The place to be if you want a mix of American hip hop and pop hits along with the hottest, newest European techno/house chart toppers. Saturday nights at Living XXL, a € 10 cover, you’re guaranteed a fantastic mix of extremely danceable beats (house, techno, pop and “black beats” as Germans like to call hip hop/rap/r&b).
For details about the Wednesday night “after work party”, check Living’s website. FYI I’ll focus on a typical Saturday night. Clientèle is mixed. You’ll find mid-20- and 30-somethings on the dance floor — an assortment of university students, full-timers (lots of bankers), and the occasional tourist.
Happy hour is from 22:00 – 00:00, but most people don’t arrive until between 00:00 and 01:00. Make sure to dress for clubbing – the bouncers aren’t überstrict, but (guys) if you forget to change out of your tennis shoes and aren’t wearing a nice shirt, you won’t get in. Ladies, dress up at least a bit and you won’t have trouble at the door.
(Extra tip for salsa dancers: free beginner lessons are offered occasionally on Thursdays. They are taught in German and are followed by a social dance party. Check the website for exact dates.)