May 11, 2018
Berlin’s clubbing scene is internationally renowned and Watergate is one of the stand-outs in a city not short of spaces to dance until dawn. This cool Kreuzberg club regularly attracts big name DJ talent and the music is a collage of house, break-beat and drum’n’bass. There are two main spaces (‘Waterfloor’ and ‘Main Floor’) that play host to an international array of guests. The décor is pretty darn chic, with lots of glass and a somewhat minimalist aesthetic. It’s spread over two floors and located bang on the waterfront of the River Spree (we’re guessing that’s where it got its name, rather than any Washington/Nixon connection). Muted earth colours have been used to good effect in the design and there’s a stylish bar area in which to acquire a drink before being lured to the dance floor. Large windows are the ribbon on the box, offering a superb view out over the river, with the curtains being opened to let in the light at the end of the night (which, as this is Berlin, is of course well into the morning). There’s also an outdoor smoking patio, for those who can’t shake the evil weed. If that wasn’t enough, the venue is known for its LED light strip that runs the whole length of the club. The place attracts an appealing mix of serious clubbers and people just out to enjoy the location and revel in the vibe the place generates. If you like what you hear, be happy: the venue also has its own record label.
Main photo credits: watergate official website page