World’s Top Whiskey Festivals

“Show me the way to the next whiskey [Festival]. Oh, don’t ask why, oh, don’t ask why. For if we don’t find the next whiskey [Festival], I tell you we must die, I tell you we must die…”

That’s right folks! We’ve already brought you the BarWhiz Blog’s Top Beer Festivals, as well as the Top Wine Festivals from all over the globe. Today we bring to you the Top Whiskey Festivals.

So without further adieu, here are the BarWhiz Blog Picks for the World’s Top Whiskey Festivals:

***Please note: Due to the overwhelming amount of amazing whiskey festivals out there we’ve decided to limit our selection to just a few of those on the list that will be happening this calendar year.***

Jura Distillery Whiskey Festival – Jura, Scotland (May 29th – 30th, 2013)

It’s not too late to join the Jura Distillery to celebrate their 50th year anniversary with, what some are saying, will be the greatest whisky festival ever! They will have four new bottlings to try, including a pre-release of their 40-year-old whisky. Not to mention interactive sessions held by some of the best whisky experts around. There will also be local food, music and distillery tours available. So what are you waiting for? Book your flight to Scotland today and experience this once in a lifetime whisky festival.

Bushmills Live – Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland (June 19th – 20th, 2013)

Okay, so this is not so much a whisky festival as it is a music festival, and even though whisky didn’t make our Most Popular Drinks At A Music Festival list, knowing that this festival is put on by Bushmills, there is certainly to be a lot of whisky flowing. This festival will provide 500 lucky whisky fans the chance to sip some handcrafted whisky while listening to some amazing musicians, all the while taking in the Old Bushmills Distillery. Sounds like a pretty amazing whisky festival to me!

Whiskey Rebellion Festival – Washington, PA (July 11th – 13th, 2013)

Back in the good ole days of America’s beginnings, when George Washington was commander and chief, a new tax was being placed on farmers who sold their grain in the form of whisky. Something they strongly resented. So much so that protesters violently opposed the new tax, going as so far as tarring and feathering tax collectors. Today things are much more peaceful, but for three days each year in Washington, PA the Rebellion holds true. The Whisky Rebellion Festival celebrates the historical significance of the protest, with re-enactments of the tarring and feathering of tax collectors, parades, live music, food, and of course good ole fashioned whiskey drinking. This is definitely not your whisky connoisseurs festival.

Little Woody Barrel Aged Brew and Whiskey Fest – Bend, OR (August 30th – 31st, 2013)

Originally starting out as a beer festival for craft brewers who understood the importance of aging their brews in oaken casks, this festival has recently open its palate to include those for the taste of a fine whiskey. Taking place next to the Des Chutes Historical Museum, Bend, OR will be transformed into a whiskey tasting paradise, and will include a wide selection of some of the finest small batch American bourbons and ryes.

Speyside Whisky Festival – Dufftown, Scotland (September 26th – 30th, 2013)

The Speyside Whisky Festival is unique in that the tastings are not centrally located. During this festival several distilleries, many who are not open to the public, throw open their doors and invite whisky connoisseurs of all walks of life to sample a wide selection of fine malts. Through the festival mini-bus trips are planned to allow festivalgoers the chance to experience what each distillery has to offer. The most notable tour is the Seven Stills Tour, which includes all of Dufftown’s distilleries on a single trip.

Whisky Live Festival – TBD, South Africa (October 2013)

As of the date of publication for this post the Whisky Live Festival had yet to release any details of the 11th annual festival, but if it is anything like 2012 you are sure to be in for the time of your life. Billed as the “the benchmark for spirit shows globally” by award-winning whisky writer Dave Broom, the Whisky Live Festival has built itself a reputation as being the largest, liveliest and most entertaining whisky festival, not only in South Africa, but also the world. This is definitely the must attend event of the year.

International Whisky Festival – The Hague, Netherlands (November 15th – 17th, 2013)

The Grote Kerk in The Hague, Netherlands hosts the International Whisky Festival each year, and with over a hundred brands of whiskies available for tasting, this makes for one of the most spectacular festivals of its kind. The festival also offers the opportunity to learn more about whisky with their selection of Master classes, hosted by both Dutch and English speaking whisky experts. If you don’t want to spend the entire festival in a dusty old church you can always hop aboard the Whisky Tram and see the sites of The Hague while enjoying some single Scottish malts.

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Beach Bars (We can’t wait for summer!)

Nothing sums up summer for us than a great day at the beach. And what’s a great day at a beach without the chance to party, or even just relax, in an amazing beach bar? What can we say, we can’t wait for summer!

From the ramshackle shacks, to the resort style resto-bars, and everything in between, we’ve picked our 10 favorite beach bars from around the globe.

We know this list won’t even come close to touching on all the great beach bars out there, so please let us know, what are your favorite beach bars?

Seacrets – Ocean City, Maryland

http://www.seacrets.com/
Located on Chesapeake Bay in Ocean City, Maryland, you will find one of the best Caribbean-style beach bars in the mid-Atlantic continental United States. Complete with sandy-floored bars, tiki huts, and palm tress, Seacrets is an enormous venue. Packed with 14 bars, a nightclub, a dancehall and floating tables, this is one place to enjoy the tropics without even having to get on a plane.

Forty Thieves – Diani, Kenya

http://www.diani.co/beachbar/
Located right on the beach in Diani, Kenya, is the Forty Thieves beach bar and restaurant. Its location to the beach and surrounding hotels makes it a great place to relax during the day with a few cocktails. By nightfall this lively beach bar becomes the Diani meeting spot for both locals and tourists alike, with live music and discos three nights a week it can be a great place to party.

Rick’s Cafe – Negril, Jamaica

http://www.rickscafejamaica.com/
From cliff diving to watching amazing sunsets, Rick’s Café is our favorite place to party when in Negril, Jamaica. Located on the West End Cliffs, the location of this remarkable bar provides an alternative to Negril’s beach, which although beautiful, can feel crowded at certain times of the year.

Soggy Dollar – Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

http://www.soggydollar.com/
Home of the Painkiller, the famous rum cocktail, (or infamous, depending how you feel the next morning), is Jost Van Dyke’s charming beach bar, the Soggy Dollar. The name of this beach bar comes from the tradition of boaters swimming over to the bar for a cocktail from their boat and by the time they arrived their pockets would be full of soggy dollars. But don’t worry about getting your hair wet, today you can arrive completely dry.

Bankie Banx’s Dune Preserve – Anguilla

http://www.bankiebanx.net/Dunepreserve.html
One of the best ramshackle beach bars is Bankie Banx’s Dune Preserve in Anguilla, which is also home to the annual Moonsplash music festival, an independent music festival showcasing reggae acts from all over the world. Bankie Banx, the owner of the Dune Preserve, along with his partner Bullet, have built this beach bar oasis out of reclaimed materials, including old sail boats and fishing boats as well as driftwood, making it one of the best pieces of ever expanding island art.

Sunset Beach Bar – St. Maarten

http://sunsetsxm.com/
Located near the runway at the Princess Juliana International Airport on the Island of St. Maarten is the The Sunset Beach Bar. The location affords thrill seekers the ability to see and feel the power of massive jets as they both land and takeoff from the island. Known as the JetBlast, visitors can try to ‘surf the fence’ while feeling the power of 100 mph winds, which blasts both sand and people around the beach. If you are looking for a tranquil place to enjoy a drink, this place probably isn’t for you.

Casa del Sol – Strand, South Africa

http://www.casa-del-sol.co.za/
Overlooking the Western Cape beachfront is Strand’s trendiest hotspot, Casa del Sol. The massive outside deck affords views of stunning sunsets and some magnificent nighttime stargazing while enjoying a few cocktails from world-class mixologists and nibbling on some mouth-watering tapas. Located only about 50 kilometres from Cape Town, Casa del Sol is definitely worth the visit.

Guaba Beach Bar – Limassol, Cyprus

http://www.guababeachbar.com/new/
Rated one of the best clubs of 2013 by DjMag, the Guaba Beach Bar is located in the Cyprus southern coastal city of Limassol. Originating as a small beach bar in the 90s, the Guaba Beach Bar has grown into a 2,500 capacity mega club that draws in world class DJs from all over the world. No trip is complete to Limassol without expericening one of Guaba Bar’s famous free party Sundays.

The Rock Bar, Ayana Resort – Bali, Indonesia

http://www.ayanaresort.com/rockbarbali
The Rock Bar at the base of the Ayana Resort is built on top of the natural rock outcrops that are located just 14 metres above the Indian Ocean. It is Bali’s top sunset destination and although it can be hard to get a table it is definitely worth the effort. A few tips, a dress code is in effect, so make sure you are dressed to impress, and making a reservation is never a bad idea if you want to ensure you can get a table.

Tropicana Beach Bar – Mykonos, Greece

http://tropicanamykonos.com/
Located at Paradise Beach on the Greek island of Mykonos is the Tropicana Club beach bar, one of the hottest and most lively beach bars in all of Greece. Known for their early-evening beach parties the Tropicana Club is a must visit for any beach bar enthusiast.

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Best Bar Apps

Here at the BarWhiz Blog we love to provide you with information about the best bars, clubs, and party cities from all over the world.

We are so passionate about helping you to find a great night out that we even have our very own app – (see below for our shameless plug).

However, we know the internet is a big place. There are hundreds of websites that will help you to find a great hotel, an awesome restaurant, or anything in between. We just happen to specialize in bars and clubs, and in our modest opinion, we’re one of the best – (at least our Moms think so).

That being said, we have put together a list of 8 pretty amazing bar apps to help you when you are out on the town. So without further adieu here are the BarWhiz Blog picks for Best Bar Apps:

Elbatrop

One of the top 10 navigation apps in the UK, Elbatrop.com has a Find Pubs & Bars app. Using your phone’s GPS this app can tell you where the closest bar or pub is. And although it is billed as a UK app, they state that they can find you a place to knock back a few cold ones anywhere in the world. You can get it here for free.

UrbanDaddy

UrbanDaddy.com‘s, The Next Move is an app specifically designed for some of the more popular cities in the US. Currently the app works in Boston, Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, and the Hamptons. The idea behind this app is not only to find the best bar in the area, but it also helps you to find the best bar for specific occasions, such as grabbing a drink with the boys, going on a date, or even riding solo. If you find yourself in any of the cities listed above, you can download it here for free.

DrinkedIn

DrinkedIn.net‘s Bar Finder boasts over 150,000 bar and pub listings in and around the UK, Australia, US, Brazil, and Canada. The app will provide you with information about the bar including directions through Google Maps. If you want to give it a try you can find it here.

Happy Houred

AppsoluteMedia.com’s Happy Houred is all about finding the best drink specials. Although the app only works for cities in the US, it is quite extensive. Happy Houred currently boasts 22,000 entries located in over 2,000 cities. You can try it here for free.

UrbanDig

Currently UrbanDig.com‘s app only works for a few North American cities, namely Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco and Vancouver. However, due to its success there are plans to slowly add more destinations. What makes this app so great is that they have assigned specific ‘curators’ for each destination who truly know what the city has to offer. Urbandig’s specialty is uncovering the best local establishments that few travelers know about. If you want to feel like a local, you can download the app from itunes.

Findmytap

Available only in the US, Findmytap.com‘s draught beer app allows beer connoisseurs to find exactly which bar serves their favourite suds on tap. The app will provide directions to the closest bar from your location, contact information for the bar, and reviews from other users. It’s a pretty nifty app if you are looking for something specific to drink. Want to give it a try? You can find it here.

Find Craft Beer

Similar to the Findmytap app, FindCraftBeer.com‘s app will help you to find craft beers. What sets it apart form any other app is that it will not only points you to bars and brew pubs serving up your favourite craft brews, but it will also point you to the closest microbreweries, beer stores and homebrew shops that can cater to your needs. You can download their app for just $0.99.

BarWhiz App

**Shameless plug alert**
Of course no list of Best Bar Apps would be complete without the BarWhiz.com app. With our very own app you can literally find bars anywhere in the world. You can add and view reviews from other members, see pictures, and participate in discussions about your favourite venues. If you want to try it right now you can download it here for free.

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What To Tip Your Server

In a previous post we asked, “What kind of tipper are you?” Today we are going to provide you with some information on how much to actually tip your server.

If you already fall into the Big Tipper category, good news, you get to leave class early. Everyone else, please pay close attention, because there will be a pop-quiz after the lesson.

Argentina
Minimum tip: 10%
Caveat: Many places may already include the 10% gratuity on the bill, but if you are levelling up to Big Tipper throw in that extra 10% anyway.

Australia
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: Australian servers are usually paid a higher than North American wage to begin with, so tips are not usually required. The unfortunate part is this sometimes shows in the level of service you will receive, but if you get an exceptional server show them you appreciate it by adding the standard 10-15%

Bolivia
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: Bolivia is another country that automatically includes the gratuity in your bill. The benefit being the server always gets a tip, even if they don’t deserve it. So if you get great service feel free to add a little extra. Again, we suggest the standard 10-15%.

Brazil
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: Brazil will have a standard 10% service fee already included in your bill, so there is no need to tip any extra, but of course, by all means do so if the service was excellent.

Cambodia
Minimum tip: 10%
Caveat: Generally, the standard 10% is reserved for ‘nicer’ establishments. For those hole in the wall type of places, leaving your change will usually suffice.

Canada
Minimum tip: 15-20%
Caveat: Some establishments will automatically bill in a gratuity of 17-20% for parties over a certain number, so make sure to check your bill for a service fee before you calculate your tip.

Chile
Minimum tip: 10%
Caveat: Unless of course the gratuity is already added to the bill. But as mentioned above, even if it is, feel free to leave a little extra.

China
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: Not only is tipping not required in most areas of China, but at one time it was actually against the law!

Colombia
Minimum tip: 7-10%
Caveat: Many establishments will add a service charge of 8-10%, but it is still recommended to leave an additional tip so the total equals 15-18%.

Costa Rica
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: Most places in Costa Rica already include a 10% service fee on the bill, so a tip is usually not required. Just check to make sure, or leave an additional 10% if the service was good.

Croatia
Minimum tip: 10-15%.
Caveat: The minimum tip of 10-15% is usually reserved for nicer restaurants. Anywhere else you would usually just leave your change.

Czech Republic
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: There will typically be a service charge included in the bill, but it is always nice to round up the tip to 15% if you receive great service.

Denmark
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: Denmark does not have typically have a tipping culture, but like many other countries, leaving a little something for the server is always appreciated.

Ecuador
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: A 10% service fee will already be tacked onto your bill, so although a tip is generally not required, adding an additional 5-10% is customary.

Egypt
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: Most of Egyptian bars and restaurants already include a 10% on the bill, but if you are feeling like a Big Tipper feel free to add an additional 5-10%.

Estonia
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: There is not really a tipping culture in Estonia, but it is considered usual practice to leave a 5-10% tip a nicer restaurants when going out for dinner.

Finland
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: There is no tipping culture in Finland, but you can try to leave the standard 10% for excellent service.

France
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: Most bars, restaurants and cafes will automatically include a 15% gratuity on your bill, so additional tipping is not required, but definitely appreciated.

Germany
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: Germany has a similar tipping policy as France, so if the service fee is not listed on your bill consider leaving a 10-15% tip.

Greece
Minimum tip: 10-20%
Caveat: Your bill may include a service fee but it is customary to add an additional tip up to 20%, including the fee.

Hungary
Minimum tip: 10%
Caveat: Most places will not add a service fee, so it is customary to leave the 10% in cash for your server.

Iceland
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: There is not a big tipping culture in Iceland. That being said, there is already a 15% service included in your bill, so if the service was great think about adding an additional 5%.

India
Minimum tip: 10%
Caveat: Some of the nicer restaurants will already include a 10% service fee, but it is still customary to leave 5-10% for your server.

Indonesia
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: A 10% gratuity will automatically be added to your bill, regardless of the service you receive. So if you get great service add 5% for your server.

Israel
Minimum tip: 12%
Caveat: In Israel some establishments will charge the standard 12% service fee, so it is customary to tip your server 12% if the gratuity is not built in.

Italy
Minimum tip: 10%
Caveat: Service fees are usually not charged on the bill but double check to make sure before leaving a tip.

Japan
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: There is no tipping culture in Japan, but it’s not a bad idea to leave something for really good service.

Malaysia
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: The majority of restauarnats and bars already include a 10% tip in the bill, but it is customary to round up or leave your change for your server.

Norway
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: Service fees are automatically included in the bill, so no additional tip is required. However, it is customary to leave your server a tip if you are happy with the service.

Paraguay
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: A service fee will be included with your check and it is not common practice to leave an additional tip for your server in Paraguay.

Philippines
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: Most palces will include a 10% tip on your bill, if they don’t leave your server 10-15% depending on the level of service they provided.

Portugal
Minimum tip: 10%
Caveat: Even though some restaurants may add a service charge of 10% it is still customary to tip your server an additional 10% on top of your bill.

Romania
Minimum tip: 10%
Caveat: Tipping is customary in Romanian, everywhere from a restaurant or bar to taxis and even the hospital. Since tipping is expected the level of service you receive may be low. So for great serive add an additional 5-10% of the minimum.

Russia
Minimum tip: 10%
Caveat: Although the bill may not include a service or gratuity charge, it is advisable to provide your server with a 10% tip in cash.

Singapore
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: There is already a 10% service fee included in yoru bill, so although tipping is not required it appreciated if you round up your bill and leave the change.

Slovenia
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: There isn’t a big tipping culture in Slovenia, however in tourist areas it is customary to leave a 10% tip.

South Korea
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: South Korea does not have a big tipping culture, so even though no tip iss required it is always nice to leave a little something for your server.

Spain
Minimum tip: 5-10%
Caveat: It is customary to leave your change or round up your bill in Spain. For nicer places a 5-10% tip is customary.

Sweden
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: Sweden, like many other European countries, does not have a big tipping culture. Since there is no service fee included in the bill it is always nice to leave the server a little something if you are so inclined.

Switzerland
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: The majority of places will already include a 15% service fee, so unless your server provides you with top of the notch service, no additional tip is required.

Syria
Minimum tip: 10%
Caveat: It is customary to leave your server 10% in cash, even if a service fee is charged on the bill, although this rarely happens.

Taiwan
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: Most places in Taiwan already includde the service fee of 10%, if not leave 10-15% depending on the level of service.

Thailand
Minimum tip: 10%
Caveat: Many nicer establishments may include the 10% service charge, but if not leave the standard 10% for your server.

Turkey
Minimum tip: 10%
Caveat: Leave up to 15% for good service and try to tip your server in cash.

Ukraine
Minimum tip: 10%
Caveat: For really good service you may consider leaving an additional 3-5%

United Arab Emirates
Minimum tip: 15-20%
Caveat: In reality, 20% is really the minimum, and if you want to get extra special service make sure you tip the maitre d before you are seated.

United Kingdom
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: Most places already have a service fee built in, so leaving a tip is not always required, but will likely not be turned away if you are feeling generous.

USA
Minimum tip: 15-20%
Caveat: Much like Canada, some establishments in the US will add a gratuity to your bill for larger parties.

Venezuela
Minimum tip: not required
Caveat: Most restaurants and bars will already add a 10% service fee to your bill, so essentially a tip is not required. However, if you receive excellent service a 5-10% additional tip is always appreciated by the server.

Vietnam
Minimum tip: 10%
Caveat: Some establishments may include the 10% gratuity, so for those places a tip is not required, but it never hurts to leave a little extra.

Yemen
Minimum tip: 10%
Caveat: For nice restaurants you may consider leaving a little extra than the standard 10%

Pop-Quiz:
What are some of the destinations, and their tipping policies, that we have left off the list? Leave your answers below in our comment section.

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80 Ways To Say “Bottom’s Up!”


If you are an avid reader of our blog you already know that we have provided you with countless lists of the best party cities around the globe.

Today we’d like to share with you 80 different ways from around the world on how to say “Bottom’s Up!”:

Language: Afrikaans
There are approximately 15 to 23 million people in the world that speak Afrikaans, one of South Africa’s eleven official languages. The best way to say ‘Bottom’s Up’ is, gesondheid.
pronunciation: ge·sund·hate

Language: Albanian
Spoken primarily in Albania and Kosovo, there are roughly 7.6 million people in the world who speak Albanian. In order to properly cheers a group of Albanians make sure you say, gëzuar.
pronunciation: geh·zoo·ah

Language: Arabic
Fisehatak (فى صحتك:) is the proper way to cheers an Arabic speaker, and since there are over 280 million people who speak Arabic worldwide, you should have plenty of chances to practice.
pronunciation: fesah·etek

Language: Armenian
There are over 7 million people who speak Armenian, with the majority living in Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Russia, United States, Georgia, Lebanon, Iran, Syria, and Turkey. If you find yourself partying with an Armenian make sure you toast with the word, genatzt!

Language: Austrian
The very familiar prost! is typically heard during Oktoberfest festivities, but this doesn’t mean you still can’t impress your Austrian friends with your new found knowledge.
pronunciation: prohst

Language: Azeri
Mainly spoken in Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Russia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkmenistan, and Syria, Azeri (or Azerbaijani) consists of 30 million speakers worldwide. If you want to properly cheers your Azeri speaking friends try using, gayola!
pronunciation: guy·oh·la

Language: Baluchi
Baluchi is the principal language of the Baloch people of Balochistan, found largely in Northwestern Iran. With 7.6 million people speaking Baluchi worldwide you will want to know how to properly say cheers: Vashi!

Language: Basque
Basque is the ancestral language of the Basque people, who are largely found in northeastern Spain and southwestern France. Even though there are only approximately 715, 000 people who speak Basque worldwide, on egin, the Basque cheers, is not a bad toast to have in your repertoire.
pronunciation: on·egin

Language: Belarusian
There are over 7.6 million people that speak Belarusian, with the majority living in Belarus. The next time you are travelling through Belarus make sure to use this cheers on the locals: Za zdarou’e (За здароўе). Who knows, you may even get some free drinks out of it.

Language: Bengali
Bengali is the native language of Bengal and Bangladesh. There are over 202 million people who speak Bengali, so show them how happy you are with the proper way to cheers your good fortune: Jôe!
pronunciation: joy

Welcome now to the BarWhiz Speed Round. We hope you enjoyed the explanation of the first 10 ways to say ‘Bottom’s Up!’. In order to move things along we are going to provided only the word for the next block of phrases. Ready? Set? Go!

Language: Bhojpuri
Maza mein raha

Language: Bosnian
Živjeli
pronunciation: zhee·ve·lee

Language: Bulgarian
Nazdrave (Наздраве)
pronunciation: naz·dra·vey

Language: Burmese
Aung myin par say
pronunciation: au·ng my·in par say

Language: Cantonese
Gòn bùi (幹杯)
pronunciation: gon·boy

Language: Catalan
Salut
pronunciation: sah·lut

Language: Cebuano
Mabuhi

Language: Chamorro
Biba
pronunciation: bih·bah

Language: Croatian
Živjeli
pronunciation: zhee·ve·lee

Language: Czech
Na zdravi
pronunciation: naz·drah vi

Language: Danish
Skål
pronunciation: skoal

Language: Dutch
Proost
pronunciation: prohst

Language: English
Cheers

Language: Estonian
Terviseks
pronunciation: ter·vih·sex

Language: Finnish
Kippis
pronunciation: kip·piss

Language: French
Santé
pronunciation: san·te

Language: Gaelic (Ireland)
Sláinte
pronunciation: slawn·cha

Language: Gaelic (Scotland)
Slàinte mhath
pronunciation: slanj·uh·va

Language: Galician
Saúde
pronunciation: saw·ood·eh

Language: German
Prost
pronunciation: prohst

Language: Greek
stin iyá sas (Στην υγειά σας)
pronunciation: stin iyá sas

Language: Haitian Creole
Sante
pronunciation: san·te

Language: Hawaiian
Å’kålè ma’luna
pronunciation: okole maluna

Language: Hebrew
L’chaim
pronunciation: le·hiem

Language: Hungarian
Egészségetekre
pronunciation: egg·esh ay·ged·reh

Language: Icelandic
Skál
pronunciation: sk·owl

Language: Italian
Cin Cin
pronunciation: chin·chin

Language: Japanese
Kanpai (乾杯)
pronunciation: kan·pie

Language: Javanese
Mugạ séhat terus

Language: Kannada
Tumba santosha athavā khushiyāytu

Language: Kazakh
Sawlığıñız üşin

Language: Khmer
Lerk dach

Language: Kikuyu
Rathima andu atene

Language: Kinyarwanda
Kubuzima bwacu

Language: Korean
Geonbae (乾杯)
pronunciation: gun·bae

Language: Latvian
Prosit
pronunciation: proh·sit

Language: Lithuanian
į sveikatą
pronunciation: ee sweh·kata

Language: Macedonian
На здравје
pronunciation: na zdravye

Language: Malay/Indonesian
Sihat selalu
pronunciation: see·hat slel·lu

Language: Malayalam
Cheeyerus

Language: Mandarin
Gān bēi (干杯)
pronunciation: gan·bay

Language: Marathi
āyurārogy labho

Language: Min Nan
Hō ta lah
pronunciation: hoe·ta·la

Language: Mongolian
Эрүүл мэндийн төлөө
pronunciation: er·uhl mehdiin toloo

Language: Nepali
Subhakamana

Language: Norwegian
Skål
pronunciation: skawl

Language: Pashto
Kha sehat walary (ښه صحت ولری)
pronunciation: kha sehat walary

Language: Persian
Salam ati
pronunciation: sa·lam ati

Language: Polish
Na zdrowie
pronunciation: naz·droh·vee·ay

Language: Portuguese
Viva, saúde, tim tim
pronunciation: vee·va, saw·oo·de, ching·ching

Language: Romanian
Noroc
pronunciation: no·rock

Language: Russian
Za vas
pronunciation: zuh·vahs

Language: Serbian
živeli
pronunciation: zhee·ve·lee

Language: Serbo-Croatian
Živjeli
pronunciation: zhee·ve·lee

Language: Sinhala
Seiradewa

Language: Slovak
Na zdravie
pronunciation: naz·drah·vee·ay

Language: Slovenian
Na zdravje
pronunciation: naz·drah·vee

Language: Somali
Caafimaad wanaagsan

Language: Spanish
Salud
pronunciation: sah·lud

Language: Swahili
Afya

Language: Swedish
Skål
pronunciation: skawl

Language: Tagalog
Mabuhay
pronunciation: mah·boo·hay

Language: Tamil
Nal aarokkiyam peruga

Language: Thai
Chok dee
pronunciation: chok·dee

Language: Turkish
Sağlığınıza

Language: Ukrainian
Za zdorovja (За здоровя)
pronunciation: zaz·da·roh·vee·ay

Language: Urdu
Djam

Language: Uyghur
Hoshe

Language: Uzbek
Oldik / Sog’liq uchun
pronunciation: oldik / sog’liq uchun

We’ll end the speed round, and our list of 80 Ways To Say “Bottom’s Up!” with one of my most favorite cheers:

Language: Vietnamese
There are over 76 million native Vietnamese speakers in the world. Unsurprisingly the majority are found in Vietnam. So whether you are travelling abroad or just want to impress your local Vietnamese friends, try out this toast next time you are out doing a few shots: mMột hai ba, yo, which essentially translates to ‘one, two, three, yo!’
pronunciation: moat hi bah, yo

If you noticed any languages that should have been included in the list, or have any corrections for the ones we did include, feel free to leave a comment and we’ll add your suggestions.

Cheers!

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The Boozer’s Bucket List – Wackiest Places To Have A Drink Before You Die

There are so many amazing bars and clubs around the world to have a drink in before you kick the bucket, it can be hard to choose which ones to add to your Boozer’s Bucket List.

To make things a little easier, we’ve put together this list of the top six wackiest places to have a drink before you die.

In a Tree

Every kid’s dream was to have a tree fort in their backyard. So it can be easy to assume that every adult kid’s dream is to have a drink inside a tree. No? Is it just me then? Well, thanks to the Baobab Bar those that are so inclined can do just that. Located in Modjadjiskloof in Limpopo Province, South Africa, this bar is situated inside a hollowed out, 6000 year old baobab tree.

Under the Sea

If trees aren’t your thing how about taking a page from Jules Verne and having a drink twenty thousand leagues under the sea. Okay, maybe it’s more like 5 meters below the sea, but the Red Sea Star Bar in Eilat, Israel is definitely another wacky place to have a drink before you die.

In a Cave

If you are afraid of water you can always head underground to the Alux Restaurant & Lounge. Located in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, this underground bar is deep within the bowels of a naturally formed cave.

In the Sky

If the cave has you feeling a bit claustrophobic maybe it is time to get some fresh air with Lounge in the Sky. This wacky experience hoists you up 50 metres in the air, where you can enjoy a few drinks with friends and be entertained by almost any form of entertainment imaginable. I’m not sure where the bathrooms are located on this thing, so it’s best not to break the seal before your adventure begins.

In a Jungle

If all the excitement has gone to your head it might be time to get back to nature and head into the Ecuadorian Amazon Jungle for a drink at the Kapawi Ecolodge. This remote, ecologically responsible and cultural sensible bar is located in a pristine region of the rainforest, so you can sit back and enjoy a cocktail without the sounds of chainsaws ruining your tranquility, and our planet.

In Outer Space

If you’ve had enough of this planet, maybe it is time to head to a bar that really is out of this world. With Virgin Galactic well on their way to making Space Tourism a reality, you too could one day enjoy a cold frosty one in the cold frosty vacuum of space. Currently a ticket to reserve a seat on the SpaceShipTwo is a only a mere $200,000.

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Most Popular Drinks Of The 7 Continents

Here at the BarWhiz Blog we’ve written a lot about popular drinks, from those that will bring you in out of the cold to the most popular drinks to serve at a house party.

Today we take on the almost impossible task of determining what are the Most Popular Drinks Of The 7 Continents.

Africa – Dawa

Swahili for medicine, Dawa is a classic African cocktail, that by all accounts was first invented in Kenya, and has since become a popular drink to sip in the whole of the continent.

2 oz vodka
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp brown sugar
1 lime
Dawa stick for garnish

Muddle lime chunks, honey and brown sugar in a rocks glass. Add crushed ice, vodka and stir. Garnish with Dawa stick.

Europe – Beer?

From Champagne in France, Scotch in Scotland, Stout in Ireland, Vodka in Russia, and everything in between, it’s quite hard to narrow down the list to one single popular drink for all of Europe. Based on the image to the right, by landmass alone, vodka looks to be the clear winner. However this report suggests that draught beer is becoming increasingly popular in Russia… so who can really tell what the most popular drink is in Europe. If you ask a backpacker, undoubtly they will tell you it’s beer, (or whatever it is you are willing to buy a round of), so we’ll just stick with that.

1 keg, can, or bottle of beer

Open it up, pour it in a glass or drink it from the bottle or can. Come on, it’s beer, you know how to do it.

Asia – The Bucket

Speaking of backpackers, if you’ve done any backpacking through Asia then you must be familiar with the dreaded ‘Bucket’. Is it really the most popular drink in all of Asia? With over half of the World’s population residing in the continent, not likely, but look, it’s a great drink to share with friends.

1 bottle of Sangsom whiskey
1 can of energy drink (Red Bull, M150, etc)
1 can of pop
1 plastic bucket
1 package of straws

Mix all ingredients in a bucket, add straws and enjoy with friends.

Australia – Fosters

Although the current trends in Australia are suggesting a shift in consumer tastes, with more people purchasing spirits and wines, this “nation of beer drinkers” still love their Fosters. Oh, and for the backpackers, there is always GOON.


1 big can of Fosters

Open can and drink up mate.

North America – Wine

North America consists of more than just the two countries of Canada and the United States. There are in fact 35 countries that fall within the North American continent. With just over 550 million inhabitants, and knowing the stereotypical drinking habits of the three biggest countries, (Canadians love their beer eh?, Americans their bourbon, and Mexicans their tequila), would it surprise you to know that the most popular drink is actually wine? It sure as hell surprised me, and I live in North America!

1 bottle of your favorite wine

Fight out the cork, or twist off the cap, pour into a wine glass and enjoy.

South America – Cuba Libre

Not to be outdone, South America has an estimated population of just over 400 million inhabitants within 14 countries. So what is the most popular drink on this continent? We’re going to have to settle for the traditional Cuba Libre. I know I can already hear the groans now, so check out this great list of some ‘other’ South American cocktails.

2 oz light rum
1 can of cola
1 lime

Fill a rocks glass with crushed ice, add rum, squeeze juice of lime and fill with cola. Garnish with lime wedge.

Antarctica – Anything On The Rocks

Although not an inhabited continent in the conventional sense, Antarctica does have up to 5,000 residents at any one time. Some, about 1,000 or so, stay year round manning the many scientific research stations that dot the continent’s landscape. What do the inhabitants of Antarctica drink? Well, anything on the rocks of course. There is plenty of ice around after all.

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10 Coolest Ice Hotel Bars

 

Whether it is located inside a tree or under the sea, let’s face it, there are some pretty interesting places around the world where one can kick back and have a drink. Some of the coolest places to warm up with a cold one this winter are in the bars of these 10 amazing ice hotels.

Igloo Village – Saariselka, Finland

After partying it up at Igloo Village’s ice bar, the Hotel Kakslauttanen features a different take on the traditional ice hotel by offering a variety of igloos to sleep it off in. Whether you choose the thermal glass igloo, or the more hardcore snow igloo, you’ll be sure to awake feeling refreshed. And if the previous night’s cocktails are still making you feel a little slow and sluggish you can always sweat it out in the morning with a sauna.


Snow Village – Kittila, Finland

Sister to Igloo Village is Finland’s Snow Village. Where the former gives you the option of rooms from man-made materials, Snow Village is completely made out of ice and snow, and lots of it! Covering an area of approximately 220,000 square feet, Snow Village is made up of 1650 tons of snow and 330 tons of ice. But don’t worry if the thought of all that snow and ice is making you cold, you can always warm up with a few cold ones in the famous Snow Village Ice Bar.


Icehotel – Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

Billed as the largest ice hotel in the world, Sweden’s Icehotel is comprised of over 30,000 tons of snow and ice. Boasting 60 rooms and an amazing ice bar it is no wonder that the small village of Jukkasjärvi sees some 50,000 guests each winter.


Bjorli Ice Lodge – Bjorli, Norway

The Bjorli Ice Lodge is the largest ice hotel in Norway. Built each year within the Dovre-Sundalsfjella National Park, each room is uniquely created by local artists. If the cold rooms aren’t really your thing, they also offer a number of warm rooms for the more timid guests. Either way, stopping by the ice bar for a few nightcaps is highly recommended.


Kirkenes Snowhotel – Kirkenes, Norway

Situated not too far from the Russian border in Norway’s sub-Arctic north is the Kirkness Snowhotel. The hotel has been in operation since 2006 and consists of 20 differently themed rooms. The ice bar alone takes up to 15 tons of ice to create each year.


Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel – Alta, Norway

Norway’s third most popular ice hotel, and the world’s northernmost one, boasts 30 rooms, an ice chapel, and an incredible ice bar complete with a full set of ice glasses. This 2000 square meter ice hotel has been built each and every year since it first opened in 2000.


Ice Hotel – Balea Lake, Romania

One of the world’s most remote ice hotels is situated high in the mountainous region of Romania. Although it is only accessible by cable car and can only accommodate a small amount of guests, since only 10 to 14 rooms are constructed each winter, Romania’s ice hotel, and especially the ice bar, is by far one of the coolest places to have a drink.


Engelberg-Titlis Igloo Village – Engelberg, Switzerland

At an altitude of 5,900 feet, Switzerland’s Igloo Village provides some of the most spectacular view of the Swiss Alps. Some of the igloos even come complete with your very own private whirlpool, which is a great way to relax before bed after spending the evening pounding back a few in the ice bar.


Hôtel de Glace – Quebec City, Canada

Hôtel de Glace was first built in 2001 on the shores of Lac-Saint-Joseph and has since been relocated to just outside Quebec City’s Old Town. With no permanent structures of any kind, Hôtel de Glace is entirely made out of snow and ice – 15,000 tons of snow and 500 tons of ice to be exact. So if you plan your visit too late in the season, remember you’ll have to drink fast, because once they ice melts that bar (and glassware) will be no more.


Snow VillageMontreal, Canada

Just a few hours west of Quebec City is Montreal’s very own take on the ice hotel called Snow Village, which is a snow and ice replica of the very city it is built in, Montreal.
If you know anything about Montreal, they have some pretty good bars, and Snow Village’s ice bar is no exception. The official opening for this year’s Snow Village is planned for January 18th 2013.

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99 Bottles Of Beer Prices Of The World

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall

From how to make killing as a bar server to how to save some money at the clubs, BarWhiz.com is more than just a great place to find the best bars and clubs all over the world, we are also here to help you party on a budget.

The interactive map below gives you an idea of the average price of beer in almost 100 countries around the world (right click on image and press “full screen” for a better view):


via chartsbin.com

The above prices are for 500ml beers in British pounds. For those of you that don’t want to do the conversion, 500ml is equal to one tall frosty 16 ounce pint of beer. We’ve also gone ahead and converted the prices in to American funds (USD) below, ranging from cheapest to most expensive.

So without further adieu, here are the 99 bottles of beer on the wall… er, I mean 99 average beer prices of the world:

#99. Flag of Ukraine and it's historyUkraine – $0.74 USD
#98. Vietnam / Việt Nam / VietnameVietnam – $0.75 USD
#97. BelarusBelarus – $0.79 USD
#96. NicaraguaNicaragua – $0.80 USD
#95. Saudi Arabia / اَلْعَرَبِيَّةُ ٱلسًّعُودِيَّة  / Arábia Saudita Saudi Arabia – $0.82 USD
#94. philippines flag Philippines – $0.82 USD
#93. Paraguay / ParaguaiParaguay – $0.85 USD
#92. Czech-RepublicCzech Republic – $0.85 USD
#91. Bosnia-and-HerzegovinaBosnia And Herzegovina – $0.85 USD
#90. HondurasHonduras – $0.93 USD
#89. EcuadorEcuador – $0.99 USD
#88. El-SalvadorEl Salvador – $1.01 USD
#87. Slovensko / Slovakia / EslováquiaSlovakia – $1.03 USD
#86. Romania / RoméniaRomania – $1.03 USD
#85. BulgariaBulgaria – $1.03 USD
#84. MacedoniaMacedonia – $1.04 USD
#83. KazakhstanKazakhstan – $1.04 USD
#82. CambodiaCambodia – $1.04 USD
#81. Albania / Shqipëria / AlbâniaAlbania – $1.04 USD
#80. MoldovaMoldova – $1.06 USD
#79. GeorgiaGeorgia – $1.06 USD
#78. ColombiaColombia – $1.06 USD
#77. PanamaPanama – $1.09 USD
#76. Srbija / Србија / Serbia / SérviaSerbia – $1.11 USD
#75. ᐅᓛᓴ / Россия / RussiaRussia – $1.28 USD
#74. HungaryHungary – $1.28 USD
#73. سُورِيَّة  / Syria / SíriaSyria – $1.31 USD
#72. KenyaKenya – $1.36 USD
#71. MexicoMexico – $1.36 USD
#70. ArgentinaArgentina – $1.36 USD
#69. Flag United States Puerto RicoPuerto Rico – $1.39 USD
#68. Flag PeruPeru – $1.43 USD
#67. ChinaChina – $1.43 USD
#66. IndiaIndia – $1.44 USD
#65. Costa-RicaCosta Rica – $1.49 USD
#64. GuatemalaGuatemala – $1.52 USD
#63. Polska / Poland / PolóniaPoland – $1.52 USD
#62. LithuaniaLithuania – $1.55 USD
#61. MongoliaMongolia – $1.57 USD
#60. South Africa | Suid-Afrika | iSewula Afrika | Afrika-Borwa | Afrika Borwa | iNingizimu Afrika | Afrika Dzonga | Aforika Borwa | Afurika Tshipembe | uMzantsi Afrika | iNingizimu Afrika / Africa do SulSouth Africa – $1.60 USD
#59. Flag VenezuelaVenezuela – $1.70 USD
#58. EstoniaEstonia – $1.70 USD
#57. Црна Гора / Crna Gora / MontenegroMontenegro – $1.71 USD
#56. Flag PortugalPortugal – $1.71 USD
#55. ChileChile – $1.71 USD
#54. ශ්රී ලංකාව / இலங்கை / Sri LankaSri Lanka – $1.75 USD
#53. Flag UruguayUruguay – $1.75 USD
#52. CroatiaCroatia – $1.76 USD
#51. South Korea / 한국 / 韓國 / Coreia do SulSouth Korea – $1.78 USD
#50. Flag Slovenia, SlovenieSlovenia – $1.83 USD
#49. LebanonLebanon – $1.86 USD
#48. ประเทศไทย / Thailand / TailândiaThailand – $1.86 USD
#47. LatviaLatvia – $1.86 USD
#46. BrazilBrazil – $1.86 USD
#45. BelgiumBelgium – $1.86 USD
#44. Dominican-RepublicDominican Republic – $2.00 USD
#43. NetherlandsNetherlands – $2.07 USD
#42. IndonesiaIndonesia – $2.08 USD
#41. Flag Tunisia Tunisia – $2.12 USD
#40. Spain / España / Espainiako / EspanhaSpain – $2.13 USD
#39. Flag AzerbaijanAzerbaijan – $2.16 USD
#38. GermanyGermany – $2.31 USD
#37. CyprusCyprus – $2.36 USD
#36. NigeriaNigeria – $2.40 USD
#35. Flag United StatesUnited States – $2.42 USD
#34. EgyptEgypt – $2.45 USD
#33. Türkiye / Turkey / TurquiaTurkey – $2.52 USD
#32. MoroccoMorocco – $2.76 USD
#31. Österreich / AustriaAustria – $2.87 USD
#30. Flag United KingdomUnited Kingdom – $2.90 USD
#29.  臺灣 / 台湾 / TaiwanTaiwan – $2.92 USD
#28. Flag SudanSudan – $2.96 USD
#27. New-ZealandNew Zealand – $3.03 USD
#26. GreceGreece – $3.04 USD
#25. MalaysiaMalaysia – $3.09 USD
#24. KuwaitKuwait – $3.11 USD
#23. BruneiBrunei – $3.22 USD
#22. Bangladesh / বাংলাদেশ Bangladesh – $3.25 USD
#21. United Arab Emirates / دولة الامارات العربية المتحدة / Emirados Árabes Unidos ( Dubai is a Emirate in UAE )United Arab Emirates – $3.41 USD
#20. IsraelIsrael – $3.53 USD
#19. OmanOman – $3.73 USD
#18. IranIran – $3.78 USD
#17. ItalyItaly – $3.85 USD
#16. CanadaCanada – $3.88 USD
#15. IcelandIceland – $3.94 USD
#14. JamaicaJamaica – $3.96 USD
#13. JordanJordan – $4.02 USD
#12. Switzerland / Helvétia / Schweiz / La Suisse / La Svizzera / la Svizra / SuíçaSwitzerland – $4.09 USD
#11. LuxembourgLuxembourg – $4.12 USD
#10. PakistanPakistan – $4.18 USD
#9. DenmarkDenmark – $4.20 USD
#8. AustraliaAustralia – $4.37 USD
#7. IrelandIreland – $4.49 USD
#6. NorwayNorway – $4.50 USD
#5. JapanJapan – $4.61 USD
#4. Sverige / Sweden / SuéciaSweden – $4.69 USD
#3. FinlandFinland – $4.71 USD
#2. FranceFrance – $4.74 USD
#1. دولة قطر / QatarQatar – $5.82 USD

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32 Best Party Cities in The World

 
Here at BarWhiz we’ve told you about the Top 22 Countries To Open A Bar, the Top Style Bars in London, and even the Top 21 Bars From Around The World.

Today, we’ll let you in on the 32 best party cities from around the world:

You can also click on the Country/City names to see listings and reviews of actual bars and clubs which you can go to! stop by and review some venues yourself if you have the chance, or leave us your thoughts below

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USA:

#1 Atlanta

Centennial Olympic Park - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia is the Capital of The South, and over the years this little city has become massive. Although tourists come for the Georgia Aquarium and the Atlanta Zoo, the real partiers stay for the downtown Atlanta nightlife, which is just as vast as the city itself.


#2 Boston

Boston

The Athens of America, or Boston, Massachusetts as many of you may know it as, is a great party town all year round, especially between September and May, when Boston’s prestigious colleges draw in students from all over the world. With them, they bring a renewed sense of cultural enthusiasm, which has helped to spawn everything from music festivals to hip clubs and Irish pubs.


#3 Chicago

Chicago at night

From the deep-dish pizza, to molecular gastronomy, Chicago, Illinois is not only known for its cuisine, but it is also one hell of a place to party. Whether it’s packing the clubs until 5am in the morning, or spending an entire summer attending various outdoor festivals, you’ll definitely have a good time in the Windy City.


#4 Los Angeles

Los Angeles at Night (_DSC8583a)

Los Angeles, California, the home of the silver screen and where every bartender and server is an actor. Although LA may be a bit superficial, it is still one hell of a place to party. So go, get some sun and hit up the clubs at night, and who knows, you may even be able to say, “Hey! I know that actress, she once served me a beer.”


#5 Las Vegas

Las Vegas skyline at night

If you are going to have a night out on the town, Sin City, or Las Vegas, Nevada, is the place to do it. As the saying goes. ‘What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas’.


#6 Miami

Downtown Miami at Night

In Miami, Florida you’ll find all kinds of party goers, from South Beach celebrities, to the ‘haves’ at the Fort Lauderdale yacht clubs, to the down and dirty dancers at the Latin dance clubs. If you like sun, and you like fun, Miami is the place to party.


#7 New York City

New York at night

With more bars and clubs than anywhere else in the United States New York, New York, well, it’s a hell of a town.


#8 San Francisco

San Francisco At Night

From electronic dance bars, to hipster pubs, and everything in between, San Francisco, California, is packed with every kind of bar and nightclub one would desire. Some of the top places to be include, the Mission and SOMA Districts as well as North Beach.


Canada:

#9 Calgary

Calgary At Night

‘Cowtown’, or Calgary as it is known by most, is the home of the Calgary Stampede, a 10-day rodeo that brings in millions of people. Even though country music culture may not be your thing, the after-rodeo parties are epic.


#10 Montreal

Montreal at night

The legal drinking age in Montreal is 18, so not only is it a popular party spot for Canadians living outside of Quebec who want to enjoy a night out of the clubs one year early, but Americans also flock to this multi-lingual town. They all may come for the drinks, but they certainly stay for the beautiful French women… er, I mean culture.


#11 Toronto

Toronto@night !

Toronto gets a bad rap from other major Canadian cities, but jealousy does do strange things to people. There is a reason why Toronto is the largest city in Canada, and it is not just because of the free healthcare, it’s the party atmosphere that practically happens 24/7/365.


#12 Vancouver

False Creek Vancouver at night P1040442

Vancouver, the most beautiful city in the world, was recently the host of the 2010 Winter Olympics, and if you missed it, I’m sorry to say, but I don’t think you’ll see a party like that again. But just because the 2010 Winter Olympics are over, it doesn’t mean Vancouver has lost its party edge.


Europe:

#13 Amsterdam

Amsterdam at Night

Amsterdam is where Europeans go to party. Like Toronto, the party in Amsterdam goes 24/7/365. However, unlike the more conservative Canada, these after-hours parties typically last until noon the next day.


#14 Barcelona

Barcelona at Night

Barcelona clubs play every type of music imaginable, from electronic to salsa. Rated as the Spanish party headquarters, Barcelons clubs typically don’t open till midnight and don’t close till dawn, well at least the good ones don’t, that is.


#15 Berlin

Berlin at night

Berlin is an anything-goes kind of town, from outdoor bars to hidden music venues, you are bound to find, or at least try to locate, a party every single night. And with no curfew, you’ll have all the time in the world to get your party on.


#16 Budapest

Budapest at Night

Budapest has recently jumped into the European party scene with their introduction of ‘sparties’. They’ve taken their love of spas and combined it with their ever-expanding selection of nightclubs, to form this once in a lifetime party experience.


#17 Ibiza

Ibiza at night

Ibiza is renowned as the biggest party spot on the planet. Here the nightclubs don’t open till 2am, and they finish around eight in the morning. But the party isn’t done; after-hours parties get started at 8am and keep going until noon. If you want an all day party, Ibiza is the place to be.


#18 London

City of London at night

London will be hosting the 2012 Olympic games this summer, and if the party was anything like the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, it will definitely be a not miss kind of atmosphere. If you can’t make it for the party next summer, don’t worry, on the whole, London is the place to be with its selection of posh pubs and edgy music. The party hasn’t stopped here since the late 1500s.


#19 Moscow

Moscow at night

The Moscow party scene may be a bit tough to get into, but once you get passed the velvet ropes, you are in for the time of your life. These stylish, vodka-fuelled partygoers know how to party until the wee hours of the morning.


#20 Prague

Prague, old square at night

Prague is Europe’s destination city for stag parties. So like other party cities, this place is always jumping. Nightclubs typically run until dawn, and with the cheap beer prices, you can definitely afford to party all night.


#21 Rome

Rome at night

When it comes to Rome, the nightlife is definitely a case of quality over quantity. Although their musical tastes can be considered a bit contemporary, Rome is still an amazing place to party. And hell, I’m pretty sure the Romans invented the party, so you are bound to have an incredible time.


#22 Saint Tropez

Although Saint Tropez is where the rich and the famous go to unwind, they party scene here is legendary. It costs a bit to not only get here, but also to party here, so make sure you have plenty of drinking money.


Asia:

#23 Bangkok

Bangkok at night

Typically known for it’s wide selection of Go-Go clubs, Asia’s Sin City, Bangkok, has recently expanded its party scene. Now party-goers can find a venue that’s just right for them, with the music to match.


#24 Koh Phangan

Ko Phangan, Thailand

Koh Phangan is the home of the legendary Full Moon Party. This original crazy hippie love fest has now morphed into one of the biggest outdoor festivals in the world. Thailand is the place to party, and Ko Pha-Ngan is the place to do it.


#25 Osaka

Osaka Night

In Osaka you not only work hard, but you also play hard. Well, the locals do at least, that is to say, work hard. Those looking for a great place to party in Japan better head on over to Osaka, where locals and expats alike knock back some sake in one of the many pubs and clubs that stay open until the wee hours of the morning.


#26 Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv at Night

Tel Aviv is not what you would expect when you travel to Isreal. This place knows how to party, and the party doesn’t stop until the break of dawn. With a mix of electronic, funk and everything in-between, Tel Aviv’s nightclubs are a great place to get your dance on.


#27 Tokyo

Tokyo at Night

Tokyo is one place that knows how to keep you partying until the early morning. Not that you would need the excuse, but the train stops at midnight, so you have no choice but to keep the party going in one of its many nightclubs, bars and pubs.


#28 Dubai

Grosvenor House Dubai—Exterior – At night

If you can afford a night out in Dubai, well then you are going to be in for the party of your life. From swank bars and clubs, you’re bound to be mingling with the crème de la crème. And if you play your cards right, you may just be invited to party on one of the many yachts or manmade islands that populate Dubai.


#29 Goa

Sunburn Festival, Goa 2007 - DJ Pearl and Nikhil Chinappa

Everything you’ve heard about Goa is true, and more. This place knows how to throw a party. From amazing music festivals to crazy beach parties, you are in for one of the best party spots the world has to offer.


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#30 Auckland

Auckland at night, New Zealand

The waterfront in Auckland is the place to party, with many of its clubs staying open 24 hours a day. If that doesn’t say party town, I don’t know what does.


#31 Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires at night

Buenos Aires, where the beer is cheaper than water. With its mix of European and South American cultures, and its residents love of dance, this party town will keep you moving all night long.


#32 Rio De Janeiro

Avenida Presidente Vargas

Home to Carnaval, Rio De Janeiro knows how to throw an amazing party. If Carnaval is not enough to convince you, the famous swank nightclubs, that are local haunts for celebrities the world over, should.

Author: Corey Rozon

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