SO36 has been an integral part of the atmosphere and one of the most famous clubs in Berlin since the 1970s. For a long time, the Kreuzberg club was at the center of the Berlin punk scene, where well-known bands such as Die Toten Hosen or the Dead Kennedys showed up. Today there is a rich program with parties and concerts, such as Bad Taste Party and the electronic ballroom. But Kiezbingo and Berlin’s first Filmtablequiz also take place at SO36 in Kreuzberg. The name S036 refers to the old postal code of Oranienstraße.
The main attraction is the monthly oriental party Gayhane which has been hosting lesbians and gays with Turkish and Arab roots for over 15 years. The music is a mix of oriental pop, often with some Greek or Jewish songs. The clientele is diverse in terms of gender, race, sexual orientation and clothing. Late at night they find themselves in each other’s arms in the typical Turkish halay circle dance. Other homosexual events in SO36 are, also on Sundays, Café Fatal with standard dance and, once a month, Kiezbingo, hosted by drag queens Gisela Sommer and Inge Borg.
Once a month in SO36 you can take a trip back in time to the 70s and 80s, when there was roller disco. To the sound of the music of those years, skaters can skate freely in disco style on their own skates, or with a pair borrowed on site. The DJs take care of the background music, so that nothing stands in the way of an evening of fun and sport.