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BERGHAIN
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WITH no cameras allowed inside, the foreboding guts of this former power station will forever be a mystery to the uninitiated. But there's no doubt that pictures alone couldn't do justice to the musical, and illicit, pleasures that the club, set on two floors roughly divided into techno (Berghain) and house (Panorama Bar), offers. With marathon sessions that extend from Saturday through to Sunday night, a procession of the world's best house, techno and dubstep DJs, residents like Steffi and Prosumer, and plenty of nooks and crannies where the mixed crowd can get down and dirty in more ways than one, there really is nowhere quite so exhilaratingly intense and overwhelming. And that's not even mentioning the remotely controlled shutters, which open and close to remind club vampires when daylight has returned outside.

"Still the best club in the world for me because it doesn't care about being the best club in the world," reckons Jesse Rose, whose Made To Play label is resident there. "The guys do what they want, the way they want and it continually works. No VIP, no mirrors in the bathroom, no expensive cocktails, just a good sound system and great crowd."

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SPACE IBIZA
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FABRIK
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GREEN VALLEY
4
AMNESIA
5
PACHA IBIZA
6
BERGHAIN
7
SANKEYS MCR
8
MINISTRY OF SOUND
9
ZOUK SINGAPORE
10
CAVO PARADISO
11
BCM PLANET DANCE
12
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FABRIC
14
SIRENA
15
Beta Nightclub
16
PRIVILEGE
17
DC-10
18
GUVERNMENT
19
YALTA CLUB
20
Pacha Sharm
21
Circus Afterhours
22
GUABA BEACH BAR
23
Club Prive
24
Cocoon
25
Club Midi
26
WARUNG
27
Pacha New York
28
Harry Klein
29
BETA (WATERLOO)
30
The Wright Venue
31
Fuse
32
PAPAYA
33
Neidklub
34
Mynt
35
WATERGATE
36
D-EDGE
37
CIELO
38
Café D'Anvers
39
MANSION
40
B018
41
CASTLE CLUB
42
Space Miami
43
WOMB
44
Moxa
45
Cameo
46
COCORICO
47
Baalsaal
48
TENAX CLUB
49
Silo
50
Paradiso
51
Stereo
52
The Arches
53
AGEHA
54
Spartacus Club
55
Warehouse Project
56
Set
57
Stiff Kitten
58
Bed Supperclub
59
TRESOR
60
Asylum Afterhours
61
TROUW
62
Skybar
63
Kristal
64
REX CLUB
65
66
Garage
67
PARADISE CLUB
68
Voyeur
69
La Cova Forest Club
70
CORSICA STUDIOS
71
SUB CLUB
72
ROBERT JOHNSON
73
Cable
74
Kelly's
75
Discoteque
76
The Arena
77
Ambar
78
Plastic People
79
MINT CLUB
80
MARQUEE NIGHTCLUB & DAYCLUB
81
Nation
82
Cabaret Voltaire
83
Gatecrasher
84
Clash Club
85
Liv Nightclub
86
Sullivan Room
87
ARMA 17
88
Tabubar
89
CACAO BEACH
90
District 36
91
Encore Beach Club
92
MOTION & MARBLE FACTORY
93
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Plan B
95
Avalon
96
The Masque
97
Numero Uno
98
Studio Martin
99
OMFG
100
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