Striptease clubs, erotic night clubs and sex saunas are where Bern really shines as a prostitution-friendly city. Some strip clubs are the usual thing, girls dancing, expecting drinks and tips for giving you attention and lap-dances. The other kind of erotic nightclubs are just regular brothels with dancing on the side. Messy Cabaret Club (http://www.messy.ch/) at Neuengasse 17 is not even that messy.
It’s one of those old-school bars that stink of spilled beer, with wooden tables and leather stools, and where cabaret girls practice their art. You just don’t find bars like that anymore; everything has to be so sterile that it often lacks a certain character.
Note that many erotic clubs are not located in Bern itself but in smaller cities nearby like the official bilingual city of Biel/Bielle. Freubad (http://www.freubad.ch/) is half an hour ride away from Bern and it’s a mammoth of a sex sauna (FKK) club. It’s 3000m² of pure heaven, nude chicks, sex and perfectly grilled beef. You can dance, get a massage, get screwed, get fed and pampered. Freubad would be my #1 spot for a bachelor party.
Of course there are also regular nightclubs and bars to paint the night red in the Swiss capital. Bern is a bit slow when it comes to nightlife and weekend shenanigans, but for sure it’s not completely dead. People say that Zürich is where you go to party, but there are a few interesting options as well in the capital. Dampfzentrale Bern (https://www.dampfzentrale.ch/) at Marzilistrasse 47 is a bar and a cultural center located by the river, in an old power plant. They host all kinds of events and serve top-notch meals in their stern, urban interiors.