Nightlife is one defining factor to being a modern city. There are so many cities in the world that offer nightlife scenes, each competing with each other for the tourists’ attention. Here are some of the cities that come to mind when talking about nightlife:
Amsterdam has a gratifying nightlife. One of the best things about the city is that it knows how to party and that it has got the best when the sun goes down. The city’s squares and streets get very busy and vibrant at night. Large flocks of tourists always invade the entire area of the Red Light District. Around Leidseplein are the Stadsschouwburg and many other theatres, lots of restaurants and cafes, cinemas, the Lido theatre with live entertainment, and the casino. Rembrandtplein is also a busy area of bars and clubs, cinemas, and cafes.
Europe’s unrivalled clubbing capital, party-mad Ibiza is one of the world’s top 10 nightlife destinations. Come summer, the Balearic island heaves with revellers, lured by Café del Mar chill-out tunes in San Antonio, and clubbing temples like Space and Pacha.
Take a stroll with lady luck through the neon-lit Sin City and you never know what you might find: your fortune in a glitzy hotel casino, the Eiffel Tower illuminated, dancing go-go girls or 1,001 living Elvises. This wild, super-sized theme park of a city entertains 365 nights a year.
If ever there was a place to kick up your heels, Buenos Aires is it. After dark, the sultry Argentinian capital puts on its glad rags and tangos across the dance floors in La Boca and San Telmo districts. Should your footwork not be up to scratch, check out the city’s pulsating café and club scenes.
Anything goes in the Thai capital after dark: from drag shows to massages between cocktails and passing elephants. After a pad thai at a street-side stall, head to the throbbing rooftop clubs, live music bars and shisha lounges on hedonistic Khao San Road.
Berliners live for the night, whether they spend it in 1920s-style cabarets, retro-chic bars in Friedrichshain or convivial beer gardens. Some of Europe’s top DJs play in mega clubs like industrial-chic Berghain. In summer, relaxed open-air bars by the River Spree keep the party going all day long.
London nightlife is only second to none. It is so full of life it is unbeatable. You will find everything you want here, near to your hotel or hostel. From top pubs, bars, and night clubs with all types of trendy music to theater to high culture (orchestra, ballet, opera) worthy of the royals, London is the best place to experience nightlife.