Whether you thrash around to punk rock or spend your time singing the blues, music is ingrained into the very fiber of our beings. Thankfully, there are a lot of bars around the world that indulge our passion (and our absurd vinyl collections) when we’re looking for a fun night out. From rowdy dive bars in France — where the bar owners are known to brawl with patrons — to bizarrely Bowie themed high teas, these bars and cafes are the best local haunts for music fans.
Spiritland (London, UK)
Platform 9 3/4 isn’t the only hidden gem around London’s bustling King’s Cross station. If you’re not so fast on Harry Potter and prefer delving into the British music scene, you might want to stop over at Spiritland. The space has changed hands a couple times — transforming from a former coal-sorting factory to an infamous rave venue — but it’s always kept its air of mystery.
During the day, Spiritland is a cafe and workspace, but in the evening, it transforms into a bar that hosts album launches and artists talks. The space is said to have one of London’s best sound systems which makes DJ night extra-popping.