25 Of the Greatest Cities in the World to Party In

Plunge into a world of gaieties in some of the hippest, quaintest and distinct places!You have authenticpubs, swanky cocktail bars, rooftop lounges, cabaret shows, jazz acts, opera performances, live gigs and so much more. Here is a list of 25 Of the Greatest Cities in the World to Party In. Let the good times roll, the sleeping world does not know what it is missing!

1. Buenos Aires

While the world is busy snoozing, this is the time when party zombies in Buenos Aires, Argentina head out to paint the town red. Beginning after midnight, the revelry extends way up till the break of dawn at 6 am!

The bars over here offer a fine blend of singers, dancers and musicians. Word on the street is that Rojo Tango is the place to go. Here, you can make merry with a tango cabaret performance, live orchestra along with a three-course meal. For something more subdued but equally entrancing, the jazz bar Notorious, that also acts as a record store and restaurant is another great option.

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2. Ibiza

Frequently referred to as the ‘Clubbing capital of the world’, there is no wonder why Ibiza makes the cut. The land of sunshine treats with some top notch clubs; Pacha, Amnesia, Privilege, El Divino, to name a few.

If underground trance is your thing, there is quite a lot of that happening in some discreet locations.  You can ask about in some hippy markets to get the tip off of these parties. Whereas, something like Cafe Pereira is ideal for you jazz music lovers.

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3. Amsterdam

Yes, we know that Amsterdam is known for its red light area, but look beyond and there is another magic world of night life worth reveling in. The options are plenty, if you are a movie buff, flit off to the 1920’s-styled ‘The Movies’. This art house is a charming one, going way back to 1912. For live gigs, you can go to the contemporary setting of Paradiso.

If you are looking for something more woody and local, then Zeedij is the place. Other noteworthy night haunts include Wynand Fockink, (where you can taste fine Dutch liquors), Wolvenstraat and Leidseplein.

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4. Rio de Janeiro

Referred to as the ‘marvelous city’, this sprightly and seductive destination boasts of a varied nightlife; be it the theaters, clubs, restaurants or live acts. When here, you cannot miss the groovy rhythms of samba. For the same, saunter off to clubs referred to as Casas de Samba. Whereas culture vultures can get their dose at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil for exhibitions, theater shows and music recitations.

Bar D’Hotel, a hangout among the bigwigs is another good option. The youth can enjoy clubs such as Nuth, Baronetti, Club Six, Mix and Selvagem.

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5. Paris

The city of fashion, romance, lights and Eiffel Tower, Paris is where you can delight in nocturnal charms as well. Speaking of which, one cannot miss the Moulin Rouge (with its iconic red lit windmill) that lures tourists all over for its glitzy cabaret performances (which can be enjoyed with some champagne and gourmet menu.)

If you are lucky enough, you can make it to Club Silencio, an elite nightclub. Till midnight, it is only open to members, post which, some of the general public can make an entry.

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6. Rome

Grab a bit of beauty sleep before you venture out as the night action begins post-midnight and continues till early mornings. Gregory’s is a noteworthy jazz bar, among the best as a matter of fact. This is also where you can sample some delectable food and splurge on the wide-ranging whisky options.

For a true Roman experience, visit the wine bar of Il Piccolo that is located off Piazza Navona. The charming set up is perfect for just watching people go by.

7. Las Vegas

It would be unfair to omit this sin city from the list. A place where carousing never ends, you have casinos and shows that run around the clock. Come early mornings and the clubs are still buzzing. If you are looking for something on the swankier side, then Vesper Bar in the Cosmopolitan Hotel fits the bill. The classy décor is just right to enjoy an array of cocktails and food menu.

For some dynamic energy, venture off to Pure where you can dance away. You can also get great city views form the terrace.

8. Montreal

Do not let the chilly climate of this destination deter you. The thrilling night scene here is sure to heat things up! Pullman situated in the Latin Quarter is just right for wine aficionados, offering a sophisticated list of the list. The backdrop of glass chandeliers, barstools embellished with fur, and classy wood tables further add to the experience.

Le Lab is another must visit for cocktails that are concocted by one of the finest mixologists across the globe.

9. Chicago

Long known for its classy sports bars, Chicago also gives a fine feel of night clubs. Exuding a diverse ambiance, Aviary has made a name for itself thanks to their one of a kind cocktails created from fresh herbs and fruits. For old-style Southern hospitality, The Barrelhouse Flat makes for a great option. You can choose from the extensive range of drinks from classic to modern ones.

To get a feel of 1950s Hollywood allure, the longue of Sable Kitchen & Bar is dead-on!

10. Los Angeles

A tinsel town where the biggies of Hollywood reside, Los Angles needless to say boasts of a glamorous nightlife too. Harvard & Stone, displaying World War II décor and noteworthy cocktail menu, is a fine place to visit. Keeping you in high spirits are the live acts and American liquor choices. The Stark Bar located in Mid-City West takes you back to another time (think Mad Men).

The trendy Supper Club, and exceptional Beacher’s Madhouse can make it to your party list too.

11. Bangkok

Steeped in wealth, Bangkok entices party goers with its luxurious and opulent bars. After all, this destination is famous for some of the finest after-hours spots. Head to the State Tower for the chic rooftop cocktail lounge, Sky Bar. Along with some good times, you can also lap up great views of the city.

Then there is Le Derriere, the only absinthe bar of the place that is embellished in what resembles 1920s Paris. Savour champagne and enjoy the intimate drinking experience.

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12. Miami

“Party in the city where the heat is on.
All night on the beach till the break of dawn
Welcome to Miami (bienvenido a Miami)”
Will Smith couldn’t have crooned it better!

Apart from some stunning people, this place is also known for some hardcore partying. Make a dive to the South Beach, where the scene is bustling. Go discover the posh lounges and heart thumping dance clubs that line the art deco streets. The Nikki Beach club is a good option to leisurely sip on your cocktail as you relax on their hammocks or beach beds present outside. Skybar, situated in the Shore Club hotel is another good option.

13. Tel Aviv

Barring all the issues this Tel Aviv is facing, it does have a rollicking party scene. Things start stirring up here post 11 pm, gaining true momentum at 2 am and carry on till early morning hours. Before fully getting into the groove, several head to Nanutchka first for dinner, specialty drinks and a good range of Georgian wines.

They arty types can relish in Saloona, a ritzy lounge bar adorned with shimmering chandeliers and playing fine laid-back tunes.

14. New Orleans

To wallow in what is considered as the best bar scene in America and some amazing food, make a dash for New Orleans. As the dark hours commences, get a whiff of the city’s distinctive character. To delight in a boisterous experience, the notorious French Quarter is apt where the party goes on till long. The bars at Bourbon Street are other worthwhile haunts.  For something more upscale, Cure in Freret Corridor neighborhood beckons!

15. Tokyo

Welcoming you hypnotizing neon lights, the night scene in Tokyo is unlike any another. Drift away with a range of choices from live music to bars to traditional Japanese Kabuki shows. Sweet Basil 139 is the place to be if you prefer a swish jazz club featuring national and international performances. For something more vibrant, visit Kamiya Bar which is the oldest western bar in the city. When here, do not miss sipping on Tokyo’s original drink, Denki Bran.

16. Berlin

Swathed in an eclectic night scene, Berlin does not disappoint.  Find anything and everything from good old pubs to wine bars, indie establishments to live acts and super discreet underground parties. Some of these go on till 6 to 7 am! Providing a beach bar experience is Club der Visionaere located by the waterways. For something that takes you back to the hip era of the 70’s, Victoria’s Bar is apt.

17. Hong Kong

The bustle and excitements of Hong Kong continues way after the sun sets. Foodies can satiate their cravings at the Temple Street Night Market. Enjoy the aromatic fragrances coming wafting through, scrumptious food along with the entertainment of acrobats and fortune tellers. To get your fill of alcohol, Aqua Spirit that is located in a rather lofty skyscraper makes for a good option.  You can also take a night tour of the waters with Lei Yue Mun Seafood Village Dinner Cruise.

18. São Paulo

Unfolding to you one of the best nightlife experiences is the joyous land of São Paulo. This is where you can cherish a refined, extensive assortment of styles and genres along with an easy-going relaxed and fun-loving crowd. You can head neighborhood of Vila Olímpia and Itaim Bibi to shake a leg.

For something more upscale, clubs such as Provocateur and Disco are fitting. The older crowd can enjoy places like The History, Charles Edward and Itaim’s Piove. Sip on champagne and premium spirits in style!

19. New York

Many a great singers have sung about this cosmopolitan marvel (from Frank Sinatra to Alicia Keys and Jay Z). The night life here too is worth humming about! Reel in a Broadway show, go cocktail-sipping and bar hopping in the East Village, dabble with some karaoke, the list is endless. Those who like to let their hair down, can grind the night away at the Gramercy Theatre (which plays music marathons). Another notable place is Ava Lounge, among the finest rooftop bars in the city.

20. Stockholm

The city of beautiful people, Stockholm makes for an impressive nightlife too. Some of the options include Sturecopagniet, a classy place that is beautifully adorned. It has bars, lounges and a dancing floor. Other choices include White Room (open till 5am), Laroy and Hell’s Kitchen (among the toughest places to get in). To get into the trendier sports, do show up before 10 pm and as a couple as stags are not entertained in some places.

21. Barcelona

From hippie scenes to glamorous shenanigans and parties that go on till sunrise, Barcelona is the place to be in. The true action starts from 1 am. Furtherspicing things up are clubs with theme nights. For fancy cocktails and dancing times, sashay to Ipanema Club. Comprising of 5 clubs and bars, the Port Vell is another engaging party place.Other popular places include Catwalk and Razzmatazz.

22. London

Now here is a city with a nightlife offering a little bit of something to everyone. Be it comedy cabarets, upmarket boutique bars, arts and culture and more. Be inspired by a brilliant jazz act at the Berkeley Hotel, visit the dusty blue walls adorned Blue Bar for inventive cocktails and tasty menus. Not enough? Head to the Royal House Opera for a larger than life performances or Jerusalem Tavern for a typical pub experience.

23. Istanbul

For a rich and deeply varied nightlife, make your way to Istanbul. Over here are a range of entertainment avenues that are either more than thirty years oldor fairly recent ones. Providing crazy times is the Taksim Square that boasts of the globe’s most happening nightclubs and a cosmopolitan populacecelebrating together. Significant hotspots include Caddebostan on the Asian side and Ortaköy in the Beşiktaş district, Istiklal Street and Nevizade in the Beyoğlu district on the European side.

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24. Dublin

Since long, Ireland has been known for its charming and inviting pubs. Its capital, Dublin, is where the party is happening. One cannot miss the Temple Bar area which is strewn with endless pre-club bars and pubs. Famous are the Temple Bar Pub and Doheny& Nesbitt. Sway to authentic Irish music and do not be surprised if you spot the rugby team guzzling down ale!

25. Cabo San Lucas

Said to be the ‘mother ship for spring-breakers everywhere’,Cabo San Lucas in Mexico is for the energetic youth.  Treasure whimsical times as you gulp down tequila shots, do the twist and party from dusk ’til dawn. El Squid Roe and Cabo Wabo Cantina is known for their live gigs whereas Body Shot is a sprawling club to dance the night away.

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