Now when nightlife is finally opening up again after all clubs having 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 couple of waves of lockdown all over Europe since the pandemic started with clubs, bars and restaurants opening and closing on and off.
London has reopened most nightclubs. Some of them are Libertine, Tape, Maddox, Luxx, Reign, Cirque Le Soir and a few more. Booking a table is mandatory. A proof of vaccination might be soon required to be allowed to enter most clubs.
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.
In Paris all places are starting to reopen, some of them are Rose Bonbon, Bagatelle, Chez Mila, Boum Boum, L'arc, Azur and a few more. To get in you have to show a negative test or a vaccination certificate, most clubs offer the test for free or charge a small fee at the door. Check the tips we provide on the Parisian dress code here to be prepared to go out.
In Cannes, all clubs have reopened for 2021's season but most have closed down until next year. To be allowed to enter the venues it is mandatory to have: the sanitary pass, a negative PCR test (-48h) or a negative Antigen test. If you don’t have one of these, some clubs can do an antigen test with results (10min) at the door. Baoli is the only VIP venue still open.
In Marbella most clubs and restaurants have 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. The capacity limit had to lower to 50% for indoor venues. Nightlife venues will be allowed to open their indoors if they do not serve drinks only. Bar service consumption, small-format performances and dancing will not be allowed. Funky Buddha and Opium Beach Club have closed down for the season.
In Barcelona a new lockdown has been enforced everyday from 1am until 6am, therefore most clubs will have their closing time at 12.30pm either closed down completely. A few clubs have remained open but approach a lounge style, some of them are Opium, Pacha and Shoko. The maximum number of people per table is 5. If you are more than five people you can book 2 tables next to each other.
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.
In St Tropez a few venues have reopened, some of them are Nikki Beach, Gioia, VIP Room and Sanctum. A proof of vaccination or negative PCR test is required to get inside all clubs. Antigen tests are not valid. Most venues have on site testing centres that cost around 30 euros per person. Gioia and VIP Room are going to close down for the season on the 31st of October. Nikki Beach has closed down on the 5th of September 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, there are some small clubs and bars open.
Lisbon and the rest or Portugal's clubs have been closed since March 2020. The government is planning to allowed clubs to reopen in the following month. To be allowed to get in clubs, bars and nightclubs and to stay at hotels you need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test of any type. Only the European Digital Certificate is accepted at the moment, if you travel from outside Europe you will need a test.
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 also closed down all venues but some places have reopened from the 1st of September. The open clubs are Arch, Chateau Motel, The Jane and The Zoo.
In Stockholm the famous Kyoto has finally reopened after a few month of being shut down together with Berns Terrasen, F12 and Mister French. The Stureplansgruppen's clubs are all closed down until further notice, that includes the famous Spy Bar, V, Suite and many more.
Malmo has closed it's clubs but restaurants remain open.
Oslo only has restaurants 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 is under new restrictions. 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.
St Petersburg has a few nightclubs open such as Santa Barbara.
In Los Angeles - Liaison, Poppy, Ballet, Bootsy, Hyde Sunset and many other clubs have already reopened. Derriere has reopened as Dragonfly on the 17th of June.
In Miami, Mr Jones 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. Vendome has reopened on the 23d of April 2021.
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, Mafia, The Penthouse and Plaza. A few nice venues that still operate as lounges are White, Aer Lounge, Sky 5, Nargui Five, offering seesha/hookah, and more. Secret Room, Mantis have temporarily shut down but will reopen soon. Boa has reopened as BLU under new owners with a fresh new look. Most clubs close at 2am. Boudoir and a few other venues require proof of vaccination to get in.
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. All venues have to close at 9pm due to the new restrictions.
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 nothing has reopened yet.
Sydney has just as of early July 2021 entered a second 2 weeks lockdown with all nightclubs closed.
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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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