Nightlife City Breaks

Mar 20, 2023


  • 1. Best Nightlife Destinations: London, UK
  • 2. Best Nightlife Destinations: Ibiza, Spain
  • 3. Best Nightlife Destinations: Berlin, Germany
  • 4. Best Nightlife Destinations: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 5. Best Nightlife Destinations: Belgrade, Serbia
  • 6. Best Nightlife Destinations: Beirut, Lebanon
  • 7. Best Nightlife Destinations: Budapest, Hungary
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Neon blue sign saying bar, cocktails, dreams

Neon blue sign saying bar, cocktails, dreams, disco, party (source)

By day, you're a hardworking employee who takes care of all responsibilities. But by night, you're a night owl who lets their hair down. Well, maybe. We're going to make that assumption for the sake of this article.

Anyway, as a big social butterfly, we're sure you'd like to expand your horizons and see what else is out there when it comes to a night out. And that's where travelling comes into play.

Whether solo, with friends or with your partner, we recommend discovering the history and culture of new places together - but also see how these cities come alive after dark.

Here are some of the best nightlife city breaks in the world…

Buses passing the Parliament in London

Buses passing the Parliament in London (source)

Let's start with London.

Home to famous clubs such as Fabric in Farringdon, Egg London in Islington and XOYO near Old Street are great haunts for those looking to party.

Otherwise, you'll find the rich and famous partying in the West End, where there's a fantastic selection of the best bars and clubs. You can dine at top-notch restaurants in the area before you head out for drinks and dancing.

If you want to head to this part of town, do note that the clubs in London are on the pricier side, so budget accordingly, and you may also want to dress to impress.

Book a stay at Premier Inn London Leicester Square, which puts you in the heart of the West End - you won't have to go far to get "home" after a night out. When you wake up, take the Tube and go to Hyde Park, where a brisk walk will wake you up for other daytime activities.

The sun setting over coves in Ibiza

The sun setting over coves in Ibiza (source)

Ask any club connoisseur where you can find the best nightlife in Europe, and most will say Ibiza. In fact, its nickname is Party Capital of the World, so you know you're in for a good time when you jet off to this Mediterranean island. It's also quite likely you'll rub elbows with celebrities, as they're known for enjoying the nightlife here.

Ibiza is ideal for music lovers of all genres. You can go to a different club each night and never get bored!

For a stress-free stay, get a room at Invisa Hotel Es Pla. You and your partner can enjoy a quiet night's rest after partying since this is an adults-only hotel. You can then wake up for a late lunch, then spend a romantic afternoon basking in the glorious sun on the beach.

If you're feeling up to it, tour the Castle of Ibiza. This castle is located on a hillside by the sea, allowing you to breathe in crisp, fresh air while learning a little about Ibiza's history.

Overview of Berlin at night

Overview of Berlin at night (source)

Berlin's another ideal destination for those who live for the night. This city's well-known for its clubbing scene, which doesn't usually start until after 1am, and if you're into nightlife subcultures, then you'll feel right at home in one of Berlin's many clubs.

Arguably its most famous is Berghain, an exclusive club where you might have to queue for hours. And even if you get to the front, you're not guaranteed entrance. The criteria for entry is unclear but a top tip: those absorbed in their smartphones are usually turned away…

If Berghain is not your cup of tea, then there are numerous other places to go that are easier to get into. From the adult KitKatClub to live music bar A-Trane Jazz Club, adventuring after dark in Berlin will be unforgettable.

For a funky hotel, stay at aletto Hotel Kudamm, where every floor has photos of Berlin attractions. You can relax and have some friendly competition at the billiards and table tennis facilities.

Canal houses by the water at night

Canal houses by the water at night (source)

Are you a fan of techno, house, and trance music? Then a short holiday in Amsterdam is likely to be a delightful experience.

There are 3 main areas to party in the city centre: Dam Square, Leidseplein, and Rembrandtplein. They're all pretty close to one another, so bar and club hopping is possible.

A room at ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera will put you right in the thick of it. It'll be easy to walk around, but there are also frequent metros and buses too.

If you want a laidback day and the weather's not great, then get a ticket to one of the many museums in Amsterdam, such as the Rijksmuseum. Or take a canal cruise to see the city from a unique perspective.

Overview of Belgrade on a cloudy night

Overview of Belgrade on a cloudy night (source)

If you're tired of crowded cities full of tourists at night, then take a trip to Belgrade. The capital and largest city of Serbia, it has a reputation for the best nightlife around. Some even consider it to be the hidden party capital of Europe…

Not only is the nightclub scene diverse, but the prices are very cheap. So if you're on a budget, this destination is an outstanding alternative to the likes of Ibiza (which many people say is comparable in terms of nightlife).

And because there are different clubs with various styles of music every night of the week, it won't matter when you book your holiday. You can count on all the clubs to be packed!

To rest and recover, stay at Otel Apartments Bella Mare Belgrade. This self-catering accommodation is beautiful and peaceful, and not to mention, super affordable too.

Zaytouna Bay in Beirut at night

Zaytouna Bay in Beirut at night (source)

You'll find the hottest international DJs in Beirut, especially in the summer. This makes the city the number-one spot to hit if you like dance music!

Beirut is also a great place to visit if you want to go off the beaten path but stay within the Mediterranean. Its nightlife is just as good as some of the other destinations on this list, and is not as well-known. You can't beat the view at its clubs and rooftop bars, after all.

When you stay at Hamra Urban Gardens, you'll be a stone's throw away from Hamra Street. And the airport isn't far either, which is convenient.

In the daytime, you can explore ancient coastal cities such as Byblos. The daytime view of the Mediterranean Sea will leave you breathless!

Ruin bar in Budapest

Ruin bar in Budapest (source)

Yet another destination that flies under the radar for its nightlife, Budapest offers an alluring experience. The capital of Hungary is known for its ruin bars, where you'll find quirky bars and restaurants in place of abandoned outdoor spaces. The prices are low too, so you can try a little of everything as you make your way through.

Make sure you visit the natural spring baths in Budapest too. At night, they turn into dance parties where you can show off your figure in your swimsuit. And during the day, you can soothe your aching muscles in these relaxing baths.

To stay near all the action, book a room at Ibis Budapest Centrum. You'll have easy access to public transport, so getting around to see the sights won't be difficult. is a site that offers a huge range of flights, hotels, attraction and tour tickets, car hire options, train tickets, and more. With our Trip Coins reward system ensures that the more you book, the more you benefit from using us.

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