Opening back in 2011, this is one party locomotive that took some time to pick up speed. It always had plenty to offer with a vast industrial space (a former pasta factory they say), a garden that is becoming more salubrious than scruffy by the week, and even a gentle stretch of the canal to dangle your little rave toes over. So why did it take some time to catch on? Because it is Neukölln, but deep Neukölln—down the bottom of Sonnenallee where hipster numbers are depleted and the skyline is dominated by the corporate edifice of the Estrel hotel. Yet for the intrepid, there’s a whole lot of fun to be had in this brave new slightly-beyond-the-Ringbahn world.
Run by the former ZMF club crew, the parties reflect its off-the-beaten-track location: the DJ talent is more up-and-coming than headline material, the crowd is homegrown and unpretentious, the decor is treehouse-style DIY, and for a €10 cover the party sometimes rolls on for three days straight. Not to mention that in comparison to some of Berlin’s other clubs, the attitude of the bouncers is refreshingly laissez-faire. Just check the listings before venturing out as it can be pretty dead or jam-packed, depending.