Set in one hell of a cool locale, Kreuzbergian club Watergate is famed mostly for three key features.
Firstly, the view. Its downstairs floor has a glass-front panorama of the Spree from which you can take in the architecture of both the Oberbaumbrücke and the spate of newer buildings lining the opposite shore. Outside, on board a decked platform—where it truly feels like dancing on water—you can catch one of the amazing sunrises reflecting across the water, if you stick around long enough.
Secondly, the intimate main floor is illuminated by a technicolor lighting installation spanning the entire roof—leaving you with both a decidedly topsy turvy sense of orientation as well as the feeling of being on board some kind of intergalactic space station.
Its third—and least gimmicky—trademark is its programming. No weekend goes by without at least one big draw DJ name being plucked from the roster of an international techno label—think Perlon, Get Physical, Wagon Repair, or BPitch Control. This place certainly bucks the city’s trashy club trend, but if purely world-class minimal techno is what your after, then you’re at the right place.