Europe's Coolest Clubs and Party Hangouts 2023
1. Spy Bar
Originally designed as a posh house party, Spy Bar is undoubtedly Sweden's most famous nightclub, where celebrities and media personalities party alongside a more alternative crowd. There are several stylish rooms in this elegant nightclub with DJs playing different music genres. The club is always packed and it can be very difficult to get in if you don't arrive early.
Address: Birger Jarlsgatan 20, Stockholm
Phone: +46 8 545 076 00
2. Hula Hula Beach Bar
A cool waterfront hangout with cocktails and great music, it is a popular place to sunbathe and have a great meal during the day. However, it has one of the best European sunset beach parties every evening with a beautiful international crowd. Truly a not-to-be-missed lifetime experience.
Address: Petricevo šetalište 10, Hvar
Phone: +385 95 911 1871
3. Gattopardo Milano
Set in an old church, this elegant club has a beautiful layout and offers an eclectic mix of artists and perfomers. The unique and exclusive atmosphere has made it a favorite hangout for students from Milan's most prestigious universities. The best place to be is from one of the top floor balconies overlooking the partying revelers.
Address: Via Piero della Francesca, 47/51, Milano
Phone: +39 02 3453 7699
Kaffibarinn is one of the oldest bars in town and a local institution. Attracting a hip cool crowd, it is one of the wildest party experiences in Reykjavik especially after 3am. Almost everybody has a favorite last-minute closing story to tell...
Address: Bergstaðastræti 1, Reykjavik
Phone: +354 888 1193
5. Kiva Bar
One of the coolest bars on this party island - and especially fun when they strap a combat helmet onto a volunteer and give him/her a shot while simultaneously whacking them on the side of the head with a large wooden mallet to increase the effect of the shot - quite hilarious and unforgettable. At midnight, sparklers are handed out and it makes for a magical atmosphere.
Address: Fabrika 26, Hvar
Phone: +385 97 609 6113
6. P1 Club
An opulent luxurious nightclub with a long rich history, P1 Club attracts a lively younger audience. It has been a popular place for international celebrities to party during their Munich visits and it has been rumored that Mick Jagger had rows of women line up for him when he was a regular there. It is especially fun during Oktoberfest, when the girls are all wearing dirndl outfits and the guys lederhosen.
Address: Prinzregentenstraße 1, München
Phone: +49 89 211 1140
A classy exclusive club that is a local favorite for a cool upscale crowd, it has an interesting history. The founder dove headfirst into a shallow lake and broke his neck. His amazing unlikely 2-year recovery set the stage for the eventual launch of this popular private club.
Address: Vilniaus g. 25, Vilnius
Phone: +370 691 88111
8. Aux Trois Mailletz
One of the coolest places to spend an evening in the Latin Quarter in Paris, with live cabaret in a downstairs medieval vault and piano bar players accompanying singers belting out french classics. The perfect place for young poets and writers to get inspiration over a bottle of wine, or two, or three...
Address: 56 Rue Galande, Paris
Phone: +33 1 43 25 96 86
9. LUX Nightclub
Run by the former manager at the legendary B5, LÚX Nightclub is the place to be in Reykjavik on a Saturday night. It attracts a beautiful cool crowd but is not as rowdy as B5 used to be.
Address: Austurstræti 7, Reykjavík
Phone: +354 615 0055
10. Teatro Kapital
An opulent, 7-story nightclub with multiple bars and a rooftop terrace, this is a cool place to hang out during summer Madrid nights as there are different music styles on each floor and a diverse eclectic party crowd.
Address: C. de Atocha 125, Madrid
Phone: +34 9 1420 2906
A really cool underground after-hours party hangout at the same address as the Hard Rock Cafe in Reykjavik.
Address: Lækjargata 2a, Reykjavík
Phone: +354 862 2886
Elios is the oldest cocktail bar in Edinburgh and a local Scottish institution. It has attracted a notable clientele, including Princess Anne to "The Tempations". A cool place to hang out with a great crowd and atmosphere. Friendly students will politely correct you to pronounce the city name the proper way as "Edinburrah".
Address: 38A George St, Edinburgh
Phone: +44 13 1225 3408