Drinking and nightlife in WORLD

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in East Side

    New Realm Brewing Co

    Traditionally Atlanta has lagged behind more brew-friendly Southern cities like Asheville, Nashville or Memphis due to legislation that prevented on-site beer sales at breweries. With that law in the rearview mirror as of 2017, Atlanta is becoming the South's next best beer city, led by one of the most iconic names in American brewing, Mitch Steele, at New Realm Brewing Co. This 20,000-sq-ft restaurant and brewery along the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail is a coup for Southern hopheads. IPAs and small-batch brews are guzzled by a fun crowd ogling the Atlanta skyline from the upstairs terrace. But the fun doesn't end there: with dishes inspired by both the local diverse food scene and the brewmaster's craft beers, you could be tucking in to kale Caesar salads and crab soup, or heartier mains such as buffalo chicken pizza and wagyu burger. You could easily spend all day here.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Charleston

    Firefly Distillery

    The world’s first hand-crafted sweet-tea-flavored vodka came from this gem of a distillery, now situated in a brand-new location in North Charleston. Sampling this classic, which is made with tea grown on the nearby Charleston Tea Plantation, distilled four times and blended with sugarcane from Louisiana, is what brings most people to the door. Tastings are $6. Once inside, though, guests sample a great many other libations, including flavored moonshines (the peach is insanely delicious), liqueurs that taste just like pies, and craft beer.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Bogotá

    Azahar Café

    Possibly the finest shrine to coffee in Colombia, the recently amplified Azahar exudes taste, expertise and an undying passion for the country’s second-most-famous homegrown product (after cocaine). Busy baristas work behind a huge counter like alchemists in a chemistry lab, experimenting with French press, Chemex, pour-over and espresso. The attention to detail jumps out of the cup.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Gueliz & Ville Nouvelle

    Barometre Marrakech

    Step into a mad professor’s underground lab where apothecary jars and brewery piping line the dimly lit bar. Barometre is a first for Marrakesh: an experimental cocktail bar that wouldn't look out of place in Paris or New York. Eschew the classics for a house special; try the Marrakesh Market with whisky, cinnamon, orange and saffron, or a Moorish Coffee with honey, cinnamon and nutmeg.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Kyiv

    Closer

    More than just a nightclub, Closer is a bohemian tour de force that epitomises Kyiv's emergence as a hub of creativity and counterculture. Heavily influenced by Berlin's community of 24-hour party people, Closer throws weekend raves that last well into the following afternoon. There are spaces to fit all moods, including three dance halls, a chill-out garden and a mini outdoor amphitheatre.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Boulder

    Mountain Sun

    As Boulder as it gets, this is the town's favorite brewery. It cheerfully serves a smorgasbord of fine brews and packs in everyone from yuppies to hippies. Best of all is its community atmosphere. The pub grub, especially the burgers and chili, is delicious and it's fully family-friendly, with board games and kids' meals.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

    Szimpla Kert

    Budapest's first romkocsma (ruin pub), Szimpla Kert is firmly on the tourist trail but remains a landmark place for a drink. It's a huge complex with nooks filled with bric-a-brac, graffiti, art and all manner of unexpected items. Sit in an old Trabant car, watch a film in the open-air back courtyard, down shots or join in an acoustic jam session.

  • Nightlife in East Nashville

    Attaboy

    New York City's famed Attaboy is one of the bars credited with the entire modern craft-cocktail movement – its cocktails are accorded near mythological status by connoisseurs. The minimalist speakeasy-style East Nashville iteration of this tipple lab concocts flat-rate ($15), off-the-cuff creations, chilled with block ice. There's no menu – drinks are personalized.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Gruene

    Gruene Hall

    Folks have been congregating here since 1878, making it one of Texas' oldest dance halls and the oldest in continual operation. Toss back a longneck, two-step to live music on the wellworn wooden dance floor, check out the photos of past performers (love that 'do, Lyle Lovett!) or play horseshoes out in the yard. Music nightly.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Toledo & Quartieri Spagnoli

    Caffè Gambrinus

    Gambrinus is Naples' oldest and most venerable cafe, serving superlative Neapolitan coffee under flouncy chandeliers. Oscar Wilde knocked back a few here and Mussolini had some rooms shut to keep out left-wing intellectuals. Sit-down prices are steep, but the aperitivo nibbles are decent and sipping a spritz or a luscious cioccolata calda (hot chocolate) in its belle-époque rooms is something worth savouring.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in North Beach & Chinatown

    Comstock Saloon

    During this 1907 saloon's heyday, patrons relieved themselves in the marble trough below the bar – now you'll have to tear yourself away from Comstock's authentic pisco punch and martini-precursor Martinez (gin, vermouth, bitters, maraschino liqueur). Arrive to toast Emperor Norton's statue at happy hour (4pm to 6pm) and stay for the family meal (whatever kitchen staff's eating). Reserve booths to hear when ragtime-jazz bands play.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Chinatown & the CBD

    Employees Only

    This outpost of the famous New York cocktail bar of the same name has brought a slice of big city buzz to Singapore, along with a dazzling array of innovative drinks. Some of the sting from the eye-watering prices is soothed by the free-pour mixing method; lightweights may be knocked from their perch. A neon 'psychic' sign marks the entrance.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Meshchansky & Basmanny

    Sisters Cafe

    This cosy and quiet cafe-cum-bar has a distinct feminine touch about it – as if Chekhov's sisters have finally made their way to Moscow and started a new life here. Cheapish smoothies, lemonades and teas are on offer, but the wine and cocktail lists are equally impressive.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Meshchansky & Basmanny

    Ukuleleshnaya

    In its new location, this is now more of a bar than a musical instrument shop, although ukuleles still adorn the walls, prompting an occasional jam session. Craft beer prevails on the drinks list, but Ukuleleshnaya also serves experimental cocktails of its own invention. Live concerts happen regularly and resident Pomeranian spitz Berseny (cute dog) presides over the resulting madness.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Jordaan & the West

    't Smalle

    Dating back to 1786 as a jenever (Dutch gin) distillery and tasting house, and restored during the 1970s with antique porcelain beer pumps and lead-framed windows, this locals' favourite is one of Amsterdam's most charming bruin cafés (brown cafes; pubs). Dock your boat right by the pretty stone terrace, which is wonderfully convivial by day and impossibly romantic at night.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Oltrarno

    Mad Souls & Spirits

    At this ubercool bar in San Frediano, cult alchemists Neri Fantechi and Julian Biondi woo a discerning crowd with their expertly crafted cocktails, served in a tiny aqua-green and red-brick space that couldn't be more spartan. A potted cactus decorates each scrubbed wood table and the humorous cocktail menu is the height of irreverence. Check the 'Daily Madness' blackboard for specials.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Salzburg

    Augustiner Bräustübl

    Who says monks can’t enjoy themselves? Since 1621, this cheery, monastery-run brewery has served potent home brews in beer steins, in the vaulted hall and beneath the chestnut trees of the 1000-seat beer garden. Get your tankard filled at the foyer pump and visit the snack stands for hearty, beer-swigging grub including Stelzen (ham hock), pork belly and giant pretzels.

  • Nightlife in Panama City

    La Rana Dorada

    Replete with brass fixtures and polished wood bars, this gorgeous low-lit brewpub serves its own award-winning small craft beers, alongside tasty thin-crust pizzas or bratwursts (mains US$3 to US$9). After-work happy hour is just catching on, but it goes gangbusters here in indoor and outdoor spaces. A second location is on Vía Argentina.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Muscat

    Trader Vic’s

    When it comes to cocktails (try the Samoan Fogcutter or Honi Honi), nowhere competes with this fun and lively Polynesian-style venue. Resident expert stirrers and shakers have been making ’em how you like ’em for more than a decade. With live Latin music (except Fridays) and wafts of Mongolian barbecued choice cuts, you’ll probably be seduced into staying for dinner.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Athlone

    Sean's Bar

    You mightn't guess it from the front, but this pub dates from AD 900, making it Ireland's oldest (look for the Guinness World Records certificate). Peat fires warm the low-ceilinged interior, which has uneven floors (to help flood waters run back down to the river), sawdust and curios; live music plays in the riverside beer garden most nights in summer.