Europeans sure know how to throw a great party. Perhaps for this very reason, the scores of backpackers that flock to the continent are no more looking to explore natural sites and museums, but are looking to attend the parties of their lives. And why shouldn’t they? Europe is home of some of the most successful DJs and artists on the planet. The fact that Europe is the birthplace of some of the most renowned music festivals in the World is just another factor supporting the awesomeness of the party scene on this continent.
However, when you have an area the size of Europe, having favorites is natural. With so many people roaming around the continent with a common objective, the competition is no more just between nightclubs and other venues, but between cities.
We’ve gone around the European continent and bring to you a list of the top five cities when it comes to a thriving nightlife. So if you’re headed to the land of diversity with party on your mind, whether on a vacation or on a stag weekend, make sure you don’t miss out on the following cities:
Better known as the party capital of Europe, it only makes sense that the Spanish island of Ibiza tops this list. With superclubs, bars, and pubs dotting the city at every nook and corner, the reason behind the wild image of the city becomes instantly apparent.
Thanks to this, the city is frequented by a number of A-listers like Justin Bieber, Steve Aoki, Paris Hilton, Madonna and more. Head to the city’s most popular clubs Space and Pasha at any time of the day (or the week) to party like rockstars with celebrity DJs setting the tone for the party.
London (The UK)
With close to 4,000 venues in the city, the London nightlife offers unmatched variety and volume. Not to forget, the British capital is also the most culturally and linguistically enriched city of the World, and partygoers from all over the World come here at least once in their lifetimes. In fact, London has been rated the best New Year’s destination in a number of surveys.
Boasting incomprehensible variety, London caters to every kind of partygoer. From backpackers working on shoestring budgets to wild stags looking to splurge on an epic last fling before the ring. The city is home to superclubs that can give top Ibiza clubs a run for their money and pubs and bars that have been around for decades.
Home to some of the most renowned names in the electronic music industry, Berlin is said to be spearheading the House Music scene in Europe (if not the World). All nighter weekend parties, World famous DJs, fun-loving crowds and an abundance of top drawer clubs and bars make Berlin an unforgettable party destination.
Keep in mind that Berlin clubs are some of the most exclusive venues on the globe and more often than not, allow entry only through guest lists, which usually get filled weeks in advance. So if you’re planning to visit the German capital for a great party, make sure you’re prepared with the booking and reservations.
Prague (Czech Republic)
Dirt cheap beer, some of the best nightclubs in Europe, and a general abundance of party crowds have earned Prague quite a reputation among party cities. Underground dance rooms and cellar bars are among the many things that set the Prague party scene apart. Sure, the quality may not match the Ibiza party standards, but paying 10 Euros for 10 mugs of beer is sure to make up for that.
Just like any other tourist city, Prague is full of tourist traps and getting in trouble is not difficult when you’re partying in the City Of A Hundred Spires. For this reason, it is advised to seek professional help when you’re looking for reservations and accommodations, especially if you’re a first time visitor.
Europe has an abundance of party destinations and listing each one of them in a single blog post is next to impossible. However, party goers are almost guaranteed a gala time during a visit to one of the destinations mentioned above.
It is important to keep in mind that a good party destination attracts a lot of crowds While that is a great thing for those looking to socialise, getting into distinguished venues becomes all the more difficult. Remember travellers, when in Europe, it pays to be prepared.