Kaffee Burger used to be frequented by actors, authors and singers in the ’70s and the atmosphere is still authentic. Old velour wallpaper, dark wooden chairs, leather lounges and dim light make this place perfect for parties where vodka flows freely and the joint is always jumping. An old GDR-list of beverages on the wall and the huge soldier’s head next to the checkroom remind you of times when one part of Germany was run by a socialist regime.
Now people from all over the world dance together to the beat on the rather small dance floor. Hot air and lots of romping people create a frenetic party atmosphere that generally gets started around midnight and lasts until 4 or 5 in the morning.
One of the most famous regular events is the “Russendisko”, created by one of the most famous Russians in Germany, the writer Wladimir Kaminer. He came to Berlin in 1990 and started a Russian Disco at the Kaffee Burger many years ago where he or a colleague plays Russian Pop, Hip Hop, Rock, Ska and Reggae.
Soon the Russendisko turned into a real Berliner institution and served as an example for many other Balkan parties that take place every weekend in the city.
Aside from Russendisko, it’s always worth it to visit Kaffee Burger for other events. Almost every day they offer concerts and parties.