Top 100 Clubs
Green Valley is the Brazilian clubbing Mecca that needs no introduction.
There's few clubbing experiences more fabled than watching the sunrise over the Amnesia terrace.
As one of the White Isle’s longest-standing nightlife institutions, you’d be hard pressed to find an Ibiza clubber who wouldn’t recognise Pacha’s famous cherry logo.
Magaluf may have a certain rep amongst some clubbers, but its biggest nightclub by far — BCM Mallorca, aka BCM Planet Dance — has still managed to persuade the world’s biggest DJs to spin in its...
There’s no shortage of beachside clubs in Croatia, though few have notched up as many big-name bookings as Papaya.
It may not be the longest running or the biggest of Ibiza’s famed club empires, but for many DC-10 is the pinnacle of the island’s dance thrills.
The team behind GLOW, D.C.’s longest-running EDM promotions company, opened Echostage in September of 2012 to accommodate both their growing crowds and the increasing tech requirements of the acts...
Suspended on a rocky outcrop on the Greek island of Mykonos, Paradise Beach Club sports on hell of a view.
When it first opened in 1999, Fabric was a top class addition to London’s underground nightlife.
The simple but effective two pronged attack of this underground dance music mecca continues to be like catnip to cool club kids all over the world.
Whether it's EDM, trance or house blasting from the Funktion One systems, it seems the one rule of Boothaus is party hard.
Over the last few years, Brazil has established itself as one of the dominant markets for EDM in South America.
Motion has become a real party force in Bristol over recent years, and it is easy to see why.
Built from several interconnecting platforms bobbing in the Adriatic Sea, Noa Beach Club is a luxe Croatian beach club like no other.
While it's still booming, Brazil's clubs industry has struggled to pay the extortionate fees expected by international EDM DJs amid economy decline in recent years.
Cavo Paradiso, as its name suggests, is built into a cliff-face overlooking the Aegean sea on the Greek island of Mykonos.
Ministry is a global clubbing institution, pivoted around its celebrated premises in Elephant & Castle in south-east London — an inner city area that it’s been instrumental in regenerating...
Originally just a small seaside beach hut, Guaba has long since outgrown its humble origins, now accommodating some 2500 clubbers.
Before you have even heard a beat, Rimini club Cocorico...
Since closing the old venue and moving into a new purpose built address at the centre of a planned ‘entertainment district’ last summer, one word best describes Zouk KL — massive.
Clubbing destinations don't come much bigger than Ibiza, and Sankeys has been bringing a slice of historic UK club culture to the White Isle since it launched way back in 2011.
Gargantuan line-ups have defined the semi-nomadic TWP since inception in 2006, which is why the seasonal session lures punters from across the UK and further afield between September and New Year’...
Situated in the heart of Bogota, Baum has established itself as one of biggest and most popular nightclubs in the Colombian capital.
Albeit a cliched phrase, AIR is the phoenix that rose from the ashes of Amsterdam’s legendary club iT, which ran from 1989 to 2002.
Digital Newcastle has set the bar for clubbing in the North East of England since day one.
Meet Icon, the Miami nightclub that moved into Mansion’s landmark mansion in 2015.
Because of its location on the very heel of the boot of Italy, ...
Aquarius is one of the many Croatian hotspots that have become well known to clubbers all over Europe in recent years.
New City Gas is Montreal’s sprawling, 40,000 square foot power plant-turned-dance-haven.
Fabrik with a K is about one of the largest European clubs outside of Ibiza.
The Resident Advisor profile for Output only says, “Output is open to anyone, but is not for everyone”. That very succinctly sums up this haven for people who want the unexpected.
Three years ago White Club was an empty hotel rooftop, and now it is one of the finest spaces to party in all the world according...
Since first opening the velvet rope, Surrender and its adjoining pool party area outside, Encore Beach Club, remain one of the staple haunts for electronic dance music in Las Vegas....
Belgium has long been a hotbed of dance music activity, right back to the days of EBM, the techno heyday of the early '90s and on through acts like Soulwax, Kolombo and Peter Van Hoesen.
A true sanctuary of electronic music, Privilege is one of the globe's most historic nightspots.
Bulgaria might be best known as the home of live techno specialist KiNK, but these days you’d be remiss if you weren’t also to mention Cacao Beach...
Like its namesake, Egg LDN is a blank canvas of possibility and its one constant, since opening 13 years ago, has been to constantly evolve.
2016 saw this four-floor club celebrate 15 years in action by focusing even more on local talent.
In a party scene still dominated by samba, Brazilian country and pop music, the emergence of mainstream EDM, while insurgent, still only makes up a relatively small proportion of the largest South...
The story behind Lost Beach Club in Ecuador is nearly as convoluted as the tale of the cult TV series Lost, after which it is named.
In every sense of the word, Lux is a big club — it’s big with the locals, big with international celebrities from music and film and big in that it holds 3000 ravers at any one time.
Unlike a number of other clubs in this poll, which rely on the larger than life sights and sounds of EDM to fill their cavernous confines, the Subbie is a different kettle of fish altogether.
If you need proof that China is an ever-rising force in the global dance market, look no further than the ever-higher climbing Mys...
With Asia fast becoming an international powerhouse for EDM, it is no surprise to see The Palace — made up of multiple clubs — making its way steadily up our Top 100 poll.
Nothing has changed at the most legendary club in France during the last 12 months. And why should it? Let’s start with the basics.
Berlin has plenty of competition when it comes to venues, but Watergate consistently proves itself to be one of the city’s finest.
If walls could talk, those in ‘The Mint’ would have more than a few yarns to spin.
Countless star-studded nights, 60,000 square feet, two pools, 15 luxury mezzanine level cabanas, 7,000 square feet of high definition LED video screens, an 80-sided LED disco ball, four full...
La Huaka continues its run in our Top 100 poll after making a grand return last year.
In the ‘90s, every breakdancing menace, raver kid in glow paint and it-gal/possible-transvestite craved and hustled for entrance into this Meat Packing District club mainstay.
Since opening in 2011, two years after the city's nightlife was described as “dead”, Concrete, and its legendary all-day parties, have put Paris back on the map. What sets Concrete apart from your...
Climbing 11 spots since arriving as a new entry in last year's poll, the rise of Revelin has run tidily alongside the emergence of Croatia as a dance destination for clued-up tourists.
There’s two types of club in the world; small and intimate, and big and garish.
A mixture of panic and joy washes over newcomers to this institution as they descend underground, through a concrete-clad tunnel and into Tresor-proper.
Dragonfly’s transformation from a restaurant and bar in 2004 to an fully-fledged club in 2015 has been something of an ongoing process.
If Las Vegas is indeed Sin City, then its clubs are the shepherds of after dark debauchery. LIGHT Nightclub brings some shimmer to that darkness — literally.
Sydney institution Chinese Laundry is one of the city’s largest and longest running clubs.
Macau has always been renowned for the country's giant casinos and extravagant malls which has earned it the nickname, the 'Las Vegas of Asia', and much like sin city, Club Cubic has looked...
Foundation has found its way onto the Top 100 list several times with good reason.
Opened in 2013, Paraguay’s Velvet club is the product of a global explosion in dance music that has quite literally touched all four corners of the...
A fresh new entry for 2016, say hello to one of three Chinese clubs to make the Top 100 this year, Modo Ultra.
One of very few super-sized clubs in Paris, Metropolis is awesome in every regard: the five-roomed space boasts seven bars and has a...