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Top 100 Clubs

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

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

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

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

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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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They've finally done it! Ushuaia has breached 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 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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A dramatic leap up the poll for Ushuaia this year means they've clearly inveigled their way into your affections.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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Zouk is Asia’s most beloved nightclub brand.

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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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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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Try and look your best when heading over to Exchange LA.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 just samples that get recycled in the Dutch capital, Rembrandtplein's Studio 80 occupying an old national radio studio.

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