8 crazy party desties in Europe
When it comes to nightlife, Europe sure knows how to put on a party. From cool raves in caves to chilled beach bar vibes and insane clubs that go for 24 hours straight - and then some - here's a rundown of some of the top spots if you want to party hard European-style.
Like to party in hedonistic, sweaty warehouses where the party rages for days, and just about anything goes? Berlin’s the place for you! Fuelled by a huge appreciation for hard house, techno and electro music, the Berlin party scene has seen the rise of some of Europe’s best clubs including the x-rated club Berghain and the legendary underground techno club Tresor.
Alongside the historic picturesque white-washed houses, and turquoise blue sea, you’ll find a glamorous, party-loving scene in the Greek Island of Mykonos. Booming with high-end resorts and restaurants, Mykonos attracts a jet-set crowd, with many a celebrity seeking summer sun and fun in the modern and vibrant clubs on the island. World-class DJ’s flock here, many of them appearing in the late night/early morning top picks of Cavo Paradiso and Paradise Club.
Serbia’s capital is a city that never sleeps, where every night is a Friday night! There’s a cool, underground electronic music which has emerged out of the ashes of Serbia’s war torn recent history, driven by those people who grew up in the anarchy and chaos. It’s go hard or go home here -the clubs are dark, urban and smokey, the music pumps hard all night, and the strong spirits flow freely.
Packed with super clubs, underground music scenes, and live music galore, there’s something for every type of party-goer in Britain’s sprawling grey metropolis. Knock back drinks in trendy Soho,before partying the night away at the infamous Ministry of Sound, or dance al fresco (or indoors!) at London’s biggest club Studio 338. Head to London’s East End for cutting edge sounds - check out XOYO in edgy Shoreditch, and when you’re all partied out hit up nearby Brick Lane, home to some of England’s best curry houses.
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Unlike it’s German counterpart Berlin, Munich is not so big on the club scene, but it more than makes up for that in BEER! The party scene here is more based around an alternative bar scene, well-priced drinks and a huge range of delicious Bavarian brews. Even if you can’t make it to Munich for the biggest party of all (Oktoberfest), you’ll love hanging out and getting silly in beer gardens and halls all over the city.
Europe’s most popular summer party destination is bursting with mega-clubs, world-famous DJ’s, and hordes of party-goers from all over Europe and beyond. Laze the days away (in recovery from the night before!) in the Balearic sun, before getting your groove on and partying all night at Pacha, Space, Amnesia, DC10, or one of the other legendary superclubs. Bring your stamina and your party shoes, Ibiza will be an experience you’ll never forget!
Europe’s sunniest island is also one of it’s prettiest. Bustling Hvar is a party mecca housed behind 13th century city walls which overlook the glamorous harbour on the Dalmation Coast. It’s gorgeous, glitzy and packed with places to party. Check out swanky Carpe Diem, one of the island’s most popular clubs, complete with it’s own after hours beach club on a neighbouring island.
Famous for its 'coffee shops' and red light district, Amsterdam has long been a favourite European party destination. The cool Dutch vibe is present wherever you go, from big clubs with famous DJ’s to hip underground bars, and even the alternative hipster hangouts. It’s easy to lose yourself to a different world in Amsterdam, especially if you get stuck into the wacky backy and then find yourself wandering the red light district by night. You’ve been warned!
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