Ritter Butzke

Although it cut its illegal underground roots long ago, Ritter Butzke has hardly gone mainstream. Ensconced in an old factory with the requisite industrial decor, this party temple vibrates with techno, electro and minimal every weekend. Its solid roster of resident and regular DJs includes Aroma, David Dorad, Kotelett & Zadak and Jens Bond.

Even such techno royalty as Apparat and M.A.N.D.Y. have graced the turntables. It’s a huge, cavernous space consisting of three main floors as well as an outside area for catching some air. Lines can get crazy long but the door policy is pretty egalitarian.