How To Find The Party When You Are In A New Town


Dance party in Perelman Theater

When you are new in town, or just visiting a new town, it can be difficult to find the best places to party, especially without the support of a group of friends who are familiar with the local party scene. We’ve already provided you with an extensive list of the best party cities from all over the world, but this tutorial will help you to find the party in any city you should find yourself.

Print Media

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Many municipalities will have a free daily or weekly newspaper conveniently located at many of the major intersections. These free papers can be a great resource to find the party. Check out the lifestyle or community listings to find events, live music and club nights.

City Guides

Guide Book

Many local businesses, especially hotels, will often have city guides available. These guides will contain a host of information on the city, including such things as the location of local restaurants, bars, clubs and even local events. Although it is not as up-to-date as the free newspaper will be when it comes to current parties, it can be an invaluable source of information to help you with your search.

Digital Media

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With the right internet searches you can quickly find the party in any town you decided to visit. There will also be a digital form of both the local newspaper’s community listings as well as the city guide. Best of all, there are hundreds of websites that have sprung up to help others find the best places to eat, sleep and party in every city all over the world. Here are just a few of these amazingly helpful websites:


1 BarWhiz

*Shameless Plug Alert* – We couldn’t very well create a tutorial on how to find a party in a new town without plugging our own site now could we? At BarWhiz you can easily find the best nightlife venues, including bars and clubs, in any city in the world. Once on the specific venue page you can read reviews and comments, as well as see pictures and even a list of events. For a more extensive search, or to even post questions about a specific location, you can use the BarWhiz Forum, where members can help you to find the local party.

2) Fiesta

2 Fiesta Frog is a social networking service that allows members to create unique personal invitations online in order to find and communicate with friends about parties.


3 Meetup

Meetup is the world’s largest network of local groups, such as the New in Town Meetup group, where members can find fun things to do and cool places go with other new and not-so-new locals.

4) Professionals in the City
4 Pros In The City

With more than 200,000 members in Washington D.C. alone, Professionals in the City is one of the largest social and networking organizations in the country.


5 Uptake

Uptake helps members to plan vacations by pairing together the advice and recommendations from the people already in your social network with the largest and best organized online travel library.


6 Yelp

Yelps purpose is “to connect people with great local businesses”, and in addition to reading and posting reviews, you can also use Yelp to find local events and ask other members questions about a specific area.

Social Media

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Finally, when you want to get answers straight from the source, social media is your best bet. Two of the best platforms to get immediate local answers are Twitter and Facebook. For twitter, simply follow some local users and ask where the best places to party are. When it comes to Facebook, every city has its very own profile page, so simply post a general comment asking where the best places to party are and within minutes you will have a host of replies.

Author: Corey Rozon

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