5 Ways to Explore the Nightlife of New Cities on a Budget

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If you enjoy traveling and partying in equal measure, you’re probably on the lookout for amazing new clubs and bars everywhere you go. Partying all night in a new city usually doesn’t come cheap, but there are ways to put a budget-friendly twist on your next nightlife adventure.

Nearby Location

When exploring the nightlife of a new city, try to stick to attractions located a short walk away from your accommodation. In addition to feeling safer, you’ll save money on taxis and Uber, which can be pricy late at night.

Local Advice

If you’re not sure where to go, it’s always a good idea to ask locals for advice. Search for recommendations in online groups or ask the hostel/hotel staff for advice.

Avoid Tourist Traps

If you’re visiting a bar or a club in a touristy area, don’t forget to check out reviews online to make sure it’s tourist-friendly, scam-free, and doesn’t come with pricy entrance fees.

Don’t Go Overboard

Even if you find a reputable spot where they won’t charge you extra just because you’re a foreigner, don’t overdo it with the drinking. In addition to saving money, you’ll avoid an unnecessary hangover that could mess up your travel plans.


Another great way to save on booze during your night out is to kick things off with a drink or two at your accommodation before heading out.