There are few gay nightlife experiences in the world that compare to LabOratory. If you are just visiting or not, this is one gay nightlife spot that you HAVE TO experience. Lab, as we locals call it, is probably not for the novice or faint at heart gay explorer.
Hop on the subway to Ostbahnhof and walk for about 7 minutes.
Their motto: “Anything goes”. Lab has a very cool location inside an old East Berlin power station. What an amazing atmosphere! It also houses Berghain and Panorama Bar (separate entrances). To get to Lab, walk by the hundreds of people trying to get into Berghain and go to a hidden entrance on the northern side of the building.
Men play hard here. And you will catch yourself in the middle of cages, glory holes, slings, private areas/cabins, and dark rooms. On a place like this you can also expect to have access to showers, paper towels, free condoms and lube.
Make sure to check LabOratory’s website for specific themed parties. Each party has a special dress code that you should adhere to if you want to get in. Some of these parties sell out way in advance (if they are “ticket only”). Some don’t require advance purchase.
As you walk in, you are expected to get into your outfit (depending on the night…it could be sports clothes, rubber, jockstrap, leather…you know what I am talking about). After that they will give you a bag for your “normal clothes”. You then check in the bag and they write a number on your shoulder. This number is used for billing your drinks at the bar…just make sure not to sweat too much (LOL). Just kidding. Sweat away!
Friday nights are popular with 2 for 1 drinks and “no dress code required”.
Address: Am Wriezener Bahnhof 1 Berlin