CAUTION – Before you start reading about the best thing that has ever happened to the world, I would like you to know that this is the hardest and the easiest subject to read or write on. Hardest because if you are truly, madly, deeply, unconditionally and absolutely in love with music and clubbing then you are going to face a tough time controlling your irresistible urge to get high and get lost in the state of trance at some insanely hot nightclubs ever until the sun rises and when someone is that crazy its needless to say, why it is the easiest. From décor to music, people to alcohol, the nightclubs we have compiled have it all to stake the claim as “The Hottest in the world.” So let’s get started with our exhaustive list of the best nightclubs ever.
10. Cielo, New York City –
Cielo is located in the city that never sleeps and is known for its sensational nightlife. This timeless club is the brainchild of an in-demand international DJ Nicholas Matar. It was him who built the intimate atmosphere at Cielo from scratch after spending seven years of his life in Ibiza’s number one nightclub. Cielo is one of its kind and what makes it unique is the city’s first & only Funktion One sound system that will blow any audiophile’s socks off. If you are going North America anytime soon then do visit this crazy nightclub that has played a host to the best international DJ’s including the Luciano, David Guetta, Lil’ Luie Vega, François K and Sven Vath.
9. The Guvernment, Toronto –
Oh yeah, we know you think Toronto is not the place for pristine music or hot & happening nightlife but “The Guvernment” is quintessentially a knock out on the maiden ball. Its one of the sexiest place in the world for loosing yourself once the state-of-the-art, digitally enhanced sound system plays impeccably. This “one of the seven wonders of the entertainment world” is a 22,000 sq. ft. nightclub comprised of eight, count ’em eight lavishly designed individual rooms and has also featured the best of the techno and house music artists like Above & Beyond, Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta, Ferry Corsten, Marco V, Markus Schulz, Deadmau5, Sasha, Paul Oakenfold, DJ Abdul & Carl Cox.
8. Womb, Tokyo –
Appearance of this nightclub from outside might be deceptive but once you are in, you are in for a treat. It houses the largest mirror ball in the world and is divided in four special floors where you will certainly find what you’re looking. The first floor incorporates a restaurant and has a very intimate atmosphere; second one has a big dance floor with a bar where you can choose your dope, the third & fourth floor has stunning lounges with marvellous interiors. Saturday nights hosts international DJ’s from overseas focusing on drum & bass, techno and house music. The sound system of this club alone is enough to make electronic dance music junkies go nuts.
7. Ministry of Sound, London –
Ministry of Sound has recently celebrated its 22nd anniversary and has now become a global “brand” known for its non stop 24-hour clubbing from Thursday-Saturday. Its sound system is world famous even though it always run at only 45% of its full capacity, now you can just imagine what would be the impact if it is played at 100%. MoS have successfully managed to establish a cult following attracting thousands of clubbers every weekend. It was the first nightclub in UK that was dedicated to the American house music scenes of New York, Detroit and Chicago. Conceived by DJ Justin Berkmann, MoS was incorporated by a reversed idea of devoting 100% to sound first, then lights and then the designing. This uncompromising approach of MoS towards music is one of the many reasons why it’s not leaving the spotlight anytime soon.
6. LIV, Miami –
Miami is synonymous to “crazy never-ending parties” and if you ask anyone out here from local cab drivers to high school kids, they will most definitely tell you to go to LIV. This is the place where the most beautiful people of Miami gather and if you’re not wearing your hottest threads then you may not be able to get in, all credits to the notoriously strict door policies. The club is spanning over 18,000 sq. ft. of impressive architectural design and extravagant décor, LIV certainly has what it takes for unforgettable nights and early mornings. When the nightlife itself is so lively and full of lights; you wish the sun never comes up.
5. Space, Ibiza –
Ibiza is known to be a Mecca for house music and is also the party capital for all the electronic dance music nerds around the world. “Space” in “Ibiza” is famous for its unadulterated daytime clubbing featuring sets that last for hours. If you are planning to visit Ibiza then save all your energy because you would be needing real stamina to party hard with the crazy folks in here. All in all Space comprises of five multi-genre clubbing zones – La Discoteca is the main room, Terraza is the beautiful steel & glass sunset terrace, Caja Roja is for intense underground music, El Salon lounge & Premier Etage are the VIP booths available on prior requests. The best part about Space is you can step in when the door opens and only when…you have decided to step out the door will close.
4. Zouk, Singapore –
Zouk is the oldest and most popular nightclub in Asia. Established in 1991, Zouk is an icon to the global music industry and has undoubtedly pumped in some zeal and enthusiasm in Singapore’s nightlife. Zouk has given an altogether distinct music culture to Singapore which people have embraced with euphoria. The innovative and progressive clubbing atmosphere at Zouk is an experience to die for. Zouk has four distinct clubs that can accommodate around 4,000 clubbers. Velvet Underground and Phuture – the two of Zouk clubs feature music that ranges from hip hop to R&B, from house to garage and from trance to progressive. Zouk has won many titles in 20 years and with each passing day it is aging like a fine wine.
3. Green Valley, Camboriu, Brazil –
Tucked into the country of Carnival, Green Valley is the favourite nightclub of the EDM King – Armin Van Buuren himself. Gone are days when Brazil was famous for music genres like samba or bossa nova, today it has become a hotspot for the electronic music professionals like Armin, Fatboy Slim, Erick Morello, The Prodigy, Carl Cox, Kaskade and Nalaya to name a few. This open air nightclub has a capacity of 8000 guests and when the party begins you can be sure as hell that what you see then would be an insane scene to describe. If you are looking for stories to tell and an experience to cherish like nowhere else in the world then Green Valley is your depot.
2. Fabric, London –
If electronic music was a realm, Fabric would have been the King. No other club in the world is at par with Fabric, its one of its last kind. Fabric is a beautiful club with impressive lights, immaculate sound system and professional live acts that will blow your mind off. Fabric is the only club on Earth that hosts the craziest 30-hour disco session on Saturday nights and once you’re underground in this nightclub you would never know what to expect which makes it even more exciting. Ricardo Villalobos, Jeff Mills, Ewan Pearson, Jesse Rose, Akufen and Luciano are some of the big names featuring in this nightclub every other weekend and to add a better musical angel, Fabric is always experimenting with new artists. Based in the city which is famous for its exhilarating nightlife Fabric definitely knows how to give its guests once in a lifetime experience.
1. Pacha , Ibiza –
Ibiza is undoubtedly the party paradise for all the crazy party animals around the world and “Pacha” is the most famous club in this party capital. Pacha is the reigning force in the clubbing world and it’s the ideal spot to sweat and sway until noon the next day. It is an all-inclusive clubbing idea from God to mankind and it would be really difficult to imagine the world of music without Pacha. This 3000 capacity club embodies five different multi-genre rooms to make sure that the music suits everyone’s pallet. The Main Room is for the house & techno lovers where the best international DJ’s perform incredibly, the Funky Room plays the infectious disco tunes and has a classic atmosphere. There is lounge for chilling out on the Roof Terrace, then offcourse there is Sweet Pacha – the delicious restaurant and finally the Global room from where the original party back in 1973 began.