Space Ibiza Voted World’s No.1 Club 2016


Space Ibiza Voted World’s No.1 Club 2016

A record-breaking number of votes have been counted and the results are in for DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs Poll 2016 powered by Miller Genuine Draft. The Top 100 Clubs Poll is the definitive list of the best clubs on earth – from small intimate venues to huge, large-scale temples to electronic music – and this year’s edition has a new winner, Space Ibiza. The results were unveiled via a social media countdown on DJ Mag’s Twitter and Facebook.

Over 450,000 votes were cast in the Top 100 Clubs Poll 2016, with clubbers voting from across the world. This year’s victory marks Space Ibiza’s fourth win, beating their own record from 2014. However, 2016 will be the final time you’ll see the legendary venue in the Top 100 Clubs Poll, as this will be the venue's final year of operation. Widely regarded as one of the greatest clubs of all time, the Ibiza superclub has stood on the same site for over 25 years, and will close its doors at the end of the summer.

With the 100 clubs coming from 36 different countries, the Top 100 Clubs Poll 2016 is more representative than ever of the global clubbing scene. These spaces – including supervenues and bastions of the underground alike – are the lifeblood of electronic music; their dancefloors play an incredibly important role in shaping new sounds, scenes and genres, hosting renowned resident DJs, rising new talent and huge international names alike, and creating cultural waves that reach far beyond their walls.


Space Ibiza regained the top spot this year from Brazil’s Green Valley, which was voted in at No.2. It has been another incredible year for the club scene in Brazil, with seven clubs in the Top 50, the South American nation’s position as the most powerful emerging clubbing force in the world is safe for another year.


For the first time in the poll’s history, America has the highest number of ranked clubs (16). Five Las Vegas venues feature in the poll, including Omnia, who are this year’s Highest New Entry. In New York, Verboten and Output both feature, pointing to a thriving underground scene in The Big Apple. It’s not all about the traditional US cities either. Washington’s Echostage is a standout performer in 2016, climbing to No.13 in this year’s poll.


With Space taking the top spot, and three of the island’s clubs in the Top 5, The White Island is as strong as ever.

However, this year’s poll welcomes new venues in Indonesia and Thailand, while China is proving that ‘superpower’ is an apt term for their club scene as well as their economy.

The arrival of White Club, in Dubai, means that UAE finally have a ranked club. The thriving club scene in The Emirates suggests that more clubs could follow in the future.

Elsewhere, it’s a welcome return to the poll for Sydney’s Chinese Laundry. The dance music institution is one of Australia’s longest running nightclubs. Their inclusion in this year’s poll marks a return for the country, which had no ranked venues in 2015.

1          Space Ibiza     Ibiza
2          Green Valley   Brazil
3          Amnesia          Ibiza
4          Pacha  Ibiza
5          Octagon          S.Korea
6          Zouk    Singapore
7          Hakkasan        Las Vegas
8          Ushuia Ibiza
9          Sirena Brazil
10        BCM     Majorca
11        Papaya            Croatia
12        DC10   Ibiza
13        Echostage       Washington
14        Paradise Club Mykonos
15        fabric   London
16        Berghain/Panorama Bar         Berlin
17        Bootshaus       Cologne
18        Anzu    Brazil
19        Motion Bristol
20        Noa Beach Club          Croatia
21        Warung            Brazil
22        Cavo Paradiso            Mykonos
23        Ministry of Sound        London
24        Guaba Beach Bar       Cyprus
25        Cocorico         Italy
26        Zouk, KL          Kuala Lumpar
27        Sankeys Ibiza Ibiza
28        The Warehouse Project          Manchester
29        Baum   Colombia
30        Air       Amsterdam
31        Digital Newcastle        Newcastle
32        Omnia Las Vegas
33        Exchange, LA Los Angeles
34        Arma 17          Moscow
35        Marquee Las Vegas    Las Vegas
36        Elrow   Barcelona
37        Matahari          Brazil
38        Space Miami   Miami
39        Barbarellas     Croatia
40        El Fortin          Brazil
41        Yalta    Bulgaria
42        Avalon Los Angeles
43        Icon     Miami
44        Guendalina     Italy
45        Aquarius         Croatia
46        New City Gas  Canada
47        Fabrik Madrid  Madrid
48        Output New York
49        White Club       Dubai
50        Encore & Surrender    Las Vegas
51        Versuz Belgium
52        Privilege         Ibiza
53        Cacao Beach  Bulgaria
54        EGG LDN         London
55        Womb  Tokyo
56        D-EDGE           Brazil
57        Lost Beach Club         Equador
58        Lux      Lisbon
59        Sub Club         Glasgow
60        Myst    Shanghai
61        The Palace (formerly Valkyrie)          Philippines
62        Beach Club Montreal  Montreal
63        Sankeys Manchester  Manchester
64        Coliseum         Jakarta
65        Elements         Beijing
66        Duel Beat        Italy
67        Rex Club         Paris
68        Watergate        Berlin
69        Mint Club         Leeds
70        Drais   Las Vegas
71        La Huaca         Peru
72        Cielo    New York
73        E11EVEN        Miami
74        Concrete         Paris
75        Revelin            Croatia
76        XOYO  London
77        Tresor Berlin
78        Dragonfly        Jakarta
79        The Light         Las Vegas
80        Chinese Laundry        Sydney
81        Cubic   Macau
82        Foundation      Seattle
83        Velvet  Paraguay
84        Modo   Beijing
85        Metropolis       Paris
86        M2       Shanghai
87        Phonox            London
88        Kitty Su           India
89        Razzmatazz     Barcelona
90        Ce La Vie        Singapore
91        Mad     Switzerland
92        Verboten         New York
93        Illuzion Thailand
94        Stealth Nottingham
95        CODA  Toronto
96        Rainbow Venues         Birmingham
97        X2        Jakarta
98        Studio 338       London
99        Space Ibiza New York New York
100      Robert Johnson          Frankfurt