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New Action *


Formerly: Metropolis

Den of upbeat sleaze
Following the May 2010 demise of cult after-hours bar New Action, former Stuttgart local Thomas Pfizenmaier (of Hamburg's S.L.U.T.) stepped in to salvage what had been a lot of people's favourite fetish-friendly Schöneberg bar, and in September 2010 reopened the corner spot to instant success. Gutted beyond recognition, the space was reinvented with a new layout — including an arena-like zone — and modern lighting, not to mention radically changed toilet/darkroom areas. Inevitably it's less organic- (and festery-) feeling, and there's a marked change in the music, once provided by the former New Action's clued-in bar staff. But true to the spirit of Berlin, the bar has staying power throughout the night and early morning, serving those who've exhausted Scheune or Mutschmann's, offering refuge in its darkened corners out back. The dress code embraces leather, rubber, work clothes, skins, boots, uniform, army and biker, plus jeans worn in conjunction with a full skin sensibility. And if you still require a break-of-dawn fix, 24-hour final-resort sex hole Bull is located immediately next door. For the record, the name 'New Action' goes back to a time when there were gay bars — including one called Action — located around the junction of Lietzenburger Straße and Uhlandstraße. In the 1980s two partners owned the café/bar Action (Lietzenburger Straße 77) but they split up, and the partner who left started New Action, which has outlived the original Action. Now closed Monday and Tuesday.

Tags: Men Only, Leather, Cruise Bar, Backroom, After-hours, Rubber, Naked

Kleiststraße 35 (Eisenacher Straße)
Berlin, Germany 10787
Schöneberg

+49 30/211 8256
Website
Wed and Thu 10pm—5am; Fri and Sat 10pm—7am; Sun 10pm—5am



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  • November 6, 2015

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  • December 29, 2014

  •   My only negative experience in Berlin
    cotopaxi ·

    November 8, 2014

    I went to New Action on Thursday night November 6, 2014 (Cheap + Sexy Thursday), at about a quarter to midnight, but was denied entry. Since the web site lists "Dresscode casual" and "Alle Willkommen" for that day, I decided not to put on my Fetish gear (as I felt a bit overdressed the day before on a Fetish Mix night at Mutschmanns) but just go in my black jeans, black T-shirt and leather wristband, but was denied access to the club by a rude and not too polite door guard. From what I could see from my position (almost the whole ground floor), the place wasn't exactly packed - and that's an understatement - and most people weren't exactly very fetish either. Except for a few leather guys, the crowd in there didn't look very much in fetish dress, at most something that resembles sportswear. So this looks like this might be one of those places were they grant you access at random depending on whether they like your face or not. And if fetish gear is indeed required on a Thursday night, then their web site is misleading advertising. A pity I can't find how to put up a photo with the review, or I'd add a screen print of the web site as proof. I was angered enough by the behaviour of the door man that I went to another club rather than go back to my hotel to put on my fetish gear. Except for that, the place looks interesting; easy to reach by the U-bahn and just a two minutes walk from places like Tom's Hotel and bar, at the corner of Eisenacher Straße and Kleitstraße.

  • November 8, 2014

  • egsparis was here

    August 4, 2013

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