May 11, 2018
Located in the heart of Berlin hipster hub Prenzlauer Berg, 8mm is an authentic rough-and-ready rock-and-roll dive bar that wears its attitude and its beats proudly on its sleeve. Proudly owned by employees and solely dedicated to the love of music, the bar supplements this affection with top-notch DJ sets, occasional concerts, cheap drinks, and a steady flow of regulars mixed in with a few in-the-know tourists and the occasional rock star sighting. Despite the tough exterior, the bar has cultivated a loyal and extremely dedicated following of regulars due to its warm approach to taking care of them, even going out of their way to get to know people by name. Not that you will get a cold shoulder the first time you walk in 8mm – far from it, actually – but there is no doubt that 8mm is the type of place where strolling in for the first time feels like walking into a room full of the coolest kids in town. These cool kids take their inspiration and bar philosophy from bands like Velvet Underground and The Stooges, with soft spots for punk, experimental, and any other subset of rock-n-roll you can come up with. 8mm balances all the thrashing with tip-top bar service from a snarky and smart international crew that will have you planning on becoming a regular fixture on the guest set list.