When it comes to nightlife, defining the top clubs in the world is no easy feat. We can, however, take a look at an exhaustive list based on music, décor, people and alcohol. Some will disagree with this list, but the qualities that make a great nightclub are one thing we can agree upon. Have a look at what we think are the top ten best and most popular nightclubs in the world.
10. Cielo, New York City, United States
Club Cielo is an experience you will not soon forget. Once inside, the sunken dance floor is built with moving in mind, especially with their excellent décor, comfortable lighting and hottest DJs. Making your way through the doors of Club Cielo may be a triage of security, ropes and long lines, but once inside it is pure enjoyment.
9. Womb, Tokyo, Japan
Womb is home to the biggest mirror ball in Tokyo, which creates out of this world light effects. The style of the Womb’s music is techno, house, hard house, drum and buss. The club is famous for its cool events, such as the “Dimension K” party presenting the world’s leading DJ’s.
8. La Fira, Barcelona, Spain
For clubbers, Spain is the original clubbing experience. La Fira club, which is located in Barcelona, is a leading example. At La Fira, you may spend the whole night enjoying the retro style bar counters, tricky mirrors and circus surroundings. This club is a must-see while in Barcelona and will certainly not disappoint.
7. Liv, Miami, United States
LIV has redefined nightlife on Miami Beach by melding the allure of historical Fontainebleau and contemporary entertainment. The quintessential nightspot has the appeal of an ultra exclusive lounge and a high-energy nightclub. With over 18,000 square feet of striking architectural design and lavish decor, LIV sets the stage for the ultimate nightlife experience. VIPs and Miami’s most beautiful crowd can be spotted by guests through its overview design.
6. Stereo, Montreal, Canada
Stereo is an afterhour’s club which was meticulously designed to achieve the best in sound quality and acoustics. Stereo is primarily focused on house music, which is reflected in its decor. This place is strictly for real house music lovers although they have hosted some incredible techno nights with the biggest names in the business. Stereo has cemented its place as one of the most interesting and exciting experiences of Montreal’s eccentric nightlife. It has also been listed in “25 Clubs To Discover Before You Die.” You are truly missing out on one of the best clubs in the world if you don’t give it a try.
5. Privilege, Ibiza, Spain
As the most famous party island in Spain, Ibiza attracts a ridiculous amount of tourists from June to September. Privilege is the world’s largest nightclub and a truly unique place. It presents amazing shows and houses a huge pool inside. There are erotic and artistic shows hosted nightly, with the face of the nightclub changing daily. Tourists and locals together unite to celebrate at one of the world’s greatest nightclubs.
4. Fabric, London, England
Fabric is a legendary mega-club, playing a variety of electro, house music, breakbeat, and drum’n’bass. It has forged a worldwide reputation of excellence by continuously hosting quality musical acts. Fabric houses Europe’s first bass-loaded “bodysonic” dance floor where sections of the floors are attached to 400 bass transducers emitting bass frequencies of the music being played, allowing clubbers to feel the music via their feet.
3. Ministry of Sound, London, England
Ministry of Sound nightclub opened in London in September 1991 and was one of the key locations in the development of house music and super clubs in Britain in the early 90s. Ministry of Sound has established a cult following among clubbers worldwide and is now a ‘brand’. Apparently, their famous sound system is only ever run at 45% of its full capacity. If it was played at 100%, it would be the loudest manmade sound you could hear!
2. Zouk, Singapore
Zouk is the most popular nightclub in Singapore that attracts not only local residents but also international travelers. Providing excellent clubbing experience to customers for more than 23 years, this award winning club has long been recognized as one of the best nightlife attractions in Singapore. Zouk has four different clubs within its complex. Each club has different decorating styles and music to engage all types of clubbers. Besides its amazing music, Zouk has state-of-the-art lighting, a great drink menu and fashionable crowds.
1. Pacha, Ibiza, Spain
Ranked number one, Pacha hosts the world’s biggest brands, top DJs and performers and an army of loyal followers. The venue has five rooms playing a variety of musical genres but it is the legendary main room that has made Ibiza famous. The elevated DJ booth, overlooking the dance floor has hosted performances from superstar DJs and world-class vocalists on many occasions, cementing Pacha’s place as the most glamorous night club in the world. Pacha is a true clubbing super power, from the humble beginnings on the island almost four decades ago; it is one of the most visited venues on the island and in the world.
Music, décor, space, and crowds were explored to create a top ten list for the night lovers of the world. It is by no means complete or accurate by everyone’s standards, but it’s a great place to start your search for the best nightlife worldwide.