Club Doors: Day & Night 2015

Clubs: hotspots by night and invisible by day. Our series of Club Doors by day from 2011 is returning with a thorough update that actually resembles an inventory list.
29 Jul ’15 by Sara Places

Over four years ago, Marcus released a post on FindingBerlin about how the Berliner club doors looked by daylight. The post became one of our biggest at the time, and people started playing the game of “guess the door”.

What it became to me, though: a list of clubs that were slowly disappearing.

Now, in 2015, not only have some of these clubs been long gone, but after my little club inventory tour of 2015 I realized that many, many more have also been added to the routine. Some of which I haven’t even visited yet and most likely never will. But I was itching to update the list, and so I did. The result? There’s still a lot left to Berlin, except it’s – judging by the clubs – a little less Techno. I also underestimated how many clubs Marcus forgot to depict at the time. Well – here’s to a little more nightlife in Berlin.

It is absolutely fascinating to consider that behind those doors, one of Berlins most essential traits – partying – sparks up every night. Behind each of those doors, an individual community arises to celebrate whatever there is to celebrate. During the day, the rest of the city is shut out. But at nights, we spill over on the sidewalks, inhabit the trains, sing along on rooftops and balconies.Day & Night 2011

I left the original posting as it is, because I truly believe it’s a historical document (that said, I also believe my letters from 3rd grade are historical documents, but whatever), but I substituted some of the Clubs we already had because they changed the entrance so much, and of course, I added the new ones and the old ones below.
The ones that are closed now will have a caption saying so and are all carefully lined up at the end.

Other than that, you’re as always left to guess the rest (there are at least two or three clubs that I have not yet included but that will be added in the near future. Guess which ones? One is new, one is pretty secret and one I don’t know if it still exists. Now that I think about it, there are actually even more).

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Thirteen comments

  1. Best series of this blog. :D

  2. So since nobody seems to want to, I thought I’d drop by. Some of the clubs I (think I) recognise: Tr****, B******n, Panke (obviously), L***** **ll, *****hen, ****** ****ke, S** **or*, *****c* C*****s, S***, Humboldthain Club (obviously), *h*, *aa*, ***** **au, ?, Cassiopeia (obviously), *o**o*au*, W**** *en***, *a**a*e*a, E**e, ****ß*ü***, *re** **u*, *p**, ***et, Ch******. After that Marcus’ photos.

    The party venues missing (probably not the ones you’re talking about): the new one: Czar Hagestolz; the secret one: my pants; the one nobody knows if it still exists: Kudorf.

  3. I’m really glad you figured out which one is M*g***e** as I didnt even know if that was actually the new door or not.

    One I haven’t put in there is Schwuz.

  4. Well, to be fair, I had a hard time with that one, but since it seems that you put the pictures in roughly the same order as you took them, it was an educated guess given the pictures before and after that.

  5. *sighs* youre too smart for your own good sometimes

  6. Also Griesmühle :) in Neukoln

  7. One of those you missed must be s*s*ph*s!! could’t spot it

  8. @Rubi: I think I missed one. That’s got to be it – thanks! It’s ages since I was last there and if I recollect correctly, it looked quite different from that photo.

  9. Which clubs are shown on the pics directly after those from Else and Stattbad? I can’t relate them…

Other opinions

  1. […] Egal ob Berghain, Cassiopeia oder die altehrwürdige Bar25, man kann sich nur schwer vorstellen, dass hinter diesen Stahltüren das Leben von so vielen Protagonisten der Dunkelheit verändert wird, für manche gar erst beginnt – oder auch endet. „Viele Cubs sind längst verschwunden“, philosophiert Sara. „Aber mir wurde bewusst, dass viele, viele mehr erst dazugekommen sind. Manche habe ich noch nie besucht – und das werde ich wahrscheinlich auch nicht.“ Alle Fotos findet ihr bei Finding Berlin. […]

  2. […] Egal ob Berghain, Cassiopeia oder die altehrwürdige Bar25, man kann sich nur schwer vorstellen, dass hinter diesen Stahltüren das Leben von so vielen Protagonisten der Dunkelheit verändert wird, für manche gar erst beginnt – oder auch endet. „Viele Cubs sind längst verschwunden“, philosophiert Sara. „Aber mir wurde bewusst, dass viele, viele mehr erst dazugekommen sind. Manche habe ich noch nie besucht – und das werde ich wahrscheinlich auch nicht.“ Alle Fotos findet ihr bei Finding Berlin. […]

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