Casa del Papa, located on the outskirts of the city, is loosely themed on Ernest Hemingway’s life. And so you have an American Bar upstairs, a Cuban Club in the cellar, and in between a canopy-covered restaurant serving a mix of Spanish and African cuisine. Quite where the tiramisu fits is anyone’s guess, but one taste and you won’t be inclined to complain. Dance off those calories in the salsa club, enjoy the cocktails, and party until the bell tolls for you.
54 Celovska Cesta; tel: 386 1 4343158
Flex has a massive soundsystem - the best in town, maybe the best in continental Europe. And of course, a massive line-up as well: big names and local heroes, everybody plays this venue. You like dub, rock, punk, breakbeats, hiphop, pop, etc? This is your place in Vienna!
This is one of those great places that you think you've just discovered and then find every other visitor knows it. You get live music in a cool cavernous setting. Plenty of locals seem to go there too. Easily missed - just a small door in the wall and not much to advertise it. Especially good to hear a bit of flamenco, with some authentically gurning singers. Free entry.
Calle Levies - in the Barrio S Cruz. Best to ask someone
A traditional "gafieira" where locals go to dance and hear great Brazilian popular music. Cheap and cheerful, with plain dusty floorboards, but the atmosphere is wonderful, especially at weekends, and the live bands are excellent. Sit back and watch expert dancers in their element, or take to the floor if you dare!
Herrang is a small town in the middle of nowhere which holds a big Lindy Hop festival every July. Classes are from 10am until 5pm, then there is dancing from 10pm until the cleaners come. I've never had so much fun in all my life. Beginners welcome 1st to 15th July.
Herrang is approximately 100km north of Stockholm, near Hallstavik.
A little off the beaten track. In the midweek it's full of locals, very cheap to get in and to drink, and amazing bands. Seems the place Cubans go to meet people of the opposite sex. Best thing we did in Cuba
Ave. 20 No. 3308 esq. a 35, Miramar, Havana, Cuba
Deliberately hard to find, this unsignposted hole in the wall is the home of salsa in Cuenca. Here pinch-waisted, elastic-hipped locals swing gringas around the claustrophobic dance floor while their boyfriends sup beers and look on through green eyes. Open late, with a well-worn path from Café Eucalyptus on a Wednesday night, it’s as hot, hot, hot as it gets in Catholic Cuenca.
Location: Gran Colombia y Tomas Ordonez;
Opening hours: Midnight to late
This is an excellent après-ski hang out for drinks and appertisers or a great place to go for some dancing and good DJ breaks late into the night.
Located in the Whistler Gondola building. Take the stairs on the side of the building next to the ski run up to the bar
If you happen to be in Miami at the right time, barefoot drummers congregate on the beach each month to celebrate the full moon. No fliers, bouncers, queues or entry fee, this word of mouth event is a must.
21st and Ocean Drive
The laidback atmosphere of this night club is a refreshing change from the annoyances of South Beach. Mostly locals venture to this lounge since it's on the bay side of Miami Beach, away from pretentious Collins and Ocean Drive. People play pool, drink beer, and dance to a variety of music from retro to hip hop. The decor is chic but comfy. And there's no cover.
1811 Purdy Avenue; tel: 305 531 4622; www.purdylounge.com,
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