16 Unique Late-Night Spots Around the World to Check Out
Ever have to resort returning to your hotel room because you don't know which places are open late? Say goodbye to early nights on your vacation because we've got your Friday night planned out for you right here. From Monte Carlo to Las Vegas, enjoy unique activities like full-moon yoga, ghost tours, and more if you don't feel like crashing just yet. And if you really feel like going all night, there's even a nightclub in Paris that's open for 24 hours. See 16 awesome late-night spots around the world ahead!
Kick off an evening in Paris with dinner and a show at the iconic Moulin Rouge before grabbing cocktails at Lavomatic, a bold bar disguised as a laundromat. If you want to keep the shenanigans going all night, head over to Concrete, the first nightclub in the city to receive a license to remain open for 24 hours. If you're looking for a quieter night, you can visit nine of Paris’s gardens to take in the gorgeous greenery against the late-night sunset.
Monte Carlo, Monaco
If you want to be part of an elite scene, check out Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo’s Odyssey, Monaco's go-to destination to “see and be seen.” Karl Lagerfeld is behind the design, so you known it won't disappoint, featuring a heated saltwater pool, private cabanas, terrace gardens, and a pool house boasting a Joël Robuchon-concept restaurant.
For Friday night thrills and chills, Hilton New Orleans Riverside’s resident Spook Master provides is the ultimate guide for a spine-chilling Crescent City experience. Find out the best local ghost tours and haunted houses such as the Voodoo & Cemetery Tour, best costume parties around the city, and ghost stories that guests can check out for a spooky night in.
Nighttime gong meditation at The Spa at Red Rock by Well & Being is timed with the ascension of the full moon. Vibrational sound and frequency are used to help reduce stress, alter consciousness, and enhance your well-being. The service also pulls upon the full moon's energy to amplify healing effects and create a deeper sense of peace.
Start the night off at the city's famous bourbon bars like Belle’s Cocktail House before checking out live music at the Distillery District’s new intimate venue/bar The Burl and line dancing at the Austin City Saloon. Enjoy a nightcap and grub at the hipster Al’s Bar & Beer Garden or favorite college late-night spot Charlie Brown’s.
Fort Worth, Texas
Celebrate the Texas cowboy history and favorite pastime the rodeo. The Stockyards Rodeo at the Cowtown Coliseum in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards embraces Western tradition with bull riding, all kinds of roping, barrel racing, and bronc riding.
Waikoloa Village, Hawaii
Under the Hawaiian night sky, Hilton Waikoloa Village's Legends of Hawaii Luau features exotic dance, music, and traditional entertainment of the islands. Watch the stage come alive with hula dancers and fire performers, then indulge in a lavish buffet of Polynesian delicacies. You might even get pulled on stage to learn authentic Hawaiian dance moves with the pros!
New York City
Departing year-round from Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, the all-glass-enclosed Bateaux New York cruises along the Hudson, floating past New York’s iconic landmarks the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and One World Trade. Enjoy a plated three-course meal, an extensive beer and wine list, and live entertainment on this three-hour experience.
If you're looking for more laughs than landmarks, attend a sketch comedy show at the Magnet Theater, or put your own skills to the test with an improv class — both are offered through AKA hotel's experiential amenity, the Live It! program.
Vieques, Puerto Rico
Off the coast of Puerto Rico, W Retreat & Spa - Vieques Island hosts free Glow in the Dark Yoga classes each month where groups can "flow and glow" in the dark to upbeat tracks spun by the hotel’s DJ. The electrifying Strala Yoga class is complete with body paint, fluorescent black lights, and glowing bracelets, necklaces, and other fun accessories.
Finger Lakes, New York
If you happen to be traveling to the Finger Lakes region of Central New York, make a pit stop at Rochester’s brand-new Radio Social. This World War II-era radio warehouse turned "social experience" is not your average bowling alley. Its retro-inspired entertainment complex combines world-class food and drinks from local restaurateur Chuck Cerankosky with bowling and classic games.
Charleston, South Carolina
Start your weekend with a visit to The Bar at The Spectator Hotel, Charleston’s 1920s-inspired speakeasy. Take a step back in time and enjoy libations created by master in-house cocktail artisans such as The Dude Imbibes and All That Sass, which fuse locally distilled spirits with authentic Lowcountry ingredients into a seasonally rotating menu.
South Beach, Florida
Fridays at W South Beach begin with happy hour at Living Room Bar, one of Miami Beach’s first creative cocktail bars with a constantly updated menu. Across the lobby is iconic Beijing restaurant Mr Chow, where guests can enjoy a glamorous weekend atmosphere, signature menu, and a hand-pulled noodle show by Chef Hiu Pan Aden Lee. Travelers can then dance the night away at Wall, one of the most exclusive ultra-lounges in Miami.
West Palm Beach, Florida
Summer Fridays at Galley, the nautical-inspired bar at Hilton West Palm Beach, feature barbequed meats and vegetables, prohibition cocktails, and locally brewed craft beers alongside oasis-inspired firepits. The hotel also offers entertainment by locally celebrated musicians.
Located downtown on Michigan Avenue, Chicago’s oldest and most celebrated Irish bar, Kitty O’Sheas at Hilton Chicago, is the place for both locals and visitors to kick off a weekend. With an outdoor patio overlooking Grant Park, guests can listen to live Irish music while enjoying the pub’s authentic cuisine and impressive whiskey and craft beer selection, including their very own signature Kitty’s Red Ale imported from Kildare, Ireland.