34 Gay-Saunas & Cruising in Berlin

In Sachen schwule Saunas und Cruisingbars ist das schwule Berlin die europäische Hauptstadt des Kink! Die Stadt hat eine zügellose Cruising- und Sexclub-Szene. Was auch immer Dein Fetisch ist, Du wirst ihn hier finden. Berlin ist voller schwuler Cruisingbars und Sexclubs, von denen viele – wie das New Action und das Mutschmann‘s – im Bezirk Schöneberg zuhause sind. In Friedrichshain befindet sich mit dem Lab.Oratory der berühmteste und beliebteste Sexclub in Berlin direkt im Keller des Berghain. Die Happy Hour am Freitag ist immer gerammelt voll (im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes), aber auch wenn Du nur etwas trinken möchtest, kannst Du hier vorbeischauen. Du solltest jedoch auf alles vorbereitet sein. Und auch wenn viele Berliner Schwulensaunas kürzlich geschlossen wurden, zieht Der Boiler weiterhin die Massen an und zählt zu einem der meistbesuchten Badehäuser in Europa.Hustlaball und Folsom-Festivals

Was die Events angeht, zieht Berlin Fetischfreunde aus aller Welt zu zahlreichen Veranstaltungen an. So wird im September das Folsom Europe ausgetragen, wo sich die Leder- und BDSM-Szene trifft. Das weltberühmte Hustlaball-Event findet einen Monat später statt. Es gibt zudem viele monatliche Fetisch-Clubnächte, auf die Du auch noch ein Auge werfen solltest.

LGBTQ+ Berlin – the city’s best gay bars, clubs and saunas

Thanks to a queer scene that’s been thriving for years, the best gay bars, clubs and saunas in Berlin really are all that

When the German government voted to allow gay marriage in 2017, Berliners rejoiced: the city has been renowned for its thriving queer community for years. And while cruising spots and gay bars for men have been around for decades, recent times have seen a more inclusive offering emerge for queer women, trans folk and non-binary patrons too. So get browsing our list of the absolute best gay bars, club nights and saunas in Berlin – you never know who you might meet.

LGBTQ+ Berlin – the city’s best gay bars, clubs and saunas

Bars und Clubs

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‘Anything goes’ at this famous cruise club in the basement of an old East Berlin power station (which also houses the popular dance club Berghain and Panorama Bar). The men play hard. Lab-oratory is probably the most famous and notorious gay cruise club in the world.

The industrial setting gives “The Lab” the right atmosphere to cruise and play with cages, slings, glory holes, dark rooms, alcoves, private cabins. Showers and hand basins are provided, along with paper towels, free condoms and lube.

Change into your outfit on arrival (leather, sportswear, jockstrap, rubber, etc.). You will be given a bag for your other items. Check in your bag and a number will be written on your shoulder. This number is used to bill drinks at the bar.

Some themed nights have dress codes. Happy hour on Friday nights. Check the website for upcoming events – they’re usually sold out, so plan ahead.

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“Come as strangers, leave as friends” is the motto at Prinzknecht.

The large, brick-walled bar is popular with a slightly more mature men – an interesting mix of blue collar, showbiz and leather-friendly crowd.

Always busy the weekend. Located next to Club Connection and  Mutschmann’s.

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Well-known after-hours gay cruise club in Berlin, with live DJ’s playing techno and house music. TOM’s Bar has an all-night happy hour on Mondays with 2-for-1 drinks.

Very cruisy, so expect so see plenty of action in the darkroom. Located next door to HAFEN gay bar.

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This cruisy men-only gay cruise club is located in Kreuzberg. Your clothes must be left at the door on most nights.

If you’re shy, then go on one of the underwear or clothing-optional nights. Check Triebwerk’s website for ongoing weekly themes. Closed on Thursdays.

If you think you’ve seen it all, Club Culture Houze may change your mind. This infamous place is a hedonistic playground for all your desires and fantasies. Shower rooms available.

All genders are welcome here, but Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays are for gay men only. Regular themed events – check the website for details. Closed on Tuesdays.

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Berlin’s popular gay cruise bar for bears, hairy men, leathery guys, skinheads, daddies and admirers.

WOOF hosts regular themed nights and special offers on drinks. Located close to everything gay in Schöneberg.

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Berlin has a huge range of shops that sell every conceivable type of gay fetish gear needed to support the city’s extensive cruise and sex club scene. Expert staff can provide advice and many offer fabulous custom made products – German engineering at its best! Click here to read more.

Very cruisy gay cruise & fetish club with special parties on Sundays. New Action has strict dress codes: no cologne, no slippers or no Nazi/right-wing signs.

Facilities include a darkroom, toys, sling, shower and play gear. There’s also a cross! Condoms and lube available for free.

Jeans are allowed only in combination with full skin gear (e.g. polo, bald or zero-copped). The club gets busy after 1am. Located in Schöneberg.

Opened in 1994 by Austrian pornographic filmmaker Simon Thaur, KitKatClub is known for sexually uninhibited parties, techno & trance music and fetish & SM parties – all happening on 3 floors with an outdoor area and a pool.

The club welcomes everyone – gay, straight and everything in between. There are strict dress codes (fetish, PVC & leather, uniforms, kinky, glitter & glamour, etc.). No ordinary street wear and no underwear.

KitKatClub has tamed down a bit since its heyday but regularly hosts the popular gay Revolver Party.

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Berlin’s hottest gay fetish cruise club. Mutschmann’s is geared towards men in leather, uniform and rubber. Every Wednesday, guys that are not into fetish clothing are also welcome, but pink and silk clothing are not acceptable!

Expect hardcore action in the dark room and play area. Not for the faint-hearted. Special themed nights on occasions. Closed Sun-Tue.

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Cruise club for gay men, located in Prenzlauer Berg gay neighbourhood. Stahlrohr hosts weekly themed events including Youngster Party, Topless Bar, Naked Party, etc.

Check Stahlrohr’s website for current agenda. Closed on Mondays and Thursdays

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You can probably guess what the name means in English, so be careful when you say this word in Germany.

Ficken 3000 is a gay cruise club with bar and darkroom. Located in gay Berlin Kreuzberg area. Open all night long, from 10pm.

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Große Freiheit 114 is a gay cruise bar with backrooms and cabins, located in the gay Friedrichshain district.

Regular event details are listed on their website.  Entrance is always free. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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Small gay cruise & fetish bar in Schöneberg gay village. “No Women, No Drugs” is the policy here.

Open 24 hours day. Located directly opposite New Action.

Gay cruise bar in Prenzlauer Berg district. Check out the men in the comfortable bar area. When you are ready, proceed to the play zone in the back!

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One of the most popular gay cruise clubs in Schöneberg district.

Scheune hosts regular fetish themed parties – rubber, skinhead, jeans, uniform, you name it. Sunday is the Naked Party wi lots of hardcore action – visit Scheune’s website for upcoming events.

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One of the most established gay fetish & cruise clubs in Berlin (opened in 1997) specialising in ‘butt spanking’ and other SM themes.

Böse Buben is open from Wednesday through to Sunday. Themed nights include suits, diapers and sportswear parties. Check the website for details.

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Gay bar & club for fetish & SM fans in Berlin, with monthly themed events. Now at a new location.

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These gay venues in Berlin offer a combination of a cruising cinema (with video booths, dark rooms, private cabins, etc.) and sex shop, selling adult DVD’s, toys and other accessories.

These gay venues in Berlin offer a combination of a cruising cinema (with video booths, dark rooms, private cabins, etc.) and sex shop, selling adult DVD’s, toys and other accessories.

Gay cruise club in Schöneberg. Opened in 1995, The JAXX introduced one of the first sex cinemas to Berlin and has subsequently added private cabins, dark room and cruising areas to its facilities.

The JAXX also has a shop that sells lube, condoms, adult toys, magazines, DVD’s and more. Admission €10.

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Gay shop, video and cruising – all in one place. Located in Berlin’s ‘gayborhood’, just around the corner from ArtHotel Connection.

Monday is movie day. Happy hour on weekends. Duplexx has another location in Prenzlauer Berg district and branches in Munich, Stuttgart, Dresden.

Gay shop and video store selling X-rated DVD’s along with toys, lubes and other accessories.

You can watch movies in one of City Men’s cosy, clean cabins or cruise for some action in the dark room.

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Gay cruise club & cinema in Prenzlauer Berg district. XXL features video booths, a cruising area, private cabins, dark room, plus a DVD shop.

Wednesday and Sunday nights are busiest. XXL also hosts monthly themed events including the popular ‘Naked Party’ – check their website for schedule.

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2. Möbel Olfe

It’s an odd location for a gay bar, wedged among Turkish snack bars in a down-at-heel 1960s housing development, but this unpretentious space has been packed since the day it opened, mainly with gay and lesbian beer lovers, thanks to the excellent range of brews on offer. The crowd has swelled in recent years, with students, artists and hipsters now in the know, but the infamous Thursday nights are still a blast.

4. Schwules Museum

As well as being one of Berlin’s most prized museums, the Schwules has a quiet café for those looking for something more downtempo. Pop into one of the rotating exhibitions on gay, lesbian and trans history, peruse the abundant books and magazines stored upstairs, then chill out over a quiet coffee or beer.

7. Neues Ufer

Established in the early 1970s, this is one of the city’s oldest gay cafés and is located off the beaten Schöneberg track. Formerly Anderes Ufer (‘The Other Side’), Neues Ufer (‘The New Side’) was a go-to hangout for David Bowie during his late-1970s Berlin exile; he lived a few doors down on Hauptstrasse. Come here for a chilled-out daytime latte. 

9. Betty F***

It was over a century ago that the queers of the Wilhelmine period would congregate around the bars and cafés of Mitte’s Mulackstrasse. Today, as one of the few gay bars left in Mitte, Betty F*** remains a favourite for gays, hipsters and fashionistas looking for a kickstart to the evening.

2. Südblock

A former beer-slinger from Möbel Olfe opened this bar for Kreuzberg’s fast-expanding gay population in 2010. Located under the housing development on the roundabout at Kottbusser Tor, the mixed crowd enjoy drinks and dancing night after night, as well as many one-off rock parties. Check what’s on the schedule beforehand, but expect talks, pub quizzes, club nights and more. Südblock also dishes up hot plates, ranging from breakfast to midnight snacks.

3. SchwuZ

This popular club and hangout moved from its Kreuzberg home to a new location at Rollbergstrasse 26 in Neukölln a few years back, with a 25-hour opening-night party that saw 56 DJs play across three dancefloors, pumping out that signature SchwuZ mix of indie, pop, retro-kitsch and electro. But SchwuZ isn’t just hands-in-the-air bangers, this is where you come for art installations, LGBT-friendly talks, live music and drag shows with international queens.

Gay Berlin – Travel Gay Guide

Berlin was hailed as the gayest city on earth in the 1920s. It has reclaimed its crown in recent years. Other major cities may have big gay scenes but nowhere can quite rival Berlin. It has the most hedonistic gay scene in the world. Berlin takes pride in its anything-goes culture and that is reflected in its gay cruise clubs, gay saunas, clubs and bars. Berlin’s nightlife makes London’s and New York’s seem tame.

Schöneberg is the main hub of Berlin’s gay scene. It’s packed with bars and clubs. You’ll also find a big gay scene in Kreuzberg / Friedrichshain – home to the legendary Berghain. Next to the Berghain you’ll find Laboratory, the most notorious gay cruise club in the world. Berlin’s gay scene is fun but it can be quite extreme. There are more low key gay bars in Berlin, such as Heile Welt if you’d like a more chilled experience. But if you’re looking for something more then Berlin is the place to be.

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