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Location: Asunción, Paraguay

Capacity: 1,000


Located in the capital of Paraguay, the city of Asunción, the ultra-swish Velvet, with its padded booths (hewn from velvet, naturally) and large focal DJ booth — which allows for its clubbers to join the evening's selector behind the decks — not to mention sturdy rig, rightly retains its place as the city's 'premium spot' since opening its doors back in 2013.

While most would consider Mexico and Brazil — notably the party haven of São Paulo — to be the jewels in the crown of Central and South American club culture, Paraguay is fast catching up with its neighbouring bastions of the turntable. Velvet and other clubs like Ex-Taller 1130 and Sequence, pull in international names like Berlin stalwart Mike Dehnert through to big room Dutch EDM pair Bassjackers. A city to watch closely, then.