When I travel, I like to dress up like a normal human being and go out for a drink or five. In a new city with new people, it’s always exciting. When it comes time to leave the hotel room, I’m never really sure where to go. I’m all like, “Do I want to dance my ass off with other tourists, or do I want to be social with the locals?” Depending on my mood, my choices are either a nightclub or a lounge. I’ve compared the two to an extent below. Next time you’re out and need some guiding, hopefully this will help!
The atmosphere at nightclubs are always so thrilling. Loud music, DJs, fun light shows, and bottles popping off left and right. If I’m ever feeling down or in a slump, I’ll usually head out to a nightclub. The vibes are so upbeat that its kind of tough to be in a bad mood. The best way to do a nightclub is to book a table. You have your own alcohol with your own friends in your own space. Speaking of space, sometimes they like to cram as many customers as they can inside to the point where you can hardly move. That can get a bit stressful. Also if your plans are to converse with new friends, relax, and not spend much money…don’t go to the club. Nobody goes to chit chat. One round of drinks can end up costing you $100 at the least. I suggest drinking before you head there, and just catch an Uber. Maybe even try finding a venue that offers specials for early arrivals or locals. Anything to save a buck or two.
Most of the time you’ll find me at a bar/lounge. I believe theres a certain age where everyone phases out of the club scene, and begins to appreciate a social night out with close friends. You can also create new relationships at a place like this, as well. If I’m in the mood to mingle or even meet new guys, I search for the top places all the locals head to. It’s a lot easier to relax, converse, and be more casual. You don’t have to squeeze into your tightest shirt that you call a dress, either. Plus, most the time a lot of these lounges offer tapas or a late night menu. There’s one less stop to taco bell you have to make on the way home!
Either way…if you’re visiting a city that you’re unfamiliar with, get familiar and go out! Meet new people, and make new memories! Sure the hotel bed is probably very comfortable, but you can sleep when you get home. Now is the time to live a little.
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