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Australia and Canada have now phased out the penny.  Other countries are expected to follow the same path.

Help us get rid of some extra pennies!

For every venue added to the website and for every review, BarWhiz will donate 10 cents. With enough reviews and venues added, this can easily work up to quite an amount!

Our charity of choice is “Action against hunger”, which acts to reduce hunger around the world.

We will also give a special thanks to the user who has helped the most in our effort, and send him a free T-shirt from our friends at SnorgTees.

Tweeting and sharing on FaceBook will be great, as well.  You can use the panel below to record your efforts, although we will donate for every venue/review added and not just for ones recorded below.

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BarWhiz GiveAway Strikes Back

Welcome to the new BarWhiz GiveAway!

You have a chance to win free SnorgTee T-shirts by doing some very simple things like posting stuff on FaceBook and twitter and Adding venues and reviews to the website!

You can choose your own design! check out SnorgTee’s new designs on their home page: SnorgTees

Best of all, you can enter daily!

Once you log in with your FaceBook account below you’ll see all the activities for which you can win points, but here is a preview:

  • “Like” Barwhiz on Facebook
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  • Submit a Venue to the site
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6 Great Bars In Las Vegas

There are a lot of different attractions that bring visitors to Las Vegas. Some go for the casinos and shows, some go for the crowds, and some go for the spa treatment and poolside lounging. And of course, visitors can usually work in a bit of each of these elements during a single vacation. But there’s also one more aspect of Vegas that attracts visitors from all over the world: the bars and nightlife.

Choosing the best bars in Las Vegas depends largely on personal preference. But, if you’re looking for a great night out in the city, here are 6 exceptional bars to keep on your list.

1. Mix Lounge

Mix is known mostly for its view, which – from 64 stories above The Strip inside the Mandalay Bay resort – is absolutely extraordinary. Windows stretch from floor to ceiling, giving you a unique and incredible atmosphere to drink in.

2. Circle Bar

A unique bar at the Hard Rock Hotel, Circle Bar is basically the epicenter of casino activity in the hotel. It’s a large circle in the middle of the casino floor that gives you a great place to start a convenient and enjoyable night out.

3. Deuce Lounge

This sexy and sophisticated bar and lounge at ARIA combines gaming and cocktails in a way most bars just don’t quite manage. Gaming is available within the lounge, but the atmosphere still feels more suited to cocktails, allowing for a relaxing but energetic and enjoyable time out.

4. Red Square

Red Square, at Mandalay Bay, is Vegas’s own little tribute to Russia. The bar is stocked with hundreds of kinds of vodka, the décor is red and reminiscent of communist Russia, and there’s even a giant statue of a decapitated Lenin outside of the bar. On top of all that, there’s caviar to enjoy with your drinks!

5. Parasol Up & Down

This combination bar at the Wynn offers two atmospheres in one. Parasol Up is a casino lounge, while Parasol Down, one escalator ride below, is more of an ordinary bar.

6. Minus 5

This is quite possibly the most unique bar in Las Vegas. Located at Mandalay Bay, Minus 5 is, literally, minus-5… degrees, that is. The bar is basically an ice cavern, kept at -5 degrees, where customers are given fur coats, gloves and boots. Additionally, counters, glasses and even furniture are sculpted from ice!

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Barwhiz App Giveaway

 
Welcome to the BarWhiz App Giveaway!

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You have a chance to win up to $300 by doing some very simple things like posting stuff on FaceBook and twitter, downloading our App for Android, and posting some reviews!

Best of all, you can enter daily!

Download the App here if you have android, iPhone app currently not available but should be pretty soon.

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  • Download the App
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You can either register from the app or from the website, or use the log in with Facebook to just enter with you existing Facebook account

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BarWhiz Android App released!

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The BarWhiz team is happy to release the BarWhiz Android App!

You can download the app from this link:
http://www.barwhiz.com/Barwhiz.apk

Please tell us what you think about it in the comment section

In order to download the app from this website (It is not yet available on google play), you need to navigate to Menu -> Settings -> Applications and check the box marked “Unknown Sources“, otherwise your phone will not let you download apps which are not on Google Play.

In the App you can:

Find venues anywhere in the world with a convenient search

Access the website within the app

Add venues, reviews and pictures!

Look at venue profiles, reviews and pictures

In order to download the app from this website (It is not yet available on google play), you need to navigate to Menu -> Settings -> Applications and check the box marked  “Unknown Sources“.

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Lanzarote Nightlife

Lanzarote holidays are not famous for its nightlife, as it is smaller and a bit quieter than some of the larger Canary Islands, however you will still find enough going on to party until dawn. There are three main resorts in Lanzarote to head for if you are looking to experience the best that Lanzarote has to offer in the way of clubs, bars and entertainment – Costa Teguise, Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca.

Costa Teguise

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Bars – Wander down the Avenida de Jabillo, where you will find most of the bars and clubs in the resorts. There is a wide range here, from Irish bars to typical Spanish bars that will have live salsa music. There are also some great restaurants here so you can start the night off in style – choose from traditional tapas to Chinese or Indian – you will find something to suit every taste here.

Clubs – Some of the most popular clubs in the resort include the lighthouse bar, which is open until 2am and has live music every night – find it in the Pueblo Marinero. You can find everything from sports bars to jazz clubs here, and many of the hotels have lively entertainment programmes that are open to non-residents too.

Where to Stay – The 4* Blue Sea Costa Teguise Gardens is just 800m from the beach in Costa Teguise and is a short walk from the centre of the resort.

Puerto del Carmen

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Bars – The Centro Atlantico is the main area for nightlife in the resort where you will find everything from live music, DJ’s and discos, to chilled out cocktail bars. The Bodhran is one of the busiest bars – a traditional Irish bar with live music and sports.

Clubs – There are a number of large clubs here, the Discoteca RUMM in the Old Town Harbour is one of the most popular, where you can dance until the sun comes up to all the songs you will recognise from home. Ceasars is the place to go for serious clubbing.

Where to Stay – The 3* Hotel Blue Sea Los Fiscos is just 500m from the main bars and clubs – perfect for a clubbing holiday. The beach is only 900m for those mornings where you just want to sleep off the night before in the sunshine.

Playa Blanca

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Bars – The nightlife in Playa Blanca is slightly more spread out than the other resorts, but the Marina Rubicon is always a good bet for a sun downer whilst enjoying the views of the stunning yachts moored here, Café del Mar is one of the most popular bars here, as well as the various jazz lounges.

Clubs – Punto Limones is the area where you will find the busiest bars that are open the latest – opposite the main shopping centre it is easy to find and you can watch the sun come up across the ferry port opposite when the clubs shut.

Where to Stay – The 4* Hotel Blue Sea Corbeta is right in the action of Playa Blanca, but far enough away to escape the noise of people coming home in the early hours. This hotel has 5 swimming pools for a refreshing dip the next day.

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Best Nightlife in Spain

Elegant architecture of Madrid
Madrid

Following on from the BarWhiz guide to Europe, here’s a look at what the Spanish have to offer, from beers in the city to cocktails on a Mediterranean island. This guide is brought to you by Polly Allen, a travel writer on Spain with easyJet Holidays.

Major Cities

Madrid, being the capital city of Spain, has some of its best-loved bars, so choose your district wisely. La Latina has a student/hippy vibe, especially in bars such as Barrio Alto, whilst Huertas is popular with tourists but will generally cost more. The most famous place for cocktails is on the iconic main street, Gran Via, and is called Museo Chicote. Film stars and writers have been here, so why not follow in their footsteps?

Museo chicote
Museo Chicote

Seville’s Cerveceria Internacional is a haven for beer lovers, and a beer is una cerveza. Choices on tap include Leffe and Guinness, or you can enjoy a Spanish cider (Escanciador). If you’re going for bottled beer then there’s everything from Chinese (Tsingtao) to Czech (Budejovicky).

Cervecería Internacional
Cerveceria Internacional

Barcelona is full of cool places to visit, but its rooftop bars must surely be worth a mention. The Zinc Bar, on the roof of the Hotel Villa Emilia, has free Wi-Fi, an amazing terrace with large sofas, and a tempting wine list as well as mojitos to die for. Alternatively, the Hotel Pulitzer Bar is a good choice for those who can afford to splash the cash on elegant €12 cocktails.

Hotel Pulitzer Barcelona
Hotel Pulitzer Bar

Balearics

Majorca is an ever-popular nightlife destination for good reason: in Magaluf alone there are over 100 bars, many of which have a theme. The BCM Sports Bar is a good place to start thanks to its range of shots, beers and cocktails next to a giant TV screen for watching those sporting events, followed by a stay at the nearby Marina Barracuda Hotel, which has a cool BCM-themed entertainment area. If you’re more into classic drinking then don’t miss Ginbo in Palma, which has more than 100 different types of gin – just don’t try them all at once.

Ibiza’s Raco Verd, in San Jose, has been running for fifty years and doesn’t fail to impress, even today. Enjoy cleansing and refreshing juices such as the SOS by day and then upgrade to tapas and wine as the night falls, accompanied by the sounds of acoustic guitar performances. If you want something a bit livelier then try La Cava, which is a chic night spot in Ibiza Town with amazing decor.

Menorca’s many watering holes include Mambo, with its signature Mojito proving a favourite with tourists, and Jazzbah, which is a trendy bar and club that is perfect for catching up with friends over a few drinks in the chill out room or listening to DJs playing live sets.

Ibiza
Ibiza

Canary Islands

Fuerteventura is home to Agua, based in Corralejo, which comes highly recommended by tourists and locals. Expect to pay no more than €5 per cocktail and enjoy light tapas-style snacks with your drink – free of charge. The hot cocktails are certainly worth sampling.

Gran Canaria has plenty of cheap bars, but blogger Victoria (known as the Cunning Canary) advises you to go upmarket if you want recognisable branded drinks. Try the bar of the Soultrain Jazz Club in Las Palmas for excellent music and live jamming sessions as you enjoy a glass of something cool.

Lanzarote’s hotspots include La Esquina, which has half an hour of free Wi-Fi for everyone who buys a drink, and the bars around the Rubicon Marina such as Global House and Afrodite Little Italy, which has a wide range of wine.

Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria

Best of the Rest

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Marbella

Marbella is a more expensive place to visit in Spain, thanks to its glitzy nightlife and gorgeous beaches which the cast of the hit reality TV show The Only Way is Essex have popularized. Bars to try out include The Champagne Room (for the obvious tipple) and The Library, which has over 250 types of alcohol.

The Library Bar
The Library

Valencia’s Montaditos Gratis will appeal to those of you needing to save your Euros. Small beers come with a small tapas selection and start from just €1,30, which is very wallet-friendly. At that price you can afford to be a bit more adventurous with your choice of drinks.

San Sebastian, in the north of Spain, has bars to suit all budgets, many of which either contain a version of tapas known as pintxos or huge bocadillos (baguettes) to accompany your drinks. Juantxo Bar is a bit of a student favourite thanks to its cheap food and beer, and look out for its special caipirinhas.

San Sebastián – Donostia. Taberna Juantxo.

Now you’ve seen the line-up, the hardest part is choosing which resort to visit first…

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Where To Go Out in Prague

 
Written by Steph Sheehan, destination expert for Prague with lowcostholidays.com.

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Prague Castle at Night

Although Prague is famous for its extraordinary number of museums and historical attractions, it’s also home to 800 pubs and nightclubs – the perfect choice for a city break with an exciting nightlife.
Whether you’re someone who enjoys a well-made cocktail, a couple who want to see some live music in a local bar or a big group of friends who want to just dance the night away in a club, Prague has something to all tastes, styles and budgets.

Use this guide to choose the best places to visit on your city breaks in Prague. For more information on the city’s districts and where to stay in Prague, look here.

Prague Restaurants

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Prague Nightlife

The quality of the restaurants in Prague as drastically improved in the last ten years. Whether you want to sample the local cuisine or want something more familiar, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Prague’s exciting New Town. New Town is actually that new (it was created in the 1300s), however it’s the best place to find the unpretentious clubs in Prague. There’s also a great choice of restaurants to start the night off here.

U Ferdinanda is a relaxed Czech restaurant-come-pub that is popular with both tourists and locals for its tasty and reasonably priced food, wild décor and cheap beer.

One of the best Oriental restaurants in New Town can be found at the Hotel Yasmin Prague. Its ‘Noodles’ restaurant serves delicious noodle dishes, as well as some good Italian spaghetti dishes too(!).

Nightlife:

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Prague Pubs

For the ultimate bar crawl head to the Old Town district of Prague. Here you’ll find everything from traditional Czech pubs to swanky cocktail bars, jazz clubs to underground grunge joints.

To get a taste of authentic Prague nightlife (and beer!) try The Tomcat pub in Mala Strana district, next to Old Town. It serves local beer with a citrusy flavour from the nearby Bernard brewery. It shuts at 11pm, so bet to get there early and move on to the bigger bars in Old Town later on.

The Golden Tiger pub has a great atmosphere on a weekday night. Find it near to Old Town Square and the Charles Bridge, it serves a fantastic pint of Pilsner and is always popular with locals and visitors.

Prague Bars

For a cool, urban bar in Old Town, head to the Agharta Jazz club. The red brick cellar with high vaulted ceiling is a great venue for live music – enjoy funk, jazz and fusion here with a local brew or refreshing cocktail.

For a night out in one of Prague’s swankier bars, head to Tretters Bar, also in Old Town. With lots of punters dressed in sharp suits and beautiful dresses, it’s one of the places to be seen in Prague. The 1930’s décor and elegant cocktail menu make it a special venue to visit on a night out.

Prague Nightclubs

New Town has some of the best nightclubs in Prague. If you’re on a big group night out, head to Duplex – a popular club with stag and hen parties. The club is in a glass cube on one of the higher levels that overlook Wenceslas Square. MTV has held parties here and Duplex like to play the best in trance and dance music in this fun venue.

Karlovey Lazne is closer to Old Town, near the river. It’s open till 5am every day and entry is roughly 150Czk per person, but you can get discounts for big groups. It’s the largest club of its kind in central Europe, spanning over five floors, each with their own theme. It’s the most popular club in the Czech Republic and definitely one of the best places to finish your night out in Prague.

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Periodic Table of Alcohol

Welcome to BarWhiz, where we always like to talk about parties, nightlife and of course alcohol.

Whether you’re a regular drinker or just like a cocktail every now and then, you might find yourself missing the ingredients, curious about knowing more beverages and wishing you had some visual aid.

We’ve decided to gather some popular alcoholic drinks and make an easy visual aid, with this periodic table, you can find recipes for a lot of popular cocktails, or simply read about some new alcoholic beverages you don’t know.

Please let us now what you think in the comment section. Enjoy!

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The Grand BarWhiz GiveAway

Welcome to the Grand BarWhiz GiveAway!

You have a chance to win $250 by doing some very simple things like posting stuff on FaceBook and twitter, registering for the website, and making some forum posts!

Best of all, you can enter daily!

Once you log in with your FaceBook account below you’ll see all the activities for which you can win points, but here is a preview:

  • Answer A Question!
  • “Like” Barwhiz on Facebook
  • Follow @barwhiz on Twitter
  • “Like” the Blog Post
  • Tweet About the Giveaway
  • Register for the website
  • Submit a Venue to the site
  • Post 5 messages on the forum
  • Post 2 Reviews about Bars/Clubs
  • Post 2 Reviews

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