How to party in six amazing cities around the world

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, How to party in six amazing cities around the world


How to party: Get on the Hollywood A-list.
Where: Famous for its Californian sun and glitterati, this is the perfect place to hit up swanky poolside parties. Rub shoulders with celebs as you lounge by Tropicana pool, a hot party spot at the iconic Hotel Roosevelt (, once known for having a star-studded guest list with names like Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin. Or head over to The Standard (, one of the city’s snazziest boutique hotels with a rooftop pool overlooking downtown L.A. For something with a gritty edge, Dim Mak Studios (, by renowned DJ Steve Aoki, has the newest talents play alongside established names like Daft Punk, Skrillex and Lady Gaga.

, How to party in six amazing cities around the world


How to party: Be a culture vulture.
Where: There’s more to Mexico than heady tequila shots, Frida Kahlo and spicy street food. Come mid-March the expansive city is transformed into the two week-long Festival de Mexico (, a massive cultural event that sees at least 50 venues hosting worldclass international and local acts spanning dance, music, theater and opera. Previous editions have featured concerts by jazz singer Magos Herrera, a reinterpretation of Charlie Chaplin’s work by classical composer Timothy Brock and a critically acclaimed theatrical showcase inspired by traditional Mexican folk dances.

, How to party in six amazing cities around the world


How to party: Groove to live sets in jazz clubs.
Where: Synonymous with avant-garde fashion, cosplay and now progressive live jazz sets, the districts of Harajuku, Omotesando and Aoyama are the place to be. World-famous New York jazz club Blue Note ( has transplanted to Aoyama with star studded performances by the likes of Natalie Cole and Grammy-nominated pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi. Plus, music egend Dionne Warwick is on the lineup this September. If it’s a hidden gem you’re looking for, Body and Soul ( is a hole-inthe- wall jazz club that’s popular with Tokyoites. Tucked away in the back alleys of Aoyama, this is a great place to unwind with funky easy-listening tunes and to discover up-and-comingjazz musicians

, How to party in six amazing cities around the world


How to party: Dance the night away under the stars.
Where: The nine-day Fiesta de San Isidro (www.sanisidromadrid. com) starts around May 15 and is the city’s most important event of the year. It’s one giant street party with night-long parades, including one involving the Bigheads of Pamplona,lots of feasts featuring regional dishes, music concerts, dancing and theater performances. Another highlight of the festival is the light and sound show at El Retiro Park and a stunning fireworks display at the Pradera de San Isidrio park.

, How to party in six amazing cities around the world


How to party: Party like a K-Pop star.
Where: Possibly Asia’s zeitgeist for all things cool and current, trendy Gangnam nightclubs are the place to see and be seen in the South Korean capital. Hit up posh clubs like The A ( for the ultimate VIP experience in super sleek glass-and-wood surrounds. Just be sure you’re dressed to impress. If you’re all about the music, Club Octagon ( is a must with its monster sound system and a roster of DJs like SOMA and Quentin Mosimann. There’s a reason why this expansive club was named sixth on DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs 2015.

, How to party in six amazing cities around the world


How to party: Experience six cosmopolitan locales at the Heineken Cities Festival.
Where: This one night-only event, happening on Aug 28 from 7:30pm at Chijmes, covers six cities—Los Angeles, Madrid, Mexico City, Seoul, Tokyo and Singapore. Expect catchy performances by Mariachi band Mariachi Nuevo Estilo of America’s Got Talent fame, flamenco dancers, cosplay rock performers, break dances, K-pop dance troupes and a rousing set by award-winning DJ veteran Cristian Varela from Madrid.
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