Nightlife

The 2017 Places with the Most Nightlife ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of things to do in an area. This grade takes into account key factors, including access to bars and restaurants, in an attempt to measure the quality of nightlife in an area. Learn where our data comes from.

Factors Considered

Factor Description Source Weight
Access to Bars A measure of both the proximity (per square mile) and the availability (per capita) of Bars and similar establishments. Niche 30.0%
Access to Restaurants A measure of both the proximity (per square mile) and the availability (per capita) of Full-Service Restaurants. Niche 30.0%
Residents 18-34 Years Old Percentage of residents between the ages of 18 and 34. U.S. Census 20.0%
Millennial Newcomers The percent of residents between the ages of 25 and 34, who moved into the area within the last year. U.S. Census 10.0%
Access to Movie Theaters A measure of both the proximity (per square mile) and the availability (per capita) of Movie Theaters. Niche 5.0%
Access to Theaters A measure of both the proximity (per square mile) and the availability (per capita) of Theaters. Niche 5.0%

This ranking assesses 50,058 (graded) places in the U.S. The same methodology is used to produce the Nightlife Grade for each ranked place. Statistics are primarily obtained from the U.S. Census and represent the most recent data available.

For more details about how we calculate our rankings, click here.