Last month we gave you the 32 Best Party Cities In The World, today we’ll focus on the best party cities in the United States.
Since the drinking age is 21 in the US, we’ve decided to focus on the top 21 party cities, and have included four party recommendations for each, including best bar, best wine bar, best club, and best strip club.
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So without further adieu, here are the top 21 party cities in America:
Rated as one of our best party cities in the world, Boston, MA, really gets going in the fall, when the local colleges fill up with eager young minds ready to party… er… learn.
In Austin, TX, you will find much more than honky-tonk and country music. With music festivals like SxSW, Austin has become the self-proclaimed Live Music Capitol of the World, and this goes further than their many music festivals. Just take a walk down 6th Street and you will be able to hear all genres of music coming from all types of bars, pubs, and clubs.
Next to Tennessee, Atlanta, GA, makes some of the freshest Jack and Cokes around, because, for those not in the know, Atlanta is the birthplace of Coca-Cola. The hot summer nights and cold drinks make for an incredible party atmosphere. So come for the sun, stay for the fun.
Another entry into the BarWhiz best party cities in the world, Chicago, IL, boasts the highest boozery to people ratio. With one kind of booze filled establishment for every 3,588 residents, there is never a problem getting a drink in Chicago.
The median age in Dallas, TX, is 32 years old, which makes for an excellent party atmosphere – old enough to know better, too young to care. Basically, the only thing that is not acceptable in Dallas is 24-hour bar service, but that’s why beer also comes in a can, right?
Detroit, MI, boasts 1.06 women to every one man. This may not sound like a lot, but since mullets and moustaches still run rampant here, if you are a visitor the ratio is more like 4 to 1. So head on over to one of these four BarWhiz picks and do us proud.
7. Key West
Only having to deal with one season makes people not only wear less clothing, but more apt to party. That’s exactly what you’ll find in Key West, especially if you head over to Duval Street.
8. Los Angeles
Although LA locals feel that their city is the center of the universe, when it comes to partying, they might just be right. Just like Key West, having only the summer to deal with, 365 days of sun puts people in a better mood to party. And this town knows how to party.
9. Las Vegas
Vegas baby! Need we say more? Okay, how about this, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” Still need more? There is a reason why they call this place Sin City, and it’s not just because of the gambling. Spend a party filled weekend here and you’ll remember it for the rest of your life. Or not, it’s up to you.
If you are planning on partying in Miami, FL, there is no better place to do it then in South Beach. With all night dance parties, this party never stops, so other than packing your bathing suit, bring money. Lots of it.
Nashville, TN, is known for their live music, and if you think it’s all square dancing and country music, well then you’ve never partied in Nashville.
12. New Orleans
Mardi Gras. Need I say more? Okay. Bourbon Street. ‘Nuff said.
13. New York
This town has been partying since 1682, and with over 300 years under its belt, they know how to do it right. So whether it’s dancing to the wee hours in the Old City, drinking a microbrew at a hipster hangout in South Philadelphia, or bopping to some live jazz in Northern Liberties, you are bound to find something that suits your tastes.
For some nostalgic partying, head on over to Portland, OR, it’s like taking a time machine back to the 90′s – but the good parts. Portland boasts a huge microbrew and thriving live music scene, and although the party vibe may be mellower than some of the other cities on this list, great times can still be had.
16. San Diego
With some of the best beaches in the country, San Diego attracts sun-lovers and partiers alike. With an influx of party people, San Diego has a flourishing underground dance scene to match. So if you are looking to party until the wee hours in the morning and spend your days recuperating on sunny beaches, San Diego is the place to do it.
17. San Francisco
San Francisco has something for every party person. From nightclubs and electronic dance bars, to hipster hideouts and sweaty meet-markets, you’re bound to find something that suits your taste in one of San Fran’s popular neighborhoods.
Savannah has been referred to as Little New Orleans, but with the ability to also drink in the streets we tend to think of it as Little Vegas, or maybe Little New Orleans would be a better moniker. Whatever you want to call it, we call it one hell of a good time.
Seattle, WA, can be considered the twin sister of Portland, OR. They both have a thriving live music scene, and although more on the mellower side, they know how to party. Although we’re still trying to figure out which one is the evil one.
Tampa, FL, has a surprisingly high amount of strip clubs. It works out to something along the lines of one strip club for every 3,425 local Tampa men. But what do we know, we’re not the math whiz blog, we’re the BarWhiz Blog. Whatever the case, Tampa has a big enough selection of bars and night clubs for everyone to have a great time.
When you think of best party city, one doesn’t naturally assume Washington D.C. After all, how fun can it be to party with a bunch of stuffy politicians? Well even the leaders of our country have to kick back every once and awhile, and there are always the college kids to inject some fun into this town. The best places to party can be found found in Georgetown, Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle, and U Street.
Author: Corey Rozon