ADS (aka Maria am Ostbahnhof)
This club is now called Magdalena! Check out their parties at their website below. Maria held its last party on May 21 because the city of Berlin has sold the area to investors. The owners of the former Maria am Ostbahnhof, however, are going to keep running a club at this location until the end of the year but with a new name: An der Schillingbrücke, or ADS, while Maria itself is currently looking for a new home.
ADS's entrance is easy to miss. Have a look at the map on this page. If you come from S-Bahn Ostbahnhof and walk towards the Schillingsbrücke bridge, stay on the left-hand side and look for a gate entrance to a former factory site located before the bridge. Chances are you will see a couple of people already on the road, or even a line of people leading out to the road on busier nights. However, the actual club is some forty yards from the gate. While the line can be slow, the door policy here is quite relaxed.
Although Maria is closely linked to the techno scene, a variety of music styles can be heard in the club. Artists that feel at home here include Modeselektor, James Holden, and The Bloody Beetroots. But there are also gigs with the likes of Jamie Lidell and Peaches. Check out Maria's event listing below to find out what's on.
The crowd here is quite mixed. Some come because they're enthusiastic about the music, others because they want to get to know people. Both Berliners and foreign-language-speakers find their way to the bigger gigs at Maria. Most people are between twenty and forty.
Club Josef is also here. It's Maria’s smaller neighbor but it has a respectable dance floor and a nice area to sit by the river Spree. For large events, Josef acts as Maria's second dance floor, but it’s usually home to a variety of events ranging from knitting parties to Drum and Bass gigs. Josef is open more often in summer than in winter.
- ADS (aka Maria am Ostbahnhof)
- An der Schillingbrücke
- 10243 Berlin (Friedrichshain)
- +49 (0)30 212 38 191
- Wheelchair access