Top 5 clubbing city break destinations
Best cities for a clubbing holiday
Cities make excellent destinations for anyone interested in clubbing. The biggest clubs, attracting the most famous DJ’s, open anywhere up to noon the next day are all found in cities. A short break holiday in a top clubbing destination can make an unforgettable weekend for anyone interested in music, dancing and everything else that comes with it. See the list below for our top 5 clubbing city break destinations.
Amsterdam clubbing city breaks
Amsterdam. The word is synonymous with hedonism, debauchery and tulips. Amsterdam’s laid-back vibe and 24-hour party atmosphere is a great incubator for a lively club scene. For pre-club drinking, head to the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal area, where there are a number of boisterous bars and small clubs including The Getaway, The Seymour Lounge and Club NL. Much of the nightlife in Amsterdam is to be found around the city’s main squares. Leidseplein is arguably the heart of Amsterdam’s nightlife, and the streets around Leissedwarstraat are filled with clubbers. The Jordaan and the Rembrandtsplein also boast trendy bars and clubs, including a vibrant gay scene. Some of the most popular end-of-the-night-clubs include Bitterzoet on Spuistraat 2, Powerzone on Spaklerweg, Jimmy Woo on Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 18 and Dansen Bij Jansen on Handboogstraat 11.
Clubbing city breaks in Prague
Prague has long been the destination of choice for Brits travelling on a stag or hen do abroad. Although they are not as low as they were ten years ago, prices here are still relatively cheap compared to places like Rome or Paris, making clubbing in Prague in ideal cheap city break. The majority of the bars and clubs are conveniently situated in the heart of the Old Town. Clubs of note here include Karlovy Lazne (the largest club in central Europe with 5 floors), Vertigo, Roxy, N11 and Dublex.
Montreal clubbing city breaks
A fantastic city break outside of Europe for those on a slightly longer trip, Montreal boasts a vibrant clubbing scene. One of the liveliest areas here is the Rue St. Laurent Montreal club district, which is especially good for dance clubs. The Rue Crescent Montreal clubbing area is another great clubbing area, attracting a more studenty crowd due to the nearby universities and colleges. Some of the best clubs in Montreal can be found on Rue Ste-Catherine.
Clubbing city breaks in Berlin
Berlin is not the most attractive city in the world, but it certainly has character. Decimated in WWII, Berlin was completely re-built in Soviet-style concrete and at first glance looks somewhat forbidding. Since the war, the city has sought to find its voice and personality, and an exciting, anarchic counter-culture has sprang up, giving rise to one of the best alternative clubbing scenes in Europe. The Mitte district has a reputation as ‘the place to be’, boasting top venues such as King Kong Klub, Kaffee Burger and Weekend amongst others. Another area worth checking out is Kreuzberg, edgier and darker than Mitte or Prenzlauer Berg and Friedrichshain where some of the newest up-and-coming clubs can be found, including Club Maria or Spindler & Klatt. It’s important to note that Berlin’s nightlife is fairly spread out and many of the venues can be difficult to find, so some advanced planning is required if you don’t want to be wandering around all night in search of the perfect spot.
London clubbing city breaks
Arguably a contender for the best clubbing destination in Europe, London boasts hundreds of bars and clubs and can make for a great clubbing UK city break. The city is essentially made up of a number of small ‘villages’ which satellite central London, and each has its own distinct personality. It is hard to pin down any specific clubbing district in London, as the city is saturated with them, but one of the most popular areas is Soho. Shoreditch, Hoxton, Camden and Clapham also boast a vibrant club scene. Some of the biggest and most popular clubs you can go to in London include Fabric, Pasha, Ministry of Sound, Egg, KOKO, Heaven, Club Aquarium, Herbal and seOne.
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