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Top 10 Best Party Cities in the World

I was lucky enough to start 2010 on Copacabana beach in Rio, surrounded by over 2 million people. I must admit that it was an unforgettable night! One of the best parts of traveling is experiencing the night life in different cities around the world. Let it be for New Year’s Eve, during a Carnival or on a simple Saturday night, you need to party it up! Below is a list I put together on the top 10 best party cities in the world, partly based on personal experience and online research.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

The beautiful city of tango additionally has a party city. It’s a city filled with much culture were the night only begins at midnight and ends in the early morning.  The few clubs I experienced in Buenos Aires had a variety of music. The people are fun and they’ll randomly talk to you. It’s quite an experience!

Barcelona, Spain

I never had as many shots as I did when visiting Barcelona. There is a great vibe in the city in the early mornings, after everyone finishes partying.  It reminds me a lot of Montreal where everyone is walking outside after a fun night out, being loud and obnoxious.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The place to be if you want to party in Rio is Lapa. Most nightclubs and bars can be found in this neighbourhood. There is a wide variety of clubs to visit, anything from traditional clubbing music to samba clubs. You can’t leave Rio without partying in Lapa. Impossible!

Boat Party in Rio

Las Vegas, USA

What to say about Vegas? Party and money go together. One of the most famous places to party in the world, there is definitely a handful of places to consider, let it be in Hotel lounges or popular clubs in the Sin City.


Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv is a vibrant city of the Mediterranean. A city filled with endless choices of bars and clubs, you can easily find yourself partying until the early mornings of dawn.

Moscow, Russia

The city of beautiful women also offers a great nightlife. Clubs with techno music, lounges or vodka bars, there is always somewhere to go in Moscow.

Dubai, United  Arab Emirate

If you’re looking to party in style and willing to splurge, Dubai is the place for you. It’s a great place to party with lots of elegance, from partying on rooftop clubs to yatch’s, there is definitely lots of options!



What to say about NYC? Referred to the city that never sleeps, partying in NYC is a must! Being a cosmopolitan city, there is more than enough variety to fulfill your party needs!


Bangkok, Thailand

Anyone who visits Bangkok most certainly has experienced the nightlife in the city. Khao San Road offers lots of party places, as well as anywhere else in the city. It’s a must if visiting Bangkok.


Montreal, Canada

What to say about Montreal, my hometown? It has an awesome nightlife, from fancy clubs, to jazz bars, to bars and breweries. There is more than enough choice to meet your party tastes.

Is there a city you partied in that you’d like to mention?

About The Author

Tanya is an adventurous person who most enjoys the cultural aspect of traveling. She traveled to North, Central and South America, Europe, Africa and Europe. When she's not hiking mountains, she spends her time visiting local schools or families. It's a nice break from the 9-5 corporate life.

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Comments (7)

  • somedude

    Miami is the best party town in the world buddy. Spent a couple nights in Rio one time, and i went to Buenos Aires in that S. America trip too. Been to Las Vegas and NYC and those are two cool cities right there and in Europe I’ve been to Barcelona, but nothing stands out like Miami. No parties are as extravagant, as VIP-style as the ones in South Beach man. It’s crazy there, I also would want to go to Ibiza from what I’ve seen and heard it looks fantastic. I bet Ibiza’s right up there with Miami too!

    • Tanya

      I agree that Miami is a great party place. I also had the opportunity to party there. But… I don’t think it’s the top places to party in the world!! My all time fave places to party are definitely in South America! I guess we’ve had different experiences :)

  • kingshuk

    Just came back fro ibiza last month…its amazingg…you gotta be there to understand the energy of the place…massive clubs,great music the best djs in the world playing at the best clubs you can ever go to…tanya was wondering what cities are the best in soth america to party??since you been there and love it,im planing to go in march 2012 to s.america…i heard its crazy there tooo!!thanks and waiting for your reply

    • Tanya

      Hey! Glad to hear you had a great time in Ibiza! I still haven’t been there!
      For South America, you can’t go wrong in terms of partying. I had a great time in Buenos Aires, but Brazil is a great place to be partying as well! You can’t go wrong in Rio, Florianapolis or Bahia region. It’s in their blood! Let it be in a big club or in the streets, you’re guaranteed to experience a good party! Mexico is also a good place to party! I’ve been all over the country and had a blast anywhere and everywhere. It comes down to culture! :)

  • Scott

    I think that Budapest deserves to be on the list. I was there for three weeks partying till sunrise in open air clubs like Romkurt and Rio, and meeting young backpackers from all over the world people who were always down for anything. The city has an island in the middle of the Danube called Margret Sziget, which is full of green parks and crazy nightlife too. Awesome city.

  • Jeremy

    I did a southeast asia trip this summer and in my opinion the smaller cities have waaay crazier partying than the big ones. Kao San Road in Bangkok is definately insane, but Ko Samui goes harder (full moon party!!). Also above Bangkok is Sunukeville, Cambodia’s party til dawn beach raves. And the best of all, Vang Vieng, Laos. I have never in my life been so consistantly intoxicated or sexually active as I was in my 5 days there. Best of all, the partying isn’t just at night, it’s all day! Tubing there is the greatest thing ever. I highly reccomend this to everyone.


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