Berlin

Berlin

Berlin is Chicago's critically acclaimed, pan-cultural, late nite music & art club

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Chicago's critically acclaimed, pan-cultural, late night music & art club, featuring an eclectic mix of alternative electronic music & video - plus frequent live performance, theme, & artist feature events.

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Berlin
3.7
Based on 451 reviews
Katie
18:41 26 Aug 22
Omg this was super fun! The drag kind show was a fun mix of sexy and art, the place was packed, drinks were good- was a fun night!
Eliza Fixler
12:55 15 Aug 22
I visited Berlin from out of town and I loved it SO much! I go to gay bars and drag shows in just about every city I visit and this was probably my favorite. Such a happy, welcoming crowd that felt very gender diverse. Good dance music before and after the drag show, which was maybe the best I have seen?? Lineup was interesting and fun and not repetitive and the performers were great. Basic mixed drinks were $8 and cover was $10 the day I went.
Quinn T.
22:29 08 Aug 22
I am non-binary. My boyfriend looks like a typical "chad" , as I see ppl say online in rave groups (we had just left the cubs game so he had a jersey on)...
Brigid O’Brien
18:35 07 Aug 22
Such a fun night!! Really great drinks and the crowd has a very very groovy vibe—so welcoming and so fun!
Wall Fish
20:40 31 Jul 22
The closest I feel to being in Brooklyn in Chicago. Definitely a welcoming and inclusive crowd here. By far a more diverse demographic than some other bars in the area. Lucy Stoole is amazing!!! Will come back whenever I’m in Chicago ❤️
Jeffrey W
22:46 26 Jul 22
Used to be a good place in 80 90 2000’s. Now the place is absolutely obsessed with insane high cover charges even on some weekdays which is laughable when 10 people are inside. Greed of heavy cover charges for what you get is main problem with ownership. They still request your Covid vaccination card and closed for years because they obey like sheep to virtue signal set up donor sites for their employees instead of just opening or paying their employees a livable wage. We are here to dance, drink and have a good vibe. Not to make endless political statements about every single issue on earth, and supply the greedy owners with constant cash flow. The management hasn’t caught on that they simply aren’t popular anymore like 25 years ago and refuse to modernize and update their entire business model (and shoddy interior quality )Hate to admit it but the music like Madonna and Goth music nights are for the over 45 demographic. Be aware if they claim a specific drag is hosting an event, that correlates to a high cover charge being collected for 5 people on the dance floor. 5 stars back in 2005, but 0 in 2022.
Alexis A.
08:09 26 Jun 22
Berlin could not be better. It's obviously a super fun place to be in Boystown, but also, the people who work there are so incredibly friendly and go above...
Pat Z.
01:50 19 Jun 22
Awesome alt vibe. Very fun. Different from boystown. Dancing good. Open late.......................
Muffy C.
23:09 04 Jun 22
My only issue with Berlin is the music ‍‍ like for years the music hasn't changed the techno music Ruins the drinking experience cause it can cause...
Alicia Sanchez
18:30 28 May 22
This is the BEST queer bar I have been to. The atmosphere is intoxicating and the staff is very friendly.
Nice20 Freedom
03:49 07 May 22
I Was few times here.last night here again.No longer mask mandate in America,but still some people wear mask for dancing,I think they thought it would block the virus,cool,They even asked for vaccine cards! This is a club full of socialist vibes and temperament! I won't be going back. I should for it one star but don't want to hurt its [email protected]@
Nice20 Freedom
11:57 01 May 22
I Was few times here.last night here again.No more mask mandate at all in America,but still some people wear mask for dancing,I think they thought it would block the virus,cool,They even asked for a vaccine card! This is a club full of socialist vibes and temperament! I won't be going back. I should for it one star but don't want to hurt its [email protected]@
Dillon L.
21:42 13 Mar 22
My wife and I are visiting and go to a similar type club in our town. We had heard about this place and took a cab down to check it out. We waiting in line...
Grant Park
15:55 13 Mar 22
The cover to dance is $10. At most bars, a cover ensures some level of quality. At Berlin, drunk people step all over your feet while the DJ plays 30 seconds of a song and then cuts to mindless beats for the next 3 minutes. Don't go here unless you're too messed up to care (seems like this is the majority of people there, sadly).
Andrew P.
21:36 06 Feb 22
How can you not love this place? Yeah, it's $10 to get in for the cover normally, but you're in such a safe space here and can totally be yourself. This is...
Miranda Lung
00:12 09 Dec 21
I’ve made so many friends here. I love the atmosphere and music.
Briannah Heniger
06:25 07 Nov 21
I attended their Drag Show Saturday night events. My goodness was it fun! The staff were very friendly! The Drag show was amazing! They have a many different styles of drag so they are able to accommodate lots of different interests and preferences! Also, it is just a safe place to be and celebrate being alive! Would go again! Highly recommend!
Shane Forbes
00:52 27 Oct 21
As far as dance clubs in Chicago go, this one is probably my favorite. They have fantastic drag shows on the weekends and always have great music. They have a cover at night on the weekends but I feel like it's worth it (usually $10 as of 2021). Drinks were reasonably priced too.Taking two stars off because of a bad experience my partner and I had there a couple of years ago involving an employee, which really soured my opinion on this place for a while. I've since been back and have otherwise had a great time, but I still don't feel fully comfortable there as a result.
Brother Bro
15:49 29 Sep 21
I never been here phone just picked up location while I was on redline platform
Andrea M
19:53 03 Sep 21
Best eclectic spot in town for music and great accepting atmosphere. Berlin is the place to be yourself!
D P
06:37 03 Sep 21
They denied me entry even though I had proof of vaccination and a valid ID. They said they couldn't use any of it. What was the point of the vaccine then?
Dallin Garber
04:13 31 Aug 21
Really great music and vibes. Definitely more of a 21 to 25 age party range.
Gary Ryckewaert
04:36 30 Aug 21
It's ok, but it has lost it's cool vibe. The place is not very big, don't know why you are calling it cavernous? Used to play cutting edge music years ago but now it's bland. Don't make it a first choice.
Timothy R.
13:25 14 Aug 21
I have spent the majority of my adult life thus far traveling--on average Id say about 70%. In my line of work, you got to know the cities you were in--you...
Josiah S.
10:45 31 Jul 21
I decided to come here one night with my friends: percy and rashid, we decided we wanted to have a good night out after our recent club experiences. This...
Me-nni mede
11:27 12 May 21
Love that place wish it would come back
Landan Shay
06:57 18 Apr 21
BERLIN!! I miss dancing on stages and having an absolute blast. The atmosphere is amazing and everyone is so friendly. It’s truly my favourite place in Chicago! And better than it’s namesake by far 😉
James Z.
12:47 14 Mar 21
The LMK Boystown Slander Squad Strikes Again!This place is nothing like Berlin! Well, maybe Berlin in 1946.I used to be a regular on late Saturday...
Britz Man
14:04 31 Jul 20
Really great music! classic undergound house vibes. Super fun time!
Sloan Banks
10:53 16 Jun 20
I hated living in Chicago. Absolutely hated it! The horrible weather, the midwestern transplants, the red camera lights, the flat terrain, the terrible crime, bad schools...hated it! I likely feel this way because I'm actually from Chicago and didn't move there from Indiana. However, the best thing about the city is Berlin. It was my favorite bar! I loved it! I went at least twice a week in the early 2000s. I met a cool guy there in 2004. We had a blast. Fast forward and we're happily married. Berlin will always have a special place in my heart.
David Nemcek
07:07 11 Jan 20
Friday Jan 11 2020 the most boring and horrible experience I've had in a club in my entire life. Not one person in the bar knew one song. Horrible music, nobody could dance. Was sad and empty. Most miserable bar I've been to. Hope Chicago has better to offer. Drinks also over priced. Sad to see so many people leaving simply due to music. Sad I took my boyfriend here. Wish I could have shown him a real bar.
Farhana H.
19:21 20 Nov 18
Small cute nightclub with a grunge decor. It was packed when we entered around 11pm and was still packed when we left at 2am. It was Modonna night so they...
Fox E.
04:17 01 Feb 18
In winter, it's more like Brrrrrrrrrrr-lin. But then so is the capital of Germany.Berlin is actually one of the coolest and most progressive,...
Winnie C.
14:49 21 Jan 18
One of the most popular LGBT and so as advertised freak friendly dance clubs in Boystown. I loved the fact that people seem to genuinely accept who you are...

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