Who would have thought Icelanders work hard and play harder? Over the past few decades Reykjavik, Iceland has earned an international reputation as one of the hottest party spots in the planet. After hours of pre-gaming, clubs don't even start to fill up until 11PM and the party goes well past 4AM. Some of the city's most legendary clubs on Laugavegur street are open until 6AM. Plus… Scandinavian women are hot are without a doubt some of the most beautiful in the world.
The spiritual home to the EDM movement, ravers around the world flock to this island on Spain's coast every summer on a bass-and-neon pilgrimage. Legendary nightlife spots like Pancha, Space, Amnesia, Eden, Booom!, and Privilege pull in some of the top DJs in the world for summer-long residencies. The trip isn't complete without at least one dusk-to-dawn adventure on a mysterious European billionaire's yacht.
New York City, U.S.A.
It's called “The City That Never Sleeps” for a reason. There's always happy hour, brunch, or party to crash. New Yorkers are social animals by nature. On a night out in New York City, one can literally go from the divest of dive bars to the swankiest of velvet-rope clubs within a couple of blocks of the same neighborhood. Plus, how many other places in the United States can say they have a 4AM closing time? There's no better place to watch the sun come up.
Rio de Janerio, Brazil
Like warm weather? Like to stay up late and dance? Like days on the beach and nights in a club? Rio is for you, my friends. Brazil's second largest city is like a constant, never-ending wonderland of hedonistic pleasures. The party starts on the long stretches of Copacabana and Ipanema beach, where beautiful people gather for the see-and-be-seen beach scene. When the sun sets, the clubs are just warming up at 2AM, when most spots around the would be dying down for the night.
If you are looking for cities that are truly untamable, Montreal is at the top of that list. It's got one of the biggest nightlife scenes in the world, with literally every option available to you. Clubs for grinding, bars for pounding beers, a gigantic casino for gambling, and some of the best strip clubs you've ever been to. And the party never stops in Montreal. You can imbibe from sun up to sun down, then sun down to sun up. If you can handle it, that is.
Las Vegas, U.S.A.
Vegas is more than just a city; It's a state of mind. You can feel those lucky spirits rise in the dry desert air once your plane touches down at McCarran Airport. Whether you're in town for business or pleasure, there's one thing you're not there for: Sleep. After all, there's a perfectly valid scientific reason why the mega casinos on The Strip pump oxygen into their massive rooms: It's most dizzying city in the world, between the orgy of lights, swarms of ragers, and the cacophony of slot machines. Who has time for sleep when there's always something going on?
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
We'll never understand how they didn't make a Hangover movie about this place.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The best part about a jaunt to San Juan? Unlike most of the Caribbean, you don’t even need a passport. Barhopping though the cobblestone streets of Old City like a Rum Diaries-era Hunter S. Thompson is one of the wildest nighttime adventures you'll have in the Western Hemisphere. Head to San Sebastián Street, where you'll mingle with locals and expatriates in water holes that boast live salsa bands.
Koh Phangan, Thailand
If there's one place in the world that should have werewolves, it's Koh Phangan. Every month tens of thousands of revelers from around the world gather on this beach in Thailand for one of the most unhinged parties in the world, the famous Full-Moon Party. This monthly celebration of the lunar calendar starts at dusk, gaining steam as a giant yellow disc rises above the Gulf of Thailand. As the night goes on, DJs soundtrack the festivities until it's time to go to bed. The best part about waking up in the morning after a hard night of raging? You're in a pristine palm tree paradise with turquoise water and white sands. Doesn't get much better than that, Bro.
New Orleans, U.S.A.
The Big Easy's reputation for debauchery precedes it. Rowdy yet teeming with folkloric Southern Gothic intrigue, one night on Bourbon Street will make the hardest man humble… On a Tuesday night. Even when it's not Mardis Gras (a.k.a 54 weeks of the year), NOLA knows how to let it's hair down: Bars in The Quarter and Marginy pulse with every type of music imaginable 24/7, strangers talk to strangers, and who dats are a more welcome greeting than “good morning.” New Orleans is untamable for all the right reasons; it's a city that can make your spirits soar, reminding you that it's pretty damn good to be alive.