Watch the ESC in the following queer bars and pubs in Berlin!
When music is in the air in spring and people are already out and about whistling in the streets, it's ESC season again! After the Italian glam rockers, Måneskin, won last year's Eurovision Song Contest, its 66th iteration will take place in Turin on the evening of 14 May 2022. The motto this year is 'The Sound of Beauty'. 24-year-old Malik Harris will compete for Germany with his song 'Rockstars'. As always, the queer community can hardly wait for the annual spectacle - especially since Mahmood & Blanco from Italy are singing an openly queer duet. The ESC is at its most entertaining at public screenings in a Berlin bar. You can be part of it in these queer and queer-friendly locations!
It's become a Berlin tradition to watch the ESC final at 'SchwuZ'. In Berlin's biggest and best-known queer club, you can watch the show from Turin on the big screen. The event will be hosted by Anna Klatsche and Victoria Bacon. 'Douze Points for ESC Glamour' is guaranteed to take place here! The doors of 'SchwuZ' will open at 7 pm. After the ESC, the party begins! After the broadcast, Jurassica Parka's ever-popular 'Popkicker' party will take place at 'SchwuZ', where you’ll be able to dance until dawn.
Rollbergstraße 26, 12053 Berlin-Neukölln
U Rathaus Neukölln
Instagram channel of SchwuZ
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.
Mehringdamm 62, 10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Website of Rauschgold
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
Website of Prinzknecht
Monster Ronson’s Ichiban Karaoke
There is no place like Monster Ronson's in Berlin - and its motto, 'Helping people miss their flights', is taken seriously here. If you want to sing your favourite song with all your might, you can rent one of several private karaoke booths with friends. For the ESC, however, the main stage at Monster Ronson's becomes the true hotspot. Here, the diverse and colourful party crowd will watch the final from Turin. It starts at 7 pm - have fun!
Monster Ronson’s Ichiban Karaoke
Warschauer Straße 34, 10243 Berlin-Friedrichshain
U Warschauer Straße
Website of Monster Ronson’s Ichiban Karaoke
‘Revier Südost’ in Berlin-Schöneweide is one of Berlin's newest queer and queer-friendly party locations. The short S-Bahn ride out of the city centre pays off because the venue's grounds alone, in a former brewery, are spectacular and well worth a visit. During the ESC screening, you can order a snack or two from the kitchen to assuage your hunger pangs without any problem. The public viewing will be hosted by drag queen, Nina Queer, from 8 p.m. onwards, who, as always, will remain true to her motto, 'Nina Queer insults all nations’. Afterwards, DJ Magic Magnus will play ESC classics throughout the evening.
Schnellerstraße 137, 12439 Berlin-Schöneweide
Instagram channel of Revier Südost
For some time now, the queer heart of Prenzlauer Berg has been beating at the Tipsy Bear Bar on Eberswalder Straße. Renowned for routinely hosting drag shows, the bar also organises a very popular public screening of the ESC. The two hosts, Judy LaDivina and fka.m4a, co-create the best possible atmosphere.
Eberswalder Straße 21, 10437 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
U Eberswalder Straße
Instagram channel of Tipsy Bear
And this is how you get there: The Queer City Pass gives you a ticket for public transport - and on top of that a great discount with lots of partner companies!
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