Now when nightlife has finally opened up again after all clubs have had to close down during the outbreak of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 it is not easy to keep up with all the changing restrictions all over the world therefore you can use this post that is updated regularly to be up to date to all the important information about the nightlife scene worldwide.
Since March 2020 everyone has been asking the same question "When will nightclubs open again?", some venue have opened only to be shut down again so here are some of the latest updates from 2021:
There have been a few lockdown waves all over Europe since the pandemic started with clubs, bars and restaurants opening and closing on and off. Most countries have been tightening their covid19 restriction again since November 2021.
London has all of it's nightclubs. Some of them are Libertine, Tape, Maddox, Luxx, Reign, Cirque Le Soir, The Box and a few more. Booking a table is mandatory.
Clubs in UK, especially London, England have been open in 2020's summer but operated as lounges and fun restaurants only, the atmosphere was party like but dancing was not allowed, guests had to sit at their prebooked table, wear a face mask when entering and leaving the venue and keep the 2 meters distance. UK might ban flights to a few countries but nothing is decided yet.
France will unfortunately close down all nightclubs. In Paris all places have initially reopened, a few of them are Cova, Matignon, BoumBoum, L'arc, Deflower, Chez Tania and more but starting with the 10th of December 2021 Jean Castex, the prime minister, will force all clubs to shut down for at least four weeks which means that all Christmas and New Years Eve parties have been cancelled. This strict measure has been imposed due to a very high number of new Corona Virus cases that have been recorded in all around France. Wearing a mask in public spaces has also become mandatory. Restaurants that also throw parties such as Iza by Moloko, Moloko Pigalle and Cafe Chic will remain open until late morning.
Check the tips we provide on the Parisian dress code here to be prepared to go out when clubs will be allowed to reopen again. Rose Bonbon, Bagatelle, Chez Mila and a few other outdoor clubs have shut down for the season and will hopefully reopen in 2022's summer.
In Cannes, all clubs have reopened for 2021's summer but they have closed down for the season until next year.
In Marbella all clubs and restaurants have also reopened, some of them are Momento which is the most happening nightclub at the moment, Mosh, Occo, Playa Padre is the best beach club especially on Sundays, Mirage, and a few more. Prebooking a table is mandatory. Funky Buddha and Opium Beach Club have closed down for the season.
In Barcelona all clubs and bars are allowed to be open until the early morning but they have to run under 70% capacity. Some of the best clubs open at the moment are Opium, Pacha and Shoko. The restrictions to enter clubs is that you have to show your vaccination certificate or a negative PCR or Antigen test, wearing a mask is mandatory especially on the dance floor, dancing is allowed. To enter the clubs you have to prebook a table, guest list and tickets are not available at the moment.
Madrid is slowly starting to reopen some venues but they have to close at midnight, operating more like lounges with live music and DJs. Some open venues are Opium, Blackhaus, Oh My Club and Tiffany's The Club.
St Tropez clubs have shut down for the season until next year. Gioia and VIP Room have closed on the 9th of October. Nikki Beach has closed down on the 5th of September and Sanctum has also shut down until next year.
In Mykonos restaurants and clubs have been allowed to reopen but on Tuesday, 6th of July the Greek Government introduced new restrictions on all entertainment venues. Restaurants, clubs and bars have to oblige all clients to sit down at tables, if they allow clients to stand up or dance they will either have to pay a big fine or the venue will be shut down. This new restriction has made some clubs cancel a few events.
Monaco is still shut down.
The nightlife scene in Milan has not reopened properly yet, the government is planning on applying new restrictions in November/December of 2021 due a increased number of cases.
Lisbon has finally reopened it's nightclubs after over 1 year and a half. Some of them are K Urban Beach, Mome, Lust in Rio, Docks, Lux and many more. Having a PCR or Antigen negative test and/or vaccine certificate is mandatory to enter the country but also to be allowed to go inside restaurants, clubs and hotels.
In Warsaw some places have opened, one of the best clubs is Level 27.
The Nordic countries have not gone under lockdown yet but have introduced restrictions, some that made a few venue to shut down.
Copenhagen has opened a few clubs, they are Arch, Chateau Motel, Sopavillonen, Hornsleth, The Jane and The Zoo.
In Stockholm clubs, nightclubs and restaurants are fully open. Kyoto, Hell's Kitchen, Cafe Opera, Berns Terrasen, F12, Mister French and a few other venues have reopened. The Stureplansgruppen's clubs are open. Being fully vaccinated is mandatory in order to be allowed to enter clubs and restaurants.
Malmo has closed it's clubs but restaurants remain open.
In Gothenburg there are some places open but run as bars/lounges.
The Balearic islands have their borders open for tourists to visit the islands but Ibiza, Magaluf and Mallorca have sadly not been allowed to open their clubs this summer at all.
Moscow has most clubs open but a full prepayment is required in almost all nightclubs. Some open places are Kvartira, Secret Room, Valenok, Zvarka and Soho Rooms. Booking a table is mandatory to get in for both males and females. There is no guest list.
St Petersburg has a few nightclubs open such as Santa Barbara.
In Los Angeles the open clubs are Liaison, Poppy, Ballet, Bootsy, Hyde Sunset, Dragonfly and many other clubs have already reopened. Derriere has reopened as Dragonfly.
In Miami, Mr Jones, Vendome and a few other clubs have fully opened, they host parties following the safety guidelines and do table bookings and guest list every weekend. If you prefer day parties then Daer is the place to go.
LIV has reopened on 16 April 2021, tables have to be prepaid for.
Another option available is to rent your own private boat or apply for guest list to get invited to join someone's private yacht party!
In New York City clubs are staring to reopen right now after over a year of being shut down. To get in, guests will have to show proof of being fully vaccinated and/or a recent negative test. Some nice clubs that are open right now are Lavo, Noir, MK Lounge, Turntable, Space 54 and a few other.
Las Vegas has reopened most clubs, some of them are XS, Encore, Omnia, Daylight Beach Club, Marquee Day, Liquid Pool Lounge and a few more.
Chicago has reopened most of it's nightlife, a few good spots are Joy District, Electric Hotel, Tunnel and more.
In Dallas there are many places open, the best ones are Citizen, Bottled Blonde and Truth and Alibi.
In Atlanta there are a few clubs up and running. One of the nicest options is Suite Lounge. The famous Compound is closed down for renovations until further notice.
In Dubai clubs are starting to reopen properly. The best and most happening clubs are 1Oak, Secret Room, Mafia, The Penthouse and Sky 2.0 that has finally reopened. A few nice venues that still operate as lounges are Aer Lounge, Sky 5, Nargui Five, offering seesha/hookah, and more. Mantis has temporarily shut down but will reopen soon. Boa has reopened as BLU under new owners with a fresh new look but the club has been shut down by the Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing. Most clubs close at 2am. Boudoir and a few other venues require proof of vaccination to get in. One of the hottest parties takes place on Billionaire Yacht twice a week.
All places request a pre booked table, no guest list is available due to the virus restrictions. If none of these options are what you are looking for then the most VIP exclusive thing to do is to rent your own yacht and throw a private party! Ladies can apply to join via guest list.
In Tel Aviv some clubs have reopened, a few of them are Light House, Atlanta, Jimmy Who and Radio EPGB. To get in any of these venues you need to be vaccinated against Covid19 or carry a green passport. To get in most venues you need to buy tickets which are getting sold out a few days before each party.
Hong Kong has a few venues open, some are only for drinks and food while other ones allow some parties with live djs.
In Seoul many clubs have permanently shut down, some bars and lounges are still open.
Singapore doesn't have nightclubs open but it has lounges, bars and restaurants fully functional.
Tokyo has many clubs and lounges open where they party just as pre pandemic.
Manila, the capital of Philippines operates as normal, a new fun club is open everyday from evening til early morning is YSO Rich and a cool bar club that closes at 2AM is Agimat.
In Marrakech the clubs were initially meant to be open from the 20th of May but the quarantine has been extended. Bars, restaurants and outdoor venues are open now. A few nice outdoor clubs are Nikki Beach, Famous Beach, Sky5 which does pool parties during the day and rooftop parties during the evening. The Moroccan government has decided to lift the night curfew on the 10th of November. Nightclubs might soon be allowed to reopen properly. Marrakech direct flights to and from UK, Germany and Netherlands are closed until further notice.
NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA
In Cancun the famous Coco Bongo has remained open throughout the pandemic and a few venues have recently reopened. Mandala beach club, Mandala nightclub and HRoof club are a few of them. All bars, nightclubs and restaurants in Cancun require guests to show a negative PCR test or proof of vaccination.
In Tulum one of the best venues is the famous francize Bagatelle. All venues have to close by midnight.
Buenos Aires has initially shut down but lately is started to open up some places such as INK.
In Toronto a few clubs have finally reopened. Some of them are EFS, Toybox and Rebel. To be allowed entrance you have to show the vaccination certificate.
Sydney has reopened a few nightclubs, they are Flamingo Lounge, MVP, Red Room and a few other.
In case you don't like the options listed below feel free to check our private boat parties, maybe it will suit you!
When the clubs do open again they will be advised to initially operate according to secure guidelines such as:
1) Temperature checks - client's and staff's temperature checked on entry into the venue using a non-contact thermometer, if higher than 37.5 °, the clients and employees will not be allowed access to the premises and will therefore be turned away and advised to contact their doctor.
2) Social distanced seating - reduce table capacity in order to keep certain distance between individual tables (2 metres is being seen as the standard).
3) Hand sanitiser - all clients and staff given hand sanitizer on entry. Every table has its own sanitiser or the waiter can distribute hand sanitiser to clients in-between courses.
4) Daily Deep clean - restaurants cleaned with antibacterial agent /disinfectant daily (tables, chairs and floor).
5) Outdoor space - maximum use of all outdoor space where the natural airflow keeps the air as clean as possible.
6) Businesses that have a seating system have to allow pre bookings and to keep the list of subjects who have booked for a period of 14 days, ensuring compliance with the legislation on the protection of personal data.
7) In establishments that do not have seats they need to allow entry to a limited number of customers at a time, based on the characteristics of the individual rooms, in order to ensure that at least 1 meter is maintained between each customer.
8) Self-service buffet service is not allowed.
9) The service staff that will be in contact with the customers must use a mask and carry out frequent hand hygiene with sanitizing products (before each table service).
Watch this video to see how clubs operate nowadays during the pandemic.
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