Location: London, UK
Top South London spot Phonox has slipped rather drastically down the poll since claiming the Highest Climber trophy back in 2017 (all the way up at no. 32). To assume that represents a dip in quality would be a colossal error, however. The venue claimed Best Small Club in our Best Of British awards in December 2018, with new Saturday resident Esa and extended-set Sundays from the likes of Dax J and Objekt all impressing. This year brings new short-term Friday residencies — Jayda G and Midland claiming the first two series — so if you’re in town, make sure to head on down.