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10 of the best cities to party in Europe

If you’re planning to explore the exotic nightlife of Europe, look no further! We’ve compiled a list of the 10 best party cities in Europe with some of the most epic clubs around.

1. Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is a city for night owls. Nothing happens until 2 am – whether you are tourist or local. Locals here eat dinner at midnight (check out our recommendations for Barcelona’s best cheap eats), party until dawn, and sleep until noon. Tourists follow the same pattern. With €1 shot bars, world class clubs, flowing wine, and wild parties, Barcelona is always a top destination for travellers in Europe looking for a good time. You can enjoy the best barcelona nightclubs like opium, pacha, bling, hotel w, shoko, downtown and more.

Summers were made for life in Barcelona: sunny beach days, walks through whimsical city streets and poppin’ nights with endless tapas and sangrias. See amazing architecture like La Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo or spend the afternoon in the magical Park Guell.

2. London, England.

The rich and famous go to London to party, so it can be pricey to visit the best clubs (and you better dress the part). On the other hand, there are plenty of more low-key bars and pubs on just about every corner, so you won’t have any trouble having a great night. London attracts the best music, so it’s not hard to find world-famous and up-and-coming DJs pumping out great tunes throughout the city. You can enjoy the bests London nightclubs like Cuckoo, Libertine, Tabu, Cirque le Soir and more.

London’s nightlife offers both substance and variety, so there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for local pubs or high-end superclubs, you can be sure you’ll find it in London. And with so many places staying open all night, the party doesn’t have to end until the sun comes up. For a glitzy night out, hit up Fabric, Heaven or the Ibiza-style megaclub, Studio 338. If you’re looking for a more authentic experience, try Corsica Studios or Nottinghill Art Club. Pro tip: several nightclubs in London offer student memberships to save you some cash, including Studio 338 and Egg London.

3. Ibiza, Spain.

His iconic Spanish island is pretty much the clubbing capital of the world. If you’re ready for the party of a lifetime, Ibiza is where it’s at! Even stars like Justin Bieber, Leonardo DiCaprio, Paris Hilton and more have come to Ibiza to party. Sleep in some of Europe’s best hotels, watch the sunset from a rooftop terrace and then party like a rockstar til the sun comes up. Visit the original and legendary Pacha or party away at Amnesia—with a 5,000-person capacity, you’ll be able to experience a party like never before. You can enjoy best nightclubs in Ibiza like Pacha, Ibiza, Hi, Ushuaia and more.

4. Madrid, Spain

New York City isn’t the only place that never sleeps.

Spain’s capital is full of bars to keep people partying all night long! They do have one special custom in Madrid though: party-goers always finish the long night by stopping into a café for churros con chocolate. You can enjoy the Best Madrid Nightclubs like Opium Madrid, Kapital, Teatro Barceló, Oh My Club and more.

Madrid is a big city with lots of high-profile, high-capacity clubs, like the 7-story Teatro Kapital.

Whatever hotspot tickles your fancy, don’t forget to get your churro fix before you head home!

5. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam isn’t a wild club city like Berlin or a crazy all night party like Ios. Here, things are much more relaxed. The Dutch are more low key and would prefer a good pub or house party to a huge rave. That being said, some of the best clubs in Amsterdam have 24-hour licenses. There is also a lot of fun to be had thanks to the coffee shops, the red light district, pub crawls and amazing bars. Here’s our recommendation for the very best party hostels in Amsterdam.

6. Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Danes definitely know how to party. Don’t believe us? Head to one of Copenhagen‘s “morning bars”  – bars open from 3 am to 10 am – and you’ll find the true party animals! Scandinavia is known for being quite pricey when it comes to food and drink, but there are bars that won’t break the bank if you do your research. We’ve also helped to protect your bank balance with a list of cool things to do in Copenhagen on a tiny budget. Before you head on your night out, don’t forget to check out Christiana, Copenhagen’s “free zone” – it’s a magical place unlike any other. Locals are super friendly so don’t hesitate to ask them for tips on where to go. Your new hostel mates will also be on hand to make your night memorable.

7. Berlin, Germany.

This list of best European party cities cannot be complete without the mention of Berlin. The capital city of Germany, Berlin, is at its best when darkness falls. It is another place to be if you’re searching for the best nightlife in Europe.

Being a party animal, you might know Berlin provides plenty of great things to do. From local bands to international DJs, the nightlife of Berlin is diverse and offers something for everyone.

Whether you want to dance the night away on a boat or embrace techno music, Berlin caters to everyone’s needs. It is famous for its countless pubs, bars, and events, combined with the best club scene.

Though a notoriously tricky club to get into, Berghain is more than worth the struggle. Once inside, you’ll find the techno club, Panorama Bar, disco, and Lab (a male-only club). This nightclub is for people who are all about music.

8. Paris, France.

Paris, the capital of France, is a global center for fashion, art, culture, live music, and classy cocktails. It is one of the great party cities I’ve visited so far. A weekend in Paris is always one to remember.

The City of Lights oozes charm and sophistication and makes the perfect end to this hedonistic trip around Europe. Le Marais is one of the most fashionable districts in Paris, and you can explore it without breaking the bank.

The Candelaria, a true hidden gem, offers the best Mexican agave cocktails in Paris. This world-class hidden cocktail bar offers a variety of tequila, mezcal, seasonal cocktails, and other options. Get ready to be greeted with a range of tequila-based cocktails.

The fashion capital of the world, a Parisian night out exudes elegance with a whole host of refined bars and high-end nightclubs.

However, if you look in the right places, you can still find dive bars, all-night raves and affordable places to party if you’re on a budget.

9. Marbella, Spain

The Nightlife scene in Marbella is famous Worldwide with the Summer Season in particular being when 7 nights a week partying can be enjoyed with International DJs making an appearance at the Super Clubs and hip Rooftop Bars being open from dusk until dawn. The area of Puerto Banús is where the younger crowds tend to head however Marbella Puerto Deportivo and its Promenade area, the Old Town of Marbella and the towns either side of Marbella such as San Pedro de Alcantara and Elviria may not have any clubs but certainly have a selection of great Cocktail bars, Lounge bars and more International Pubs too. You can enjoy best Nightclubs in Marbella like Opium, Nao, Nikki Beach, Starlite, Tibu and more.

10. Mykonos, Greece.

One of the best party places in Europe is Mykonos. Mykonos is a Greek island that belongs to the Cyclades islands, like the islands of Santorini, Paros, and Milos. From those other islands, and from the mainland of Greece, you can reach Mykonos by ferry, which is very easy. Also, there is an international airport on the island.

Mykonos is a beautiful island with lots of picturesque villages and very relaxing and beautiful beaches. One of the best places on the island to visit is Mykonos Town. You can find a lot of typical Greek houses and streets here. Also, there are lots of shops and shopping is one of the best things to do on the island because of this. Another great thing to do in Mykonos Town is visiting the iconic windmills. From there, you have a lovely view of the area known as Little Venice. In this area of the town, you can also find a lot of bars that are great for partying.

A week is a good amount of time to spend in Mykonos. This allows you to experience the highlights and enjoy various aspects of the island’s nightlife. Also, you can visit some of the beaches on the island during this week.