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May 5 2017

Lively music and plenty of pints: A pub crawl in Galway, Ireland

It should come as no surprise that Galway, Ireland is home to great nightlife: The country is covered in pubs, and the presence of a major university, plus a reputation as a hotbed for traditional music make Galway one of the best places to embark on a pub crawl. Anywhere you go in the city, you can generally rely on a friendly atmosphere, good pints and whiskeys, and pub fare that ranges from serviceable to excellent, plus many offer live music nightly. These are a few pubs that we think stand out in Galway for their notable food, lengthy whiskey lists and stellar music.


                                      The facade of the King's Head Pub; photo via Wikimedia Commons.

The King's Head is one of the oldest pubs in Galway—it's been in operation since the 1600s, but the building dates from the 13th century—and it also happens to serve one of the city's finest menus of pub fare. The burger and fish and chips are recommended, but the menu is varied and offers several homey, traditional Irish plates, too. Great Guinness and an ample whiskey list, along with friendly staff and a comfortable, low-key vibe make this place a must-visit. Like all great Irish pubs, it hosts live music every night of the week.


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Feb 24 2014

Milan's dazzling nightlife scene

Category: Destinations | NightlifeMegan Leader @ 04:25

Italy's edgy fashion capital, Milan, is full of surprises at every turn. From innovative dining to exquisite architecture and designer boutiques, this is one city that won't bore you. And while you might expect Italy's nightlife to consist mostly of intimate enotecas and trattorias, Milan offers a breadth of Italian classics as well as out-of-the-box bars and live music venues. Here are just a few of our favorites.


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Sep 9 2013

5 top picks from Moscow's decadent nightlife scene

Category: NightlifeMegan Leader @ 07:32
Moscow has truly come into its own during the past 20 years, and although Russia's capital is still known for its rich history and striking architecture, its surprisingly sophisticated nightlife scene attracts visitors from throughout Europe and around the world.
Whether you're a bass-seeking rave enthusiast or a scholarly type who prefers to discuss philosophy over hard liquor in a smoky lounge, Moscow has ample nightlife options to suit your taste. Here are five establishments that top our list of favorites in Moscow.

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Sep 6 2012

Wining and dining in Rome

Category: Megan Leader @ 05:15

Rome never ceases to conjure images of history, romance and authentic Italian dining. The city's centuries-old architecture and old-world ambience translate to a timeless, magical experience that pairs very nicely with a glass of red wine and a generous helping of freshly made pasta.


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Jan 11 2012

The city doesn't sleep, and neither should you

Category: Destinations | Favorites | Nightlife | On The SceneChristine @ 05:17

There’s a reason that New York is known as the “city that never sleeps.” Because it really doesn’t—with so much to do in this city, sleeping is almost a waste of time. Many bars and nightclubs stay open until 4 am or later, and New York has more nightlife options than some towns have people. More...

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Dec 5 2011

Three one-of-a-kind San Francisco bars

Category: Destinations | NightlifeMegan Leader @ 07:18

San Francisco certainly has hundreds of activities to enjoy by day, but at night, the city comes alive. These three bars and taverns are sure to provide a unique atmosphere to enjoy a drink before attending a show at the Fillmore or the Great American Music Hall. More...

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Nov 3 2011

Stockholm's Absolut Icebar

Category: NightlifeMegan Leader @ 05:44

Stockholm is one of my favorite cities in the world. Its beautiful, old-world charm combined with progressive ideas, innovative design and genuinely kind people make you debate whether you really need to go back home, after all.  More...

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