Watergate

Watergate, Berlin: Address, Phone Number, Watergate Reviews: 3.5/5

Tours and Tickets
The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg (Borough)
How to get there
  • Schlesisches Tor • 3 min walk
  • Warschauer Straße • 7 min walk
Popular mentions

3.5
548 reviews
Excellent
187
Very good
134
Average
45
Poor
22
Terrible
161

Tom A
Strommen, Norway40 contributions
Well known tourist trap!
Mar 2020 • Couples
Bad place beware!, first off They are rated as one of the known “tourist traps”, and even if you’re a tourist and try to get in they give you poor reasons why you can’t get in like it cost 17 euro entrance ( like that’s a fortune) or it’s a special night and there are so many fans that they hope you understand and show you the way out( and here I thought techno didn’t discriminate) I don’t need to know the artist to Enjoy the music, so be smart and put your money elsewhere
Written 7 March 2020
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Jen
4 contributions
Whole club is and indoor smoking area!
Feb 2020 • Couples
Music was alright started decent and then just dipped however ignoring the rude staff on the door and at the bar... if you do not smoke do NOT go here!! Me and my boyfriend both don’t smoke and apparently we were the only ones inside watergate that didn’t. Only lasted a few hours before it got to much for us. The whole club is basically a drugged up smoking area. Not as sold online, it is just a normal dingy club with more indoor smoking and expensive entry.
Written 28 February 2020
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Andreea Olive
Constanta, Romania50 contributions
Great club experience
Feb 2020 • Couples
Our first time in Berlin and also our first experience with Berlin nightlife. Heard a lot of stories about awful bouncers at clubs and were a little scared about not making it inside. Wasn't the case.
Loved every freezing minute of it. Showed up minutes before midnight in a windy cold february and in 30 min. went inside. No trouble with the big viking bounce.😜 Must respect the no photo club policy.
Loved the line up and the crowd. Great sound and light. Nothing fancy inside, you just have to go there for the love of music, and that is enough.
Written 25 February 2020
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Zak A
Paris, France1 contribution
Best club in Berlin so far!!!
Jan 2020
One of the best clubs in berlin ! Tip: Know the lineup before you go so that you re not rejected by the bouncers. I dont believe they are racists, I met ppl from all around the world there. Definitely one of the best to hear pure techno music!
Written 26 January 2020
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Laura
4 contributions
IDIOTA
Jan 2020 • Friends
They are racists. Throw out my friend just because of her etnicity. Without any reason. awful guards and unreasonable. Dont go her unless u are a priviligerad german
Written 10 January 2020
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Peace2021
Venice, CA3 contributions
Single man not allowed entry - Sad :(
Nov 2019 • Solo
I was all excited to go to the He, She, They event in Berlin.

He, She, They’s statement is ““A place without prejudice for people to be people”

I have been to the He, She, They events in London and Bristol, had a smashing time and felt very inclusive.

I arrived at the Watergate Club right before opening and the bouncer asked if I was alone. I said yes. Then they told me to go down the stairs and leave.

I went to Berlin just for this He, She, They event and it was very sad they denied me entry.

It’s hard enough to get dressed and go out alone and then to be rejected just because you are alone.

I know it’s a nightclub business but if He, She , They really wants to stick to their principles they should find a new more inclusive venue in Berlin or get the club to change its policies.

I realize this stuff happens all the time in Berlin , often for gender ratios. I think this is discriminatory and if Berlin wants to be a true global city they should crack down on this mean behavior.
Written 4 December 2019
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Razzie A
13 contributions
Declined at the door, no reason given
Nov 2019 • Friends
The door woman asked us how many we were. We were 4 guys but we were with 3 girls who got in ahead of us and was not able to tell the door woman we were with them. She simply said sorry and opened the exit door.

Go here if you don’t mind waiting 30-60min in line freezing in the cold, with an 80% chance of getting rejected for no reason. They wont tell you a reason at all why they rejected you so don’t even try.

They won’t admit it but I feel they are pretty racist too. Sure you will see non-German/white people get in but that’s only if they are women, or if the person-of-colour is with a group of Germans/whites as well. I feel they accept a few minorities only to pretend that they aren’t racist, but I’m pretty sure they are, on top of the ridiculous door policy.

If you’re German/white, you can take a slim chance. If you’re not German/white, but a woman, you can still take an even slimmer chance. If you’re not German/white and male, don’t even look at this club. Find another club - you’ll be wasting your time here and feel like crap, but hey, if you’re down to experience what I mentioned above and want to get rejected, that’s part of the Berlin experience.

For an international city such as Berlin, I am pretty surprised with how discriminatory this place is. This is Berlin and not some unpopular German city. But I guess this is one of those one-off racist establishments out there.
Written 24 November 2019
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dafinaaa
Qeparo, Albania8 contributions
Night out
Oct 2019 • Friends
Great alternative club at the edge of river spree. Great interior setting and great crowd.
Highly recommended
Written 16 October 2019
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Erikhighfive
Fetsund, Norway16 contributions
Amazing club
Oct 2019 • Couples
Amazing club. Good music and good vibes. You can really tell the people are there because of the music and not just to get drunk. The lighting upstairs is one of a kind and the view of the river is amazing.
Written 11 October 2019
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Gonza D
3 contributions
Good club, good vibes!
Nov 2018 • Friends
This club was extremely fun and one of the best in Berlin. Next to the river you can get a good view at night. Music and vibes were more techno. Only negative was the amount of smokers inside.
Written 3 October 2019
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