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North Side, Lakeview

Berlin Nightclub

Dance Clubs, Gay & Lesbian Bars, Restaurants
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Parking: Street

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Alcohol: Full Bar

Outdoor Seating: No

Specialties: Parties

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Provided by Citysearch - 
I always love it here

I love going to boys town and this is my fav. place to go. I can always have a good time here even if its not the weekend and not too crowded. I enjoy that the DJ is not cocky like at some places, (you know the types) when I ask for a song its not a big deal and I'm sure to hear it before I leave.

The bartenders are friendly and good at suggesting drinks that are on special and there are always plenty to try. I have never had a problem with parking or bouncers or anything. The only down side is that there is sometimes a cover charge and I'm not to sure when that is. Its been kind of luck of the draw for me at the door, not sure if they just decide who they're charging.

I LOVE the crowd. Gay or straight, male or female I like that its always a mixed very diverse crowd. When I come here I know I'm going to have a good time, maybe get a little naughty and dance my worries away.



had decent fun

all of the staff here are VERY friendly which is awesome, because I hate clubs that have stuck up staff, their job is to represent their workplace and what they stand for, even if it is a bar, it's still a business that caters to customers.

the club itself is a little on the small side and it got very VERY packed which was expected, but kind of got annoying, especially when I was in line for coat check everyone was squished.

the music was horrible in my opinion, dont get me wrong, i am open to any music genere, but half of the night was a bunch of music that you can't even dance to in my opinion, it had no beat.

the drinks and the cover were very inexpensive, especially because of the part of the city it was in, so that was a relief!

also make sure you go with friends you know well and trust because there's always some nasty creep trying to hit on you and dance, even though you completly blow them off, that was so annoying, and like 5 different people did that to me ALL NIGHT LONGGG but wasnt the clubs fault obviously.

the crowd wasnt that good looking either ( i am a straight female btw) and there was no good lookin straight dudes, but whatever it was still fun.

i liked also, that nobody was stuck up about the dress code, it was rather relaxed and welcoming.

I would come here again, but i much rather go to crobar, even though the staff there are jerks, and their gogo dancers are creepy, better music, and i would actually pay the 20 bucks to get in there!!


Provided by Citysearch - 
A welcoming place!!

I visited Chicago for the first time as an adult with my sisters over Memorial Day weekend and THE most enjoyable experience was Prince Night!! Okay, I love Prince and I would have enjoyed this idea almost anywhere but this club was awesome. The DJ wasn't the greatest at mixing, but he had a pretty good idea how to keep the crowd happy. One bartender blatantly ignored me but the other made it up for that because he was fantastic, professional AND he made great drinks! It's not a huge place, but people were dancing, enjoying themselves and leaving the judgmental attitudes at the door. I'd love to go there again!!


Provided by Citysearch - 
freaks and geeks

The most open-minded place in Chicago -- gay and straight mingle here, drink a huge amount, smoke, dance (sometimes better, sometimes worse), and, yes, engage in (mostly consensual) touching. If you are a wilting lilly, you will not like it here; nor are white-hatted fratboys welcome (unless gay.) Men who attend are either cut and friendly gay men, or freaks like me who enjoy the anything-goes atmosphere and the complete absence of attitude. In many ways a bit like Mos Eisley's Cantina, the rumor is the Bjork considers it a place to stop by when she passes through the city.


Provided by Citysearch - 
great music bad-management

We were out Monday nite. The music was great, and it was fine that there was only four people dancing - but when a taller man, long-haired bare-chested, and in a harness- mind you this was all fine- when he came up - without introducing himself, and put his nose in my friends hair- that was it!

We left that place quickly. My friends were very upset, they yelled all the way back to the apartment.

I am not being biased about this. I love Berlin. I dance there regularly. But when we are accosted by unfriendly people- we say something.


Provided by Citysearch - 

Berlin is one of the most raciest clubs I have been to. The cover is extremely reasonable, the drinks are highly potent (trust me on that!!!!!), and there is plenty of dancing and music to dance to. The club is very mixed (more gay, little straight). As a black guy, I was in the minority there, but that was by no means a disadvantage. I got to dance with anyone & everyone plus some. For those of you who does not like to be touched (you know what I mean!), Berlin is not the club for you. You will be touched in appropriate, and mostly none appropriate places. Those guys (and girls!!!) are really vicious. Close time is perfect. Please don't think I work for the Berlin, because I do not. But this is the most diverse, happening, freakiest, cheapest for your buck spot out there. Highly recommended!!!


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User review by capeci

Their D.J. Chester spins one of the most eclectic sets in the city; usually, when you have a d.j. attempt to encompass all genres of music, it backfires. In this case, he'll have you grooving to music you didn't know you like. He usually spins on Saturday and Sunday nights.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Fun to be had by all!

I went there twice (Thurs, Friday) and I like it. There is good music and a dancefloor. Crowd is cute, but very very mixed of all types. Drinks are good. Space is small and a dump, but the crowd makes it cool.

I would go back.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Be Yourself, Have Fun Here

Friendly staff, 3 bars to slake your thirst, small dance floor with clever low level fog machine 2 raised areas for showing off. DJs spin a great variety of fun music more hard house on Sat. vs Friday. Everyone seems welcomed here and plays well together, whether youre quiet, outrageous or of any orientation. Clientele is incredibly diverse in all ways. Wonderful place to cut up or chill - great dancers make a fun view. More wild costumes on Sat. Great place to meet people regardless of your particular persuasion. If you need to be over the top or just have fun, this is definitely the place. Open late, coat check closes at 4:30 AM.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Best music in the city

Dj's spin the best music in the city. Crowd is diverse, outgoing and social. best nights, wednesday, friday and saturday after midnight.

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