Venues

This is a list of interesting alternative bars, clubs and venues all over Europe. If you have any suggestions, please, let me know. This travel guide will be updated regularly.

AUSTRIA

For more information and events in Austria check out gothic.at.

Graz

Club Q
Luthergasse 4
The most underground place you can find in Graz. More a metal place, but there are also dark events held from time to time.

Club Wakuum
Griesgasse 25
Underground/subcultural club in the centre of Graz. When entering for the first time you need to purchase a member’s card at the entrance.

Vienna

Cabaret Fledermaus
Spiegelgasse 2
A small club in the old town of Vienna, next to the Stephansdom. Wave night every Monday (Blue Monday).

Viper Room
Landstraßer Hauptstraße 38
Vienna’s first place to search for underground events. Gothic and dark 80’s events every month, sometimes concerts.

Weberknecht
Lerchenfelder Gürtel 47-49
Usually an ordinary bar, the Weberknecht is regularly organising gothic events.

CZECH REPUBLIC

Prague

Cross Club
Plynární 1096/23
A very stylish club. The interieur is completely designed in a steampunk style. Electro, punk and new wave events.

ESTONIA

Tallinn

Depeche Mode Baar
Voorimehe 4
I was quite surprised to find a bar directly in the centre of the Estonian capital, which is solely dedicated to the band Depeche Mode. You can enjoy the DM-songs while drinking cocktails like ‘Master and Servant’ or ‘Personal Jesus’.

GERMANY

Berlin

8MM
Schönhauser Allee 177b
Small non-profit bar with DJ-events.

DarkSide Berlin
Nostitzstraße 30
DarkSide Berlin is actually a fetish/BDSM club, but also features gothic and industrial nights.

Duncker Club
Prenzlauer Allee
Old factory building with very nice gothic and new wave events.

K17
Pettenkoferstraße 17a
This place is a real institution. On four different floors you can for sure find one with the music you like.

HUNGARY

For events in Hungary check out gothic.hu.

Budapest

Filter
Almássy utca 1
Close to the metro station Blaha Luiza the Filter club can be found. 80’s parties, alternative, rock and dark events, as well as Depeche Mode nights are taking place there regularly. You can also try their home brewed beer.

Kis Á
Irányi utca 25
Actually a tapas restaurant, the Kis Á also organises darkwave events in their basement.

Szabad az Á
Klauzál utca 15
If you are sick of the very commercial and over-touristic centre of Budapest you can find the alternative club Szabad az Á close to the most known ruin pub Szimpla Kert.

LATVIA

Riga

Depo
Vaļņu ielā 32
Depo is a small alternative club in the centre of Riga. Regularly organised new wave and indie rock nights.

Melnā Piektdiena
Brīvības 193c
Melnā Piektdiena means “Dark Friday” and is located outside the centre of Riga. It is more of a metal place and not open every day, so take a look at their homepage to make sure something is going on there.

POLAND

For events in Poland check out AlterNation.

Kraków

Jazz Rock Club
Ul.Slawkowska, 12
Very nice alternative club in the centre of Kraków. You can dance there to metal, punk and rock music.

Wrocław

Liverpool
ul. Świdnicka 37
Between the mail railway station and the old town the rock club Liverpool is easy to find. Mostly about rock and metal music, sometimes new wave nights.

SLOVAKIA

Bratislava

In Bratislava you can find a former YMCA, which has developed to the centre for alternative culture in Bratislava. The building is close to the railway station, you can find several clubs there:

Majestic Music Club
Karpatská 2
The Majestic Music Club (MMC) is a larger concert venue for alternative concerts.

Randal Club
Karpatská 2
The Randal Club is located in the basement of the YMCA building. Punk, metal, goth – you can find here everything.

Hopkirk
Karpatská 2
The club Hopkirk is a chill out club, where electro and other DJ-events are organised as well.


Batelier
Tovarenská 14
In Batelier you can find different events, like 80’s parties or goth nights. About 20 minutes walk from the old town of Bratislava.

Midnight Café
Radlinskeho 24/B
Really nice coffee-house dedicated to dark music lovers.

SubClub
Nabrezie Arm. Gen. L. Svobodu
SubClub is like a cave, located inside the castle mountain of Bratislava. Mostly this club is about drum and base or dubstep, but there is also a Batcave-party every two months. Sometimes concerts are organised.

Košice

Collosseum
Vrátna 70
The main place for subcultures in Kosice, mostly for metal fans, though. Two floors, cheap drinks, good atmosphere.

Tabačka Kulturfabrik
Gorkého 2
A complex of old re-established factory buildings. Tabačka Kulturfabrik is an alternative cultural centre. They have a bar, a bistro and a larger concert venue, where once Laibach played.

Ponorka
Hlavna 114
A basement club with several rooms for metalheads and dark people. The Kaschau Industrial Gathering is taking place here.

SLOVENIA

Ljubljana

The Slovenian capital is not only one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen (that’s why I was living there for four years), but has also a lot to offer for alternative people. There is a squatted place, called Metelkova, where you can always find some events:

Channel Zero
Metelkova mesto
Channel Zero (CH0) has to offer different DJ-events, as well as concerts, from harsh electro over synthpop to EBM and dubstep.

Gromka
Metelkova mesto
In Gromka different DJ-events and concerts are organised. Check out their homepage.

Gala Hala
Metelkova mesto
Gala Hala is the biggest club in Metelkova. Concert venue and DJ-events.

Menza pri koritu
Metelkova mesto
The Menza is a venue for art performances, concerts and DJ_events.


Orto Bar
Grablovičeva 1
Orto Bar is an alternative venue, close to Metelkova. 80’s parties, concerts and rock nights.

Pritličje
Mestni trg
Pritličje is a bar in the very centre of Ljubljana. A place where the hipsters gather. Sometimes good concerts (minimal wave).

UKRAINE

For events in Ukraine check out LembergDarkFan (FB group).

Lviv

Bukowski (CLOSED)
вул. Івана Франка, 3 (Ivan Franco street 3)
The deepest hole you can find in whole Lviv. Good music, cheap drinks. Don’t get involved in any fights!

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