Exploring Berlin's LGBTQ+ Hotspots

By Ivan PetrenkoJun 17, 2024 01:30 AMNews
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Pride Parade at Nollendorfplatz, Berlin, Germany
Pride Parade at Nollendorfplatz, Berlin, Germany. Source: Photo by derek braithwaite on Unsplash

Renowned DJ Cormac shares his top picks for LGBTQ+ spaces in Berlin, offering a diverse range of experiences from body art to cozy cafes.

Berlin, known for its vibrant and inclusive atmosphere, has always been a magnet for artists and creatives worldwide. With its rich history of tolerance and acceptance, the city stands out as a haven for LGBTQ+ communities. DJ Cormac, a fixture in Berlin's queer nightlife for over two decades, sheds light on the essence of queer Berlin, steeped in a legacy of gender-fluidity and alternative culture.

As Europe's largest city, Berlin boasts a thriving LGBTQ+ scene with an array of clubs, bars, and shops, drawing people from across the globe seeking acceptance and safety. Cormac, originally from Northern Ireland, found solace in Berlin's queer spaces beyond the bustling dancefloors, discovering quieter retreats where LGBTQ+ individuals gather.

  1. AKA Berlin: Where Art Meets Expression AKA Berlin, an art gallery doubling as a tattoo and piercing studio, stands out as a hub for queer artists and body art enthusiasts. Founded in 2009, it offers a safe space for tattoo exploration and hosts exhibitions, fostering a vibrant community of queer creatives.
  2. Kwia Berlin: Ambient Vibes in Kreuzberg Nestled in Kreuzberg, Kwia is Cormac's go-to spot for relaxed drinks and ambient music, providing an escape from the city's hustle. Inspired by Japanese 'jazz kissa', Kwia offers a cozy atmosphere ideal for unwinding.
  3. Keller Kreuzberg: Shopping with a Queer Twist For unique LGBTQ+ finds, Keller Kreuzberg is a must-visit. Featuring work from LGBTQ+ designers worldwide, it offers everything from clothes to sex toys, promoting inclusivity and creativity.
  4. BOILER Sauna Berlin: A Relaxing Retreat BOILER Sauna, a contemporary bathhouse, provides a serene getaway with its Finnish sauna and modern facilities, offering a space for relaxation and connection within Berlin's LGBTQ+ community.
  5. we.are.village: Wellness and Community we.are.village offers a range of wellness activities tailored for men and those who identify as such, addressing issues like queer loneliness and providing a platform for meaningful connections.
  6. C + bakery: A Sweet Escape C + bakery, a queer-owned cafe in Kreuzberg, serves homemade vegan treats in a cozy setting. Beyond pastries, it hosts events and workshops, embodying Berlin's diverse and welcoming spirit.
  7. Café Morgenrot: Where History Meets Coffee Café Morgenrot, situated in Prenzlauer Berg, is not just a cafe but a slice of Berlin's queer history. As a collective-run space, it celebrates the city's squat culture and left-wing activism, offering insights into Berlin's LGBTQ+ past and present.
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