Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Output reigns supreme as one of the most respected clubs across the entire American East Coast. Founded in January 2013, the club recently celebrated its fifth anniversary at the top of this year with a four-night run featuring Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Louie Vega and Onur Özer. Its culturally aware bookings focus on quality artists and emerging styles from the worldwide underground, while pushing the evolving boundaries of electronic music via resident DJs and regulars like Seth Troxler, Cassy, DJ Harvey and others.
While Output is relatively small, standing at 700 square feet within a former warehouse, it packs a heavy punch. Sporting an industrial vibe, the venue is comprised of four distinct separate areas: the raw main room; the ‘70s-inspired Panther Room; Halcyon, a speakeasy bar and record shop; and the roof deck, home to one of the city’s best panoramic views. The venue’s first-rate Funktion-One soundsystem was recently upgraded, as was the main room, which underwent a complete renovation with a rebuilt DJ booth and an expanded dancefloor. It’s no surprise, then, why Output is featured on this fine list and why it won Best Club: Northeast in our first-ever Best of North America Awards last year.