Europe is all about stories. Fables, legends, drama and intense romance that is at least a few centuries’ worth! You could walk down the cobbled-streets and get lost in them and not mind a bit, maybe, tuck into one of the many quaint cafés and read your favourite book, or explore the continent for what it is known for beyond its architectural wonder! For what lies beyond the art, culture and heritage is a thriving nightlife we wouldn’t recommend you miss.
The grit, glitz and glamour here bind you in its spell and make you want to dance away to charming European tunes. To know more about how you can make the most of your European holiday indulging in its famed party culture, read on as we list down where to party in the best of cities.
For the party paradise...
If you thought Mumbai is the ‘city that never sleeps’, you definitely haven’t been to Berlin. The people here are always looking for a good time and what more can you ask from a foreign city that you wish to party in? From tiny basement clubs to techno centres that run all night long, watering holes to cocktail taverns, saucy dance numbers to soulful jazz tunes, Berlin has it all!
Are you always fascinated by the ceiling-mounted responsive LED Light system that you find basically in EVERY nightclub in the world? This Berlin-night club was one of the frontrunners to start it. Surprised? You got a reason to visit Watergate!
With minimal techno playing, you can choose to dance away the night or catch up with your friends as you watch the sunrise over Kreuzberg on the floating deck terrace or choose from the variety of drinks available and feel the magic of the lively city come to you!
For the Parisian vibes...
Heaven for beer lovers, you can’t skip this place off your bucket-list! Hop across Prague’s finest of breweries, after a tiring day exploring the city, and chug some cold brew or a delicious glass of cocktail, that sets your mood all right!
Double Trouble Music Bar
Perched in the middle of Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, this place is your go-to bar if you fancy gothic-cellar style ambience, good food and cheap drinks. Double Trouble pulls quite a young crowd and sets a lively atmosphere with loud and pleasant music to groove on! So, pick your dancing shoes and get going.
For the impressive music...
If you thought Vienna was only about its significant music scene of opera, symphonies and concerts, let’s introduce you to the grandeur of ballroom parties, jazz gigs, and a long list of dazzling discotheques. Albeit known for its timid and a calmer atmosphere, as compared to the thriving nightlife culture in Berlin, people love Vienna for its subdued, dainty (if you may) party scene in the city.
Doubling up as Vienna’s Volkstheatre, Rote Bar’s eclectic nightlife comes to play on the upper floor. Just a hop, skip and jump away from the Museum of Natural History, the party haunt of Vienna puts an incredible après-show under the shimmering chandeliers.
Come here for some pleasing ambient music that plays every evening, or attend any of the gigs that happen regularly as you jive away on your favourite numbers. Don’t miss this one out!
For a touch of grandeur (and ruin!) at every turn
People will tell you all sorts of things before you plan to visit this enchanting city in Hungary, but what they will not tell you is about the underground ‘ruin bars’ that are found here! The hippiest nightlife of Hungary, Budapest has got tons of ruin pubs where you can crawl through and have the time of your life. Built in bulk in Budapest’s old district VII neighbourhood, this region was left to decay post World War II, thereby giving it an underground vibe. You can’t visit Budapest and not go to one of these!
Known as the mecca of ruin pub, Szimpla Kert was the original ruin bar, which later led to inspiring others to start a chain of similar ruin bars in the locality. There is amazing music, an open courtyard, an upper floor filled with fancy furniture (keep your camera handy, or phone battery full), cocktail bars, and wait-for-it --- an old, run-down Trabant to sit and sip your drink in. Words might not describe the beauty of ruin bars, for that you’ll have to go there and figure it out by yourself!