How to go clubbing

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1. Over margaritas during a Girls Night Out, spend three hours picking a date that works out for all of you to go clubbing.

2. Spend the next two weeks furiously sending texts to each other debating the merits of all the coolest clubs downtown, despite the fact that hardly anyone knows anything about the coolest clubs downtown and no one has set foot downtown in two years.

3. Debate the merits of getting a limo and/or VIP table. Because if you haven’t been clubbing in almost 20 years, you should do it right.

4. In the days leading up to the big clubbing night, witness your girlfriends bow out one by one because of so-called “family obligations.”

5. Whine to leftovers about what could possibly be more important than clubbing.

6. Devise a last-minute plan to go to a club in the suburbs.

7. Contemplate the merits of clubbing in the suburbs. Is it sacrilegious? Is it sane? Is it a vile act of desperation?

8. Debate outfit. Try on sexy black mini and clingy tank top. On second thought, change into sweater turtleneck dress with fleece-lined tights so that every inch of your skin is covered. Now you are making a statement—you are suitably dressed for both clubbing and a PTA meeting.*

* That is, if you ever attended PTA meetings.

9. Arrive at the club with your three friends at 10:15 p.m. on a Saturday night, thinking you are fashionably late. You are the only people there. Given that this is the suburbs, you assume everyone else is sleeping.

11. Marvel at $10 cover charge. Wonder if you could have found a Groupon to make it even cheaper.

10. Sit around drinking to very loud music while a dozen or so more people trickle in. Consider going to Kroger next door to get groceries for the week until things pick up.

11. Dance like crazy with friends on a completely empty dance floor.

12. Wonder why the DJ insists on pumping out smoke when no one is there to appreciate it.

13. Wonder why no one is hitting on you when you look so hot in your turtleneck sweater dress.

14. While resting on a couch, get reprimanded by bartender for sitting in the “VIP” section. Laugh hysterically that the club in your sleepy suburb has a VIP section.

I see it all the time when I go clubbing, people by themselves just dancing around with everybody. And now I feel like I need to do that too. My friends have collectively stopped going to clubs and bars of all sorts, favoring a night in with movies, tv marathons and board games. While this is fun occasionally, I'm getting really bored of this and I want to go clubbing again. Problem is that now I have no one to go clubbing with. How do I enjoy myself at clubs alone? It always seems like a social event for me, we always go as a group.

If it helps, I'm Male and 25. I'm not exactly looking for women at clubs, though if the opportunity strikes I'll put my moves on. I'm really only looking for a good time.

Seek out those people by themselves and dance next to them and then dance with them.

People who go clubbing in groups tend to want to keep it that way. They are exclusive by default, letting no one in without group consensus. Conversely, people who club alone are inclusive by default, welcoming connection with the people around them. It's the difference between "having a good time" and "having a good time with my group".

Pick out the solo clubbers and approach and connect. You might form your own little ad hoc group. You'll have a great time.

When I read about people who go clubbing I feel like I'm researching an animal species I know nothing about.

WOW! huge eye opener there. I can't believe I never realized this. So true about the groups tend to let no one in. The guys in our group would literally "protect" the girls from getting hit on by outsiders. Thanks for your advice!

no one goes to clubs alone. groups of two = alone. no one would go with an inclusive group of 2, if only because it's impossible to physically close off

I've gone to raves by myself on a bunch of occasions. I've had some partly good times and some good moments, but overall I was disappointed.

I don't think going alone is a problem. The problem is mental state and attitude. There's a need to at least be able to approach a certain relaxed positive state for socializing there, and if you can't do that, then socializing is very difficult. If you're with others, they you have people you can easily interact with anyways, but that doesn't lead to improvement.

Not having expectations is important. Expectations can lead to a lot of disappointment and suffering.

And there's also some . help available, for those of us who want to experience that positivity and openness but have a hard time getting there on our own.

Find a group of people.

"My mates ditched, mind if I join ya's?"

Bam! New friends. (Results may vary)

Oh nice move. Though my mind instantly jumped into a worst case scenario where I hit it off with this girl and everything's going really well and she drunkenly says something like "I bet your mates ditching you isn't such a bad thing now. Omg you should call them and I'll tell them how much fun you're having without them!"

Yea very farfetched.

I also did that in Berlin when I was 21 years old and did not know anyone in the city yet. I felt very awkward just standing around by myself. I felt forced to talk to people, and had the feeling that people look at me. Also, I remember first buying a beer so I had something to hold on to "and look busy". Eventually I talked to a group of 3 guys and a girl, the conversation went like this "Hey guys", They: "Hey" (small talk following about where one comes from blabla. ) then they asked "And you are alone by yourself here?", and I replied "Yes, since I do not know any people in this city so far and just moved here". But eventually the conversation stopped and they turned out to be morons (and the one guy was anxious that his girlfriend might be interested in me). So I moved on for a bit but eventually did not talk to someone else. Then, I ended up going home quite early. I would really consider myself a socially well developed person but that was still hard-core mode I believe. One has the feeling everyone is looking at you and you need to look busy by smoking cigarettes or holding a beer (come on everyone does that – otherwise you just stand there and look around. How awkward is that?). I remember the thought of "What am I actually doing here?". So what would have probably improved the situation: 1) Keep cool and remind yourself that noone gives a fuck or knows you are alone there, 2) Go to a place where you actually have another task, like looking at a band or dancing (i was kind of in front of the club all the time). 3) dont feel to forced to talk to some people. You are just there to enjoy the evening / the band / your beer. And if there is an opportunity of an interesting person. talk to her/him. If the person turns out to be a moron or not interested in talking to a lonely stranger at night, move on. I think the nr.1 challenge in such a situation is just the same as the challenge of picking up girls: Dont give a single fuck about rejections and disappointments. Instead, keep your cool, carry on and dont appear too "forced/desperate/driven" to get to know another person. That will only scare them away.

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How to go clubbing

This is a safe space, so I’m just going to say it: clubbing sucks. Back when I was a freshman, sure, it was kind of exciting. The rush of using your fake ID to get past a bouncer (who really didn’t give AF if you knew how to spell your street name backwards), and dancing with guys in a way that wasn’t allowed at high school dances, in a skirt that would have made your mother’s head twist all the way around, is all very exciting. However, soon the novelty wears off, and by soon, I mean the second you realize that you don’t actually enjoy spending hours getting ready, just to be grinded on by some dude who’s doing his eighth year of undergrad until you sweat off all of your expertly applied makeup, that you’re not even able to fix because you feel uncomfortable being so close to all of the couples having sex in the bathroom.

But, alas, even though you and your friends have complained bitterly about how much clubs suck, there’s always some dumb, self-centered bitch who forgets everything negative she’s ever said about them, and insists that she wants to spend her birthday in hell (the club). “It’ll be so much fuuuuuun,” she whines. “Plus, it reminds me of when we were young, and were more exciting.”

“Shut up, Kendra. You’re turning 23, you’re not the crypt keeper. And if you actually have fond memories about that time that you gave a guy a BJ in the club bathroom after ten tequila shots, then I’m genuinely worried about what you consider to be a good time.”

Clubbing sucks, but so does not having friends. Kendra is now adamant that not only are you “all going to have so much fun at the club” but thats she’s “basically a cougar now.” Trust me, if Kendra wasn’t the same shoe size as you, and didn’t have her daddy’s credit card to buy designer shoes she doesn’t mind lending you, you would totally reconsider this whole thing.

Look, you’re going to have to survive this night, and now probably another one in two weeks, since Tiffany has been “inspired” by Kendra’s party, somehow.

1. Look young
Unlike Kendra, you probably don’t have a complex about your aging yet. However, if you’re starting to look old enough that they don’t ask to see your ID when you order alcohol at nice restaurants, you’re too old for the club. You have to take some measures to ensure that you don’t stand out, since that will only draw more attention to you from the group of 40-year-old “businessmen” in silky button-down shirts, revealing too much chest hair. Hit up Forever 21, or pretend you still give AF about how you look by curling your hair.

2. Get there early
Remember, you are “old” now. Get there early enough to ensure that the freshmen haven’t been able to sneak out of their dorms yet. If you spend about 45 minutes in the club without all of the “young people” who think it’s not cool to get there before the cost of cover increases, hopefully Kendra will realize she hates it when it’s in “full swing” but feel like she got her fix.

3. Don’t eat beforehand
“C’mon, Kendra, lets just not eat dinner… just to make sure that you look perfect in your skin tight, totally not skanky, dress!” In truth, you don’t care at all about how Kendra looks, however, you do care about how early you’re able to leave the club. You know after she drinks a bottle of champagne, and however many shots she gets from her ridiculous birthday sash, all she’ll want is pizza. “Its your birthday, girl, you totally deserve the pizza, c’mon, I’ll get the uber!” Mission accomplished.

4. Be the wingwoman of the year
“Omigod that guy over there is totally checking you out,” you claim, as you point randomly in the direction of a group of horny-looking boys to Kendra. She seems skeptical. “Kendra, it’s your birthday, and as your friend, it’s basically my duty to ensure that you have great birthday sex tonight. I would just feel like such a shitty friend if you didn’t go over and talk to those boys right now!” The quicker Kendra leaves, the quicker you leave, amiright? Who knows, maybe the only reason she dragged you all to this damn club in the first place was because she hadn’t gotten laid in awhile, and was starting to think irrationally. You’re basically doing the world a favor.

5. When in doubt, throw an afterparty
“The boys at Zeta My Dad’s A Lawyer Pi want to throw you an afterparty!” you squeal to Kendra, pretending that you didn’t need to beg them and promise that you’ll convince your sorority to agree to a slutty themed mixer in the near future. Who cares that they’re the loser frat. Who cares that their house looks like a health hazard. Anything is better than this GD club; and you don’t care if you have to sit on a leather couch that looks like it came straight out of the casting room, and pretend you give AF what their new pledge has to say to get away from it. .

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I’m 19 and I’ve never been clubbing before. I would like to, but I’ve somehow managed to drift away from most of my old friends from school, and I don’t really hang round with them much anymore. And the ones I’ve asked to go clubbing with, they always have some excuse like they have no money or something. I think maybe they’re just boring though. Like, how much can it cost to go just once at least?

What else can I do? I am a loner who often goes places on my own, which I don’t mind too much normally but I’m not sure it’s very safe to go clubbing by myself? Help!

By the way I’m not at uni and I don’t plan to go, at least not any time soon.

Anon as this is a little embarrassing.

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If you want to go clubbing on your own, just go.
In bringing my friends along, I would be massively decreasing my odds of pulling, which, let’s be honest is the reason why people go clubbing in the first place.
(At least, that’s my impression from experience).

I’m 17 and I hate clubbing on it’s own (it was exactly what I thought it would be like) but I wish you the best of luck in your quest for a good night out.

(Original post by fibrebiz)
If you want to go clubbing on your own, just go.
In bringing my friends along, I would be massively decreasing my odds of pulling, which, let’s be honest is the reason why people go clubbing in the first place.
(At least, that’s my impression from experience).

I’m 17 and I hate clubbing on it’s own (it was exactly what I thought it would be like) but I wish you the best of luck in your quest for a good night out.

(Original post by Anonymous)
I’m 19 and I’ve never been clubbing before. I would like to, but I’ve somehow managed to drift away from most of my old friends from school, and I don’t really hang round with them much anymore. And the ones I’ve asked to go clubbing with, they always have some excuse like they have no money or something. I think maybe they’re just boring though. Like, how much can it cost to go just once at least?

What else can I do? I am a loner who often goes places on my own, which I don’t mind too much normally but I’m not sure it’s very safe to go clubbing by myself? Help!

By the way I’m not at uni and I don’t plan to go, at least not any time soon.

Anon as this is a little embarrassing.

if your not at uni, do you work? You could ask people at work.

tbh, clubbing isn’t that fantastic anyway, it can be a good night out but its the people that make it good.

How to go clubbing

From dressing up in hanboks at Gyeongbokgung Palace with oppas to shopping till you drop at the Myeongdong Market, Seoul is an amazing city with infinite things to do. It’s no wonder that the South Korean capital is the second most popular destination for Singaporeans.

But if you’re new to the Seoul clubbing scene and unsure of what to expect, there are some tips such as knowing how Korean guys flirt and which clubs are best suited for your age group.

To save you from incessant Googling, here are some tips you can follow for a 10/10 night out.

Before entering the club

1. Pre-drinking with S$1 bottles of soju

Have a dinner of KBBQ near the clubbing hotspots to line your stomach before drinking. Get drunk off soju bombs at the restaurant or hop over to the nearest convenience store (C-U and 7-11) for

S$1 bottled soju.

There aren’t Korean laws which prohibit you from drinking in public, or an alcohol curfew in place so you’re good to drink by the roadside.

2. Wear a coat in the winter

The dress code differs according to where you’re clubbing. Hongdae’s club-goers wear a more relaxed uniform of streetwear (think Hypebeast aesthetic), while Gangnam’s clubs are stricter, requiring guys to turn up in suits. Standard dress rules still apply; ladies should avoid open-toed shoes, and gents shouldn’t wear shorts.

If you’re clubbing during winter, you’ll see many Korean girls dressed in short skirts and barely-there leggings. While it’s tempting to follow their example, remember you’re a creature born of the tropics.

Do yourself a favour: wear jeans and bring a coat. The coat hanging service only costs KRW3,000 (

S$3.75) in most clubs and you won’t have to freeze your nipples off.

3. Bring your passport and check the club’s age limit

If you’re not Korean, bring your passport. Clubs are quite particular and will not accept foreign ICs or car licenses as IDs. You have to be at least 19 years old.

4. Check the club’s Facebook page for free entry

The average cost of cover is KRW10,000 (

S$12.50) to KRW 30,000 (

S$37.50). If you go before midnight, entry fees are usually discounted. Some clubs let foreigners in for free, but you should check their Facebook page.

5. Clubs tend to open all through the week

It’s common for clubs to open throughout the week. Usually, clubs open at 10.00pm and close at 6.00am.

Choosing a club

In Seoul, clubs are mainly located in the Hongdae, Itaewon, and Gangnam districts. If you’re younger (19 to 23 years old) you’ll fit in more with the crowd in the Hongdae area. If you’re older (>24 years old), you’ll probably like the Itaewon and Gangnam bar scene more.

The clubs are usually clustered in one location and are within walking distance from each other, so it’s easy to club hop.

If you’re not sure where to get lit, here’s a list of clubs our resident Korea-expert, Leah Shannon, have checked out and enjoyed partying at.

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During clubbing

6. Smoking is allowed in the clubs

You can smoke in most clubs so be prepared to come out smelling like ash.

7. Korean guys aren’t shy about getting handsy

While most Koreans prefer to dance and drink with the group they came with, Korean guys can be quite forward with their advances.

When a Korean guy is interested in you, he might grab or put his arms around you without permission. If you’re uncomfortable, just turn around and wave him off or shake your head. They aren’t douchebags about rejection–they’ll most probably smile apologetically and leave you alone.

8. Korean guys might ask you to leave the club and go drinking

Alternatively, a Korean guy might signal interest by asking if you’d want to leave and head to a nearby drinking joint. They usually will approach you in groups of two or three, and don’t mind if you bring your girlfriends along.

They just want to get to know you better in a quieter environment in a place where drinks aren’t so expensive. If he can’t English and you can’t Korean, use the power of Google Translate.

9. Going home with someone

If all goes well and he asks if you want to “eat ramyun at his place” and you’re into it, don’t forget the condoms.

After clubbing

10. Request for a metered fare when getting a cab

Some Seoul cabbies will try to quote drunk club-goers a hiked up fee. Avoid getting scammed by insisting your cabbie turn on the meter, and know how much a cab ride back to your place costs.

Especially if you can’t speak Korean, the last thing you want after a wild night out is to argue with an ahjussi about cab prices.

11. Buy hangover ‘cures’ at convenience stores

If you’ve had too much to drink, feel less terrible by drinking Haejang-guk or hangover soup the next morning. The soup contains dried Napa cabbage, vegetables in a hearty beef broth, and will help settle the churning in your stomach.

Alternatively, try recovery drinks found in convenience stores. Dawn 80, Bacchus, condition and Morning Care are healthy herbal and vitamin mixes which can help you bounce back from a hangover more quickly.

South Korean Clubbing Scene

With this list of clubbing tips in mind, it’s time to knock back those soju bombs and party it up in Seoul!

To put it bluntly, nightclubs are part of the world which is controlled by Satan. They are designed for the purpose of giving oneself over to sinful desires. Nightclubs exist primarily for two purposes: drinking alcohol and meeting members of the opposite sex, most often with sexual activity in mind. Yes, there are music and dancing, but primarily singles in particular go clubbing to drink and meet someone. Nightclubs are of the world, and, while Christians are to be in the world, we are not to be of it. Being of the world means to be interested in and desiring those things that appeal to the sinful nature.

Paul, speaking to Christians, addresses the issue of worldly practices in Ephesians 4:17-24, “So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more. You, however, did not come to know Christ that way. Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” Here Paul describes those who exclude God and give themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.

Obviously, God does not desire us to give ourselves over to sin so easily and willfully. Notice what God says here, “put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires.” It’s interesting to note that God says when we give ourselves over to our sin nature, we are being deceived by our desires. Satan is a master counterfeiter. In other words, Satan presents something that appears on the surface to be attractive. The lure of clubbing is that it is very enjoyable, fun, and exciting. What we don’t see are the consequences because Satan keeps the sensual attraction at the forefront of our minds. Sex, alcohol, and drugs—all found in most nightclubs—are very destructive, both physically and spiritually. God has a place for sex where it is the most enjoyable—in monogamous marriage, where there are no STDs, HIV, guilt, aloneness—and those who don’t believe God in this are short-changing themselves.

God desires for us to be righteous and holy because He created us to be that way. The benefits of living the life that God intended far exceed the petty, short-lived thrills that this world offers. Many who are or used to be in the nightclub lifestyle say the same thing—there is no joy, there is no fulfillment; there is only emptiness. Only God can fulfill our needs and give us the joy and happiness we all seek. Clubbing offers nothing more than a very cheap imitation. There is no lasting joy to be found in nightclubs, only temptation to sin.

Such places are most especially not for Christians. Aside from the obvious temptations, there is the issue of our Christian witness in the world. When unbelievers see a professing Christian engaging in a sinful lifestyle, Christ is maligned and demeaned. We are to let our lights shine before men so they see our good works and glorify our Father who is in heaven (Matthew 5:16). It’s hard to see how the light of our new life in Christ can shine in a nightclub. Even if the Christian is not indulging in the sinful activities, the witness he or she presents to the watching world by just being there is destructive and must be avoided.

How to go clubbing

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My friends, I’m afraid I have some grim news to share.

According to a survey from British electrical retailer Currys PC World, the age when you should probably stop going to nightclubs is a lot younger than you’d expect, and will probably make you feel old as hell. And I’m sorry about that.

Apparently, most people feel that the appropriate age to retire your sloppy clubbing habits is the (relatively) young age of 37.

Is it just me, or does that seem pretty young? Either way, it looks like Leo DiCaprio totally missed the memo, because he’s 42, still raging, and damn proud of it.

Anyway, according to this particular study, on your 37th birthday, you are officially “too old” to go clubbing. I mean, nobody’s going to stop you if you do go to a nightclub, but the people have spoken! They don’t want you to show your face in a nightclub if you’re a day over 37.

I guess all the 20-something club-goers don’t want to see older people in their booze-and-coke-fueled midst.

But that’s okay, because the survey also found that 31 is the age when most people start staying in instead of going out, so I guess the whole thing about being “too old” to go clubbing won’t even matter when you hit 37. Funny how life works out, right?

If you’re over 31, perhaps you know the feeling of wanting to stay home and watch TV in your pajamas instead of hitting the town. In fact, maybe you’ve been experiencing that feeling since you were 24. No shame in that.

While everyone has their own reasons for wanting to be a hermit on a Friday night, the survey found that the most common reasons were because they didn’t want to:

  1. Be hungover the next day (same, honestly)
  2. Get dressed up
  3. Arrange a babysitter
  4. Find a taxi

Totally valid. I respect that. Staying in and being lame is actually not lame, but rather cool.

“The Great Indoors study recognizes the fact that there comes a time when we appreciate our home comforts more than a hectic social life and it can often be a drag to play the social butterfly at parties and nights out.”

“It’s now almost impossible to get bored at home, with endless box sets and the latest technology, such as 4K TV, enhancing the in-house experience, so much, that it often surpasses its ‘outdoor’ equivalent,” said Matt Walburn, Brand and Communications Director of Currys PC World.

Damn right, Matt Walburn! I’ll gladly hang out in my living room and sit on my ass all weekend instead of being a drunk, sweaty mess at 1 OAK. Just give me some snacks and a bottle of whiskey and I’ll have a great time.

But then again, if you enjoy clubbing, you do you. Don’t let anyone tell you you’re too old for strobe lights and bottle service. Ever. Go out and live your life, my friend.