a large bag. Place your clothes and dress up for the themed event. I choose rugby shorts, a sleeveless zip hoody, baseball cap back to front, football socks and traines. But I was overdressed! Some guys were in just jocks. Or speedos with a hole cut out at the back (hot). No money is needed inside as you become a number - so all drinks are charged to the number which you pay for at the end when you get your bag back.
    Well - my expectations were low. But the entertainment was high. Choose your "type". It will be there! Some of the various things I've seen during my three visits :
    - very hot young guys blindfolded in slings
    - muscle daddies sitting behind dark glory holes using anything that goes through the hole
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    The list goes on....

    And there is enough hot ass to go around here.

    If you are looking for something or want to dress in a certain way, it will be here.

    The negatives - bare backing (a lot), drugs and door staff.

    Would I go for a fourth time? Probably not. Lab is a tourist attraction and if the door staff do not sort out their attitude I imagine the visitors will reduce.“

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     on 15-08-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Please change the doorman

      “The doorman is really horrible, he is just arrogant and stupid just rejected me and 2 friends of mine without reason. I don't know if that's right in Germany, such a situation I never lived at my life.“

       on 04-12-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

      • stupid staff

        “Do not go there! Rude staff. Pay more and get a good looking crew!!! They do not want to talk English.“

         on 30-12-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  12. Great night in Berlin

    “I went there before the Berlin parade. It was a Friday night underwear party. It's hard to find the way. But when I turn left I saw a long queue. And there are many hot guys in the queue. Different age and race. I got excited. After I get inside there are so many guys there. Hot actions everywhere. U can enjoy as much as u can. And I had a lot of fun. Definitely would love to come back.“

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     on 08-08-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  13. A Great Place to Play

    “My partner and i visited the club twice on our recent trip to Berlin. Based on other reviews we were weary and not sure we would be let in or fit in. Well we had a fantastic time. Lots of action with a wide range of men. Being over 60, we were on the upper end of age, but both had plenty of fun. Even some of the "boy's" appreciated us Daddies. Saw white, black, Asian Indian, middle eastern etc.
    Just show up early and understand that they do not tolerate cologne, lots of talking in line etc. These guys are serious about action and be respectful of their attitude.“

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     on 24-07-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  14. Fabulous club but racist

    “As a regular tourist I have been going to Lab.Oratory for 6 years The place is fabulous on Thursday - hundreds of naked guys, play everywhere, nice staff at the bar. The BB attitude is a bit frightening, but I enjoyed it anyhow. Although a haven for HIV.

    Recently I went there with my Asian friend - the bouncers at the door were extremely rude, did not let us inside, were ready to ... me. Because my friend is an Asian, because we came as a couple. No explanation given. And so rude (sorry to repeat this). Of course, we don't speak German and they shouted at us in German. We spent a lot of money to get there, walk 20 minutes. I will go back as a single, without Asian friend with me. Only Uebermenshen are welcome. It's a lovely gay BB place but I'm hesitant to go back because of their racism. Nick from Bali.“

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     on 13-07-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Selective, but not racist.

      “The door policy at Lab is a mystery, but in our opinion, it's not racially motivated . Our correspondent reports seeing plenty of Asians and black guys in this club. The best advice here is that if you don't like the idea of being subjected to a "screening" process at the door, take your business and money somewhere else.“

       on 14-07-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

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