We’ve all been there, standing on the street wondering if it’s worth the cover charge to go into the nightclub across the street. With some places charging up to $25 per person, it can be hard to decide whether the party inside is worth the cost of admission. Here are 10 reasons why you should make your way to your local nightspot this weekend.
1) Get a free workout
If you’re looking for a great workout, consider hitting up your local nightclub. As long as you’re over 21, most clubs offer free workouts every night of the week. From Zumba to spin classes and everything in between, simply sign up at one of these locations and get ready for a killer sweat session.
2) Drink free booze
If you’re old enough, nightclubs offer a great chance to mingle and socialize with other partygoers without having to pay for overpriced drinks. A few shots here and there is guaranteed to loosen you up and get your body moving on those nights when it won’t move any other way.
3) Listen to great music from around the world
A night out at a nightclub is often thought of as an opportunity to dress up and have fun with friends, but it’s also a chance to experience some really great music. Music is great for melting away stress, so if you’re ever feeling down or tired, it’s time for a change in scenery.
4) See amazing dancers
It’s not a dance club without a dance floor, and what makes a great night at a local club is often determined by its dancers. If you’re going out with friends or on your own, be sure to check out who’s onstage for some great music and showmanship. Not only will you enjoy seeing live music, but you’ll also pick up some new moves that you can add to your personal arsenal of party tricks.
5) Smoke cigarettes legally
While most countries and states have laws against smoking cigarettes in public places, there are still nightclubs that allow smoking inside. Make sure you know if your local bar or nightclub allows tobacco products before you decide to light up. It’s also a good idea to visit after-hours establishments where they aren’t allowed so you can really enjoy them when you go. And remember: You can always smoke outside with your friends!
6) Experience great food from around the world
Clubs often offer a wide range of international dishes. You can try delicious flavors from around Europe or Asia in one night. Clubs are also great places to meet new people. People are usually friendlier when they’re on vacation, so you could strike up a conversation with someone who enjoys food just as much as you do.
7) Meet interesting people from all over
Going out with your friends at your local nightclub is great for many reasons. The first reason being that you’ll get to meet other cool people from your neighborhood who are there at the same time as you.
8) Hang out with lots of cool people from your neighborhood
If you’re in a big city, there are probably several clubs in walking distance. But you don’t have to be an urbanite or live in a large metropolitan area with lots of nightlife options—smaller cities and towns offer plenty of opportunities for fun at your local hangout. If it’s not too loud, you might even be able to chat with people who share your interests. Check online listings for places to hang out, or ask around about good nights out at local spots.
9) Be able to dance without feeling stupid.
The great thing about learning to dance is that you never stop learning. You can always work on your moves, take class, or check out YouTube tutorials. And, unlike with other social skills, even if you feel awkward when you’re dancing at first, everyone will be too caught up in their own moves to notice! Start off by taking classes in a style of dance that’s easy for you.
10) Enjoy your time there while knowing you’re helping your city by going there!
The more people who go out on weekends, particularly on Fridays and Saturdays, the more of an impact your city will have. Besides spending money in your city’s businesses (thus bringing in tax revenue), you’re creating jobs for local entertainers, bartenders, waitresses, parking lot attendants and even taxi drivers. So enjoy that fun night out at your favorite nightclub — you’re helping support your city!
Attending a nightclub is one of many great ways to entertain yourself and your friends. Whether you’re in high school or college, getting together with some buddies and heading out on a Saturday night is something we all enjoy doing. But there are so many different kinds of clubs out there—hip-hop, retro, country—that it can be difficult to find one that fits your personal tastes.