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BERGHAIN
Position: 
10
Non Mover

Location: Berlin, Germany

Capacity: 1,500

berghain.de

It’s widely considered to be the epicentre for underground electronic dance music. A place where artists are discovered, careers are made, and the Saturday Klubnacht night parties often last until Monday morning. It’s also one of the hardest clubs to get into. But its infamous door policy (and no photo policy) ensure it remains a pinnacle for club culture, where people from nearly every walk of life feel free to be themselves and behave with respectful abandon. The vibe is like no other, and the DJs who are lucky enough to play there know it.

Those include world-famous residents like Ben Klock and Marcel Dettmann, who regularly play the techno-centric Berghain floor; Steffi, Nick Höppner and Tama Sumo, who’ve resided over the upstairs house-heavy Panorama Bar floor for years; and a regular cast of guests that in 2018 included The Black Madonna, Ben UFO, DJ Nobu, Leon Vynehall, Craig Richards, Jennifer Cardini, Dasha Rush, and Dixon, along with exciting up-and-comers like Perel, Man Power, and Upsammy. Meanwhile, the newer Säule floor constantly brings boundary-pushing names in experimental music — including a takeover by Клуб, one of Russia’s wildest clubs — every Thursday.

As long as Berghain stands, it’s hard to imagine anything better.

1
GREEN VALLEY
2
ECHOSTAGE
3
USHUAïA
4
HÏ IBIZA
5
ZOUK SINGAPORE
6
PAPAYA
7
OCTAGON
8
BOOTSHAUS
9
Printworks
10
BERGHAIN
11
MOTION & MARBLE FACTORY
12
PACHA IBIZA
13
ZOUK KL
14
AMNESIA
15
FABRIC
16
WHITE DUBAI
17
EXCHANGE LA
18
GUABA BEACH BAR
19
AQUARIUS
20
ELROW (ROW14)
21
DC-10
22
NOA BEACH CLUB
23
EL FORTIN
24
OUTPUT
25
LAROC CLUB
26
THE WAREHOUSE PROJECT
27
MINISTRY OF SOUND
28
WARUNG BEACH CLUB
29
BARBARELLAS
30
AVALON HOLLYWOOD
31
TOBACCO DOCK
32
CULTURE CLUB REVELIN
33
ILLUZION
34
FABRIK
35
LOST BEACH CLUB
36
PRIVILEGE
37
OMNIA
38
BEACHCLUB
39
HAKKASAN
40
VERSUZ
41
REX CLUB
42
WATERGATE
43
CONCRETE
44
CAVO PARADISO
45
DUEL CLUB
46
MARQUEE NIGHTCLUB & DAYCLUB
47
WOMB
48
YALTA CLUB
49
XOYO
50
RAZZMATAZZ
51
BAUM
52
Academy LA
53
Space Plus
54
EGG LDN
55
PANAMA
56
KALYPSO
57
De School
58
Cove Manila
59
SKY GARDEN
60
1/3 One Third
61
TRESOR
62
Oqtagon
63
Crobar
64
Eden
65
SOS CLUB
66
DIGITAL NEWCASTLE
67
D-EDGE
68
1900 Le Theatre
69
MAD CLUB
70
GUENDALINA
71
ONYX
72
MYST
73
CHROMA
74
Encore Beach Club
75
Club Galame
76
Halcyon
77
Catwalk
78
CHINESE LAUNDRY
79
Elsewhere
80
Envy
81
CODA
82
LUX FRAGIL
83
Propaganda
84
ELEMENTS
85
STUDIO 338
86
Goa Club
87
CLUB SPACE
88
CÉ LA VI
89
La Feria
90
PHONOX
91
House of Yes
92
Stereo
93
District 8
94
WILDE RENATE
95
AGEHA
96
Octava
97
COLOSSEUM CLUB
98
Home Sydney
99
The Grand Factory
100
SUB CLUB