Cape Town has been recognised as one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations for quite some time now, and as we have this accolade it is only natural that there be a dedicated nightlife scene to keep tourists entertained.

A recent report by CNN Travel has named Cape Town as one of the world’s top party cities, which also took into account how unique a city’s nightlife is.

The list, in no particular order, includes:

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According to CNN Travel, Cape Town is well known for its beautiful outdoor parties and festivals. Popular festival AfrikaBurn has been highlighted as one tourists absolutely must attend. Rocking The Daisies has been highlighted as one of the best festivals to attend in the city.

“Capetonians are incredibly laid back, so most venues transform throughout the day from cafes to bars and then to nightclubs,” Hoon Kim, concierge and front house manager of The Silo Hotel, says. “Some of the most popular include Harrington’s, Village Idiot, Aces n’ Spades and Athletic Club & Social. There’s no stiff formality or dress codes in Cape Town; it’s a seaside town at heart.”


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Thailand’s capital city has been hailed as one of the most diverse in the world, and offers visitors the opportunity to explore the local lifestyle and entertainment.
According to CNN Travel, one of the most photogenic areas is the Soi Nana district in Chinatown, which is full of houses that have been converted to cozy bars.

This Spanish city’s nightlife stands out for just how long you can party. Popular among students, clubs in this city are known for closing only after the sun rises. The climate along Spain’s Mediterranean coast also means that those visiting can take advantage of outdoor revelry nearly all-year-round, so expect plenty of partying on terraces or rooftops.
“The night scene is mainly divided into two areas,” said R. David Salomon, general manager of Almanac Barcelona. “The uptown area includes the famous Aribau and Tuset streets, full of bars and emblematic clubs such as Sutton and Bling Bling. Then, there’s the Ciutat Vella district, where popular clubs such as Sala Apolo and Razzmatazz are located.”


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This Labanese city is renowned for its warm people, and its most popular party location is its waterfront. This area is lined with clubs and rooftop bars, and caters to visitors of all tastes.
“After a long night out, you can find the party crowd indulging in Lebanese specialties such as manakish (similar to a flatbread) or knefeh (a sweet cheese pastry),” Roxane Fersane, chief concierge of Four Seasons Hotel Beirut, told CNN Travel.


“In Berlin, every day is a party,” says Philipp Vogel, managing director and culinary chef at Orania Berlin hotel. “Whether you’re looking to go dancing on a Sunday afternoon, or have a big night out on the weekend, you’ll have a choice of at least 10 clubs.”

Kreuzberg area is the perfect for exploring the party scene. “The neighborhood is special because it is so diverse; you can find a great mix of cultural influences and endless types of restaurants and bars,” he said. 

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