Housed in a grandiose cinema built in the 1920s (previously The Hollywood Playhouse), Avalon opened doors as a club in 2003. A big-hitter on the American dance scene since the start, it wasn't until the “EDM” tsunami crashed over US clubland over the past few years that this club really started making tidal waves of its own.
The writing is on the wall; Avalon teased the lower echelons of this poll in 2011 (#95), shot up 37 places last year and has climbed a fair few again.
Continuing to flex its muscles, springing surprise appearances from the likes of Skrillex and holding down a residency from a man like Morillo — in-between marathon sets from trance titans like Markus Schulz — Avalon is the mould which all aspiring mainstream superclubs strive to fit.
From its brand-new (soon to be improved) EAW loudspeaker juggernaut of a system to its sensory frying-visuals, to its slick Art Deco furnishing, Avalon is a cut above the rest, gearing up to celebrate a decade on the dancefloor with quite the spectacle later this year...