Tokyo nightlife. Photo: Karen Dion

Nightlife Guides

Find a club or bar, catch some local music, check out an indie art project — this is the focus of our Nightlife Guides. With community members in Buenos Aires, Bangkok, NYC, Berlin, Tokyo, and more of the biggest cities in the world, Matador has some killer recommendations for how to spend a night out.

We’ve got roundups of the best dive bars in different towns and cities, notes from the dance floor, and tips on how to rock a tapas bar in Spain.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for below, check in with the community for personalized recommendations.

Nightlife Guides Articles

14 signs you learned to drink in Puerto Rico

by Melissa Alvarado Sierra

You’ve never been to Portland until you’ve been to one of its strip clubs. Here’s why

by Henry Miller

11 underground spots in Seattle to check out before they go mainstream

by Jen C

25 signs you learned to drink in Seattle

by Marissa Pedersen

6 ways flings are better when you’re traveling

by Alyssa Ramos

9 American habits I lost in France

by Meaghan Beatley

13 Pittsburgh dive bars that locals don’t want you to know about

by Erin Graney

12 ways to cure your hangover in Amsterdam like a local

by Genevieve Northup

The ultimate 7-day nightlife guide to Toronto

by Rebecca Burton

31 signs you grew up drinking in Boston

by Rebecca Bellan

21 signs you learned to drink in Pennsylvania

by Erin Graney

If you’re in Dublin, here’s where to eat and drink

by Sofia J. Valls

19 bars and restaurants Colorado locals live by

by Brian Lewis

Daylife vs. nightlife in Montreal: The ultimate 24-hour guide to French Canada’s biggest city

by Claire Litton-Cohn

The ultimate 7-day nightlife guide to Calgary

by J. Edward

Daylife vs. nightlife in Vancouver: The ultimate 24-hour guide to Canada’s Left Coast capital

by Rob Chursinoff

15 bars and restaurants that Barcelona locals swear by

by Gloria Atanmo

Daylife vs. nightlife in Toronto: The ultimate 24-hour guide to Canada’s biggest city

by Gosia Mrugala
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