Just about every one of the larger capitals in Central Europe, such as Prague and Budapest, will have a club scene, plus some live music. Smaller towns like Ljubljana and Bratislava rely on a calmer cafe culture for their evening’s entertainment. Your choice: dancing until dawn or a quiet, alfresco conversation with friends. T

  • Berlin, Germany With more cutting-edge clubs than seems possible, Berlin is where DJs experiment with the sounds of tomorrow
  • Zürich, Switzerland Blows the staid Swiss cliché out of the (lakeside) water with trendy bar 'hoods and cutting-edge clubs
  • Warsaw, Poland Clubbers flock to Poland's main city for fabulous dance clubs, but don't miss the live jazz venues either
  • Budapest, Hungary Venues change by the week, giving Budapest a cutting-edge club scene that is blade-sharp