Well, there is no end to the limits where the party animals can expand their hunt for a perfect party destination when they mean to make the night rocking till dawn. So, here we are to let you think beyond your local arena, let your hair down and experience some real parties across the globe. Here, are some top 10 party destinations across the globe:
1. Ibiza, Spain
Located off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea, Ibiza happens to be the first among the choice of best party destinations across the globe. The party lovers here begin at around 11 pm each night with drinks setting the mood on. The real fun begins at late as 2 am and continues upto 8 in the morning.
Ibiza is the undisputed dance Mecca of Europe. There are two main hot spots to head for- Ibiza town on the east coast and the decidedly British orientated club capital of San Antonio on the west coast. Whatever your choice lies in, foam parties or fetish gear, table top dancers or trance, gay bars or sheer glitz, Ibiza has one for everyone.
Take heed of flyers which include entrance discounts and free drinks together with details of the hottest events in town. Also make use of the disco buses which will transport you to almost any of the clubs on the island. Taxis are cheap, especially if there’s a group of you. Though there is no hard and fast for dress code for the parties. However, some clubs rule out beachwear and frown on the distinct absence of a top (this applies to both males and females.) At others, anything goes.
There’s another side to Ibiza’s nightlife consisting of traditional tapas bars, uncrowded beach bars with live music and top quality restaurants to satisfy the most discerning gourmet.
2. Amsterdam, Holland
Amsterdam is Europe’s party headquarters. In Amsterdam party activities that are traditionally taboo in other countries are completely legal. Amsterdam’s Red Light District is world famous. If participation isn’t your thing there are a huge variety of sex shows.
Amsterdam is also famous for its coffee shops where they actually serve joints of the marijuana type. The good coffee shops will have a menu describing all the various types of marijuana available, and the effects of each type.
The nightlife in Amsterdam has its after-hours parties lasting until noon here. There are numerous pubs and clubs. The most happening days of the week are Wednesday through Sunday while Mondays and Tuesdays are meant for catching up on their sleep.
Amsterdam’s night life has something for everyone, weather you are on a romantic getaway weekend or a group on a stag or hen party the city is sure to have something for you.
Amsterdam’s clubs usually open at 10pm – 11pm and, must close at 4am (by law) week nights and 5am at weekends. The trendier clubs want smart-casual looking dressed clientele and as with clubs the world over, no trainers or jeans. Any dress goes at the more down to earth venues.
3. Pamplona, Spain
Spain takes pride in being Europe’s best country made famous by Ernest Hemingway for the running of the bulls during the Festival of San Fermin. Pamplona’s Old Quarter – the Navarrería, San Cernin and San Nicolás districts – is where most locals get the night started, accompanying good times with tasty pintxos, wine and beer. The streets Calle San Nicolás and Calle Estafeta are lined with bars and clubs of all kinds, as is Calle de Jarauta. The thumping night clubs of Spain have strict dress codes and females add upto the impression of your group. These clubs stay open until 6am.
4. Barcelona, Spain
Well, once again this is a strong contender from Spain. Talking about exotic Barcelona located in the North-East of Spain, the city is not only known for its fun filled parties but also for shopping, Gaudi architecture, beaches, and music. You can find every kind of night club you are looking for, from jazz to tourist techno trash.
Clubs are located throughout the city, but one must be particularly careful of pickpockets in the Barri Gotic. Never leave your purse or bag unattended here. However, the bars here are worth checking out for the local flavor Barcelona has to offer.
Nightlife in Barcelona has a stronger clubbing than live music scene, and there’s plenty of offer every night. It’s said that the weekend starts on Thursday here in Barcelona, or even on a Wednesday for the serious party animals.
5. Athens, Greece
Well, with the term “hedonism” does finding its roots in the Greek word for pleasure, one cannot but say that Greeks are truly party lovers. In fact, parties last till wee haours of the morning and the working people often go home for naps in the middle of the day. This is because the parties last until 4 o’clock the following morning. Along the beach in Glyfada are indoor/outdoor dance clubs that attract the top DJs from around the world.
Athens has a hectic nightlife which consists of everything from sex shows and gay bars to classical concerts and Greek folk dancing. Typically, Athens clubs are a little dressy (for men, anyway) where men may be required to wear slacks.
Athens has a plentiful supply of music bars, rock and jazz venues and discos to choose from. Head for one of the many rembetika clubs to hear this traditional Greek music- a kind of Greek-style American blues with the added twist of a bouzouki! One of the best known clubs is Rembetiki Stoa Athanaton in Sofokleous near the meat market a little way to the north of the Monastiraki flea market.
6. Stockholm, Sweden
Very few cities offer nightlife on a par with Stockholm’s – a scene that really lives, seven nights a week, year in, year out. In this respect, Stockholm has very little competition from anywhere north of Paris and London. Here, the Wednesday night party has become very common.
Admission prices to the hippest clubs in the Stureplan area of Stockholm can be somewhat expensive, upwards of 70 Kronor ($11.07 US). Some of the most popular night spots include Kungstrdgarden and Skansen. Many clubs stay open until 4 or even 5am.
Particularly in Södermalm, but also in Vasastan and Kungsholmen, you’ll find the nightlife is trendier, more youthful and bohemian, with a constantly changing selection of clubs for every taste.
7. St. Tropez, France
A popular and fashionable destination since the 50’s, St Tropez is a great place to come and party and what is more, there is always the chance of rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous. Located along the French Riviera on the Mediterranean Sea, at St. Tropez, one can always witness the rich and famous in clubs like Les Caves du Roy in the Hotel Byblos and Bodega de Papagayo, which attracts a younger crowd. There is also an Irish club with plenty of Guinness and live music. For men, be sure to bring a lady with you so you may gain entrance to the clubs.
most fashionable clubs here prefer you to come well dressed and will tend to discourage all male groups, they will generally engender an accommodating attitude if you are prepared to splash the cash!
This is nowhere more evident than La Bodega de Papagayo where you can order a bottle of champagne for a cool 300 euros. While Papagayo is definitely a place where you go ‘see and be seen’, the Octave Café offers an altogether different vibe. Although you are just as likely to spot a celebrity within its castle like walls, the atmosphere in Octave is far more laid back than most of St Tropez’ other clubs. The music is generally jazz oriented and the intimate backroom hosts regular live performances.
8. Munich, Germany
After Spain, it is Germany which ranks next when talking about cities with great bars and clubs, the best being Munich. Home to a large college-age population, and world-famous for its beer-fueled Oktoberfest, Munich has the perfect mix for a good party. The mood sets in with evenings as the gatherings start at bars before venturing to the late-night dance clubs where party-seekers meet up with others seeking the same. Some of the more famous clubs include Prinzregentenstrabe 1 (P1 for short), a stylish club for the beautiful people that at one time was a USO during WWII and 4004, aptly named for the 4004 square meters this club covers.
9. Florence, Italy
Florence is home to a large population of students, the prime partying age. The drinking age is 18 here, so the scene is definitely young. Wine flows freely at bars and clubs that stay open until 3am. The best night spots are located in the Oltrarno, south of the Arno River and in the Piazza della Signoria. Dress style at the bars and clubs here is quite stylish and leaning towards the conservative. Florence also a large number of bars, jazz cafes, and classical music performances.
10. Budapest, Hungary
Budapest has come a long way since the oppressive Communist regime was deposed in 1989 and can now afford to be in the race for the best party cities around the world. . Dance clubs stay open until 4am and feature DJs from around the world. Some of the more interesting clubs include A38, an old Ukrainian stone-carrying ship refurbished and permanently moored in the Danube and the Bahnhof Music Club featuring talented local DJs and a dance floor packed with the beautiful people.
Budapest also has quite a few casinos along the Danube river and the area is known locally as the Dunakorz. These are usually of the high brow type, are located in luxury hotels, and require formal dress.
The vast majority of Budapest restaurants, cafés, clubs and bars offer good value and service. However the drawback of Budapest’s colourful and rich nightlife scene, is that some places come short of hospitality and fairness. In some bars and clubs girls might come to you to lure you into buying drinks for them. Politely turn them down, otherwise the staff might surprise you with an exorbitant bill.