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DJ Mag Top100 Clubs

A true sanctuary of electronic music, Privilege is one of the globe's most historic nightspots. Starting out in the '70s under the name Club San Rafael, Privilege was no more than a community swimming pool with a small bar attached, where locals rubbed shoulders with European tourists.

Under new ownership, the club hit its stride in the '80s, transforming into the hedonistic house music haven we know today. Music-wise, Privilege has morphed with the times — they've hosted residencies from Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto and other trance heavyweights throughout the '00s, whilst long-standing club-nights Manumission and SuperMartxé still draw huge crowds to the club every week.

It’s also often been touted as the biggest in the world — its main room is the size of an aircraft hanger with a 25m-high ceiling, plus several gardens and chill-out spaces, two VIP areas and 14 bars. Privilege's Vista Club is responsible for the club's more underground sounds, most notably Darius Syrossian's new night Do Not Sleep, that will welcome weekly guests to its booth over the coming season.