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DJ Mag Top100 Clubs
AVALON Hollywood

This club lives up to its name in plenty of ways, not the least of which is the historic structure it inhabits — The Hollywood Playhouse, built in 1927, has been home to countless prolific acts and events spanning generations, from the Beatles to the Grammy’s.

Not one to fall prey to ageing, the club received a major upgrade in 2014 which included, among other things, the world’s largest subwoofer club installation (40-inch cones; just ask Google what that means). According to

owner John Lyons, “It creates earth crushing subbass.” Needless to say, DJs taking the stage for Avalon’s wildly popular Friday night trap and dubstep-centric Control series are probably pretty happy campers. Of course, earth crushing bass doesn’t mean obnoxiously distorted: it means clean, crisp and all-encompassing. 

That’s why you’ll see the best names in deep house, techno and electronica show up for work here, too. Case in point, Avalon’s booth recently hosted dynamic duo Jody Wisternoff and Nick Warren with the revival of their legendary Way Out West moniker and Hernan Cattaneo b2b Danny Howells. Old Hollywood would be proud to see legends still playing at its beloved Playhouse.