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Cocoon
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Born in 2004 and opened with Matthias Martinsohn, Sven Väth's ultra-futuristic bolthole venue in the city where he first rose to club infamy is a combination of freaky factors that obviously complement each other well. On the one hand, there's a restaurant and large lounge area, which don't seem very techno, but are obviously inspired by Sven's Ibiza jaunts. And even rave fiends get hungry (sometimes).

On the other, there's an endless stream of the best DJs in electronic music, from the deepest of underground artists to more commercial house promotions. Then there's the Steve Dash-created soundsystem and stunning interior design over three floors, which draws from nature for inspiration. As the name of the club suggests (also the title of Sven's label and booking agency, lest we forget), it's full of organic imagery, with pods that resemble butterfly pupas strewn around the fused, enveloping membrane walls (there are even several VIP "cocoons" built into them). Don't take our word for how jaw-dropping it is, though. "This club is really great, fantastic!" says Skrillex.
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SPACE IBIZA
2
GREEN VALLEY
3
PACHA IBIZA
4
FABRIK
5
ZOUK SINGAPORE
6
MINISTRY OF SOUND
7
BCM PLANET DANCE
8
FABRIC
9
AMNESIA
10
SIRENA
11
MARQUEE NIGHTCLUB & DAYCLUB
12
YALTA CLUB
13
BERGHAIN
14
PRIVILEGE
15
CAVO PARADISO
16
DC-10
17
Row 14
18
Pacha Miami
19
Circus Afterhours
20
GUABA BEACH BAR
21
22
SANKEYS MCR
23
Pacha Sharm
24
Beta Nightclub
25
D-EDGE
26
Club Midi
27
GUVERNMENT
28
ANZUCLUB
29
TENAX CLUB
30
PAPAYA
31
CASTLE CLUB
32
Harry Klein
33
SURRENDER/ENCORE
34
Fuse
35
Mynt
36
Obsession The Club
37
MOTION & MARBLE FACTORY
38
WARUNG
39
COCORICO
40
Beta Nightclub
41
Paradiso
42
Rise
43
TROUW
44
Cobra London
45
WATERGATE
46
Bed Supperclub
47
Liv Nightclub
48
Wright Venue
49
Klub OMFG
50
Asylum Afterhours
51
Villa Mercedes
52
Vertigo
53
Cabaret Voltaire
54
CIELO
55
The Warehouse
56
District 36
57
58
Avalon
59
Cable
60
PARADISE CLUB
61
MANSION
62
Gatecrasher
63
La Rocca
64
Electric Pickle
65
Garage
66
67
USHUAïA
68
Spy Bar
69
SPACE SHARM
70
EGO
71
Cocoon
72
Set
73
Tao
74
CORSICA STUDIOS
75
MINT CLUB
76
Club Vibe
77
Studio Martin
78
WOMB
79
Plastic People
80
Haze
81
Air
82
SUB CLUB
83
The Arches
84
Café D'Anvers
85
Snafu
86
Matrixx
87
Eden
88
REX CLUB
89
Space Miami
90
Ruby Skye
91
Ellui
92
BO18
93
ARMA 17
94
Kristal
95
Spartacus Club
96
AGEHA
octagon
octagon
97
OCTAGON
98
Playhouse
99
Skybar
100
Plan B