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Top 100 Clubs

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Despite the emergence of rival clubbing hotspots — Croatia, Las Vegas, Brazil — in recent years, the island that...

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According to Sander Kleinenberg, “Green Valley ain't a club, it's a mother-freakin' jungle”. And he's not wrong.

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PACHA isn’t just a club. It’s a brand synonymous with glamour and sun-kissed hedonism.

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Fabric cements its place as one of the top clubs in the world by again polling at No.4 this year — and all without compromising its underground dance music vision...

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There's been plenty of debate in the last couple of years over the democratisation of dance music, with self-appointed...

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Don't let the appearance of Paris Hilton here last summer fool you, Amnesia is defined by serious clubbing values.

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 Zouk has more history and heritage than most clubs in existence today.

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Opening back in 1998, Brazil's Sirena has an impressive pedigree built on its successful formula of big name acts, a chi-chi crowd and unparalleled location....

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They've finally done it. Shooting up 86 places as if by some sort of supersonic suction shaft last year, Octagon has broken into the Top 10.

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HAKKASAN Las Vegas is the highest new entry into the Top 100 Clubs chart this year, an extraordinary debut that's testimony to the mark this high-end club has made...

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A dramatic leap up the poll for Ushuaia this year means they've clearly inveigled their way into your affections.

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Ministry is still one of the best-known clubs in the world, and should continue to be so for many years to come now that it has been saved from closure.

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Situated in the port of Limassol in southern Cyprus, Guaba Beach Club opened in 2006 “to change the narrow-minded people of the island during that period,” Yiannis...

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With its famously strict door policy and camera ban, you'd be forgiven for assuming that Berlin's most revered dance institution is most appealing from the outside...

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One of the key venues in the infamous city of sin, Marquee (and its attendant Dayclub and Nightclub) offers state-of-the-art sound and visuals, and the kind of...

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A favourite amongst UK clubbers, who loyally flock to its spectacularly long and jam-packed opening and closing parties, DC10 came into its own during the minimal...

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Situated in the same region as last year's winner Green Valley, Warung couldn't be further removed from its nearby counterpart.

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Rimini's dance history stretches back to the storied Discoteca Paradiso, a dance temple that was instrumental in pushing the sound of Italo disco.

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The humungous Echostage in the American capital of Washington DC has jumped a huge 19 places since its new entry into the chart last year.

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Another summer-time mecca whose burgeoning nightlife has been swelled by the ranks of EDM converts, Greek island Mykonos boasts not one, but two Top 100 clubs....

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On the surface, big room sounds might appear to be the modus operandi of Itu's gigantic superclub that started out as a Japanese restaurant.

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Situated amongst industrial estates in the dry, scrubby outskirts of Madrid, the main room of Fabrik dwarfs most Ibiza venues, with an array of lasers and ice...

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Think it's just about festivals in Croatia nowadays? Think again.

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Perched on the rocks over Paradise Beach, Cavo Paradiso is a contradiction of sorts.

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The birthplace of KiNK and home to big dance events like Solar (powered by this very club), Bulgaria is an unlikely source for top-quality dance music.

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Much like its music policy, Manchester's mammoth series of dance events cannot sit still for a second.

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When Seth Troxler announced that he was restricting his gigs to specific clubs in certain cities, there was obviously no hesitation in picking Trouw from Amsterdam...

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Struth! Rising a whopping 52 places since entering as a new entry last year, Sankeys Ibiza is this year's highest climber.

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"It's not the size of the boat,” so the saying goes, “it's the motion of the ocean."

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Originally a bottling plant, New York's wing of Pacha is more about popping bottles these days.

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Berlin's hip all-hours haunts get the most hype, but Germany is far from a one-trick pony when it comes to clubbing.

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The humungous enormodome of Privilege still reigns as the world's biggest club (and you can check the Guinness Book of Records for proof).

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Residing in a nation that loves dance music, the Greek capital city has a plethora of low-key spots, but The Venue isn't one of 'em.

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With D-Edge poised to bring underground sounds to Rio in the coming months, Miroir is already well-established as its more opulent foil.

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Part of Space Ibiza's global empire, their Egyptian counterpart, the first in the franchise, features three rooms — named directly after the Balearic mothership's...

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Surrender and its connecting outside pool party area, Encore Beach Club, has built itself up into one of the principal havens for electronic dance music in Las...

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Spelling was never a strong point for Toronto's largest club, but when you are this powerful you can do what you flippin' like.

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Wowser! What a year for Brazilian clubs. Six in the top 50, two of them new entries, including this one.

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Sharing the same name as the fabled island of King Arthurian folklore, LA's Avalon has a legendary history of its own.

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Ayia Napa might not be the same dance holiday behemoth it was during the '90s, but that doesn't mean visitors on vacation there no longer like to party.

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Still flying high as Sao Paulo's only underground superclub, Renato Ratier's achingly cool spot for house and techno has a reputation that far precedes it....

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Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2014, Circus Afterhours, as the name implies, is a weird world that happens while most people are asleep.

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Digital opened in Newcastle a decade ago, and DJ Mag immediately dubbed it “the Fabric of the North” due to its quality underground line-ups.

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Despite celebrating its 25th anniversary almost two years ago, Sub Club is showing no sign of ageing. In fact, it's only getting stronger.

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Partial to a bit of proper house and tech? Duel:Beat's got you covered. The birthplace of pizza also boasts one of the world's finest clubs.

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Brazil's many clubs — Sirena and Green Valley for the glamorous, D-Edge and Warung for the heads — are no strangers to this poll.

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It's not just samples that get recycled in the Dutch capital, Rembrandtplein's Studio 80 occupying an old national radio studio.

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Tokyo. For those who haven't been it remains an enigma. A place that occupies a lofty perch in the imagination....

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Well over a decade old, Club Space Miami has been an integral part of the city's club scene, with Murk legend Oscar G a resident in its early days, when it also...

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Serious clubbers of the world still look to Berlin for their kicks and this, a permanent fixture of this poll, is one of the main reasons.

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The sister club to the legendary Zouk Club in Singapore, Zouk Kuala Lumpur has been around for a dozen years and is by far and away the best club in Malaysia for...

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Slingshotting into the poll at #53 as a new entry is a pretty incredible feat, but seeing is believing when it comes to this colossal club.

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This ex-bakery in the heart of mythological Vampire Country opened its doors as a club in November 2007.

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XS is part of the Wynn hotel and entertainment complex in Vegas, conjoined to Surrender/Encore Beach Club, but it's so palatial that it requires a stand-alone entry...

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Situated in the heart of Leeds city centre, a town known for its nightlife, there's nothing out-of-the-ordinary about this club's location.

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Money may be able to buy you many things when kitting out a club, but the scenery surrounding Guendalina is priceless.

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Chicago as most know is the birthplace of house music. But what of the scene today?

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It's perhaps fitting that, as the EDM bubble continues to inflate, one of the US' leading clubs can be found inside what used to be the home of the Los Angeles...

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Rocketing in as a new entry, and with Hakkasan, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub.

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The buzz surrounding Octagon and The A aside, Ellui was here before both of them and it still hasn't gone off the boil....

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Formerly the Tropigala Lounge, which once played host to The Rat Pack's Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, LIV is today a walking...

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That Footwork has once again found a place in this poll despite closing at the end of 2013 is testament to its outstanding...

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With a history tracing back to the origins of electronic music, Tenax's placement in this poll is as justified as any other...

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Located in Masonic Place, the only illumination here comes via blinding floodlights and a sense of cliquey inclusion garnered by a decade of exceptionally...

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MANSION is set in a building first built as the French Casino in 1936.

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While Seoul's clubs have been ricocheting about the Top 100 like pinballs since EDM hit its shores, Japan's — or more...

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Italians love techno. And with clubs like Il Muretto, it's easy to see why.

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It's taken less than eight months for Control to make the poll, but it's no shock.

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Seoul's clubs are no stranger to this poll ever since the far-eastern city that never sleeps caught the EDM bug.

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Situated in the centre of Prague, a few minutes' walk from the old town square of Charles Bridge, Roxy is an automatic stop for tourists who like to stay up late....

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Foundation hasn't even been open 18 months and already it's been fitted with a new booth/stage, and earmarked a lighting...

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Despite its location, there's nothing Abba about Beta Waterloo, where the only dancing queens are those who like their beats...

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Celebrating 15 years this year, this pint-sized venue has a place every year in this poll despite having standing room for...

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espite resting (or not) on opposing sides of the globe, the exchange between Egypt and The White Isle is still going strong,...

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Leeds is considered by many to be the UK's number two spot for clubbing, and Mint Club has a lot to do with that.

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Owning everything from sandy beaches to snow-topped mountains, you'll find all manner of parties in Bulgaria, from urban club haunts to ski-slope rave-ups....

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Opened in '96, Chicago's Spybar is a clubbing establishment more rooted in house origins than most.

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Worthy of placement in this poll based on its credentials as a club alone, Matrixx is also the force behind multiple Dutch...

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The big club powering Glasgow's ever prescient club scene, The Arches prides itself on diversity.

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Cielo's 11-year legacy is extra impressive given that it opened at a time when New York City clubbers were still licking...

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Occupying one of the more prominent placements along the strip of Zrce Beach's many bars, clubs and beach parties, Aquarius...

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The sister club to Digital Newcastle in the north-east of England, Digital Brighton on the south coast opened in 2007....

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D-Edge and Warung both get all the credit for bringing deeper forms of house and techno to a scene dominated by VIP culture...

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A prominent member of the Opium Group, SET comes with all the opulence expected of a conglomerate responsible for scattering South Beach with glitzy hotels, casinos...

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Serving as a karate dojo, dry cleaners and an illegal gambling den, the set of archways in Elephant & Castle lived a relatively quiet life until opening as...

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It's no wonder that the little nation that birthed new beat, 2manyDJs and The Glimmers has its share of decent clubs.

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Nearly every city has an institution that serves as its clubbing backbone.

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Located off shady backstreets in downtown Miami, Electric Pickle emerged as the perfect foil to the silicone silliness of South Beach when it opened in 2009....

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Situated in the industrial heart of Birmingham, The Rainbow, which started life as an old man's boozer, today sits as one of Britain's most respected clubbing spots...

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A far cry from the prohibition era depicted on these shores in Boardwalk Empire, HQ Club offers a much more permitting vision of US culture — the EDM dream in all...

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Originally located underneath the remains of what was once Europe's biggest department store, Tresor is today found — somewhat fittingly — within an old industrial...

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Previously housed within an old gas-holding facility (circa 1865), Arma 17 was once one of the world's most obscurely located...

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Every city has an undisputed gem in its clubbing crown, a dark ruby its loyal clubbers covet. For the ravers of Montreal, it's undoubtedly Stereo.

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Opulence and extravagance are two words certainly synonymous with Indian high society; however EDM is an acronym that perhaps isn't.

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Named after a street frequented by Paris' most famous illusion artists, there's nothing fake about Tabarin.

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As London's clubs battle against the swell of litigation in the city, XOYO has stood like a bison since opening its doors in 2010.

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While South Beach's hotels buzz with bros and bikini-clad girls during Miami Music Week, this demure alternative can be found, filled with Florida's coolest club...

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From sketchy “Breakfasts at Egg” to some of the most impressive line-ups to hit the capital, Egg LDN has managed quite a turnaround over the past 12 or so months....

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Honolulu might not be renowned worldwide for its underground dance spots, but ask any DJ worth his or her salt why they are travelling to that distant set of...