Q-Dorf www.qdorf.de Joachimstaler Straße 15
The west of Berlin has many things the near eastern side lacks – among them quiet cosy streets, inexpensive but frightening prostitutes, and…Q-Dorf. Not even Matrix near Warschauerstr. is as trashy as Q-Dorf, and that is saying something. Expect pure Eurotrash at its worst, which is in this case its best. It’s open every night, so really, you have an open invitation.
A man in grey acid washed jeans with a dark blue jean jacket is sitting at the bar, relentlessly staring down any girl that passes his way. He doesn’t even notice the two male go-go dancers right in front of him onstage who have been steadily stripping down to bare their washboard abs, until suddenly they signal random girls up on stage with them to dance. Suddenly it becomes clear the girls are tourists, and they begin stripping as well until the Party Police rollorblade over. The Party Police girls then test their alcohol level for a few Euros, which the man in the unmatched jean attire has generously offered to pay for. Welcome to Q-Dorf.
Q-Dorf is the perfect place to come with four or more friends, who want to drink a lot cheaply and don’t want the hassle of worrying about whether or not they will ‘get in’ to a club. Q-Dorf lets everyone in. The patrons of the club tend to be anywhere from 55- 85 percent male, and probably about 10 percent of them are people who tried to go to Maxxim nextdoor but were rejected.
In English speaking countries, no one would ever dare name a night ‘Black Attack’ like Q-Dorf call its Tuesday night. But in Germany that is a perfectly acceptable thing to do, and at Q-Dorf even more so. The name, of course, despite the fact that ‘Black Attack’ night has all the same four dance floors as any other night playing oldies, hip-hop and techno and sometimes rock.
Q-Dorf loves to advertise its multi-floor spaciousness, which really is a big part of what makes it enduring. Sick of the crowd dancing to hip-hop and pushing you around? Head to the techno floor, where people stay more to themselves and are less likely to (accidentally?) assault you. Or just go for the oldies, to which no one can really dance, a fact for which everyone makes up by singing along way too loudly and emphatically.
When one of the photographers from Berlin’s various party picture websites arrives, grab him, put on your game face, pull your friends in, and smile. You now have photographic evidence that you have experienced Eurotrash at its worst (remember that’s its best) and that evidence will stay forever on their website. Seriously. No matter how incriminating. Beware, and..be trashy.
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