Watch the ESC in the following queer bars and pubs in Berlin!

Spring has sprung and so has the season so eagerly awaited by the queer community: It is ESC time of the year! The 68th Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö on the evening of May 11, 2024 under the motto "United By Music", after Loreen won the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool with the song Tattoo. It will be the third time the ESC has been held in Malmö after 1992 and 2013 and the seventh in Sweden. Isaak will be competing for Germany with the song "Always On The Run". As always, the queer community can hardly wait for the spectacle. The most fun way to watch the ESC is at a public viewing in a Berlin bar. You can be there in these queer and queer-friendly locations!

First ESC, then party in an industrial ambience - at the "SchwuZ" in Neukölln.


The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the queer community's favorite holidays. Traditionally, the SchwuZ will once again broadcast the spectacle on big screens in 2024. The ESC will be hosted by two of our favorite brats, Rosetta Bleach and Destiny Drescher. Those who come to the screening can stay for the subsequent party bump! das retro-Studio. Douze points for ESC glamor!

Tickets are only available ONLINE in advance. No box office for the ESC screening.

Rollbergstraße 26, 12053 Berlin-Neukölln
U Rathaus Neukölln
Instagram channel of SchwuZ

Meeting place for the neighbourhood and ESC fans: The "Rauschgold" in Kreuzberg.


An old saying states that if you haven't spent a night at 'Rauschgold', you haven't actually been to Berlin! So, why not take the opportunity to spend the evening of the Eurovision Song Contest here? The small neighbourhood pub, which is also a popular meeting place for drag queens, will be broadcasting the ESC on a big screen. It starts at 8 pm. However, as reservations are not possible and space is limited, you'd better come a little earlier. As soon as the winning song is chosen, the evening at Rauschgold turns into an after-show party. It will be hosted by Herrin Deluxe. Rauschgold will also broadcast the 1st and 2nd semifinals on May 7 and May 9.

Mehringdamm 62, 10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg
U Mehringdamm
Website of Rauschgold

ESC hotspot in the middle of the gay neighbourhood in Schöneberg: The "Prinzknecht".


In the middle of the gay rainbow district, the 'Prinzknecht' is one of the first places to go for an unforgettable evening. Whoever had preconceived ideas that leather men, bears and tough guys never get caught up in the ESC craze will be convinced otherwise. 'Celebrate, dance, vote, cheer' is the motto in 'Prinzknecht'. In good weather, the benches on the pavement in front of the bar are well patronised, and the 'Prinzknecht' also has a large bar area. It kicks off at 8pm.

Fuggerstraße 33, 10777 Berlin-Schöneberg
U Wittenbergplatz
Website of Prinzknecht

As charming as its name: The "Beargarten" at "Revier Südost".

Revier Südost

‘Revier Südost’ in Berlin-Schöneweide is one of Berlin's more recent queer and queer-friendly party locations. Built into a former brewery, the venue's spectacular premises alone are worth a visit that pays off the short S-Bahn trip from the city center. During the ESC screening, you can order a snack or two from the kitchen to assuage your hunger pangs without any problem. The final starts on May 11 at 8 pm and if you can't get enough of the ESC: On May 7 and 9, you can already join in the excitement for the first and second semi-finals at 8 pm.

Revier Südost
Schnellerstraße 137, 12439 Berlin-Schöneweide
S Schöneweide
Instagram channel of Revier Südost

Known for its drag shows, the "Tipsy Bear" team also organises an ESC Night.

Tipsy Bear

The queer heart of Prenzlauer Berg beats at Eberswalder Straße, precisely in Tipsy Bear Bar. Renowned for routinely hosting drag shows, the bar also organises a very popular public screening of the ESC. Known throughout the city for its raucous nights and eccentric drag shows, the bar is a popular spot to celebrate the Eurovision Song Contest accordingly. It starts at 8 pm.

Tipsy Bear
Eberswalder Straße 21, 10437 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
U Eberswalder Straße
Instagram channel of Tipsy Bear

Full of tradition: HAFEN tanzbar

HAFEN tanzbar

It appears that Marlene Dietrich herself has frequented a restaurant that preceded today’s bar’s location in the 1930s. Eventually, HAFEN tanzbar became the first openly gay bar in LGBTQI* magnet Berlin-Schöneberg. Back then this meant: No darkened windows, no admission bells. For the ESC, HAFEN tanzbar has the full program for die-hard ESC ultras of all ages: On May 7 and May 9, you can tune in to the semi-final viewing in the Keller-Bar. The grand finale will finally take place on May 11 in the main location of HAFEN tanzbar. From 9 pm.

HAFEN tanzbar
Motzstraße 19, 10777 Berlin
U Nollendorfplatz
Website von HAFEN tanzbar

More queer spots to get the best Eurovision Song Contest experience in Berlin

Motzstraße 28, 10777 Berlin
U Nollendorfplatz
Website des Blond

Zum Schmutzigen Hobby 
Revaler Straße 99, 10245 Berlin
U Warschauer Straße
Website der Bar zum Schmutzigen Hobby

Grosse Freiheit 
Boxhagener Str. 114, 10245 Berlin
U Warschauer Straße
Website der Grossen Freiheit

Hohenstaufenstraße 53, 10779 Berlin
U Viktoria-Luise-Platz
Website des Incognito

Greifenhagener Str. 28, 10437 Berlin
S und U Schönhauser Allee
Website des Sonntags-Club

AHA-Berlin e. V.
Monumentenstraße 13, 10829 Berlin
S und U Yorckstraße
Website des Sonntags-Club

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