An Insider’s View
Berlin has a little bit of something for everyone. Guest lists, trendy outfits and high society are all things of the past. If the bouncer tells you that your name is not on the guest list, it just means that he doesn’t like you. There are no guest lists. In fact, some bars will turn men away if they have a button down shirt on. “Please, Only T-shirts tonight.” Grungy clothes may even get you further than cash!
No matter what you are wearing or what kind of cash you are hoping to spend, Berlin has something for you. Part of its charm though, is the what the locals refer to as the inside scene. Touristy areas are not for the real Berliners, most of whom are actually not from Berlin. Hackesher Markt and Mitte are full of fun bars and restaurants, but the insiders can be found in Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg, and Neukölln.