7 of the Best Places to Party in the World

Greetings,

There are good parties everywhere in this world. That said, below is a list of my 7 favorite places on this planet to “go full” and party like there is no tomorrow. If you asked me some of the best places to party in the world, these would be them.

These are in NO particular order.

1) Lagos, Portugal

Lagos is on the very southern tip of the Algarve in Portugal. It’s an old historic town steps from some of the most beautiful beaches I’ve seen anywhere. The narrow cobble stoned streets are loaded with bars and the party just doesn’t stop. In Portugal, you can drink on the streets, beach, anywhere. This small town is literally inundated with travelers looking to have an awesome time. Every night is a true party. I was lucky enough to spend my birthday there, it was madness. The bars are cheap and one of my fav bars in the world “The Jam” has 1E pints until 9, can’t go wrong.

2) Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Picture a beach just lined with bars. You can get a $0.50 pint at any one of them. There are numerous bars in town as well but most of the action happens on the beach. The way of life is incredibly laid back and incredibly cheap. Typically the “main bar” where the party is at is “Nap House” which is at the bottom of the main road to the beach. You can’t miss it if you’re there and shouldn’t miss it if you’re in Cambodia.

3) Krakow, Poland

Krakow is a special city. It’s the old capital of Poland. It hosts one of the coolest and largest town squares out there and countless bars. You can drink in the center of town in one of the countless patio’s for ~2E a pint. The nightlife is great and the people in Poland are pleasant. There is a reason that this is quickly becoming a hub for bachelor parties. You’ve heard of Prague, I’ve been there too. It has nothing on Krakow, take my word. Fav bars here? Cosmopolitan and Prozac.

4) Kuta, Bali, Indonesia

This place is the backpacker, surfer dude and beach bum capital of Bali. There is a street called Legian Street where most of the action happens. You can get really cheap rooms and the drinks are beyond cheap. Places like Sky Garden routinely had $0.50 specials on beers and it’s a great club. Other places have ridiculous specials as well like “Ally Cat” which has “Double Trouble” which is 2 for 1 vodka redbulls for $1us.  Great place to party.

5) Amsterdam, Netherlands

This place should go without saying. Besides the obvious reasons why this place is fun, it also has the Heineken brewery and a massive mix of every ethnicity in the world. Many places also boast this but what makes Amsterdam different is that most of the people who are there to party are there for the same reason you are. You may find yourself doing more “day partying” here and by 1-2am being totally ready for bed. Considering there are “fun activities” to do all day, you’ll know what I mean once you get there.

6) Vang Vien, Laos

Picture a small town in the middle of this picturesque valley in Laos. Laos is a small country to the north of Thailand. This place offers incredibly cheap lodging and living costs. It is also home to a ridiculous amount of bars. What makes it so great is that the “bars” are the after party. The main event is a solid “DAY PARTY” called “tubing”. You basically float down this river in an inner tube going from bar to bar where you can drink buckets, dance like its 1999 (sans Prince) and use some of the craziest swing ropes I’ve ever seen. It is remote and hard to visit. As a result only the most dedicated and serious party goers come. This place is NOT to be missed on a trip through SE Asia.

7) Koh Tao, Thailand

Koh Tao is the smallest island in the Gulf of Thailand. It’s only like 7x8km. It’s tiny. It has the reputation of being for “divers” and if you want to party you go to another island. While I was there, ran into a ridiculous crew and ask anyone who has been to all the islands, this place knows how to party. It’s a party every night right on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Considering it’s not known as a “party place” it’s a more intimate crew of travelers who still love to have fun. The “known party islands” tend to be filled with all sorts of weakos and as a result, they do not make this list. Some of my best times on this trip were on this island.

Update: Odessa, Ukraine – The Arcadia district is … awesome!?

There are other places, but they are for another time.

Good day,

P.S: I need to get to S. America, after Africa.

17 Comments

  1. Mark Atkinson

    October 21, 2010 at 6:39 am

    8) Lennoxville, Quebec hahaha

  2. Rob

    October 21, 2010 at 8:10 am

    hahah so true good sir. If it had a beach, it would make the list.

  3. Caz Makepeace

    November 7, 2010 at 4:23 am

    Totally agree. Have been to all but 2 & 3- although i have partied hard in other parts of Cambodia. I definitely think Ios in the Greek Islands should be on the list. Ahh! I love a good party

  4. Rob

    November 7, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I love a good party as well! 😉

    Looking forward to Greece!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Travis

    November 7, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    I’d heard about #6 and will be there in a couple weeks. #7 is a new one, but I should be there around new years to start my open water cert, so that’s good news.

    Like Caz, I was surprised you didn’t include Ios, Greece on the list, but like you said, it’s your best 7. I’d also have to add Ibiza up there. I spent all of last summer on the island and it is one crazy place.

    -T

  6. Rob

    November 7, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    You spent a summer in Ibiza? Wow. That’s intense but enviable! VV is a good time. I loved Koh Tao, Lotus bar was always good to me. Met countless good people and it’s small enough you meet the party.

  7. shpetim

    May 18, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    WHERE IS IBIZA MAN????????
    IBIZA SHOULD BEE FIRSTTT

  8. Robert

    October 8, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    you should defenitly go to south america 🙂
    legendary parties to be had there

  9. mohan karunaratne

    March 8, 2012 at 9:36 am

    hey plaing to cambodia , loas , please let me know what are the most party pales

    • Rob

      March 8, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      Laos – Vang Vien
      Cambodia – Sihanoukville

      Enjoy!

  10. Ellie

    September 18, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    SO TRUE about Koh Tao. We got there right after the full moon party on Koh Phangan and did not expect how much fun it would be. It’s a tiny island but has a great and relaxed party scene. I’m pretty sure i had if not more, than equal fun there compared to the full moon.

    • Rob

      September 18, 2012 at 11:38 pm

      Totally but I was the opposite. I hung out there for a while, Halloween was amazing and two days later it was off to Full Moon Party. The FMP was good but was glad to be on a boat back to Koh Tao the next morning.

      Glad you liked it as well, if you enjoyed Koh Tao you’ll also like Little Corn aka my new fav.

      • Soleedo

        September 21, 2012 at 2:33 pm

        Ibiza should be on the list for sure, ibiza is the perfect island, i call it sin-island, beautiful beach, retuarants ,amazing and beautiful people, and most importantly fantastic music and the number of dj’s are infinite, im talkin about armin,carl cox, tiesto, eric prydz,, luciano ..and the weather is perfect…so if u wanna party hard, ibiza is the place to be.

        • Rob

          September 21, 2012 at 5:44 pm

          I’ve heard good things but I’ve never been so it would be wrong for me to mention it.

          Sounds pretty awesome, big fan of most of the artists you mention.

  11. charlie

    November 29, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Honourable Mention: KaZantip month-long rager

    • Rob

      November 29, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      I need to get there, soon.

  12. Hassy

    May 18, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    TRY .. MYKANOS – Greece, – OCTOBER FIEST ( GERMANY) .. and Los Vegas!!! Krazy…

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