20. The Warehouse Project, Manchester
Unlike other nightclubs, The Warehouse Project is more of a seasonal thing, starting in September and ending with a blast on New Year’s Day. On hiatus in 2014, it is expected to return in force in 2015 and once again show why it is regarded as one of the best clubs in Britain.
19. Trouw, Amsterdam
With so many world-famous DJs coming out of the Netherlands, you can be certain that the Dutch have partying down to an art. Located in an old printing house, Trouw is a great example of what can happen when you put some people in a room and turn up the music in Amsterdam.
18. The Bank, Las Vegas
All the grand Las Vegas hotels and casinos have to have their own high-end nightclubs and The Bellagio is no exception. The Bank is stylish and classy, the perfect place to unwind after a long day at the blackjack table.
17. Privilege, Ibiza
Privilege is the largest nightclub in world, with 80-foot-high ceilings providing enough space for amazing shows with as many as 10,000 attendees – not to mention a swimming pool! Past residents who have had the privilege (ahem) of performing for this massive crowd include Tiësto and Armin van Buuren.
16. Womb, Tokyo
Womb is quite a discreet place – you wouldn’t think much of with when seeing it from the outside, if you could find it at all. However the interior is quite the opposite, with lasers, undulating spotlights and a humongous mirror ball contributing to an atmosphere that is anything but modest.
15. Sirena, Maresias
Located near the beach resort of Maresias, near Sao Paulo, Sirena features the best Brazil has to offer: beautiful natural surroundings (where else are you going to see people dancing around trees?), a warm climate and people who have partying in their DNA.
14. LIV, Miami Beach
LIV (or ’54), formerly known as Tropigala Lounge, is part of the luxurious Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel. Recently renovated, it features an excellent Dynacord sound system and is exquisitely designed and decorated, all for one of the best nightclub experiences you can ask for.
13. Club Space, Miami
Opened back in 2000, Club Space moved into a new, larger venue three years later and has been a significant part of the city’s nightlife scene ever since, even being credited with reviving Miami’s Downtown itself. Parties here can go on literally forever thanks to the club’s 24-hour license.
12. XS, Las Vegas
Part of the Wynn Las Vegas luxury resort, the name of this club says it all: excess. It’s a massive 40,000-sq.-ft. hall with a huge chandelier and mirror-balls hanging from the ceiling that regularly hosts the likes of David Guetta and Avicii. As one of Sin City’s best clubs, it definitely deserves its place on this list.
11. Ministry of Sound, London
Opened in 1991, it was supposed to be London’s version of the famous Paradise Garage in New York. Today, it is one of the most recognizable names in the business, especially since its great success led to the establishment of a global brand (which even includes its very own record label).
10. Octagon, Seoul
Located in Seoul’s famous high-end Gangnam district, Octagon is the best club in Korea and one of the most impressive in the Far East. The venue exudes quality, from the Funktion-One soundsystem, to the gourmet chef-grade food.
9. Cavo Paradiso, Mykonos
This seemingly deserted hill overlooking Paradise Beach on the Greek island of Mykonos is the last place you’d expect to find a world-famous nightclub. In fact, this open-air venue has taken advantage of the beautiful natural surroundings, making the parties hosted here something truly special.
8. Marquee, Las Vegas
Opened on New Year’s Eve 2010 as part of The Cosmopolitan, Marquee offers an unparalleled nightclub experience. With its 50-foot-high ceilings, multi-million-dollar soundstage and top DJs like Kaskade regularly playing, this 62,000-square-foot venue is one of the best places to experience the Las Vegas nightlife.
7. Fabric, London
Opened in 1999, Fabric is a world-famous nightclub that has still managed to keep some of its underground charm intact. Another feature that makes this venue unique is its “bodysonic” dancefloor, which vibrates to the music’s baseline, offering an even more intense experience.
6. BCM Dance Palace, Mallorca
Ibiza is not the only place in Spain that knows how to party and the perfect example is BCM Planet Dance, the largest nightclub on the fun-loving island of Mallorca. With a stellar line-up of DJs, the club attracts EDM aficionados like a magnet. It’s also the place you want to go to attend the biggest foam party in the world.
5. Zouk, Singapore
Founded in 1991, Zouk (a word meaning “party” in French creole) is Singapore’s most popular nightclub. It is actually a complex comprising four clubs and plays a variety of dance music, making sure everybody can have a really great time.
4. Pacha, Ibiza
Pacha is a global brand with clubs scattered around the world, from New York to Moscow. But none of these venues can compare to the club in Ibiza, the place where it all started in 1973. It is widely regarded as sort of a Mecca of house music, with a great history behind it, not to mention superstars like Steve Aoki and Pete Tong having residencies there.
3. Green Valley, Camboriu
Brazilians are known for their great love of partying, so it’s only natural they’d also have an entry on this list, namely Green Valley. Great sound, amazing special effects and the famous Brazilian energy all add up to make a nightclub to rival any other in the world.
2. Hakkasan, Las Vegas
Part of the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, on the Las Vegas Strip, Hakkasan is a high-end establishment worthy of its setting. The venue is amazing in and of itself, but it’s the artists it attracts that make it one of the best nightclubs in the world, with people like Calvin Harris, Tiësto, Steve Aoki and Afrojack frequently mixing it up in there.
1. Space, Ibiza
Ibiza is famous for its great nightlife and amazing clubs, but the best venue (and consequently top of our list) is Space. Established in its current form 25 years ago, it is legendary for its extremely long hours and open-air parties, with airplanes roaring overhead. All of this and more makes Space the destination for any clubber visiting the White Island.