Best party cities in Europe


Europe has some of the best nightlife in the world, as well as some of the most unique party scenes. You have the underground night clubs, the bars in abandoned buildings, the subculture hangouts and beachside festivals. So head over to to get yourself some health insurance and hop on the next plane to these crazy places.

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona hosts two of the biggest party events in Europe and you’re not going to want to miss either of them if you’re a lover of night life. Sónar is a three-day-long music festival of the best electronic and dance music and some incredible creative projects. In one place, you have lectures, exhibitions, fairs, cinema screenings and art installations for you to peruse and explore to your heart’s content. You also have the Primavera Sound festival, which features some of the biggest and best bands in the world, as well as newer and upcoming artists on the urban music scene. In addition to festivals, there are some amazing club and nightlife that are built around them. A lot of people nap during the day and stay up all night. Perhaps a walk along the beach will cure your hangover.

Berlin, Germany

Nothing beats a proper German beer, and in Berlin, the beer flows like water and is cheap too. There’s nothing you won’t find in this great city; it has something for everyone. If you’re the type that likes to bar hop, you’ll be hopping all over the city. If you’re more into the club scene, then Berlin can offer you some of the best in the world. There are also regular concerts and more than a few concert halls to check out. This city is for night owls only, because the party doesn’t start until 1 AM, and once it starts, it doesn’t stop. Berlin is a crazy mix of people from all walks of life and there’s no such thing as a ‘typical’ night out.

Copenhagen, Denmark

There are more than 111 dance floors in Copenhagen, and you’ll find party animals on them all year round. It isn’t cheap, but it’s definitely worth the price. You’d be hard pressed to find a bad venue in the whole city and the music is just as amazing. Then, once you’ve danced yourself stupid, you can head over to a ‘morning bar’ to kick off the next day with a Fisk shot. The Danish know how to do night life right, and your idea of ‘going to bed late’ will change completely once you’ve experienced Copenhagen.

Budapest, Hungary


The Sziget Festival in Budapest consists of a whole week of music, drinking and dancing in the summer sun. Don’t be fooled by the cathedrals and old buildings. Inside of the most rundown places you’ll find the best ruin bars. These are bars and clubs that were built into buildings that were falling apart and transformed into creative and fun late night scenes. Best of all, you won’t be breaking your bank for a night out. Budapest has one of those carefree art scenes, where all the clubs are cheap and full of life. You could meet some incredible people here, so don’t miss out.