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Tom's Bar *

The stuff of legend, though not what it was
A popular after-hours backroom-boosted bar with buzzy 2for1 Monday nights, Tom's, which originally opened in April 1982 on a site previously occupied by a diner, is the place that every tourist has heard of, though the space is unrecognisable from its clone-era days of leather manliness inspired by master erotic draughtsman Touko Laaksonen (1920–91), better known as Tom of Finland. Things started to change under new ownership from 1993, resulting in the DJ-led atmosphere we have today. For the record, the original Tom's proprietor also owned neighbouring disco Pool, now home of sex cinema the JAXX [see entry], which is linked to the current Tom's and its upstairs similarly named hotel [see entry]. Note non-German-style use of apostrophe in the name, with a view to the international gay market (in contrast to the unrelated Toms Saloon in Hamburg).

Tags: Mostly Men , 30-somethings , 40-something , Cruise Bar , Backroom , Smoking Area , Happy Hour , No cover

Added by: cubicle cubicle

Motzstraße 19 (Eisenacher Straße)
Berlin, Germany 10777

+49 30/213 4570
10pm—6am daily


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  • kraven6 gave this place *
    Even if it is the only place to go during the week. Is not as good as it promises. Lots of older and unusual people.

    May 22 at 9:23am ·

  • Ramzes was here

    Jan 7, 2013 at 1:20am ·

  • littleben is now a fan

    Aug 15, 2012 at 10:41pm ·

  • OzzyMyke is now a fan

    Jul 29, 2012 at 10:18pm ·

  • sonosolo gave this place *
    noisy, sticky, smoky....but charming. A lot of nice guys from all the sorts

    Jun 30, 2012 at 9:00pm ·

  • terry.ballestrazze is now a fan

    Jun 23, 2012 at 8:29pm ·

  • johnny6189 gave this place *
    Monday Fun
    Had a blast here on Monday. Two for one drinks bring out the crowds. Good lookng crowd. The darkroom downstairs was very active after been there a couple hours. Nice sized bar. Definitly worth a trip. Not sure how it is on another night.

    May 28, 2012 at 6:28am ·

  • grahatd was here

    Apr 30, 2012 at 11:12pm via foursquare ·

  • tnboxxxer gave this place *
    toms is the best
    i visited Berlin for two weeks and stayed in Schoenberg, the gay neighborhood. I made it a point to chech out every bar once and many a couple times. Toms had the best music by far of all that I visited. The crowd had a diverse racial mix and a diverse age range that made it fun and enjoyable. The basement gets hopping with cruise energy after 1 o'clock. If you looking for quality sex it is best to take someone home from toms. If your looking for quantity then toms is a great place. Once you give Toms a try you'll find yourself returning for the friendly atmosphere and great mix of music. Have fun and remember to play safe.

    Apr 12, 2012 at 1:27am ·

  • OldSugarCane was here

    Apr 6, 2012 at 10:27pm ·

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