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

7 rowdiest music venues in Colorado

by Tim Wenger

11 of the best cities in the US for live music

by Colin Heinrich

The best places to catch live music in New Orleans

by Luke Nye

25 signs you learned to drink in Austin

by Deleigh Hermes

The 23 best drunk foods in America

by Matt Hershberger

7 experiences you need to have in Bali before you die

by Brynn Utela

A quick travel guide to Toronto neighborhoods

by Marie-France Roy

12 dining adventures you have to go on in Memphis

by Ashley Smith

7 places to see incredible live music in North Carolina

by Allen Johnson

The 10 most LGBT-friendly cities in Europe

by Adam Groffman

On blacking out in Peru

by Suzanne Roberts

North Carolina is the new leader in craft brewing. Here’s why.

by David Miller

What happened to all the lesbian bars in the US?

by Amanda Machado

Beginner’s guide to Arizona’s incredible wine trails

by Wynter Holden

5 underground venues to visit in Los Angeles before they go mainstream

by Danielle Dorsey

9 underground comedy shows to check out in NYC before they go mainstream

by Nikki Vargas

The 11 best hangover cures in Memphis

by Ashley Smith

12 awesome things to do on a Friday night in NYC when you’re stone cold sober

by Henry Miller
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