World's top 5 night clubs

Everybody enjoys a good party now and then, but where do you go if you want to enjoy the best parties every time? Here is a list with the top 20 best nightclubs in the world right now.

When it comes to partying while travelling, it’s not usually a good idea to just wing it. To help you swerve the tourist traps, we’ve put together a guide to the best nightclubs in the world. From the beaches of Brazil to a boat in the heart of Paris, we’ve hunted down the most unique places to party in Europe, Asia and the US.

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.

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.

3. 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.

4. Octagon

Seoul’s number one nightspot retains its place smack-bang in the middle of the top 10 for another year. Having rocketed up the chart after first entering in 2012, Club Octagon has consistently performed, and it’s no wonder, given the space attracts an average of 7,000 punters every week — and that’s just when it’s local talent in the booth, with EDM titans such as Marshmello, Bassjackers and Quintino regularly gracing the decks, that number is certainly subject to change!
“Due to the demands of EDM festival music, there has been a new breed of people requesting more EDM-oriented music,” say the club. “We have been working on a balance, and although our main genre is EDM, we play tech-house, techno, trap, and hip-hop as well.”
Although boasting 78 VIP tables and nine private rooms, Octagon’s design leans toward the industrial, aiming to recreate some of the original feeling of rave’s grubby, warehouse-based past. Converted from an old basement karaoke bar beneath the New Hilltop Hotel (just south of the Han River), exposed piping and concrete and metallic décor deliver classic vibes, while state-of-the-art lighting, a large LED screen mounted behind the DJ, an in-club elevator between floors, and (most importantly) the Funktion One system ensures the club is still well and truly situated in the present. Plus everything from the lights to the tables is octagon-shaped for that unique, extra-special edge.

With a list of residents far too extensive to post in these pages, plus a steady stream of big name bookings and a loyal customer-base to boot, it seems Club Octagon will remain one of the brightest jewels in Asia’s ever-expanding crown of superclubs for a long time to come.

5. Fabric

 After famously being shuttered following the deaths of two teenagers from drug-related causes during the summer last year, pretty much the whole of clubland united behind Fabric’s #saveourculture campaign to have their license reinstated. The situation also had a wider impact on clubbing culture, acting as a catalyst to open up the conversation about policing, planning and licensing venues in the UK.
And since reopening in January, the Farringdon venue has welcomed a huge array of artists back to EC1, including regulars like Seth Troxler and Ben UFO, as well as Ricardo Villalobos, who Fabric’s promotion manager Judy Griffith describes as an “honorary resident” when speaking to DJ Mag about Fabric’s year. “He was returning home,” he explains. “A sight we never thought we would see again and it was emotional for all of us, Ricardo included.”