Berlin (Closed Temporarily)

97% love it
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Alternative dance space
An eclectic mix of party kids, queens and performance artists all create a futuristic vibe in this bar.
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    • I definitely love the music, the crowd, the performances, i absolutely love this place!

    • Chaud002
      Chaud002 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      gender fluid and trans friendly bar
      Always an alternative bar where creative types can go too. Last 5 years has become one of few bars in Chicago That is welcoming to gender fluid and trans folks. Mostly 20-30 age group. That hasn't changed over years

    • carterjg
      carterjg Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Heart of Boystown
      I love this place. There is usually a ton of events going on. Specifically the drag matinee on Saturday’s. There’s more to do at this club then just getting drunk.

    • DKon1982
      DKon1982 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Oh my Gosh I love the music, the crowd is very diverse and positive, the workers are pleasant and courteous I love this place

    • SaiK
      SaiK Over a year ago
      Hates it

      WORST bar
      My bag got robbed at this bar. The staff are totally Rude and not at all helpful. The place too looks dirty and third class. Had worst experience.

    • superstar
      superstar Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Best Place to Dance
      If you like good music and want to dance your tits off this is the place to go. It has a goth industrial club kid feel to it that I love. My only complaint is they are overly strict at the door and you have to PAY CASH for drinks so bring lots of money from the ATM. It's worth it to hear good music and they have Monthly MadonnaRama parties!

    • nivri
      nivri Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Eclectic, queer, gender-fluid bar/dance club
      This is late night bar (by American standards), open until 5AM. The crowd is always fund here, and the music is awesome. Crowd is very eclectic, capturing the full range of the gender/sex orientation, straight, bi, gay, lesbian, trans, queer...

    • firestrippers
      firestrippers Over a year ago
      Hates it


    • PLeMaster
      PLeMaster Over a year ago

      Bring cash!

    • john4
      john4 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      great place late nite stop
      very few gay , it's more of straight bar ,full of drunks straights that over run this part of Belmont, the police and trouble around the bar at most times , dangerous area vrey disrespectful straights ,gang members street people , too bad this was a great bar in it's past , it is bad

    • Matthew1
      Matthew1 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I love Berlin because I met the man of my dreams here on the dance floor. That was 13 years ago and we're still together.

    • CDMariBelle
      CDMariBelle Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Nice mixture of boys and girls. Stays open late.

    • Great music and great staff!

    • jdhummell
      jdhummell Over a year ago
      Loves it

      All About It
      oh Berlin... the sweet, sweet night club of my baby gay days during my summer in Boystown a few years ago. We went here just about every night. Berlin is legendary cash only after-hours dance club. I've seen (and done) some of the wildest things I've ever seen and done in my entire life here. Berlin is a safe space to be who you are, no matter where you fall in the queer community. The music is very loud, the club is very dark, the crowd comes from all across the country, the place is generally insane, and it stays that way until 4am every night. Berlin is open just about every night of the week. There's no place else in the country with as many awesome monthly features, either. Check their website to see what's going on- it could be anything from a disco night, to an 80's or 90's night, to a Madonna-themed night. DJ Chester plays a little more mainstream music on Saturday nights and Tuesday nights, which I like, but one of the best weekly features is Cosmix Fridays with DJ Greg Haus. I've seen it all at this club. Berlin is for anyone out of the mainstream who happens to find themselves in Boystown and ready to dance until an hour or two before the sun comes up. It stands for anything alternative, for equality, and for an unforgettable time. I can't wait to go back.