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Top 100 Clubs

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Over the past few years this poll has been something of a two-horse race.

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Space Ibiza may have been knocked off the top spot by Green Valley in the poll this year, but it still remains No.1 in the hearts of many.

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Last year Hakkasan Las Vegas catapulted its way into the Top 100 Clubs chart at number 10, making an extraordinary highest new entry debut.

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Though Pacha is now a global brand with clubs all over, its heart belongs to the White Isle.

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Clubbing destinations don’t come more fabled than Ibiza, and night-clubs don’t come bigger than Amnesia.

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Clubs come, go and regularly change hands in Seoul, but one that isn't going anywhere is Octagon.

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Earlier this year, Zouk Singapore was fighting for the right to remain on the site they have occupied for over two decades.

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Cavernous, outrageous and lots of fun, BCM is Magaluf's flagship nightclub.

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They've finally done it! Ushuaia has breached the Top 10.

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A lot has been said about the recent rise of the Brazilian club scene in these pages, but...

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Since Ministry opened in 1991 “to create London's version of Paradise Garage NYC”, it has been a crucial part of the UK scene.

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The nomadic club series that inspired imitators In:Motion and The Hydra, The Warehouse Project is the undisputed king of the Manchester scene.

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Many people in the UK will bang on to you about how DC10 should — at least — be in the top 10 (it's a public vote, remember, guys!), and quite rightly so.

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Far from cowed by their recent license issue — which has been covered enough elsewhere — Fabric remains undaunted and more potent than ever.

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The home of now-deceased party institution Discoteca Paradiso, the city of Rimini was once the undisputed epicentre of Italo house.

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Wanna party to EDM till dawn on a picturesque cliff-top overlooking the Aegean? Well, at Paradise Club such a scenario is entirely possible!

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The odds of catching President Obama politicking with, say, Eric Prydz about his 12-inch vinyl collection (we assume...

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An undisputed titan of Brazil's thriving scene (seven clubs in the top 50 of this poll is proof if it's ever needed...

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Capitalizing on low liquor taxes and minimal sound restrictions, Pag Island is Croatia’s answer to the White Isle.

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In 2007, Los Angeles and Miami-based club and hotel group SBE expanded to Las Vegas, purchasing the old Sahara Hotel and Casino and refurbishing the relic into the...

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Cologne has its fair share of underground dens, while Kompakt and Damiano Von Eckert's Ava are just two labels with alternative takes on...

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Nothing beats a Greek holiday. Unless it's a Greek holiday with a world-class clubbing experience attached (obviously).

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It may not be the most salubrious club on the planet, but Motion Bristol is the fourth best club in the UK, according to the hundreds of thousands of voters in the...

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If you are waking up in the desert sunshine beneath palm trees and the shade of the Eiffel Tower, chances are less likely that you’ve survived an Earth-shifting...

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EDM is still exploding in Brazil and deep house might be coming up the rear, but one venue that couldn't give a flying fuck is Warung Beach Club.

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What happens in Vegas does not always stay there.

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Yalta is one of our favourite places in the world to party.

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Starting 10 years ago as a small bar on a sandy beach in Limassol, Guaba has come a helluva long way.

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DJs and clubbers mourned the loss of Trouw when it closed its doors for one last time in January, a night that produced a video, which went viral, of Seth Troxler...

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Heralded as the fastest-growing club on the island last summer, Sankeys Ibiza was also the highest climber in the poll in 2014, this time around regaining its grasp...

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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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We all need oxygen to stay alive and the same can be said for Amsterdam's club scene.

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What's that? Another Brazilian club in the poll? What next? Top 100 Brazilian clubs?

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Located on Newcastle’s city hub, Times Square, you’d have trouble missing the entry to Digital.

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Arma17, probably the coolest club-night in Russia, was originally housed in an old gas-holding facility until fire struck in 2009 and it had to move to an old...

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Zouk is Asia’s most beloved nightclub brand.

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Of all the Italian cliches, the one we love most is the fact that they love techno. Why? Because it's 100% true!

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Nine clubs in the poll! What is it about Brazil's clubs that you people love so much?

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Everybody needs a bit of fun in their life. Something club promoters have a tendency to forget.

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Located in Bogota, the capital of Colombia with a population of nearly seven million people, Baum brings some of the best underground DJs to the heart of the city...

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Rimini has long been an epicentre for European clubbing, without attracting quite the same attention as Ibiza or, lately, Croatia.

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Originally opened in 1927 as The Hollywood Playhouse, the building at 1735 Vine Street, which now houses Avalon Hollywood, is not just a nightclub, it’s a Hollywood...

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Situated not far from Green Valley and Warung, El Fortin sits within the stunning beach community of Porto Belo — smack bang in between Camboriu and Florianopolis...

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In the last few years, Tokyo's underground house and techno lacuna has adapted to the changing landscape.

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It's not exactly a secret, but the southern region of Italy has been an unsung international clubbing centre for a long time.

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The Warehouse first opened in 1979, and is the longest-standing dance music venue in the UK — currently celebrating its 36th...

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Located on the outskirts of Madrid, the largest city and capital of Spain, Fabrik opened in 2003 and has no connection to London club Fabric — and, in truth, bears...

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As arguably the most prominent night-club in the cool, dance-savvy Montreal, New City Gas stands proud in Canada's dance pantheon.

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Established in recent years as one of the Dutch capital's best clubs, Studio 80 decided to switch up their vibe in 2014.

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After skyrocketing into the Top 100 Clubs as a new entry last year, The Light Nightclub proves once again this year that Las Vegas is America's sherpa of the EDM...

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The top tourist spot for youngsters on cheap, hedonistic holidays, Sunny Beach has become very popular in recent times as an alternative to the Balearics for...

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Year-on-year the volume of Brazilian clubs in this poll increases, reflecting just how much the new generation of clubbers in South America's gigantic nation have...

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Mansion is Miami's landmark nightclub that for the past decade has proven to be a go-to venue for the biggest international EDM acts.

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If “underground” is “making its comeback” in the US of A, one could easily point a finger of blame at Brooklyn’s Output.

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If this poll was ranked in order of size, Privilege Ibiza would place a lot higher. If the Guinness Book of Records is to be believed, number one each time....

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For the past decade, New York City nightlife has been connected with many names, but one in particular stands out just a little bit more than others: Pacha....

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Leeds has long been touted as the mecca for house and techno, spawning some of the UK’s best-known artists, forward-thinking imprints and charismatic club...

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The home of acts including Kolombo, Aeroplane and Magic Tape wizard, The Magician, not to mention big budget, mega festivals Tomorrowland and I Love Techno, there’s...

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In the ‘90s, every breakdancing menace, raver kid in glow paint and it-gal/possible-transvestite craved and hustled for entrance into this Meat Packing District...

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A mainstay in this poll for all the right reasons, despite only legally offering dancing room for 500, Sub Club embodies everything a good club should.

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The only thing scandalous about this Watergate is that it hasn't ranked higher in 2015.

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A serial high flyer in this poll, The Guvernment served as one power we didn't have to fight.

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As the name suggests, this egg is all about growth, evolution and change. Especially over the past two or three years.

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A conspicuous absence in last year's poll, Sankeys MCR is back where it belongs after re-opening its doors, after taking six months out towards the end of 2013....

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Opened originally inside an old warehouse in 2009, Fuse moved in 2012 to its current location, an empty building in Vietnam's largest city that they decked out...

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Leeds is still the UK's second city for clubbing and it's only getting stronger.

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Featuring scenes that couldn't be further removed from the dodgy video for Sash!'s late-'90s Euro-pop/trance caper (thanks god!), Lost Beach Club represents a far...

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Part of The Palace, a newly opened nightlife complex in the Philippine capital, Valkyrie Club opened its doors last November with only one thing on the agenda: to...

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Last year saw eight Brazilian clubs make the top 50 of the poll and here's another one, storming into 77 as a new entry — once again confirming Brazil's unstoppable...

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Not to be confused with the trendy Mexican restaurant with a similar title (La Huaca), La Huaka is Peru's answer to DC10.

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Canada has its fair share of decent clubs. Montreal has Stereo and New City Gas. Toronto is home to Footwork and Guvernment.

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Previously a karate dojo, dry cleaners and gambling den, Corsica Studios' current incarnation is the one that's made...

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London is awash with rough-and-ready basement rave caves.

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With a stripped-back decor and an inconspicuous entrance, it’s all about minimalism at pocket-sized nightclub, Robert...

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With 14 fully stocked bars, a whopping outdoor terrace and a brand new swanky elevated VIP area - Castle Club lives...

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The North African branch of longstanding party institution, Space Ibiza, Space's Egyptian edition lives up to the...

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Fancy an all-nighter in a 16th century fortress with a 360-degree view of...

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At Miami's E11EVEN nightclub, the party don't stop. Literally.

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The go-to venue in Panama for authentic house and techno, the brains behind Teatro Amador have a hold on Panama City's vibrant nightlife.

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Sharing the same railway arch concept of many of the world's clubs, it's not the setting of The Arches that's...

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With 250 million people under the age of 25, India is one of the world's fastest emerging EDM territories, so it's no surprise that the odd club from Delhi, the...

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Open since 2011, the Chicago club has been putting the house back into its birth city… as well as some trance, hip-hop, dubstep and techno courtesy of promoters...

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Widely regarded as Lisbon’s most famous nightclub, Lux is a household name among Portugal’s elite.

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Walk past the Bugattis parked out front, through the glass sliding doors and veer right across the marble-floored...

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Shanghai has always had an air of the exotic, summoning up images of sepia-toned '60s Bond girls and smoky, silk-clad opium dens.

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What do Italian house and techno legend, Alex Neri and fast rising, Florence-based DJ talent, Marco Faraone have in common?

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Originally an old man's boozer in the industrial heart of Digbeth, Birmingham, The Rainbow has been gaining its stripes since 2006, gradually adding extra facets by...