Whether it’s your first time in Night City or you’ve lived here since the Kress administration, this site has you covered. Get out and explore with our curated selection of the city’s top highlights. Impress your friends with nuggets of trivia from our historical overviews of the city and its districts. Navigate NCART like a pro with our TL;DR overview. Hit only the hip parts of Heywood and dodge the gangs with safety tips straight from the NCPD. Whatever your Night City dream is, with this site to guide you, it’s sure to come true.

The history of Night City begins with the dream of one man: visionary industrialist Richard Night. In the final years of the 20th century, Night had a vision for a city of the future, one uncorrupted by old ideas and stifling regulations.

Backed by some of the world’s largest corporations, he made his vision a reality through a bold real estate development on California’s Coronado Bay. As the rest of the United States started to collapse, entrepreneurs and eager investors flocked to this metropolis of tomorrow. Unprecedented growth and prosperity soon followed.

Unfortunately, entrenched interests and jealous rivals were hellbent on sabotaging Night’s vision and the unthinkable occurred: Richard Night was murdered in his own home by unknown assailants. Yet his creation—rechristened “Night City” in his honor—lived on. In the years that followed, it tossed off the yoke of United States rule and nimbly navigated unthinkable catastrophes—including a nuclear explosion that destroyed its very heart, Corporate Plaza—without the help of any sluggish and bloated national government. A shining beacon of success, the resilience of Night City continues to be an inspiration to the world.

A WORD FROM OUR MAYOR

The first time I ran for Night City Council, I burned through about a pair of Bandittos a week. I canvassed every street, alley and megabuilding in my district. I saw a lot and heard a lot more. By the end, I thought I knew everything there was to know about this city.

When they showed me this site, I realized just how wrong I was. I almost feel bad revealing all of these secrets to you, visitors to and residents of our fine city. Luckily, there are plenty more you’ll have to discover for yourselves.

~ Lucius Rhyne

CAR

Good news for car owners: you can park anywhere you like, for as long as you like. Paid parking was scrapped completely in the 2060s, partly in response to extreme violence directed at contractors cooperating with MeterMe!, a distributed parking enforcement startup.

If you need to buy a new car, you’ll have plenty to choose from, no matter the balance on your credchip. CHOOH2 stations are plentiful and now subject to an industry-run quality control board, meaning no more bad actors filling your tank with sugar water.

NCART

NCART, or Night City Area Rapid Transit, is a slick means for fast travel around town. Throngs of people use it everyday, as it is the cheapest and often most convenient way to get where they need to get, when they need to get there. The system boasts many access points that form a net extending over the entire city and will whisk you from one to the other with as little hassle and headache as pulling up the latest hits on BlastDance.

CABS

We highly recommend the Delamain transportation service—these sturdy, AI-driven cars will take you anywhere for a surprisingly reasonable fare.

CITY CENTER

Gargantuan skyscrapers that shade an endless tangle of streets. A neon glow that sets the stage for a ballet of flesh and steel. Floodlights and megascreens that blast a sky where hulking AVs glide like fish through water. This is Night City’s core, its heart, its dream turned reality. And at the heart of the heart lies Corporate Plaza, a special zone where corporations govern themselves in every regard, free from outside interference.

Meanwhile, Downtown is where City Center lets down its hair. Home to its most extravagant hotels, delectable restaurants and exclusive nightclubs, there are countless reasons to visit. So put on your walking shoes, grab your wallet and get ready to treat yourself. If you haven’t been already, you’ll want to begin your dive into its nightlife at 7th Hell. This bar was founded by a former mercenary, making it the perfect place to soak in the city’s rebel-chic ambience and show off your outlaw side with one of their custom cocktails. Whatever you do, don’t forget to stop by the gift shop!

WATSON

When nuclear disaster struck Night City’s center in 2023, the nearby town of Watson became the ark to which the city’s battered but not broken populace fled for shelter. By the 2050s, however, Watson’s role had changed from nucleus back to periphery. Yet in Watson’s decline, the old American dream found a new foothold. Enterprising souls flocked in from around the world, eager to set their hands to work. True, the revenues of their bazaars pale in comparison to the shareholder value produced in the Watson of decades past. Nevertheless, Watson’s hovels and alleys now buzz with the most exciting feeling known to man: the hope for growth.

The most buzzing bazaar of all is Kabuki—a tangled cluster of alleyways located not far from the old Med Center, its name a relic of its long-gone Japanese origins. Though notoriously crowded, unsanitary and rife with con artists, Kabuki is a must-visit home to some of the best bargain-hunting in the city. Meanwhile, in the Northside Industrial District (NID), newcomers with a knack for engineering or supply chain logistics write the first chapters of their rags-to-riches stories in apartments adjacent to the factories that employ them. Come evening, they join other hard working Night Citizens in sampling Little China’s rich tapestry of cultures and cuisines, their taste buds tickled by its many restaurants and ears dazzled in the neon glow of its eclectic storefronts.

HEYWOOD

Though not the side of Night City featured in braindance or flaunted in holo-ads, Heywood exudes a subtle, yet unmistakable charm. It boasts a broad variety of shops and restaurants, from the bougie boutiques and seafood saloons along the coast to the colorful open-air markets and taco stands of Vista del Rey.

In Heywood you’ll also find City Hall, a bustling tower of activity surrounded by the pleasant openness of an urban park. While admiring its architecture, keep your eyes open for City Council members as they dart to meetings at Corporate Plaza or simply enjoy a stroll to meet and greet their constituents. Heywood is also home to Reconciliation Park, built to commemorate the cleaning and rebuilding of Corporate Plaza and inaugurate a new era of corporate harmony. Despite rumors spread by the perpetually malcontent, it was not constructed on radioactive landfill left over from that cleanup.

WESTBROOK

Westbrook came of age during the tumult surrounding the 4th Corporate War, when capital fleeing the radioactive ruins of City Center created boomtown conditions in the inner suburbs. Corporate headquarters found temporary asylum outside the Coronado Peninsula while Corporate Plaza was being rebuilt, and to these hives of innovation and activity soon swarmed all the trappings of urban life, from housing blocks to capsule hotels to street food stalls. Still a mere bridge away from the best career prospects in the city, Westbrook is the desired place of domicile for both the up-and-coming (in Charter Hill) and the already-arrived (in North Oak).

Those who cannot afford to sleep in Westbrook’s bedroom districts still spend their nights here—in Japantown, Night City’s premier entertainment hub. When the sun sets, crowds pack into the love hotels, kyabakuras and hostess clubs whose lights glow in thick abundance along Japantown’s streets. We particularly recommend Clouds, a night club where one will find everything from braindance and beyond, catering to a pleasure seeker’s every possible desire.

CITY CENTER

Gargantuan skyscrapers that shade an endless tangle of streets. A neon glow that sets the stage for a ballet of flesh and steel. Floodlights and megascreens that blast a sky where hulking AVs glide like fish through water. This is Night City’s core, its heart, its dream turned reality. And at the heart of the heart lies Corporate Plaza, a special zone where corporations govern themselves in every regard, free from outside interference.

Meanwhile, Downtown is where City Center lets down its hair. Home to its most extravagant hotels, delectable restaurants and exclusive nightclubs, there are countless reasons to visit. So put on your walking shoes, grab your wallet and get ready to treat yourself. If you haven’t been already, you’ll want to begin your dive into its nightlife at 7th Hell. This bar was founded by a former mercenary, making it the perfect place to soak in the city’s rebel-chic ambience and show off your outlaw side with one of their custom cocktails. Whatever you do, don’t forget to stop by the gift shop!

WATSON

When nuclear disaster struck Night City’s center in 2023, the nearby town of Watson became the ark to which the city’s battered but not broken populace fled for shelter. By the 2050s, however, Watson’s role had changed from nucleus back to periphery. Yet in Watson’s decline, the old American dream found a new foothold. Enterprising souls flocked in from around the world, eager to set their hands to work. True, the revenues of their bazaars pale in comparison to the shareholder value produced in the Watson of decades past. Nevertheless, Watson’s hovels and alleys now buzz with the most exciting feeling known to man: the hope for growth.

The most buzzing bazaar of all is Kabuki—a tangled cluster of alleyways located not far from the old Med Center, its name a relic of its long-gone Japanese origins. Though notoriously crowded, unsanitary and rife with con artists, Kabuki is a must-visit home to some of the best bargain-hunting in the city. Meanwhile, in the Northside Industrial District (NID), newcomers with a knack for engineering or supply chain logistics write the first chapters of their rags-to-riches stories in apartments adjacent to the factories that employ them. Come evening, they join other hard working Night Citizens in sampling Little China’s rich tapestry of cultures and cuisines, their taste buds tickled by its many restaurants and ears dazzled in the neon glow of its eclectic storefronts.

HEYWOOD

Though not the side of Night City featured in braindance or flaunted in holo-ads, Heywood exudes a subtle, yet unmistakable charm. It boasts a broad variety of shops and restaurants, from the bougie boutiques and seafood saloons along the coast to the colorful open-air markets and taco stands of Vista del Rey.

In Heywood you’ll also find City Hall, a bustling tower of activity surrounded by the pleasant openness of an urban park. While admiring its architecture, keep your eyes open for City Council members as they dart to meetings at Corporate Plaza or simply enjoy a stroll to meet and greet their constituents. Heywood is also home to Reconciliation Park, built to commemorate the cleaning and rebuilding of Corporate Plaza and inaugurate a new era of corporate harmony. Despite rumors spread by the perpetually malcontent, it was not constructed on radioactive landfill left over from that cleanup.

WESTBROOK

Westbrook came of age during the tumult surrounding the 4th Corporate War, when capital fleeing the radioactive ruins of City Center created boomtown conditions in the inner suburbs. Corporate headquarters found temporary asylum outside the Coronado Peninsula while Corporate Plaza was being rebuilt, and to these hives of innovation and activity soon swarmed all the trappings of urban life, from housing blocks to capsule hotels to street food stalls. Still a mere bridge away from the best career prospects in the city, Westbrook is the desired place of domicile for both the up-and-coming (in Charter Hill) and the already-arrived (in North Oak).

Those who cannot afford to sleep in Westbrook’s bedroom districts still spend their nights here—in Japantown, Night City’s premier entertainment hub. When the sun sets, crowds pack into the love hotels, kyabakuras and hostess clubs whose lights glow in thick abundance along Japantown’s streets. We particularly recommend Clouds, a night club where one will find everything from braindance and beyond, catering to a pleasure seeker’s every possible desire.

SANTO DOMINGO

In Arroyo, Santo Domingo’s industrial heartland, the discarded husks of belly-up factories dot the landscape and have unfortunately attracted the usual bottom-feeding criminals and degenerates. Yet in Rancho Coronado, its bedroom community, white picket fences and immaculate green lawns surround spacious homes in an endless, breathtaking vista. Tree-lined streets snake through it like meadow streams, taking residents from their suburban repose to their workplaces in Arroyo’s factories and foundries.

When they return in the evening, they can enjoy all the amenities of urban life without having to trek into the city, including shopping centers, schools and restaurants such as Capitán Caliente’s, home to The Best Burrito in Town™. And all this comes without the burden of home ownership; the real estate here remains under the control of the corporations who developed it, allowing them to allocate it as best suits their needs.

PACIFICA

Before you step foot into Pacifica, close your eyes and imagine boutiques with products for every demographic, pop-up cyberware clinics, and amidst them all, throngs of happy tourists spending their hard-earned eurodollars, having the time of their lives.

Now open your eyes. What do you see? Crippling poverty? Crumbling infrastructure? Rampant gang violence? And nothing more? Then you, my friend, lack vision. Other, more far-sighted observers see in Pacifica pure potential. With proper investment and robust eviction measures, it may once more become Night City’s premier tourist destination.

OUTSKIRTS

Areas outside city limits are extremely dangerous. But should you choose to explore them, there are several landmarks of interest to see—preferably from a great distance, through the bulletproof windows of an armed convoy.

Worth a look are Biotechnica Farms. These immense, tent-like structures on the outskirts of Night City are but a few of the many farms Biotechnica manages worldwide, producing synthetic protein derivatives on a massive scale. You could also swing by Rocky Ridge, an attempt to construct a self-contained district in the desert east of the city. Streets were plotted out and houses built, ready to welcome the workers employed by the businesses located just next door. Unfortunately, those businesses went bankrupt shortly thereafter and the neighborhood was abandoned. Now, it stands a ghost town and a hotspot for nomad squatting. Finally, the solar power station makes for an impressive sight, with its vast, glistening panels visible from miles away.

SANTO DOMINGO

In Arroyo, Santo Domingo’s industrial heartland, the discarded husks of belly-up factories dot the landscape and have unfortunately attracted the usual bottom-feeding criminals and degenerates. Yet in Rancho Coronado, its bedroom community, white picket fences and immaculate green lawns surround spacious homes in an endless, breathtaking vista. Tree-lined streets snake through it like meadow streams, taking residents from their suburban repose to their workplaces in Arroyo’s factories and foundries.

When they return in the evening, they can enjoy all the amenities of urban life without having to trek into the city, including shopping centers, schools and restaurants such as Capitán Caliente’s, home to The Best Burrito in Town™. And all this comes without the burden of home ownership; the real estate here remains under the control of the corporations who developed it, allowing them to allocate it as best suits their needs.

PACIFICA

Before you step foot into Pacifica, close your eyes and imagine boutiques with products for every demographic, pop-up cyberware clinics, and amidst them all, throngs of happy tourists spending their hard-earned eurodollars, having the time of their lives.

Now open your eyes. What do you see? Crippling poverty? Crumbling infrastructure? Rampant gang violence? And nothing more? Then you, my friend, lack vision. Other, more far-sighted observers see in Pacifica pure potential. With proper investment and robust eviction measures, it may once more become Night City’s premier tourist destination.

OUTSKIRTS

Areas outside city limits are extremely dangerous. But should you choose to explore them, there are several landmarks of interest to see—preferably from a great distance, through the bulletproof windows of an armed convoy.

Worth a look are Biotechnica Farms. These immense, tent-like structures on the outskirts of Night City are but a few of the many farms Biotechnica manages worldwide, producing synthetic protein derivatives on a massive scale. You could also swing by Rocky Ridge, an attempt to construct a self-contained district in the desert east of the city. Streets were plotted out and houses built, ready to welcome the workers employed by the businesses located just next door. Unfortunately, those businesses went bankrupt shortly thereafter and the neighborhood was abandoned. Now, it stands a ghost town and a hotspot for nomad squatting. Finally, the solar power station makes for an impressive sight, with its vast, glistening panels visible from miles away.

 

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