Where Is The Best Night Out In The World?
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Where do you think you can have the ‘Best Night in the World?’ We’ve tried and tested every city (almost), and talked to expert locals to reveal a clear winner! It’s official, the Best Night Out In The Word is *drum roll please…* HAMBURG!
Yep, the small city of Hamburg, Germany is the place to be for party people! Our study took the local resident’s expertise to measure the quality of things to do, friendliness of locals, safety, ease of getting around, and cost, to discover which city can be crowned nightlife royalty!
Giving Hamburg a run for its money is the Danish capital Copenhagen, followed closely by nightlife powerhouse and home of notorious club Berghain, Berlin. In fact, European cities definitely put up a strong fight, ranking highly as some of the best nightlife cities in the world – so read on to discover exactly what makes these cities such a good night out!
1. Hamburg, Germany
So, why is Hamburg the best night out in the world? It’s based on the locals’ views as to what makes an awesome night out, and Hamburg has LOADS to offer! If it’s clubbing you’re after, head to dance music heavyweights such as HALO Club, for classic house music; Bahnhof Pauli, an underground train station club; Baalsaal, which boasts a huge sound system with insane house and techno music; or Fundbureau, an old cellar under a railway bridge. The Germans aren’t early birds, so don’t go out until at least midnight – Cinderellas miss all the fun!
If bars are more your thing, check out Molly Malone, the go-to Irish pub in St. Pauli, Hamburg’s party mile (and red light district); Kleines Phi, which has a cosy and friendly atmosphere and AMAZING Gin and Tonics; 3Freunde Bar for very good cocktails; or Albers-Eck – if you want to see one of the most Hamburgian bars in existence, this is it! Hamburg feels super safe which is a big part of what makes it one of the best nightlife cities in the world. Locals said “people from my city are welcoming to tourists” and “it’s easy to meet new people in my city on a night out,” so you don’t need to worry about getting around at night – ask your new friends! It’s also small so you can walk to many places, but the public transport is also top notch, with the metro, trains, and buses running frequently.
Cool hostels are in abundance in Hamburg – check out Superbude Hotel Hostel St Pauli – one of the most unique hostels in Germany! It’s in the hip neighbourhood of St Pauli with a yellow and fur interior. They hold gigs frequently, and even have a rockstar suite with a 6-person bed (oo-er) and a stage… ready to rock’n’roll?!
Hostels in Hamburg| Cheap flights
2. Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen came in a close second and matched Hamburg in the overall “quality of nightlife”. It’s super safe, but as expected the price lets it down – why oh why do you have to be so expensive Scandinavia?! However, we dug around and found some of the cheapest drinking spots in Denmark’s capital, such as the ever popular student bar Studenterhuset, and Vinhanen, where your wine comes out of steel tanks. For the hardcore clubbers among you, head to Culture Box – widely considered one of the best clubs in Europe – a night in Copenhagen isn’t quite complete without a visit here! The three-floored Rust is also popular with locals (who are super friendly, FYI – you’ll make new friends in no time!).
If you love jazz head to La Fontaine and Jazzhaus Montmarte, or if underground raving is your thing, the Meatpacking district has it all. The public transport in this small city is one of the most efficient in the world – making it super easy to hop from bar to club to bed (slash kebab shop – or herring if you’re feeling cultural). It also got top marks as the safest city centre in the study – which is always nice to know when you’ve had a few too many beers. For hostels, head to central Generator Copenhagen or Steel House Copenhagen for the ultimate base for your night out.
Hostels in Hamburg| Cheap flights
3. Berlin, Germany
Hopefully it comes as no surprise that Berlin is one of the best nightlife cities in the world – it definitely deserves its spot in the top three. It’s one of the cheapest nights out in the list – meaning more money for brunch the next day (that’s our logic anyway!) If you make it through the doors, don’t miss Berghain, Berlin’s crowning glory as one of the most famous clubs in the world, but beware – it is notoriously difficult to get in to! If you don’t manage this mean feat, there are loads of other clubs to spend your night in, such as Tresor and About Blank for some of the best dance music in Europe.
For a more chilled night head to one of Berlin’s bars, such as Geist Im Glass, who also offer a gorgeous brunch menu to soothe the next day’s hangover; Clärchens Ballhaus, a two-storey ballroom; or…
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