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Poll 2022: WAVE Club

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Capacity: 1,000 

Returning to our Top 100 Clubs poll for the second time, Taipei’s WAVE Club has gone from strength to strength in the past year, with the team taking the opportunity to upgrade the outdoor and bar areas of the club and give the sound and lighting installations a full overhaul. Funktion-One sound and a 700-square-foot, hi-res LED wall show this is a club that means business.

Located next to Taipei 101 (formerly the world’s tallest skyscraper on completion in 2004), the club takes full advantage of its iconic surroundings; the soundproofed VIP room looks out at the building from its outdoor terrace, while the main club features unique artwork from Be@rbrick and KaiKai KiKi amid its avant-garde-meets-industrial decor.

Taipei succeeded in containing the Covid-19 pandemic initially, which has made booking international acts tricky. But on a positive note, it has allowed resident DJs ASHLEYBABY, LEYO, MAURO, WANP, KAZERR, SHAWN, BIG B, LEXII and VEENA to shine.

With restrictions showing signs of easing, WAVE Club is looking forward to welcoming back more international talent, with the likes of Nicky Romero and Timmy Trumpet itching to play after virtual sets in 2021. With further expansion plans on the horizon, including a new beach club to be launched, expect Taipei to become an even hotter destination for partying.