Europe is the favorite destination of backpackers across the globe. Millions of budget travelers and tourists flock the continent each year, particularly during summer. Their top itinerary? Not museums or castles, but parties. In fact, traveling and partying usually happen side by side. Well, there’s no one to blame but the region’s bustling festivals, lively parties, dynamic nightlife and beautiful companions of the night.

Countries that form the eastern part of Europe have the most vibrant and coruscating party atmosphere in the region. As a matter of fact, Eastern Europe is the new party capital of the continent, and probably of the world. Here are some of the places to visit (and party) whenever you are in the area:

1. Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is one of the best places to party at in Eastern Europe. The city boasts its seemingly infinite number of clubs and bars. Those who like booze will surely enjoy their stay in Prague since alcoholic drinks do come cheap.

 2. Belgrade, Serbia

You can find almost everything in Belgrade: discos, pubs, bars and clubs. If you’re up for epic parties that are within your budget, pack your things and head straight to the Balkan region.

 3. Krakow, Poland

Aside from the culture and history, Krakow, the oldest city in Poland, is also teeming with bars and nightclubs. In fact, around 10 million tourists visit Krakow mainly because of the sprightly and electrifying nightlife that the city offers.

 4. Budapest, Hungary

Like any cities in Eastern Europe, the alcohol in Budapest is quite cheap. The city is a stand out due to its ruin bar setting. Abandoned buildings were transformed to zestful bars and clubs. For an authentic nightlife experience, enjoy the beers, engage in a conversation with locals and tourists, and of course, dance to the tune of trance or electric music.

 5. Varna, Bulgaria

If you want to indulge yourself with breathtaking views and thriving nightlife, then this city is the place for you. Varna, the third largest city in Bulgaria, assures party animals that they will have a good time at their numerous nightclubs and discotheques scattered across the city.

 6. Hvar Island, Croatia

Hvar Island in Croatia is a favorite destination of party goers in the Mediterranean. In here, drinking parties by the beach commence right at noon. Whenever you are in the area, don’t miss out the beach parties at Carpe Diem Beach.

 7. Riga, Latvia

After being featured by a magazine in the United Kingdom as the top stag party destination in the continent, Riga has since then became popular due to its zippy and peppy nightlife. Among the most-flocked venues of party goers in the city are Club Kino and Depo.