By Ashleigh Farrar and Hannah Hardin
10. Florence, Italy
Never considered Florence to be a crazy place to party? Think again. Flo can seriously hang. It’s a huge study abroad city, and where there are more students, there are more bars and clubs. If you miss your favorite hole in the wall bar from home, head over to Lion’s Fountain for an Irish pub atmosphere. Or if you want to dance like a madman, hit some of our favorite clubs in Florence (Twice, Yab and Space to name a few).
Being one of the biggest cities in the world, London has some serious street cred when it comes to nightlife. If you’re looking to have a crazy clubbing night, you can’t go wrong with anywhere in Oxford Circus. Just be careful, these clubs can put a serious dent in your wallet with that pound conversion! Balling on a budget? Hit Camden for a trendy hipster bar vibe. Brilliant.
Dublin’s nightlife is nothing less than thriving. People young and old flock from all over the place to drink in their bars. I mean come on, the Irish are pretty much famous for their drinking abilities. Think you can’t keep up? About 34 million Americans have Irish ancestry. I have faith in you.
It’s time to get weird. Berlin has one of the most unique alternative nightlife scenes out there.
Beautiful place, beautiful people. What more could you want to look at while sipping on something sweet. How many times in your life can you say you partied in The Diocletian’s Palace? White marble streets light up the night just enough to lead you to the quaintest hole-in-the wall tropical bars. Did I mention Split has one of the best pub crawl in all of Europe? I kid you not, it’ll be easy to turn your nose at any other pub crawl post-Split. End at one of Croatia’s epic night clubs for an experience you’ll never forget (assuming you remember it in the morning).
Two words: Pink. Palace. It’s a hostel, and their pink toga party is one of the most famous in the world. Is day-boozing one of your favorite past times? Take it to another level by raging your face off with some of the most beautiful scenery around you.
This university town has a huge crew of young people down to party. Actually, Krakow has the most bars per capita in the world. I like those odds. Throw in some dirt cheap drink prices and you have a nightlife mecca.
Imagine Eastern Europe as the scary town shown in the movie, Eurotrip? Think again. Budapest is absolute heaven for study abroad students who are trying to get weird on a budget. Whether you’re into the thumping nightclubs or rowdy bars, Budapest has something for everyone. One must-see would definitely be the oldest ruin pub in Budapest, Szimpla. The club just goes on forever with tons of rooms that all have different music and vibes. Let’s just say it’s one of those things you just have to see to believe.
Did somebody say beer is cheaper than water? Yep, that’s right. In Praha you can snag a Pilsner for around 25 CZK. In case you are not sober enough to do the math, that’s just over a euro. Maybe Pilsner isn’t your thing. The best way to find out? Prague Beer Museum. Taste 5-10 beers for around 100 CZK (5 euro) depending on your selections. Once you’ve found your perfect match, drink up and prepare for a nightlife scene unlike any other. Weather you stumble upon a basement bar for hot wine or hit up Lucerna Dance Club for the strangest dance moves to the songs of your youth, you’re bound to see why people travel from all over to party in Praha. Don’t forget to pick up a fried cheese sandwich on the way home to kick-start the hangover healing process. You’re welcome.
If you like to rage, you probably have: 1. Heard of Barcelona, 2. Are studying abroad in Barcelona or 3. Have been spotted in the VIP section of Opium Mar at least once. If you haven’t experienced the epicness of Barcelona nightlife, think of a perfect mix between the beautiful Miami scenery and the crazy clubs of Las Vegas. Don’t forget to find your favorite promoter to get in for free! Even if you aren’t into the club scene, Barcelona has some of the best bars, including the best shot bar in Europe, Espit Chupitos (be sure to get the boy scout shot!). VALE!