Leave your stereotypes at the door as you enter SchwuZ, one of the largest and most inclusive queer clubs in Berlin. Situated in a huge warehouse building on Rollbergstraße, it caters for music tastes of all kinds, not just your Madonna and Weather Girls fans. Much like Silver Future , the crowd in SchwuZ tends to be young and progressive, an equal balance of all genders and sexualities. With three huge dance floors to choose from playing completely different genres, punks and metalheads mingle with indie kids, drag queens and hipsters at the bar in the conjoining corridor. Drinks are cheap, and there will often be stalls set up in the entrance hall where you can pay €1 for a shot of your choice, all proceeds going towards charitable organizations and causes.
Part of what makes Schultz so awesome is its location and the raw feel of the club itself. You enter into what feels like a huge void, where all expectations leave you and excitement for what lies ahead starts to course through your bloodstream: a huge black corridor with nothing inside but a rotating cube on the ceiling, and pictures of notorious drag queens lining the walls. After this surreal start, you will notice music blaring from the tiny entrance door in the left-hand corner, which leads you into the main body of the club.
Now you are through the rabbit hole and into an industrial wonderland of copper pipes, concrete blocks topped with leather futons which serves as seats/beds to lounge on, and graffiti by Berlin street-artist Plotbot KEN, depicting men in radiation suits and toxic waste warning symbols. The main room is enormous, with high ceilings and a small seating area complete with a mismatched ensemble of lounge chairs. Here you will usually hear hip-hop, RnB, and current chart music. For techno lovers, there is a room dedicated to electronic beats both old and new. The smaller room near the entrance to the club plays Nu Metal, Punk, vintage Pop, and all things nostalgic. No matter your preference, musically or sexually, you are sure to feel welcome in this club and keep on dancing till the early hours of the morning.
Rollbergstraße 26, 12053 | 10.30pm-6am Wed; 11pm-7am Thu-Fri; 11pm-8am Sat | U7 Rathaus Neukolln