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A Slice of Berlin Nightlife

Monday, October 29, 2007 - 10:28 AM

Exec producer Gisele Regatao scopes out Berlin's late-night scene (all in the name of journalistic reporting, of course).

Everyone says the nightlife in Berlin doesn't start until 2am. But you knm091.jpgow how skeptical and headstrong New Yorkers are, so we started our evening out much earlier than that. I've never seen the subways or the streets of the city as crowded as they were on Saturday at midnight. I, an American ex-pat and a local resident headed to Weekend, a famous club on the 23rd floor of a building on the Alexanderplatz, in the Mitte district. It's one of the few tall buildings in Berlin -- all the others are around 4-5 stories high.

The club was pretty full when we got in, but no one was dancing. The star DJ was Dixon, who many say is the most famous techno DJ in Berlin. The crowd of mostly 20-somethings hit the dance floor around 1:30 while we sat and drank caipirinhas -- the drink of my native Brazil is quite popular here. We eventually got to dance for a little while but were satisfied very quickly.

When we left, a huge line downstairs was waiting. It was 2am and the night was just starting. -- Gisele Regatao


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