DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs 2023 voting now open
Our celebration of the world’s best dancefloors is back
Voting is now open for our annual Top 100 Clubs poll. Support your favourite clubs by voting here.
Top 100 Clubs is a celebration of the world’s definitive dancefloors, ranked entirely by votes from DJ Mag’s global audience. More than 600,000 verified votes were counted in last year’s poll.
Voting opened today (11th January) at 12:00 GMT and runs until Wednesday 15th March at 23:59 BST.
Top 100 Clubs 2023 lands at a point when, for the first time since the start of the pandemic, the majority of clubs around the world are able to operate as usual. How that will impact the results is one of the big talking points for this year’s poll.
In last year's Top 100 Clubs — which was topped by Hï Ibiza — every club-bearing continent on the planet was represented in the poll for the first time since 2009.
Europe was the most represented continent in the 2022 poll, equalling the previous year’s total of 49 clubs and claiming half of the 12 new entries. Venues from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK joined the poll in 2022, while the region also once again contained all the non-movers.
Five clubs refused to budge, including top-five-placing Bootshaus in Cologne, London and Glasgow institutions fabric and Sub Club, and two iconic Ibiza venues, DC-10 and Pacha. There was also one European re-entry in Corsica Studios, a much-loved South London venue that’s home to Rupture, the party of previous DJ Mag cover stars, Mantra & Double O’s .
Elsewhere in 2022, the US took the title of No.1 clubbing country back from the UK, clocking an impressive total of 16 clubs in the previous year’s list (up from 13 in 2021). Four new US clubs also joined the poll: two in California, one in Boston (MA) and a new Las Vegas venue operated by Zouk (of Singapore and Kuala Lumpur fame). Zouk Las Vegas also copped last year’s Highest New Entry gong, in at No. 42. Despite extended lockdown measures, Canada was also on the up in 2022, as Montréal hotspot Stereo rejoins the poll for the first time since 2019.
In South America, five clubs lost places and four gained. However, the addition of the Surreal Park venue in Brazil evened out the scales, boosting the region’s overall number of ranked clubs into double figures.
The biggest shock, though, came from Asia. The region has been an unstoppable force in clubbing for several years now, gaining places in the poll each year. This has, in large part, been due to the rapid expansion of the Chinese club scene, which in 2021 equalled the number of Spanish rankings (12) and gave the US and UK a run for their money. The impact of the pandemic was a likely factor in China losing five clubs from last year's ranking, bringing its total to seven, while Asia was down six spots overall, and only gained one new venue — Nepal’s Lord Of The Drinks (otherwise known as LOD).
So what will be the trends of 2023? Can Hï Ibiza hold on to the No. 1 spot? Could sister venue Ushuaïa Ibiza be their biggest competition, or will we see a post-pandemic rebound for the clubs that were unable to operate fully in 2022? What new venues will enter the list and which will make way? As always, it’s down entirely to your votes. Have your say now here.