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The best club in Berlin (and it’s not Berghain)

Written by 2 December 2009 3 Comments

Before moving to Berlin for good I came here every once in a while, mostly to see friends and party like there’s no tomorrow enjoy the occasional night out. On New Years Eve  2009 and with absolutely no expections a few friends and I went to a pretty new Club called .HBC. Right then, just one hour into the new year I stepped into what would become my new favorite club ever.

So why is this place so brilliant?

a) It’s HUGE. I’m not even sure of the exact number of rooms is but I think there are about 15 of them (some of which are very small, others that are massive). This is pretty great because you never get bored. Even if you just spend your time cirlcing through the various locations, you have a pretty evening-filling programm ahead of you.

b) HBC puts the art in party. Originally this venue started out as a gallery space where group exhibitions were happening and often several artists would take over a room each and have total freedom in what to do with it. The party element was  originally added as just a finnissage party for the exhibitions but so many people showed up that now parties and art are equally important.

c) You never know what to expect. I get bored easily with most clubs because it’s pretty much the same every week. Same people, same music. Because HBC often has artists realise their visions in their extended location you might go and witness a room full of balloons, one with a bar handing out grilled insects dipped in chocolate, there might be mud-wrestling or a room that is totally black except for a tiny light spot on the ceiling.

HBC is run by 3 charming down-to-earth dudes who started this project to give berlin something it really needed. After being closed for a few months HBC has reopened its refurbished doors to the public this saturday which was a great party with everyone being mighty happy that this Club is back on the scene. See photos of saturday here and here.

here’s some photos of the location with its various rooms…

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and here are a few scenes you’re likely to witness when coming here
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happy partying,
katja

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3 Comments »

  • Anna Leevia said:

    Hallo!
    I wrote you girls a mail yesterday, did you get it?
    I’m always connected with Berlin, a friend showed me some of these pics yesterday as well, and I wrote a note about it in my blog! Can’t wait to know this place… :)

  • Frank said:

    I agree with you one hundred percent. I have decided I might just as well move in there.

  • Tania said:

    One club to visit,but in the end what makes the club the best, besides the music and feelings, are the people. if it as the right people its GOOD!
    im thinking of moving to Berlim, im living in Lisboa, still studing, but im sure Berlim is my best option :)
    hope to make some friends and contacts for when its time to gooooo.

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