Poll Clubs 2014: Ministry Of Sound | DJMag.com! Skip to main content
MINISTRY OF SOUND
Position: 
12
down 5

Ministry is still one of the best-known clubs in the world, and should continue to be so for many years to come now that it has been saved from closure. A few months ago there was the danger that a new development of flats near the iconic club could threaten its very being, but fortunately that's now all resolved.

Ministry, of course, opened in 1991 “to create London's version of Paradise Garage NYC”.

With its amazing soundsystem, from the off it helped cement international house music in the UK's consciousness by flying over all the big American house DJs of the time.

It soon began launching dance compilation series, and started scoring chart hits on in-house labels like Rulin' and Data. Ministry has had a wee makeover recently, with a new outside bar in the courtyard and a spruce-up of the VIP, and continues to host a plethora of international DJs and top nights — including, as of next month, the quarterly DJ Mag Sessions.

Andy C, Basement Jaxx, Bob Sinclar, Dennis Ferrer, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Frankie Knuckles, Kaskade, Laidback Luke, Sasha, Todd Terry and Paul Woolford are just a few of the DJs they've hosted — or are about to host — recently. 

1
SPACE IBIZA
2
GREEN VALLEY
3
PACHA IBIZA
4
FABRIC
5
BCM PLANET DANCE
6
AMNESIA
7
ZOUK SINGAPORE
8
SIRENA
9
OCTAGON
10
HAKKASAN
11
USHUAïA
12
MINISTRY OF SOUND
13
GUABA BEACH BAR
14
BERGHAIN
15
MARQUEE
16
DC-10
17
WARUNG
18
COCORICO
19
ECHOSTAGE
20
Paradise Club Mykonos
21
ANZUCLUB
22
FABRIK
23
PAPAYA
24
CAVO PARADISO
25
YALTA
26
THE WAREHOUSE PROJECT
27
TROUW
28
SANKEYS IBIZA
29
MOTION
30
AIR AMSTERDAM
31
Pacha New York
32
BOOTSHAUS
33
PRIVILEGE
34
THE VENUE
35
Miroir
36
SPACE SHARM
37
SURRENDER/ENCORE
38
The Government
39
SKY ROOM
40
Avalon
41
CASTLE CLUB
42
D-EDGE
43
Circus Afterhours
44
DIGITAL NEWCASTLE
45
SUB CLUB
46
DUEL:BEAT
47
MATAHARI
48
Studio 80
49
WOMB TOKYO
50
Space Miami
51
WATERGATE
52
53
NEW CITY GAS
54
Club Midi
55
XS
56
The Warehouse
57
GUENDALINA
58
THE MID
59
EXCHANGE
60
LIGHT NIGHTCLUB
61
Ellui
62
LIV
63
Footwork
64
65
STEALTH
66
MANSION
67
AGEHA
68
Il Muretto
69
CONTROL
70
The A Club
71
Roxy
72
FOUNDATION SEATTLE
73
BETA (WATERLOO)
74
ROBERT JOHNSON
75
Pacha Sharm
76
MINT CLUB
77
CACAO BEACH
78
Spybar
79
Matrixx
80
The Arches
81
CIELO
82
AQUARIUS
83
Digital Brighton
84
Club Vibe
85
Set
86
CORSICA STUDIOS
87
Fuse
88
REX CLUB
89
Electric Pickle
90
RAINBOW VENUES
91
HQ Club
92
TRESOR
93
ARMA 17
94
Stereo
95
KITTY SU
96
Tabarin
97
XOYO
98
Treehouse Miami
99
EGG LONDON
100
Asylum Afterhours