Your mind may be the sole monopolizing force during the day, but it is at night when your soul truly comes alive and flourishes at a surprising frequency. Especially, if such nights are as vibrant and vicariously thrilling as the ones experienced across the party-centers of the world. Yes, this celebratory partying is one of the major reasons why people detach from their hectic routines, shed their masks, and let the buzz take over their parched spirits. It is an essential form of catharsis trigged by a cross-cultural hedonism. Loud thumps of bass, neon-splattered raves, shots of something strong, and the universal language of dance—all are a part of the holistic nightlife experience. 

If you have been sitting on an international trip plan with your friends for a long time now is the time to put it into motion before the dullness of the year sets in. Go out and rejuvenate among the extraordinary festivities, partake in the unique ‘drink and spill’ carousals, and come back home with a fresh outlook. Convenient for you, this post will look at the five best around-the-world cities that offer you a brilliant nightlife experience. These entries are judged based on the extent, crowd, music variety, and diversity. Check them out below: 

Bangkok, Thailand

This elegant capital hosts several nightlife attractions, ranging from the dancing bars off Sukhumvit to the legendary Khao San Road, which is an ultimate backpackers’ hub. It is filled with kaleidoscopic merchandise, tasty Pad Thai, lady-boy gawking, swanky nightclubs, neon-laden Soi Cowboy (featured in The Hangover series) in its adjacency, and an infectious load of energy. You can find travelers from all walks of life here, comingling with the locals. Once the evening sets in, Bangkok takes on a whole other persona with its sizzling street food, ‘chon keaw’ greetings, rooftop romance, and even those raucous ‘ping-pong’ show at the infamous ‘Walking Street’. Therefore, if you are looking to dabble in a nightlife scene you cannot un-see, and then Bangkok is your game.

Ibiza, Spain

It’s not for anything that Mike Posner based his song on, on this never-ending-party island. Yes, Ibiza is a mecca for party hounds and an ideal spot for virgin clubbers. It does not simply offer you an array of bars or pubs to blow off some steam. No, it gives you an out-of-body techno experience—attuning electro music to the very beats of your soul. Pacha club, with its cocoon-like décor, hosts Wednesday techno nights, where all the best EDM DJs are invited to stimulate a crowd of thousands. Other than this, multiple boat parties are carrying clubbing out to the sea. It is a hard-to-miss deal, which you should book in advance over your internet connection acquired via the super economical Xfinity bundles plans, to be on the safe side. 

Buenos Aires, Argentina

The locals of this city pride themselves on delving into an ultimate nightlife rage, hosting after-parties upon after-parties until the sun peaks up and puts the crowd in a slow slumber. Once there, you can start your night by sipping the crafty cocktails served by the laid-back Doppel or rub with the high-class at Jet Lounge. Then, head out to one of those secretive speakeasies in Palermo called Harrison (hidden beneath Nicky NY Sushi) and ask about their ‘wine cellars’. There is one speakeasy behind a flower shop as well, going by the name of Florería Atlántico. If you are in the mood for some live music, Makena Cantina Club should be able to satisfy your yearnings. For a warehouse-style raw partying, go to Rosebar or Club 69. Moreover, any Argentinian nightlife experience cannot be complete without a tango scene on Maldita. Sounds tangy, right?

Montreal, Canada

If you are more of a sophisticated epicurean and less of an an-all-out party hermit, then, Montreal is a great place for you to start your celebrations with your pals. Besides the French colonial architecture and Québécois culture, this city has a clean atmosphere, free-flowing brewery tours, elegant dining lounges, and downtown bar scenes, especially at Rue Crescent. Do not forget to visit The Village with its vivacious LGBTQ-pro scene, Le Saint Edouard for its DJ acts, and Don B. because that’s where dreams are made of.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Besides the artistic heritage and the gable-face streets, this capital city is famous for its music scene, glitzy nightspots, and dancing festivals hosted weekly, monthly, or annually. The BOX is an eccentric place that features sensational events all year round for music enthusiasts such as yourself. Apart from this, Club Up is a hot stage for young and talented DJs who highlight their talent for visitors checking out the De Kring art club. In central Amsterdam, there lie AIR (known for its VOID system and a spectacular LED show), Escape (where elegance meets excellence) and Melkweg (cinema, theatre, and café combined in one), etc.

In conclusion, if you are looking for a one-of-a-kind nightlife experience to tick off your bucket list, then do check out the aforementioned worldwide cities, which are notorious for it.