Dance – all night long, like nobody’s watching. Laugh – like there’s no tomorrow. Being a young Erasmus student and partying in Berlin will quench your thirst for life – and live music. And for going out in Germany’s capital, no better neighbourhood than Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, south of the city’s most central borough, Berlin Mitte.
One of the city’s most original districts, Kreuzberg is home to stuff like Rollerdisko im SO 36 (Oranienstrasse 190), one of Berlin’s top live-music venues, also with DJ sets that are like a hot tub time machine back to the 1970s and 80s (when most of the patrons weren’t even born), and another funky twist in that you boogie around on roller skates (bring your own or rent them here).
Named after one of the old Kreuzberg post codes, SO 36, the joint actually got its start in that era, when it was Berlin’s top punk club of the 70s, with illustrious visitors like David Bowie and Iggy Pop… and more than 40 years later, it keeps (pardon the pun) rolling on!
Photo | David Soto-Karlin