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Matador contributors from around the world have reported on their favorite places to dance, drink, and get friendly, from upscale clubs where traditional music is played to the hippest venues spinning the freshest beats.

Below, you can read about Berlin’s top party places, Japan’s freaky themed bathhouses, Granada’s best flamenco clubs, and how to avoid meltdown during a multi-day bender through the Buenos Aires club scene.

This is not a “Mädcheninternat” (girls’ boarding school), nor a priests’...
From Portland, OR to Portland, ME, we've tracked down the best 'roke in the nation.
This is not the place you had in mind when you thought of a good party in Amsterdam.
L.A. club Boulevard3 home to inhibitied grad-student dance party.
Real theater makes this drag bar unlike any other I've been to.
Shirtless, sweaty, and drunk, the crowds are the reason some call it “Meat Market...
Glasgow is known for the Old Firm, unseemly kisses, friendly locals, and one of the best...
Dining, drinking, and clubbing in Cape Town, it can be hard to know where to go. Claudio...
Paul Sullivan plays club tour guide, giving us the ins, outs, and how-to-get-theres of...
Grashina Gabelmann has the guide to five Hamburg hotspots that go beyond the flash of the...
A rainy Sunday finds Sas Vassie at Makena in Palermo for Afro Mama Jams.
The goal of the night is to get as drunk as possible and then drench yourself in other...
If you're in Japan, you have probably been told that all the gaijin in Tokyo do their...
Tawan is one of the longest running gay clubs in Bangkok, catering specifically to those...
Around 6 or 7, the after-hours have officially begun. Congratulations! You're not done...
If you're on or planning on a trip to Prague, here is a list of cheap places to get your...
DNA Lounge offers everything, it seems. Food, music, Internet, and more.
Prostitution is illegal in Japan, which may be one of the reasons for so many creative...
The 5 best spots to enjoy some soul in the Italian capital.
In a city that defines music, it can be hard to choose where to see a show. Here are some...
Your field guide to beats, bars, and clubs in Calcutta.
With 12 million crowding the streets and thousands of tourists coming in daily, Bangkok...
Vancouver's most titillating party went off this year with a bang.
Mexico City: It’s south of the border’s version of New York.
From tragically touristy to totally local, our top 10 nightlife guide to Havana takes you...
Welcome to Salvador--the beating heart of afro-Brazilian culture.
Flamenco is as alive and stomping as ever in Granada.
The funky Orquesta Tipica de Fernandez Fierro dazzles a fresh following in Buenos Aires