8. Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, the capital of Ireland, offers much more than the stereotypical pub. While this lovely city does have plenty of traditional Irish pubs there are amazing restaurants, bars and clubs to enjoy. There are lots of direct flights to Dublin from the U.S. and you can often find affordable hotel deals if you get away from the central area of the city.
The center of Dublin is fairly compact and all the best bars and clubs are found here. On weekend nights it can sometimes seem like the entire city turns into one huge block party. While this creates a wonderful atmosphere early in the evening, watch out for closing time at the bars when the drunks start prowling the normally safe streets of Dublin.