August 12 2015
So you're booking your next European holiday and wondering where to party (we're psychic, we know this stuff). Now you are 'Googling' 'Best places to party in Europe' and BAM!!, your #1 result reads 'Ibiza - party capital of the world'. You already knew about Ibiza being the party capital of the world, but you want something else, something more. So now you're 'Googling' 'Best places to party in Europe ASIDE FROM IBIZA' and click 'I'm feeling lucky', which led you right here.
To celebrate the release of The Weekender, we've organised a 5-week guide of our top European party cities that you should totally check out, even if it's just for a weekend.
In terms of the party island criteria, this is the closest thing you will get to Ibiza. Scattered with clubs around the island, you can find anything from big room house to the most underground techno stopping by every week. Location wise, there is no better place to be in the European Summer as this is the Instagramers dream.
MOS recommends: Paradise Club or Cavo Paradiso
You should know by now that one of Amsterdam's largest establishments Trouw has shut it's doors earlier this year, but that hasn't stopped the spirits of the locals and the tourists who have made Amsterdam one of the biggest party capitals of the world. From major EDM headliners to underground house, techno and beats, Amsterdam caters to all crowds
MOS recommends: Escape Club & AIR Nightclub
Ever wondered why most European countries are big on midday naps? It's probably because they're out partying all night. Like many other European cities, Barcelona doesn't kick off until at least 1am, so make sure you're well rested as you're not going to bed until Maccas breakfast finishes. With the Spanish culture offering a lot more diversity than most English party destinations, you can still catch some of the world's biggest acts in Barcelona every weekend. Whether you're looking for some of the world's biggest DJs or a sweaty salsa spot, Barcelona has it all – and keeps it rocking.
MOS recommends: Opium or Razzmatazz
Home to some of the worlds biggest nightclubs and club brands, the UK has forever been the biggest taste-making country in the world. With a vibrant history in all forms of electronic dance music, such as house, techno, drum and bass, jungle and grime to name a few, you are not going to be short of clubs, and underground parties.
MOS recommends: Fabric or Ministry of Sound (shameless plug)
You can't have a conversation about the best party destinations in Europe without a mention of Berlin and the infamous Berghain/Panorama Bar. Home to the world's best techno/house, Berlin also hosts some of the most quirky and unique clubs that the world has to offer. Although the main attraction is the Berghain/Panorama Bar, there are hundreds of hidden gems throughout the city that will create an experience like never before.
MOS recommends: Berghain/Panorama Bar or Tresor
Can't really head over to Europe right now? Why not grab a copy of The Weekender on iTunes.