Sambawalker lists the 50 best places to party in the world. They include party locations on every continent, gargantuan dance clubs, funky jazz bars, elite old-world lounges, party venues on exotic beaches, transvestite cabarets, massive street festivals and even an alfresco thermal-pool lounge a few hundred kilometers from the Arctic Circle.

The list of best party places in Europe, Asia and the Americas consist of posh beach clubs in Hvar Croatia; Carnaval frenzied bloco parties in Florianopolis Brazil; a “rúntur” in Reykjavik Iceland; celebrity-style fiestas along the Rio de La Plata in Punta del Este Uruguay; clubbing à la Québécois in Montreal Canada and massive Toronto clubs where thousands of gyrating bodies congregate under one roof; following Sammy Hagar to his Cabo Wabo haven in Los Cabos Mexico; reveling behind the Moorish walls of Pacha Marrakech Morocco; party venues for getting naked with anti-conformists on the beaches of Mykonos Greece; sharing wine and sausages with 600,000 partiers in Bad Dürkheim Germany; discovering “Wódka Żołądkowa Gorzka” shots in Kraków Poland; burning Handan Ye at a firecracker-lantern festival in Taiwan; best party locations (and dates) for letting loose at a legendary full moon party in Koh Phangan Thailand; carousing with dragon-boaters and fire-dancers in Boracay Philipines; trancing-out at psychedelic jols in Cape Town South Africa; guzzling buckets of XXXX down under on Magnetic Island in Queensland Australia; and raving around bonfires with “feni” and goa-trance-dance on Anjua Beach in Goa India.

Note: many of the best party places are only “the best” during a specific season; reputations are often built around cultural festivals or specific events. Year-round “hot” party places do exists, and wherever possible we’ve included names of specific establishments and/or festival organizers (and places rated as the best clubs in the world by independent sources), but party venues change even while a city or region may endure as a partier’s paradise.

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