Europe’s Top Party Cities Ranked

A study conducted by online casino No Deposit Friend, scored 87 European cities out of 100 based on four factors that might influence how good they are for partying. Here’s who came out on top!

These factors were the number and average rating of nightlife attractions, including bars and clubs, according to TripAdvisor, and the average price of a pint of beer and a bottle of wine, according to Numbeo. 

Porto, Portugal

PortoPortugal, was revealed as the best city for nightlife in Europe, with an index score of 88.45 out of 100. The city has a nightlife attraction count of 111, which equates to 52 attractions per 100,000 residents, while the average cost of a beer is €2.11, and a bottle of wine costs just €3.38. The city’s nightlife attractions scored an impressive 4.66 out of 5 on average according to Tripadvisor. 

Prague, Czech Republic

The second best party city is PragueCzech Republic, with an index score of 80.57 out of 100. Prague has a large number of bars and clubs, with a count of 717 nightlife attractions. The average cost of a beer here is €2.06, with a bottle of wine costing €5.15. The average score for nightlife attractions is 4.29 out of 5, on average. 

Lisbon, Portugal

Following in third is LisbonPortugal, with an index score of 78.73 out of 100. This city has a total of 278 nightlife attractions, with a bottle of beer costing €2.54, and a bottle of wine costing €4.23. The city has received a score of 4.32 out of 5 for its nightlife attractions. 

Bratislava, Slovakia

BratislavaSlovakia, is fourth with a score of 76.11 out of 100. It houses 93 nightlife attractions, including bars and clubs, with a pint of beer costing €2.11, and wine costing €4.23. The nightlife attractions for this city scored 4.81 out of 5 on average. 

Barcelona, Spain

In fifth, BarcelonaSpain has a score of 70.87 out of 100. It has an incredible 604 nightlife attractions for those wanting to visit the city, with a beer costing €2.54 and a bottle of wine costing €5.50. This city has a score of 4.46 out of 5 for its nightlife attractions. 

The top 20 best party cities in Europe: 

Rank  City  Country  Index score / out of 100  
1. Porto  Portugal 88.45 
2. Prague  Czech Republic 80.57 
3. Lisbon  Portugal 78.73 
4. Bratislava  Slovakia 76.11 
5. Barcelona  Spain 70.87 
6. Alicante  Spain 68.64 
7. Sofia  Bulgaria 66.64 
8. Budapest  Hungary 66.30 
9. Krakow  Poland 66.28 
10. Seville  Spain 65.98 
11. Ljubljana  Slovenia 65.77 
12. Tirana  Albania 65.60 
13. Malaga  Spain 65.00 
14. Gdansk  Poland 64.27 
15. Brno  Czech Republic 63.52 
16. Zagreb  Croatia 63.30 
17. Belgrade  Serbia 63.01 
18. Berlin  Germany 62.32 
19. Bucharest  Romania 61.73 
20. Edinburgh  United Kingdom 61.69 

Oslo, Norway

At the other end of the scale, the worst city for nightlife in Europe is OsloNorway, with an index score of 12.16. Oslo has a low score of 3.84 out of 5 for its nightlife attractions, where buying a bottle of beer will set you back €11.79 and a bottle of wine costing a hefty €12.16 on average. 

Stockholm, Sweden

StockholmSweden ranks as Europe’s second worst party city with a score of 21.90, while HelsinkiFinland, ranked third worst with a score of 21.97. 

Speaking on the findings, Steven Ellis from No Deposit Friend said:  
“Exploring which city is the best for nightlife in Europe is interesting because it reveals insights about cultural diversity, economic vitality, social trends, and urban dynamics. Many European cities blend historical settings with contemporary nightlife, like partying in centuries-old buildings in Prague or amidst ancient ruins in Athens, offering a unique juxtaposition of the old and the new.

So, which European city on the ranking caught your eye? The choices are endless, as long as you avoid the bottom rows…


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