Before you pack your bag and travel to your destination and hit the nightlife scene, you need to know some information that would make your holiday rewarding. In this section, we will provide you with helpful information on nightlife behavior and etiquette, the dating scene, what to wear, what pick-up lines to use, eating out, and dance and music.
All social situations follow a set of guidelines that you must observe to make things run smoothly. Bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and entertainment venues are no different than other social environments; there are certain ways to do things. You can get ahead if you know the customs. And you are sure to suffer if you do not know these rules.
The nightlife scene can be really fun. Partying in a foreign place is a nice way to meet new people. Or if you feel like dating, hitting the hottest nightlife spot is your surest bet. Going to the venue where dating is the norm gives you a wide range of locals and foreigners to look for. For the most part, there are many things you can do to make sure that your nightlife in a foreign place a successful experience.
One of the most important things to consider when hitting a nightlife hotspot is dressing appropriately. Sporting something too casual or too formal than the situation requires can ruin your night. In the following pages, we give some tips that might help you when choosing what dress to wear.
Some people find it really hard to approach a stranger. Whether you are picking up someone for pleasure or love, you should always prepare a game plan to start a conversation, since it is really big deal to engage that person in a fun conversation. We provide a list of some pick-up lines that actually work.
When having a holiday, you biggest expenses will be accommodation, transportation, and food. We at nightlifeguide.org look at some ways to save significant amount of money when dining out. If you want to eat cheap, you can always go to the supermarket or a local market. But the good thing is that you can eat at restaurants without draining your wallet. We will help you find that restaurant that suits your budget.
Big cities around the often have a variety of buzzing bars and nightclubs. Even small cities and towns and villages also have lively nightlife venues. If you are looking for a nightlife hotspot, make sure that it has great lighting and effects, nice music, ace DJ, and fun-loving crowd to pump your energy up. Do not go to a dull bar or nightclub as it will only give you a, well, dull experience.
All social situations follow a set of guidelines that you must observe to make things run smoothly. The church, the classroom, the dinner table, the gym’s locker room and the office each has its own set of rules to keep people from throwing a tantrum, throwing food around, making unnecessary noise, or crossing swords.
You can get ahead if you know the customs, even if you do not always observe them. And you are sure to suffer if you do not know these rules. Bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and entertainment venues are no different than other social environments; there are certain ways to do things.
Common sense makes most of these customs obvious. Common sense, however, is not that common, so continue reading just to make sure. Before you go to the hottest nightspot, it always pays to be prepared. Below is a list of proper nightlife behavior:
- Decide where you are going and make sure to have back up plans.
- Know the dress code of the place you intend to go to and respond accordingly.
- Know how you will get – whether you need to reserve well ahead of time, contact connections, or just stand in line.
- Avoid going with people who will potentially sabotage your fun.
- Be extra nice to the bouncer when you get there. Give them a hard time and you might ruin your own night.
- Once you get inside your main goal is to have fun, and it always help to be nice to the staff; it is nice to be treated importantly, but it is more important to act nicely.
- Unless your ultimate goal is to get a nasty hangover, we suggest that you drink and do something else. Hit the dance floor, flirt, talk, eat, or whatever makes you have a good time.
- The key to making new friends is to help them feel good about themselves, not using these people to feel better about yourself.
- When it is time to leave, cap off a great night by thanking the staff that served you. This is to your advantage as they will remember you when you come back.
- Before you black out on the road to hangover, make sure your old and new friends actually got home or to their hotel. This shows you care.
The nightlife scene can be really fun. Partying in a foreign place is a nice way to meet new people. Or if you feel like dating, hitting the hottest nightlife spot is your surest bet. Going to the venue where dating is the norm gives you a wide range of locals and foreigners to look for.
For the most part, there are many things you can do to make sure that your nightlife in a foreign place a successful experience. Below are some tips for visitors, especially men, to make the dating experience clean and fun:
Be on time
There is a preconceived belief that women are always late on a date or are always running behind. This, however, does not mean that man should be late, too. Arriving late is a big no-no as it could potentially ruin your chances of a successful date.
So if you are a man, ensure that you are right on time to pick up whoever you are dating. This will show that you really care. If you and your date agree to meet at a certain dating place, make sure that you arrive early. Do not ever make a girl wait. For girls, it will help if they try to bend time and show up on time.
Giving a meaningful gift really goes a long way with your first date. But do not get your date something too excessive because it will give your date the impression that you get obsessed too fast. But giving her beautiful flowers or him something small that has meaning can be very courteous.
As soon as you see your date, give him or her compliment about something. Tell your date that he or she looks nice. For guys, say you like her hair. For girls, say how you like his smile. Do not go over-board, however. Complimenting your date all night will surely ruin an otherwise nice date. When you make a compliment, make sure to drop it at a proper time.
Be a gentleman
Wherever you are, be a gentleman. If you are dining out to a chic restaurant, open the door for her and pull out the chair at the table for her. If you both want to have a movie date, ask your date if she would like any drinks or snacks before entering the cinema.
Pay for the date
It is important that men pay for the date as it is associated with being a gentleman. Make your date feel special and make sure to let her know how you care about your date. It is courteous and kind to pay for the date. But if the girl refuses and insists that she pay for the entire date, make a compromise and propose that you divide the payment.
Dress to Impress
One of the most important things to consider when hitting a nightlife hotspot is dressing appropriately. Sporting something too casual or too formal than the situation requires can ruin your night. So here are some tips that might help you when choosing what dress to wear:
When going to a hotspot, is it better to undress or overdress? If you are a girl, well, there is no such thing as overdressing. But when in doubt, put on jeans and a nice pair of heels, and you are ready to go. You can’t go wrong with going in jeans, a cute top, and hot heels.
Will dressing slutty get you into a hot club? Well, a slutty dress could be your ticket to get in a hot club. People might not respect you, but if it does not concern you, then go with it. But if you feel like wearing a beautiful dress, then sport it by all means.
Avoid wearing something that will make you look like a tourist. You can tell a tourist from miles away if she is wearing completely dated clothes, like a neon-colored t-shirt that says “I love [insert name of city].” Also, a helpful tip is if you have never been in a mega city before, avoid wearing a prom dress. If you are only going out to a normal bar or club, you can always dress up, but not like you are attending the Oscars.
You could wear shorts to a nightlife hotspot. Generally, shorts are a very hip trend right now. Short shorts make your legs look longer, especially if it goes with the right heels. Just make sure that you can pull that off. The bag you bring depends on your outfit. Usually, designer bags are good. If you intend to dance and move around a lot, a smaller purse is recommended.
Men who wear striped shirts at a nightlife hotspot are usually laughed at, so do not mistake of wearing one when you party. You can’t go wrong with a nicely fitting T-shirt and great pair of jeans. In some cities like Los Angeles, you can just get out of bed, throw on some shirt and shoes and you are ready to go. In New York or Paris, dress up more – wear a button-down, instead of a T-shirt.
If you do not want to appear like a tourist, avoid wearing khakis or pleated pants. Also do not show up with your shirt tucked, unless you want to look like you just came from a business event. Going corporate on a nightlife spot is so uncool.
Guys, we say no to shorts, especially in Paris or any other big city. If you are partying at a bar or club by the beach, yes you can wear shorts. But if you are going to formal bars in Rome or London or Hollywood, generally we would say no. You will not get in, unless you are Justin Timberlake or if you are a famous actor. Better stick to the pants and nice shirt and shoes.
Pick- up Lines
Approaching someone who got your special interest could be a challenging task. There is no best time to find that person so you should always be prepared to step up your game up. Staying in the corner all night long will not do you any good as you lose the opportunity to find that someone who really attracts you. Approaching a person is not always about falling for that person, but about meeting new people, searching for an adventure, or having a great time.
Some people find it really hard to approach a stranger. Whether you are picking up someone for pleasure or love, you should always prepare a game plan to start a conversation, since it is really big deal to engage that person in a fun conversation. Below is a list of some pick-up lines that actually work. Are you ready?
Are you busy tonight at 3:00 am?
Am I dead, Angel? Cause I think I’m in heaven!
Would you touch me so I can tell my friends I’ve been touched by an angel?
Do you have a map, miss? I just keep on getting lost in your eyes.
Are you lost? Because heaven is a long way from here.
Hi, I just wanted to give you the satisfaction of turning me down; go ahead say no.
Are we related? Do you want to be?
Don’t worry about it. Nothing that you’ve ever done before counts. The only thing that matters is that we’re together.
What was that sound? It was the sound of my heart breaking.
If I followed you home, would you keep me?
I’m sorry, were you talking to me? (No.) Well then, please start.
Hey, don’t I know you? Yeah, you’re the girl with the beautiful smile.
Excuse me, I don’t want you to think I’m ridiculous or anything, but you are the most gorgeous woman I have ever seen. I just felt like I had to tell you.
All those curves, and me with no brakes.
I’m not drunk, I’m just intoxicated by you.
Nightlife and Eating Out
When having a holiday, you biggest expenses will be accommodation, transportation, and food. We at nightlifeguide.org look at some ways to save significant amount of money when dining out. If you want to eat cheap, you can always go to the supermarket or a local market. But the good thing is that you can eat at restaurants without draining your wallet.
Find a cheap place
Look for a place that offers great food at a price you are happy to pay. If you do not find menus displayed outside, go in and ask to see a menu before you sit down. You can always walk out if the food the restaurant offers is beyond your budget.
Drinks take much of your bill. Asking for a glass of water is often acceptable. Just give booze a miss for an evening if it is too much. If you are travelling with a partner and have a very tight budget, you might want to share a drink. Sometimes, beer is cheaper than other drinks.
Look for specials
You may want to consider lunch as your main meal. Often there are daily specials. Eateries sometimes continue into the evening so ask.
Watch out for extra charges
Here’s a helpful tip when eating out on a budget. Do not assume that anything is free. It is always a good idea to ask. If you sense there are hidden costs or are unhappy with things, you can always leave before ordering.
Ask for small portions
If you are not too hungry, ask for small portions. You will probably get a significant discount. It can also save your digestion where servings are enormous.
Tip when you can
A major etiquette to observe when dining out is to give a tip. But this can be a problem if you have limited budget. Well, you do not have to leave 10% or 15% tip. You can round up the bill to the nearest euro or dollar.
Determine your budget before going out
Bad with money? Only take the money you plan to spend. Also bring your card for emergencies (a reminder: cocktail is not an emergency). Before you go out, make sure that you have an idea how things would cost you. Finding a cheap meal might enable you to get the dessert you are craving for.
Dance and Music
Big cities around the often have a variety of buzzing bars and nightclubs. Even small cities and towns and villages also have lively nightlife venues. These venues often feature lighting and many other effects to enhance the partying experience. Effects and lighting include moving light beams, flashing colored lights, strobe lights, laser light shows, foam and smoke machines, or mirror-covered disco balls.
So if you are looking for a nightlife hotspot, make sure that it has great lighting and effects to pump your energy up. Do not go to a dull bar or nightclub as it will only give you a, well, dull experience.
A bar or nightclub should be a dancing, entertainment, and drinking venue where you get a chance to meet new people. Most nightlife venues cater to certain music genres, like house music, techno, garage, heavy metal, salsa, hip hop, soca music, or dancehall Many venues also promote playing the Top 40.
If you are very particular about music, make sure that you choose the venue that plays music that engages the crowd. Music is perhaps the heart and soul of such establishments – it sets up the mood of the partying people and is an instrument to having a very memorable nightlife experience.
If you are a true blue clubber, you already know what you need: an intimate dance floor where people do their moves taking the cues from the DJ. You may check out who the DJ is at a particular night and ask if he or she is good at what he or she does. Basically, a good DJ knows what the crowd wants.
And if you are the type who digs the concert scene, then head to a concert club for a dose of live music. Unlike regular nightclubs, concert clubs are often only open when a performance is scheduled. If you are with your family, consider going to “all-ages” clubs where non-drinking age attendees are allowed.