A Roundup of the Best Cities in Europe for a Night Out

POSTED BY Mavy | July 9, 2018
Label: City Breaks

While the weather, things to see and do, restaurants and cheap flights and accommodation are all important factors to take into account when looking for your next holiday destination, for many people, the nightlife is just as important!

So, where in Europe can you find the best night out? Here are a few of our favourite cities which have that perfect blend of plenty of places to hit up, a safe vibe, ease of getting around, and of course, cheap drinks!

Copenhagen, Denmark

Believe it or not, Copenhagen is something of a party town! This is partially due to the fact that the country has pretty relaxed licencing laws, which means that bars and clubs stay open well into the morning.

You’ll need a bit of stamina to help you stay up until daybreak the next day like the locals, who you’ll probably spot drinking Fisk, a menthol vodka-based shot.

The one downside to Denmark (and Scandinavia as a whole) is the cost, but the friendliness of the locals and the growing number of bars and club definitely make Copenhagen worth a visit.

If you do want to try and keep the cost down a little, check out these 16 bars in the city that won’t break the bank.

Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw (and nearby Kraków) are notoriously cheap nights out and known for its selection of great beers, which you can sample at the ‘multi-tap’ bars which serve up a host of local specialities.

Both are becoming more and more popular with young travellers looking for a good night out, with bars on almost every corner.

Beers isn’t the only thing on the menu here either, and you have to try out one of the local vodka bars if you do visit.

Berlin, Germany

The epitome of cool, Berlin is known for its club scene, which draws some of the biggest DJ names in the world, with an emphasis on house and techno music.

Despite this, there’s quite a laidback vibe to Berlin, and it’s not all about the main clubs, with lots of secret bars and a bustling foodie scene to discover as well, so there’s something for everyone.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Another city with a chilled out vibe, you’re not as likely to find huge clubs in Amsterdam, with the scene more focused around pubs, bars and the city’s coffee shops.

This doesn’t mean that you can’t have a late night in Amsterdam, with plenty of bars that stay open late and of course, the famous red light district.

You’ll also find plenty of organised pub crawls if you’d rather have someone show you the ropes.

London, United Kingdom

As one of the biggest and most vibrant cities in the world, it makes sense that London would be home to some of the best nightlife in Europe.

It may be a bit pricier than some of the alternatives on the continent, but the sheer size of London means you’re sure to be able to find something to suit your tastes, whether that’s a quiet cocktail bar, a jazz club, a 1940s speakeasy, or anything in between.

East London isn’t quite the up and coming hotspot that is once was now that everybody knows about it, but it’s still the place to be once the sun goes down.

And if you’re wondering where the coolest places to be seen are, look no further than this recent list of the most Instagrammed bars in the city.

And for an alternative look at great nights out in the UK outside of London, check out this interesting infographic from My Voucher Codes.

Prague, Czech Republic

If you’re a beer lover, Prague is definitely the place to be. It’s built up a reputation for being one of the cheapest cities in Europe for a pint, and while it’s by no means expensive, the influx of tourists has driven the prices up slightly, especially in the busy (but beautiful) Old Town.

However, if you head a little further away from here, you can unearth some real gems and there are few more stunning locations in Europe to enjoy a drink.

If you’re not quite a craft beer aficionado yet, here are some of the main beer brands that you should try and sample on your visit.

Hamburg, Germany

While Berlin and Munich are probably the most popular German cities for a night out, don’t overlook Hamburg.

The city has a huge array of bars and nightclubs for you to try out, catering for all kinds of tastes.

The main hub of activity is the famous Reeperbahn district, which is packed with bars and pubs and also serves as the city’s red light district.

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