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KALYPSO
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Location: Zrće Beach, Island of Pag, Croatia

Capacity: 4,500

Website: kalypso-zrce.com

Those looking for the early roots that helped Croatia’s now-globally renowned electronic music scene grow could do worse than check Kalypso Beach Club. Situated on the stunning Adriatic coastline at Zrće Beach, arguably the most hedonistic spot in the Balkans, the venue first opened its doors in 1987, making it the godfather of the region’s nightlife. Skip forward to today, and elements that first made the place so special remain intact — that stunning location, the infectious vibe — but plenty has changed.

Now operating a mammoth 12 bars across two floors, separate day and night stages mean punters aren’t won’t get bored when knee-deep in one of the club’s musical marathons, for example during Sonus, Barrakud, or Hideout festivals, with celebrated VIP areas ensuring it is possible to take some time out of the mayhem. 2017 saw the likes of The Martinez Brothers, Seth Troxler & Monika Kruse, Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Ben Klock and Ellen Allien grace the booth, with overground faces coming in the form of Marshmello and R3hab. Indicative of the diverse acts that have played, and range of crowds you might find partying here, it’s place on our list is unarguably deserving. Institution barely comes close.

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GREEN VALLEY
2
USHUAïA
3
ZOUK SINGAPORE
4
ECHOSTAGE
5
HÏ IBIZA
6
PAPAYA
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OCTAGON
8
PACHA IBIZA
9
FABRIC
10
BERGHAIN
11
BOOTSHAUS
12
AMNESIA
13
NOA BEACH CLUB
14
Printworks
15
DC-10
16
MOTION
17
GUABA BEACH BAR
18
WARUNG BEACH CLUB
19
ZOUK KL
20
WHITE DUBAI
21
ELROW (ROW14)
22
EXCHANGE LA
23
OMNIA
24
MINISTRY OF SOUND
25
AQUARIUS
26
EL FORTIN
27
THE WAREHOUSE PROJECT
28
OUTPUT
29
LAROC
30
HAKKASAN
31
AVALON HOLLYWOOD
32
BARBARELLAS
33
KALYPSO
34
EGG LONDON
35
MARQUEE
36
TOBACCO DOCK
37
FABRIK
38
CAVO PARADISO
39
BAUM
40
CULTURE CLUB REVELIN
41
MYST
42
PRIVILEGE
43
BEACHCLUB
44
LOST BEACH CLUB
45
DIGITAL NEWCASTLE
46
ELEMENTS
47
WATERGATE
48
ILLUZION
49
VERSUZ
50
REX CLUB
51
Schimanski
52
CONCRETE
53
RAZZMATAZZ
54
MATAHARI
55
DUEL:BEAT
56
WOMB
57
TRESOR
58
XOYO
59
TENAX CLUB
60
VELVET
61
FOUNDATION NIGHTCLUB
62
YALTA CLUB
63
PANAMA
64
ROBERT JOHNSON
65
Space Plus
66
PHONOX
67
CÉ LA VI
68
GUENDALINA
69
SANKEYS IBIZA
70
SKY GARDEN
71
MAD CLUB
72
THE PALACE
73
SPACE ONE
74
Eden
75
Oqtagon
76
De School
77
ONYX
78
SOS CLUB
79
ARMA 17
80
Heart Nightclub
81
D-EDGE
82
CHINESE LAUNDRY
83
LUX FRAGIL
84
Propaganda
85
Jewel Nightclub
86
Goa Club
87
Halcyon
88
Catwalk
89
STUDIO 338
90
ZIG ZAG
91
Club Galame
92
COLOSSEUM CLUB
93
E11EVEN
94
Home Sydney
95
CLUB SPACE MIAMI
96
AGEHA
97
House of Yes
98
SUB CLUB
99
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