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Just over a year before Brazil is thrust before our eyes for World Cup 2014, one of its other prestigious arenas has proved itself on an international stage. Scoring the most votes in this poll by a country mile, Green Valley has climbed its ranks gradually over the past few years. Reaching #27 in 2010, before leapfrogging to #3 the following year, then creeping to #2 in the last, the club's position at the apex of this poll had therefore felt inevitable, the result of six years firing on all cylinders, edging forward the boundaries of clubbing capabilities on all fronts.


Three months after a hellish fire devastated a venue 800km away, tragically killing 235 people, Green Valley has proved to the world that that unfortunate calamity is an anomaly. Highlighting that top-tier professional standards are being met in a club scene that's becoming increasingly ambitious, this club has fought hell for leather to compete seriously with the greatest on the planet since setting up in 2007, and its efforts have paid off.

Brazil proudly boasts six other clubs in the Top 100 (Space B. Camboriu, Miroir, Anzu, D-Edge, Warung, Sirena), four of which also rank in the top 50, statistics that dramatically dwarf any other South American country, while closing in on US representation in this poll. At the summit of it all, though, is this gigantic oasis at the heart of Santa Catarina's luscious jungle.

It's easy to see why increased scrutiny around health and safety standards following the aforementioned other venue's fire may have forced the venue to withdraw its paraffin-powered pyrotechnics, while stricter licensing has the club closing at 6am rather than 9am these days, but none of it has stopped Green Valley getting its hands on the clubbing crown this year. 
Testament to its still mind-blowing knack for production and dedication big enough to fill its gaping girth, it's continued to reach out further in its bid to dazzle the multiple thousands flocking through its lofty gates each night. It comes as no surprise, then, this adventure playground for adults under a gigantic canopy surrounded by mountainous rainforest — home to lakes, lush plantations, even a boutique, all inside the grounds of the club — is the automatic stop for any world-beating DJ at the top of his or her game.

Most impressive, though, is the infectious energy it generates. Last time this correspondent experienced Green Valley was during Carnival this February. Fatboy Slim turned the place into a mahoosive mosh pit of fluorescent glowsticks and multi-coloured floats, and it flipped a switch in our minds. Undoubtedly one of the most magnificent clubbing spectacles on the planet, its name now a glorified blaze of glowing lights, it's been justly rewarded in this poll, by the people that matter — you, the voting public.

 

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GREEN VALLEY
2
SPACE IBIZA
3
PACHA IBIZA
4
FABRIC
5
ZOUK SINGAPORE
6
BCM PLANET DANCE
7
MINISTRY OF SOUND
8
SIRENA
9
FABRIK
10
AMNESIA
11
MARQUEE
12
OCTAGON
13
CAVO PARADISO
14
DC10
15
GUABA BEACH CLUB
16
WARUNG BEACH CLUB
17
PRIVILEGE
18
BERGHAIN / PANORAMA BAR
19
THE WAREHOUSE PROJECT
20
YALTA
21
Pacha Sharm
22
GUVERNMENT
23
ANZUCLUB
24
Row 14
25
PAPAYA
26
Pacha New York
27
COCORICO
28
USHUAïA
29
DUEL:BEAT
30
Venue
31
MOTION
32
D-EDGE
33
PARADISE CLUB
34
SURRENDER/ENCORE
35
TROUW
36
Footwork
37
Studio 80
38
ECHOSTAGE
39
Ellui
40
THE MID
41
SPACE SHARM
42
SUB CLUB
43
TENAX CLUB
44
CASTLE CLUB
45
XS
46
Space Miami
47
MANSION
48
BOOTSHAUS
49
Avalon
50
Miroir
51
Club Midi
52
Roxy
53
Air
54
GUENDALINA
55
FOUNDATION SEATTLE
56
DIGITAL NEWCASTLE
57
SANKEYS MCR
58
Tao
59
Electric Pickle
60
The Exchange
61
Cable
62
BETA (WATERLOO)
63
WATERGATE
64
WOMB
65
ROBERT JOHNSON
66
STEALTH
67
Club Vertigo
68
AGEHA
69
Circus Afterhours
70
Liv Nightclub
71
The Warehouse
72
Fuse
73
La Rocca
74
The Garage
75
Il Muretto
76
LA HUAKA
77
Asylum Afterhours
78
REX CLUB
79
CIELO
80
SANKEYS IBIZA
81
Beta Nightclub
82
Spy Bar
83
Set
84
Matrixx
85
TRESOR
86
Stereo
87
CACAO BEACH
88
ARMA 17
89
Republiq
90
The Arches
91
Café D'Anvers
92
CORSICA STUDIOS
93
Skybar
94
Digital Brighton
95
Space B. Camboriu
96
Plan B
97
Melkweg
98
MINT CLUB
99
The Rainbow
100
Tabarin

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