From the archives: This article is from our original site, MyCityLife, posted on 12 August 2014
While the rest of the world goes mad with EDM, Berlin remains the undisputed capital in techno and warehouse clubs. This is Brisbane that draws the line between the men and the boys when it comes to 150% unchecked techno gratification. Fuelled by the underground youth culture, Berlin
nightlife never stops; it just goes on and on, day and night. Since the fall of The Berlin Wall, the soundtrack of German’s capital city has become house and techno drenched, where clubs like Berghain and events like The Love Parade draw in massive crowds from across the world.
And a small slice of the Berlin action comes to the corner of Alfred and Constance, down the bottom of the stairs of the A&C with Fever Club. With the Vanguard Beer Garden home to such a wholesome crowd of pulled pork sliders and honeycomb parfait lovers and The White Lighting Tiki Bar’s tropical colours and culture, this disco dugout is certainly a doorway to another world – an underground one of debauched techno and Belvedere hedonism. Inspired by Berlin’s Watergate, and fitted out by Limes Group’s go-to man of design and all things ridiculously cool, Derlot’s Alexander Lotersztain, Fever Club presents a well-turned-out bar with the best in local underground talent and sexy leather seats beneath a dazzling ceiling of 35,000 LED lights that features a continuous light show of its very own. From Brisbane’s very own tribute to the Deutsche Stadt with Fever Club added to the stable, Alfred & Constance certainly reflects Berlin’s dynamically ceaseless lifestyle. Their doors could easily see you enter Thursday night to say Tschüss! on Sunday – an achievable exercise with Limes Hotel just next door.
It’s 24/7 from the Alfred and Constance vicinity with quite the worldly expedition on offer: a frolic through European nightlife with Fever, a jaunt through Italy in Alfredo’s Pizza; a junket through the streets of Asia with Kwan Brothers; a surf through the tropical culture and endless Summer of White Lighting Tiki Bar, and jet set on the chic New York vibe from Limes Rooftop Bar. One could even consider traversing on the dark side for a colonial exploration of the gin kind by popping into neighbouring Dutch Courage: Officer’s Mess. Or retain the Aussie charm from the customised Queenslander, and quirky tribute to our Sunshine State heritage at A&C’s Café and Vanguard Beer Garden with an atmosphere and menu perfectly suited to our sub-tropical climate. With eats, drinks and treats available seven days a week from this perpetual cosmopolitan safari, the Alfred and Constance street district has emerged as The City’s ultimate and continuous block party.