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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.

Photo: Karen Dion

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The 11 best dive bars in Manhattan

The best rooftop bar in all 50 states

9 hardest to find speakeasies in New York City (and how to find them)


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Drinking in Las Vegas: Where to find the best bars

Top live music venues in Portland

The best dive bars in Portland

The best bar crawl in Lower Manhattan

This is the ultimate bar crawl in Williamsburg

A guide to San Francisco’s best bars, by neighborhood


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2017 summer nightlife picks for NYC

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Where to stay, eat, and party in La Condesa

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