in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Looking for a packed, sweaty dance floor that's loads of fun? Berlin caters to a mostly gay crowd midweek, though partiers of all stripes jam the place on weekends. Monitors flicker through the latest video dispatches from cult pop and electronic acts, while DJs take the dance floor on trancey detours. There's a $10 cover charge on Friday and Saturday.

The club is known for its welcoming, late-night scene, honed by more than three decades of business.