When something calls for a celebration we normally wear something sparkly, grab someone fabulous, hail a cab and go in search of a place that has great atmosphere, tasteful music and lots of alcohol. Here’s a list of the ten most popular nightclubs in the world, for when you know you’re feeling a little extra flash.
10- Cocoonclub, Frankfurt.
Designed by the renowned producer Sven Vath himself, a club with superb organic interiors (natural, pod shaped seating areas) and futuristic neon lights that beat to life with the music, Cocoonclub is sophisticated to say the least. It is like leaving the real world and entering an ethereal reverie, where you can experience a true state of trance.
9- Skye, Sao Paulo
Imagine being so high you can touch the starry sky and watch a mammoth city of lights sprawl under you. This is exactly what you’d get, while sipping flirtinis and eyeing good looking people across the scarlet red pool, throbbing with its own underwater music system. Part of an urban hotel, this suave nightclub hits the right spots when it comes to class.
8- La Fira, Barcelona
Now, Barcelona after sundown transforms into a lavish party capital. Great music and atmosphere oozes from every corner. Now to stand out here, is something. And that’s what La Fira does. It enthrals people through its doors and you’re left wondering whether you’re Alice in Wonderland. Dodgems, vintage distorting mirrors, fairground games, fortune tellers, fuelled by 150 different kinds of spirits and alcohol. So don your best mad hatter outfit and swing into the madness.
7- Le Batofar, Paris
Bobbing on one of the most splendidly beautiful rivers in the world, the Seine, Le Batofar (le bateau phare literally means lighthouse boat) made dancing on boats a massive trend. A home for after parties, this boat vibrates with the best electronic music on scene, with regular contributions from top electronic DJs. In the daytime, it is a restaurant. In the Summer, it’s a ‘beach hangout’. This is one multi-faceted chameleon of a boat, that is worth anchoring to.
6- Chlosterli, Switzerland
In the midst of the luxurious ski resort of Gstaad in Switzerland, lies its oldest entertainment venue, Chlosterli. It took an ornate mixture of wood, glass, stone and a huge dollop of sophistication to transform the 17th century chalet, which houses the club, into an architecturally exciting space. Expect high ceilings, 17th feet high wine walls and slate flooring complete with futuristic lighting and your favourite DJs soothing your après-aki aches.
5- Guacara Taina, Dominican Republic
So far we’ve partied on rooftops, swum in bass throbbing pools, jumped up and down in lighthouse boats and ski chalets, now time to travel underground. This exciting subterranean club is one of its kind and is situated 60 feet into the Earth’s bowels, dripping with stalactites and oozing with charm. One would wonder, raving in a cave? A recipe for claustrophobic disaster, surely? But no, the cave has 3 floors and a capacity of 3,000 seated guests! It is positively palatial.
4- Club Aquarium, London
A real popular destination for party animals who have a flare for well, pool parties. Because this extravagant club comes with its own Swimming Pool. And a Jacuzzi.
3- Miniscule of Sound, London
This is one of those nutty experiments that have actually paid off. The owners of this club wanted to create the smallest nightclub in the world, think flat packed IKEA furniture, or dancing in an attic in Manhattan. It has the smallest dance floor measuring 5ft by 4ft and the world’s longest guest list.
2- Halikarnas, Turkey
Set in a modern Roman-style open air theatre, complete with white pillars and terraces, this club brings showbiz entertainment back to the forefront. Choreographed dancers, exuberant costumes, state of the art sound system, 3D visuals, LED lightings… I could go on. Set overlooking the Turkish riviera, this nightclub will not let your expectations of a Gatsbyesque party down.
1- Privilege, Ibiza
Neon 3D Paint parties, bubble machines, CO2 cannons, laser light show, a swimming pool , ginormous dance floors, sex shows, sunrise parties. Did I miss anything? This mighty club and (I mean mighty, it’s like an aircraft hangar!) has EVERYTHING you need for a party. Of course you go there for its sheer enormousness, the overpriced cocktails, the beautiful people, but mostly you go there for world-class music, played by the likes of, the trance God himself, Armin van Buuren. It is indeed a mighty privilege to be a part this club; definitely one for the bucket list.