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After just 12 months away from the top spot, the clubbing world has spoken and has decided to right their collective wrong by voting the now 27 year old Space back into the number one position in...

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Green Valley is the Brazilian clubbing Mecca that needs no introduction.

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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.

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Seoul’s Gangnam district is probably familiar to a few — well, over two and a half billion if Psy’s YouTube watches are anything to go by.

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When its doors first opened in 1991 inside three derelict warehouses, Zouk was the first club in Singapore to introduce dance music to its...

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When Hakkasan Group first took up shop at Las Vegas' offshoot of Studio 54 inside the MGM Grand in April 2013, the hospitality conglomerate did more than dust off old disco balls and install a few...

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Now into its six year, Ibiza hotspot Ushuaïa...

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South America might still be a what some DJs insist on calling an ‘emerging territory’, but the fact that Sirenna has been serving up electronic music for 23 years shows that Brazil has deeper...

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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...

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There’s no shortage of beachside clubs in Croatia, though few have notched up as many big-name bookings as Papaya.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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Whether it's EDM, trance or house blasting from the Funktion One systems, it seems the one rule of Boothaus is party hard.

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Over the last few years, Brazil has established itself as one of the dominant markets for EDM in South America.

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Motion has become a real party force in Bristol over recent years, and it is easy to see why.

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Built from several interconnecting platforms bobbing in the Adriatic Sea, Noa Beach Club is a luxe Croatian beach club like no other.

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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.

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Cavo Paradiso, as its name suggests, is built into a cliff-face overlooking the Aegean sea on the Greek island of Mykonos.

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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...

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Originally just a small seaside beach hut, Guaba has long since outgrown its humble origins, now accommodating some 2500 clubbers.

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Before you have even heard a beat, Rimini club Cocorico...

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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.

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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.

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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’...

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Situated in the heart of Bogota, Baum has established itself as one of biggest and most popular nightclubs in the Colombian capital.

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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.

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Digital Newcastle has set the bar for clubbing in the North East of England since day one.

Omnia is over the top, even by Las Vegas standards.

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Exchange sits in the historic core of downtown Los Angeles, in what was formerly the Los Angeles Stock Exchange building.

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Despite an ever healthier local music scene, Arma is still pretty much the only club we hear about outside Russia (even though it burned down in 2009, and was then forced to close for property...

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Las Vegas has quite obviously shifted from the center of gambling to the center of nightlife, and Marquee Las Vegas continues to be one of the names leading the charge for the city’s nightlife.

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These days, a lot of clubs feel the weight of financial pressures, meaning they open at every opportunity and consequently their line-ups suffer. Not Elrow.

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Think you know the pre-requisites for a nightclub? Think again. Forget dark subterranean spaces in old centres of industry, multi-storey super venues, or even four walls and a permanent roof.

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Once a dilapidated yet sprawling one-story warehouse just off of Biscayne Boulevard, the original Club Space has come a long way since its 2003 inception.

Barbarellas Discotheque, situated in Tisno, Croatia, is the sister venue of The Garden Resort, home to a number of intimate dance music festivals including Electric Elephant, Love International...

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When El Fortin entered our Top 100 last year, we predicted it wouldn't be for the last time — oh, how we love it when we're right.

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“For many Bulgarians, Yalta is where it all started,” explains Kliment Yonchev, one of the main men behind Sofia’s famous nightspot.

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This club lives up to its name in plenty of ways, not the least of which is the historic structure it inhabits — The Hollywood Playhouse, built in 1927, has been home to countless prolific acts...

Meet Icon, the Miami nightclub that moved into Mansion’s landmark mansion in 2015.

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Because of its location on the very heel of the boot of Italy, ...

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Aquarius is one of the many Croatian hotspots that have become well known to clubbers all over Europe in recent years.

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New City Gas is Montreal’s sprawling, 40,000 square foot power plant-turned-dance-haven.

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Fabrik with a K is about one of the largest European clubs outside of Ibiza.

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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...

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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....

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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.

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A true sanctuary of electronic music, Privilege is one of the globe's most historic nightspots.

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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...

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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.

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2016 saw this four-floor club celebrate 15 years in action by focusing even more on local talent.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

Montreal natives know how to party, and how to appreciate the fleeting months of warmth they experience every calendar year by taking advantage of their lakefront beaches.

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The old soap factory in a once-forgotten corner of England’s former-industrial capital must be lauded for its longevity, charting the rise, fall, and resurgence of Manchester’s club culture since...

Say what you like about EDM, it's undeniable that the genre has boosted the world of hedonistic club culture across the globe.

A new entry to our list, Elements is the latest venture from Beijing clubbing mastermind Mark Zhang.

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It is not news to anyone that Italians love their techno.

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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.

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If walls could talk, those in ‘The Mint’ would have more than a few yarns to spin.

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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...

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La Huaka continues its run in our Top 100 poll after making a grand return last year.

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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.

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Winning Best New Concept of 2015 for its diversity in entertainment as the only ultra-club in Florida open 24/7, there’s always...

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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...

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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.

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There’s two types of club in the world; small and intimate, and big and garish.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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...

A regular in our Top 100 for a few years now, M2 kept up the pressure in 2015 with plenty of massive trance...

Round the corner from Brixton’s O2 Academy there’s a nightclub doorway. From the outside you’d think it’s a small gaff, but inside it’s a veritable Doctor Who’s Tardis!

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Situated in the heart of New Delhi, Kitty Su blends the trappings of India's high-society with dance music’s penchant for a spectacle for a truly intoxicating experience.

The only surprise regarding Razzmatazz and our poll is that it hasn't appeared in it since 2009.

Situated in the Marina Bay Sands’ SkyPark and boasting 360-degree views, CÉ LA VI offers unparalleled views over Singapore from the 57th...

The mid-sized MAD club in Switzerland is a new entry into our poll for 2016.

The name Verboten has been synonymous with New York City underground nightlife for over a decade.

Open since 2014 on Bangla Road in the beating heart of Phuket, Illuzion is a clubbing Mecca for Thai locals and international jet setters alike.
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Ever since 2004, Stealth has been the leading light on the Midland’s club scene.

Just over two years since opening its doors, Coda has developed a loyal weekly following, meaning getting into the club's premiere events often isn't easy — it can be a tough Coda to crack (groan...

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Barely a week goes by without some renovation or re-investment at this vast cultural hub in Birmingham.

Opened in 2007, X2 took over an empty bowling and cinema complex to become the three room powerhouse it is today, freshening everything up with a refurb in 2014.

It's somewhat incongruous to find a club by the side of the busy road coming out of the Blackwall Tunnel, let alone the biggest club in London, but then Studio 338 has been full of surprises.

Arguably one of the White Isle’s greatest exports, the Space Ibiza franchise is a quarter-century old global clubbing institution.

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Robert Johnson has become one of Europe’s most loved small clubs since it opened in 1999.