51 of the world’s best party cities

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What are the best cities to go out in Europe and around the world?

You might think that these are the biggest and best-known cities in the world. But these are also the cities with the most vibrant nightlife. This article is especially dedicated to those who prefer bars, clubs and clubs to museums. That said, you can always find a happy medium and combine partying with culture.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde For a weekend with friends, Copenhagen’s clubs are open from Thursday (and usually not before midnight) until Sunday. Head to places like Zefside, Rust, and HIVE for an unforgettable evening. See also our article on Where to go out in Copenhagen?

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde Amsterdam has its place on this list, of course. Some will prefer to spend time in the Red Light District, while others will discover some of Europe’s best clubs. Read our article on Where to go out in Amsterdam

Goa, India

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The birthplace of psychedelic trance (or « Goa trance »), the city of Goa has been a nightlife destination since the 1960s.

New York, USA

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde The city that’s nicknamed the « city that never sleeps » is, of course, a destination for night owls. From ultra-chic nightclubs in Manhattan to underground parties in Brooklyn, New York is every bit the center of culture and music it claims to be, and will prove it to you, no matter what time of night it is.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde The rumors that Buenos Aires parties into the wee hours of the morning are true. After dancing to every type of music possible (there’s something for everyone), revelers head home around 7am. Read our article on Where to go out in Buenos Aires?

Seoul, South Korea

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Many cities never sleep, but Seoul never sleeps a wink, even for a siesta. It’s possible to have fun in this metropolis whatever the time of day or night. Some establishments even display a « 25 hours » sign to indicate that they never close.

Gothenburg, Sweden

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde Home to two of Sweden’s largest universities, Gothenburg is perhaps one of the biggest « university cities » in the world. And it’s no secret that university towns are notorious for being wild at night.

Sydney, Australia

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde Whatever your style, you’ll find something to entertain you every night of the week in Sydney. Some venues can often accommodate over 2,000 people and feature top international DJs.

Moscow, Russia

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde The Russian capital boasts a large number of clubs, but you’ll have to make an effort when it comes to dress code. To get into a club, you need to look your best… Try the « Propaganda » club.

Cancún, Mexico

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde A world-famous Spring Break destination, young people love to party here.

La Paz, Bolivia

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde La Paz’s nightlife is as varied as its territory. You’ll spend most of your time on Avenida Alvaro Obregón. But there’s one bar that arouses curiosity, one that many of you will want to avoid: Route 36. This bar is in fact the world’s leading cocaine bar, and changes address every week. You can only find it by word of mouth.

Popovka, Ukraine

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde Popovka is home to the KaZantip music festival, which lasts 3 weeks from late July to mid-August.

Marrakech, Morocco

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde It’s easy to get distracted once the sun goes down in Marrakech, especially on Djemaa el-Fna square, which becomes a night-time spectacle. As for the real nightlife, that in the nightclubs, it can be a little more complicated to find in Morocco than in other places. Once you’re there, however, you’ll find that Marrakech’s old town parties like it should.

Montreal, Canada

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde Montreal is considered to have some of the best nightlife in the world. Numerous electronic music festivals are held here every year, and it’s even said that New Yorkers come here for weekends just to hang out. Read our article on Where to go out in Montreal?

Reykjavik, Iceland

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde One of the most northerly cities on our globe, Reykjavik knows how to party. There’s even a festival in the Blue Lagoon called Iceland Airwaves. Read our article on Where to go out in Reykjavik?

Tallinn, Estonia

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde Tallinn doesn’t often come to mind when it comes to a weekend getaway with friends or lovers. However, this city is renowned for its bars and clubs, which spring up everywhere after dark.

Rome, Italy

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde Rome is not only famous for its Roman remains and the small country at its heart (Vatican City). The Italian capital is also home to a number of chic addresses, rooftop bars and great clubs featuring excellent DJs.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde Unknown to most, this Mexican city is another destination for spring breakers. Cabo San Lucas is said to be « classier » than Cancun and Tijuana, but you’ll find that there are just as many places to go out. Ask your hotel where to go out and you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Las Vegas, USA

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde Las Vegas attracts people from all over the world. Those who party there usually don’t even remember how much they spent. Every year, the city hosts theElectric Daisy Carnival.

Berlin, Germany

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde From high-end biergartens to dingy warehouse parties, Berlin has something for every night owl. And Berliners are well aware of this, which is why there are queues outside the German capital’s best clubs.

Paris, France

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde Paris is teeming with bars to go out in. But what about nightclubs? Some clubs have reopened, and the capital is buzzing again.

Madrid, Spain

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde No one can deny that Spain boasts some of the world’s best cities for partying, and Madrid is certainly one of them. With renowned clubs like Fabrik, Pacha and Kapital, a night out in the capital is unforgettable.

Belgrade, Serbia

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde Isn’t there a reason Belgrade is nicknamed the « Barcelona of the Balkans »? Here, open-air parties are held on barges along the banks of the Danube. Read our article on Where to go out in Belgrade?

Thessaloniki, Greece

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde Thessaloniki embodies the crossroads between historic Greek and Mediterranean vibes. So, the more you look for an unbridled club, the further you’ll stray from the conservative, historic tourist district (but it’s worth it).

London, England

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde The UK was one of the pioneers of electronic music, and London dictates European musical trends. So it’s no surprise that London’s clubs are among the best in Europe.

Prague, Czech Republic

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde Prague is an excellent destination for cheap partying. Beer flows like running water here, and the choice of bars and clubs is enough to wear you out on a weekend out with your mates. See our article Where to go out in Prague?

Munich, Germany

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde There’s only one word to describe Munich’s hustle and bustle:Oktoberfest. But Munichers don’t just party for 2 weeks a year!

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde It takes a lot of experience to organize the world’s most famous carnival, doesn’t it? Rio de Janeiro knows how to party, and you’ll discover all its virtues during your stay in the famous Brazilian city.

Bali, Indonesia

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde Remember the name: Seminyak. It’s the best place to go out in Bali.

Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde If you haven’t heard of Ayia Napa, it’s because it was just a small fishing village a few years ago. Today, it’s a lively seaside resort, renowned for its nightlife and attracting mainly young people.

Istanbul, Turkey

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde After spending a long day exploring Istanbul’s historic architecture and ruins, you might be tempted to go to bed quietly in your hotel room. This would be a crime, as the city takes on a whole new, constantly changing face after dark. Where to go? Who knows, the next hottest club is probably under construction as I write.

Bangkok, Thailand

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde Bangkok, a city that moves as much by day as it does by night. Rooftop bars are everywhere, multi-storey clubs too, shady clubs populate the red-light districts… But one district you must try out stands out: RCA, where all the locals go out.

Tokyo, Japan

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde Home to some of the best clubs in the world, Tokyo’s nightlife is a perfect example of a must-see destination. Try the « Womb », one of the city’s best nightclubs.

Cape Town, South Africa

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde When it comes to going out in Cape Town, there’s only one name you need to have in mind: Long Street. This street, as long as its name suggests, is lined with bars and clubs so you can enjoy every atmosphere. Finish off with a nightclub like the Purple Turtle or Fiction.

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde A paradise island in Thailand, Ko Pha Ngan is famous for hosting the Full Moon Party. If you want to attend this big party, plan your stay in advance. But there’s plenty to do before and after the Full Moon.

Miami, United States

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde Every March, Miami plays host to the Ultra Music Festival. The city is a hub of the music scene, and there are plenty of places to go out.

Budapest, Hungary

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde Budapest’s nightlife is thriving, offering new experiences and classic nights out. The Jewish Quarter is full of trendy, bohemian cafés. The scene is more in-your-face in Liszt Ferenc tér, as old warehouses around the city are transformed into trendy nightclubs.

Austin, Texas, USA

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde With over a hundred places to go, Austin is surprisingly one of America’s best places to go out.

Barcelona, Spain

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde Barcelona’s nightlife needs no introduction. While the bars aren’t full until midnight and the clubs until 2-3am, the great Catalan city attracts revelers from all over Europe. Read our 7 ideas for going out in Barcelona.

Saint-Tropez, France

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde Stars from all over the world flock here every summer to party, and there’s a reason why. But what your wallet thinks of it is another story.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde Known for its opulence, it’s no surprise that Dubai has a few mega clubs in its ranks. The problem there is not finding links that serve alcohol (hotels serve alcohol) but having the budget for it: a drink costs around €12.

Baku, Azerbaijan

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde The capital of Azerbaijan, Baku is a mix of modern and medieval, but when it comes to its nightlife, Baku is as avant-garde as the city itself gets. Expect strict bouncers, but once inside, the clubs are every bit as classy as Las Vegas or Paris.

Melbourne, Australia

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde Cosmopolitan as it is, you wouldn’t expect to discover a quiet city after dark. Some good bars are hidden behind doors without signs, and you sometimes have to be on a list to get into certain clubs. But once you’ve cracked the secret of Australia’s second-largest city, you’ll love going out.

Ibiza, Spain

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde By definition, Ibiza is THE party destination. Although lacking in originality, it continues to attract crowds thanks to its mega clubs.

Punta del Este, Uruguay

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde This is Uruguay’s hottest city. Its beaches and nightclubs are reminiscent of Rio de Janeiro or Saint-Tropez. It’s the hottest new destination in South America.

São Paulo, Brazil

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde São Paulo is renowned for its lively nightlife and countless cafés. The more traditional among you will relax over a beer in the quiet, historic cafés, while party-goers will prefer the lively cafés of Jardins and Pinheiros and the all-night clubs of Vila Olímpia.

Los Angeles, United States

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde For partying with rock stars and celebrities, the best spots are on West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip.

Tel Aviv, Israel

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde Rumors of Tel Aviv’s vibrant nightlife have spread around the world, and many young Europeans have come to check it out. International magazines have proclaimed Tel Aviv one of the top five recommended cities for a great vacation, especially for its nightlife.

Phuket, Thailand

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde Phuket is a big word. It’s a big island. A lot of people go out on Patong, but it’s a pretty mainstream place. Other chic clubs are opening all around the island. Read our article on Where to go out in Phuket?

Krakow, Poland

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde Krakow is a student city and certainly Poland’s most cosmopolitan. Bars don’t close early and nightclubs swarm in the city center. What’s more, alcohol is not at all expensive. It’s easy to do a pub crawl without breaking the bank, as you radiate out into the center.

Mykonos, Greece

Vie nocturne, les meilleures villes pour sortir dans le monde Myconos is a destination famous for being a place of debauchery for young Europeans. If that sentence alone is enough to arouse your curiosity, wait until the good weather returns and check it out for yourself.

Which city do you think is ideal for its nightlife?