10 Incredible Cities For Partying In 2020

What are the most incredible cities for partying in 2020? It is not an easy question to answer; After all, cities are full of people and people are full of contradictions. Some city people want first-class restaurants and unforgettable things to do at all times. Others prefer affordability, good public transportation or have friendly neighbors. Even so, we have found a way to discover what makes a city incredible and which cities are leading the way as more and more people in the world join the great urban migration. How? By asking thousands of inhabitants of cities around the world for the Time Out Index survey.

NY

"They don't call New York for anything as the capital of the world. Other cities surpassed it by specific factors, but it was the Big Apple that prevailed in general, largely thanks to its great diversity and acceptance. While the rest of the United States fights rising tide of isolation, New Yorkers voted their city as the most diverse in the world, as well as the number one for culture and second and third place respectively to eat and drink. Lady Liberty would be proud." -- Will Gleason, Time Out New York

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New York Party

Melbourne

"We already knew that Melbourne had more live music venues per resident than any other city in the world, but the Time Out Index shows that we are obsessed: one in four Melburnians attended a concert last week. No wonder, then, that we are positioned as the second most creative city in the world. But we are also the second happiest metropolis and one of the best in food, drink, fun and multiculturalism. An excellent combination that takes us to second place in the world ranking."--  Cass Knowlton, Time Out Melbourne 

Partying in Melbourne
Partying in Melbourne

Chicago

"Chicago is unsurpassed when it comes to food and drink: the metropolis of the Midwest was the number one in the world when it comes to dining and drinking. Between Italian meats and deep-dish pizza slices, we make time to go to the gym: 52 percent of us cannot spend the week without exercising. And it seems that our balanced lifestyle leads to happiness, with more respondents reporting genuine satisfaction than anywhere else." -- Morgan Olsen, Time Out Chicago

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London

"Londoners are excited about their city, especially with their culture, food and live music scenes, despite the fact that the capital of the United Kingdom makes world headlines because of political turmoil and rising crime. Only 6 percent of us said they had felt insecure in the last 24 hours, compared to almost 80 percent who felt happy. In addition, Big Smoke came out as one of the most dynamic, diverse and creative cities on the planet. ¿Brexit? What Brexit?" -- James Manning, Time Out London 

Party in London
Party in London

Los Angeles

"It turns out that some of the stereotypes are true, but we gladly recognize them: Angels are happy, residents who practice mindfulness in a flourishing city that most describe as diverse, dynamic and creative. We will give a good portion of the credit to a tremendous food scene that has recently caught the attention of the world, but which the Angels have always been hungry to explore. After all, we go out for dinner more than residents of any other city in the United States." -- Michael Juliano, Time Out Los Angeles 

LA Party
LA Party

Montreal

"One of the main destinations to let your freak flag fly. Montreal is one of the best cities in the world to be yourself and the vast majority of the people of Montreal are firm in their pride for the diversity, dynamism and creativity of the city. It combines its status as a cultural center full of self-expression with being the second most affordable city on the planet (with the second position in shorter working hours), and it is not surprising that 79 percent of the population feels happy." -- Jean-Pierre Karwacki, Time Out Montreal 

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Party in Montreal

Berlin

"When the Berlin government recently promised a million euros to soundproof the city's nightclubs and thus safeguard its future, it showed the importance of the nightlife culture for the global appeal of the German capital. The Berliners agree: 84 percent say that the partying of the city is incredible, in addition, their culture and live music scene also have a high score. Berlin also stands out as one of the most inclusive, creative and affordable cities in the world, giving its citizens access to things that money cannot buy: freedom and happiness." -- Duncan Madden

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Party in Berlin

Glasgow

"It is comfortably the smallest and rainiest city among the 10 best in the world, so the high position of Glasgow may surprise some. But not the residents, who love Scotland's largest metropolis for its dynamic music, its clubs, and gastronomy, as well as its ingenuity and gregariousness. It is the number one in the world both for its kindness and its affordability, and 55 percent say the city has changed for the better (higher than anywhere else). If only Glasgow's weather looked as bright as its future." -- Malcolm Jack 

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Party in Glasgow

Paris

"The cultural reputation of the French capital is certain: 87 percent of Parisians believe that the artistic scene of their city is incredible and they are the ones who go more to museums and galleries. But not everything here is a caress. Like last year, Paris presents itself as a world capital of debauchery: Parisians have more sex than anyone else, they go out more often in the week and are the second most frequent bars. It seems that the days of Paris as a "sleeping city" are over." -- Houssine Bouchama, Time Out Paris

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Party in Paris

Tokyo

"The next 2020 Olympic Games have injected a much-needed spirit of internationalism in Tokyo. This new energy explosion, together with the rich Japanese traditions, the vibrant gastronomic scene (people go out to eat more often here than almost anywhere else) and comfort in general, has earned us the coveted place as the best city from Asia. With all this fuss, it is not surprising that this is also the city that most people around the world want to visit in 2019." -- Chee Wah Lim, Time Out To

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Party in Tokyo