With Berghain being closed and only spending a few days in Berlin, nightlife had to be done to complete an expansive 48 hours of art and culture. Lucky for us, Watergate was a five minute walk from our hotel and the perfect compromise.
They're open from midnight to 10am (on a Tuesday), and wow--these people know how to party. My group and I got there around 1am and were easily the first guests in attendance. The dance floor didn't start filling up until 4:00am, and my guess is that patrons really did party until closing time, well after most corporate employees have been in their offices for two hours. It's wild.
Watergate is right on the water, and it's nice to be able to escape the club for an outdoor hang on the patio that abuts the riverbank. Obviously this is a feature that works in the summer, not so much when winter sets in.
Overall, a very fun way to break my own social norms and experience life the way Berliners do.