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Address: Motzstrasse 19, Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 49302134570
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10:00 pm - 6:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 pm - 6:00 am

This gay bar is popular for its darkroom scene.

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I was brought here by some mates, but I didnt really enjoy it at all.. the bar seemed empty even though there was people around... people didnt seem to talk to each other and the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2014
Dublin, Ireland

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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

My friend and i went on vacations to berlin so we decided to go out and we get in this bar at first bartenders and people who work there were nice to us after an hour of beeing there this man starts yellin to my friend saying he has to go out without explanation he was out of control i... More 

Thank Leo R
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
72 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I have been to this bar 10 or so times and I've always had a good time there. The bar is exclusively for men, women are refused at the door. Although some people find this practice discriminatory (and by definition it is), I think this particular "discrimination" is only appropriate at a gay cruising bar! The crowd is mixed but... More 

Thank Nicolai L
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

At midnight, 13th April 2015, I just wanted to pop inside Tom’s bar for a quick drink but I was rudely refused entry because the bouncer said there was a “private party” inside. There were no notices outside to say so. I asked about this “private party” to two guys who I saw leaving the bar and they told me... More 

3 Thank Daniel P
Los Angeles
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I was SO disappointed going here. I was her two years ago and had a great time. This last trip, my partner and I walked in, got a beer at the first bar, and then walked to to the back to go downstairs. We were met with a young man with a crew cut that just looked at us and... More 

2 Thank storckdsgn
Manchester, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Puzzled by the negative reviews about being refused entry - never saw a doorman and the staff inside were always very friendly. Mind you - we were staying at Toms Apartments so maybe that gets you a pass. Reasonably priced drinks - you're looking at around 7-8 euro a round. Inside its dark, video screens are playing porn and theres... More 

Thank LadyMooMcr
Marseille, France
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Unwelcoming. Rude. Discriminatory. Stereotypical. Confounding. Inconsistent. Hostile. Mean. Horrible. In short, don't go.

3 Thank Dylan M
Paris, Île-de-France, France
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I made a trip to Berlin and was really wanting to visit this bar which seemed a monument of Berlin night life. Unfortunately I was not allowed to enter, the very young and Aryan doorman seemed to think I was not good enough for the place, no explanation at all of course. But I know it is because I am... More 

18 Thank Dominique D
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Being stopped at the door and refused entry because you have a special look, for example thick - pitiful! What's the Hitler graces?!

12 Thank Grizzly B
Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I was brought here by some mates, but I didnt really enjoy it at all.. the bar seemed empty even though there was people around... people didnt seem to talk to each other and the music was less of interest !! Not for me !!

7 Thank Seanky
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I has been told to drink or go after 30 min i was there. very rude. old people not good prices. avoid this place because tgere are much better

10 Thank Massimiliano D

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In 1963, Schöneberg was the center of the political west, inspiring John F. Kennedy to choose this area to famously announce, "Ich bin ein Berliner." Times may have changed, but modern-day Schöneberg still pays tribute to its historical legacies. Once the richest city outside of Berlin proper, the area's affluent past is still visible in ornate housing facades dating back to the Gründerzeit of the 19th century, while residents in fur coats walking their dogs or shopping in high-end KaDeWe continue the tradition with a modern flair. Schöneberg was also once the center of the decadent and burlesque nightlife of the 1920s. It was here that Marlene Dietrich partied with Christopher Isherwood and the first gay bar in Germany was founded. Today, the gay community still revolves around Nollendorfplatz. The overground Ubahn station is even illuminated in rainbow colors, paying tribute to Schöneberg's progressive past.
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