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Old 08-04-2016, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA >Austin, TX
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New Orleans too.
People from 20 to 60 will be out having drinks and eating late at night.

People often confuse all of NOLA nightlife to Bourbon St but it's not. There are plenty of neighborhood bars with live bands and strips like Frenchman St which cater to the locals.
So many upscale bars in the Warehouse District alone that cater to the "I wear a suit to work" type crowd.

I would also include Chicago.
I totally agree about New Orleans. There is so much to do for people that are 35+ as well as the younger crowd.
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Old 08-04-2016, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Completely disagree. I haven't experienced nightlife in all of the top-20 MSAs, and I haven't even consulted the list, but I can tell you that Boston has terrible nightlife for people in their 30s.
Well, Boston nightlife overall is not great for pretty much anyone. Remarkably average.
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Old 08-04-2016, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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I would definitely say NYC has a vibrant nightlife scene for all ages because people tend to get married later and are not so beholden to tradition. Same with San Francisco. I'd add LA and DC to the list as well. You just have to know where to go.
It's been years since I've been in San Francisco. But outside of Haight-Ashbury, I didn't see many people in their 20s in the city at all. It seemed like most of the places we went out to most of the people were in their 30s or 40s.
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Old 08-05-2016, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I can't tell if this poster is being tongue in cheek or wagging his finger at us old people who like to stay out late on occasion. (Isn't that what sleepovers at grandma's are for??)
Not tongue in cheek. Perhaps this is really asking "best cities with nightlife for older women" because men and women are under completely different social pressures. Age 35 is probably the sweet spot for the average man in terms of the intersection of career earnings, wealth accumulation, virility, life experience, confidence, etc. So men are less likely to bow out of the game (even the married ones) than women are in my experience.
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Old 08-05-2016, 08:30 AM
 
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Not tongue in cheek. Perhaps this is really asking "best cities with nightlife for older women" because men and women are under completely different social pressures. Age 35 is probably the sweet spot for the average man in terms of the intersection of career earnings, wealth accumulation, virility, life experience, confidence, etc. So men are less likely to bow out of the game (even the married ones) than women are in my experience.


That said, there are still a lot of cities were being 35 places you firmly in "creepy old guy in the club" territory. If I had to wager, I'd say there are probably no more than a dozen cities with an abundance of nightlife where people in their mid-30s don't stand out. If we're talking about "clubbing", it's probably closer to a half-dozen.
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Old 08-05-2016, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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I totally agree about New Orleans. There is so much to do for people that are 35+ as well as the younger crowd.
We were just in NOLA for 4 days. In our 40s. Totally agree. Forgot Bourbon - it's a joke. So many other places with all ages mixing very well. Great place for going out.
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