Still the club capital of Europe?
Back in 2000, Napa was the club capital of Europe. We had 19 clubs in the centre of Napa, with 30,000 clubbers cramming the square every night for what’s known as The 100 Day Club War, mid-June ‘til mid-September. Just from the UK alone, we had regular visits from all the top music mags, daily newspapers, and the London Evening Standard, I brought Sky TV here first and then loads more TV Stations, all checking it out. Channel 4 even did a series!
Mostly the media tried to say Napa is notorious for booze-crazed youths, dropping all their inhibitions, getting pissed, tattooed, and having sex or passing out in the doorways, you know those, sun, sea, and sex holiday … yep! No different from any other top resort in the world but at least in Cyprus, you get guaranteed sun 330 days a year, a few of the best beaches in Europe, one of the best seas in the world, and loads of sex on the beach … I was referring to the cocktail 😉
Messy Bar Crawls
To those in the know, the club scene in Cyprus is not just in Napa, it’s far more versatile than that, with top clubs in each major city, but when it comes to clubbing, I reckon Napa still competes with Ibiza, much as things have changed a bit, we still have a great choice of clubs, all within walking distance of each other, then add Europe’s top music movements, with of course some of Europe’s Top DJ’s, add cool chill out zones, reasonable prices, and the largest foam machines in Europe, messy bar crawls and even messier boat parties, throw in some sexy beach parties a couple of let’s go f’kin mental pool parties and you’ll probably agree.
However compared to Ibiza, our biggest club holds just over 4000, a short throw from the 8000 odd that pack into one or two clubs in Ibiza. They’re predominantly House n Trance, we’re a hot mix of the lot. One big plus in Napa, it’s all within walking distance from nightlife street. There’s also, ‘No’ relaxation of drugs laws in Cyprus, which will probably keep the Ibiza crowd out and make way for those of you that just want to drink, grab a balloon, drink some more, oh ‘n’ parrrrty 24/7!
The club scene is definitely set for this season, what with Castle Club renovating yet again and boasting 5 arenas under one roof now holding some 4000 clubbers. Guaba in Limassol has some awesome events planned and Club Skylight in Larnaca, all keeping up with the Napa vibe, Club Teez and Club Zoo in the Capital definitely the cosmopolitan choice!
You may have noticed that our club scene is being talked about everywhere … I’ve already heard whispers of a couple of new clubs and beach bars opening in Cyprus this year, and top music movements are making plans to be here, catching up with those that were here over the last 25 years, I’m looking forward to seeing Cyprus become every clubber’s favourite …
I think Napa’s is going to explode this year, much as I’m not sure where we’ll fit everybody? One thing’s for sure, if Napa’s not already back to number one, it soon will be … tbh, I can’t wait!
In Larnaca, Paparazzi are smashing it, likewise Club Teez for their Urban Mix or the more sophisticated approach at Zoo Club both in Nicosia. Carwash doing their retro thing and Castle Club doing everything in Napa, while Black & White Club, as usual, leading the way in the Urban Mix for over 30 years in Napa and they’re renovating again so they’re gonna smash it this season … and not forgetting up on the west coast, first Limassol, our capital on the coast boasts one of the world’s top clubs, Guaba if you wanna go crazy or Club Eleven if you’re into House or Progressive … on that note, Review and Loft in Paphos, as usual, a touch above the rest!
Here’s a look at some of our clubs …