A trip to Europe can involve so much more than exploring different cultures, learning a new language, and tasting good food. Eastern Europe is full of cities that have amazing night clubs, bars, restaurants and music. Alcohol and food are more affordable than it is in most places. You just have to know the cities to visit.
Ten European Cities with the Best Night Life
1. Barcelona, Spain
The party in Berlin does not usually start until after 1AM. The history of the party culture in Barcelona had to do with its laid-back attitudes and abandoned buildings that were used as underground nightclubs. While there are not as many underground nightclubs today, you can still find some. Nightclubs for a variety subcultures are also prominent.
2. Budapest, Hungary
Ruin bars, which are bars that take place in abandoned buildings and outdoor spaces, are the staple of the party culture in Budapest. Each ruin bars have their own themed-decorations and multi-rooms that each have their own theme. Natural spring baths are also a major part of the daytime and nighttime party scenes.
3. Belgrade, Serbia
Belgrade has a wide variety of nightclubs that are super affordable to get into. The people are beautiful on the inside and outside. It is off the beaten track, but the nightlife is super worth it.
4. Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Amsterdam is more on the pricier side for the party scene, but the party scene is strong. Techno and trance music are prevalent in the night clubs. You can also easily walk into a coffee shop and purchase soft drugs.
5. Prague, Czech Republic
Gorgeous night clubs are all over the city of Prague. It is home to the astonishing 5-story Karlovy Lazne Club. Beer is cheap in this city.
6. Krakow, Poland
Krakow is a small city that knows how to party hide. Alcohol is dirt cheap, and bars and clubs full of single Eastern European women are almost everywhere you turn. Vodka is the Polish’s drink of choice.
7. Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm has an amazing club scene, but dress code is heavily enforced. The party scene is pricey, but the beautiful people make it worth it. Guys do the best getting in the clubs when they have a few ladies accompanying them.
8. Mykonos Island, Greece
Mykonos Island is a popular party destination in the summer due it being an island. Partying on the beach is commonplace.
9. Paris, France
Paris’ nightlife is just as sparkling as the city itself. There are a few high-end night clubs, but bars, cafes, and restaurants mostly dominate to cater to the student population who is on a tight budget.
10. London, England
London is known for where the wealthy and famous go to party. Visiting the top nightclubs can cost a chunk of money, but no worries because there are a plethora of great corner bars and pubs that are lower-priced. The best music comes to London.
Safety Tips for Partying in Eastern Europe
While you should always be cautious, you should be extra cautious when you are in a foreign country. Partying in the best party cities of Eastern Europe is fun, but being under the influence of alcohol or other substances may make it more difficult to defend yourself and make positive decisions. Always travel with a trusted friend or family member who is sober to increase your safety. Keep a tight grip on valuables, especially when you are on transportation, to avoid getting robbed.
Do not engage with beggars because they may follow you. Taxi drivers may scam you when converting currency. Insist on using a taximeter and change currency at legitimate places. If you are driving a car, keep your doors locked and windows rolled up at all times. While cheap, available alcohol is tempting, it is best to set drink limits for yourself to decrease the likelihood of committing a crime or being a victim of a crime. Always be aware of your surroundings.
If you are arrested for any reason, immediately request to contact the nearest United States embassy. Remember different countries have different laws regarding the rights of criminals. Insist on a receipt before paying any money for fines. Most importantly, have fun, but be safe.