Assuredly one of the industry’s most awaited listings, the DJ Mag has just released the 2019 edition of its list of Top 100 Clubs from around the world. The British based industry magazine has been releasing these lists since 2006 and has featured some historic names over the years, including the likes of Space, Fabric and Berghain. While the title has frequently shuffled between the hands of a select few clubs, the list has seen major new entrants make their mark in relatively short span of time.
For this year’s rankings, the title for the best club for 2019 has been retained by Brazilian club Green Valley, which had first pipped others to the crown last year. While retaining its pole position in the rankings, Green Valley has also cemented its position among the Top 3 for a staggering 9 years running – having first broken through into the Top 3 in the 2011 rankings. Coming second is the American Echostage club, which has moved up from the 4th spot in the past year. Settled at third and fourth are Ibiza based Ushuaïa Ibiza and Hï Ibiza, where the former dropped down a position, the latter moved upwards from fifth to fourth.
Closing off the Top 5, Singapore based Zouk maintain their status as one of the top clubs by chiming in at fifth. Another impressive showing by Cologne based Bootshaus saw them finish at eight – a landmark feet for them as the German club were ranked just outside the Top 10 in the 2018 list. Also impressive was the performance of Croatia based Papaya club – one of the four clubs which together host the Black Sheep Festival at Zrce Beach, which found itself at the sixth position. Printworks was also ranked among the Top 10 clubs as the London based nightclub was ranked ninth with Berlin based Berghain came tenth. The folks at Guaba Beach Bar will also be glad to have stayed within the Top 20 mark as the club dropped by a place to the 18th position.