Best Clubs of 2012

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EDM and VIP dominate the year


	Pacha in Ibiza

Pacha in Ibiza

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Dec 26, 2012 —  A lot of interesting things happened in nightlife in 2012, but nothing took the world by storm quite like the electronic dance music craze and the emergence of the DJ as bonafied rock star. What was once a European phenomenon has finally migrated to the states where top spin-masters sold out massive arenas and stadiums.

Of course the high-end, ultra exclusive world didn't spot spinning either as newer, hotter, and harder-to-get-into spots kept popping up in New York, London, Paris, and LA where A-listers danced, drank, and sometimes fought (we're looking at you Lindsay, Drake, Chris B., The Game, etc.).

And finally, underground clubs that were simply made for dancing kept their reps with emerging artists, live shows, and all-night parties that end with breakfast.

So if you want to find hot DJs doing their thing, hot A-listers doing theirs, or just dance your butt off as we enter 2013, take a look back at some of our favorite clubs of the year and start making your nightlife plans going forward!

  • Club Silencio

    Club

    Club Silencio - Club in Paris.
    Paris

    142 Rue Montmartre
    75002 Paris

    01 40 13 12 32

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  • Berghain / Panorama Bar

    Club

    Berghain / Panorama Bar - Club in Berlin.
    Berlin

    Am Wriezener Bahnhof 1
    10243 Berlin

    030 29360210

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  • Avalon

    Club / Live Music Venue

    The crowd enjoys a DJ set at the Avalon in Hollywood.
    Los Angeles

    1735 Vine Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90028

    323‑462‑8900

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  • Ushuaïa

    Club / Hotel

    Ushuaïa - Club | Hotel in Ibiza.
    Ibiza

    Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel
    Carretera Playa d’en Bossa 10
    07817 Ibiza

    971 396 710

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  • Studio Paris

    Club / Lounge

    Studio Paris - Club | Lounge in Chicago.
    Chicago

    59 West Hubbard Street
    Chicago, IL 60654

    312‑595‑0800

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  • Supperclub

    Club / Restaurant

    Supperclub - Club | Restaurant in Amsterdam.
    Amsterdam

    Jonge Roelensteeg 21
    1012 Amsterdam

    020 3446400

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  • Sala BeCool

    Club / Live Music Venue

    Sala BeCool - Club | Live Music Venue in Barcelona.
    Barcelona

    Plaça de Joan Llongueras, 5
    08021 Barcelona

    93 362 04 13

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  • Proud Camden

    Art Gallery / Club / Historic Bar / Live Music Venue

    Proud Camden - Art Gallery | Club | Historic Bar | Live Music Venue in London.
    London

    The Stables Market
    Camden Town, London NW1 8AH

    020 7482 3867

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  • La Terrrazza

    Club

    La Terrrazza - Club in Barcelona.
    Barcelona

    Avenida Marquès de Comillas, 13
    08038 Barcelona

    93 272 49 80

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  • Middlesex Lounge

    Club / Lounge / Restaurant

    Middlesex Lounge - Club | Lounge | Restaurant in Boston.
    Boston

    315 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    617‑868‑6739

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  • Sotavento

    Club / Lounge / Restaurant

    Sotavento - Club | Lounge | Restaurant in Barcelona.
    Barcelona

    Passeig Maritim, 38
    08003 Barcelona

    90 222 67 88

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  • Club der Visionaere

    Club / Pizza Place

    Club der Visionaere - Club | Pizza Place in Berlin.
    Berlin

    Am Flutgraben 1
    12435 Berlin

    030 69518942

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  • Palais

    Club

    Palais - Club in French Riviera.
    French Riviera

    3 Boulevard de la Croisette
    06400 Cannes

    04 92 99 33 33

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  • Beacher's Madhouse

    Club / Members Club

    Beacher's Madhouse - Club | Members Club in Los Angeles.
    Los Angeles

    Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
    7000 Hollywood Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90028
    (entrance on Orange Street
    south of Hollywood Boulevard)

    323‑785‑3036

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  • Trouw

    Club / Restaurant

    Trouw - Club | Restaurant in Amsterdam.
    Amsterdam

    Wibautstraat 127
    1091 Amsterdam

    020 4637788

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  • Royale Boston

    Music Venue / Nightclub

    Royale Boston - Music Venue | Nightclub in Boston.
    Boston

    279 Tremont Street
    Boston, MA 02116

    617‑338‑7699

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  • Space of Sound

    Club / Nightclub

    Space of Sound - Club | Nightclub in Madrid.
    Madrid

    Plaza Estación de Chamartín
    28036 Madrid

    90 249 99 94

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  • Proof

    Club / Lounge

    Proof - Club | Lounge in Chicago.
    Chicago

    1045 North Rush Street
    Chicago, IL 60611

    312‑646‑6000

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  • Pacha

    Club

    Pacha - Club in Ibiza.
    Ibiza

    Avda. 8 de Agosto S/N
    07800 Ibiza

    971 313 612

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  • Ministry of Sound

    Club

    Ministry of Sound - Club in London.
    London

    103 Gaunt Street
    London, SE1 6DP

    02077408600

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  • Top of The Standard

    Club / Lounge

    Top of The Standard - Club | Lounge in New York.
    New York

    The Standard Hotel
    848 Washington Street
    New York, NY 10014

    212‑645‑4646

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  • The Cuckoo Club

    Club / Restaurant

    The Cuckoo Club - Club | Restaurant in London.
    London

    Swallow Street
    London W1B 4EZ

    020 7287 4300

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  • Greystone Manor

    Club / Lounge / Restaurant

    Greystone Manor - Club | Lounge | Restaurant in Los Angeles.
    Los Angeles

    643 North La Cienega Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90069

    310‑652‑2012

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  • Santos Party House

    Club / Lounge / Music Venue

    Santos Party House - Club | Lounge | Music Venue in New York.
    New York

    96 Lafayette Street
    New York, NY 10013

    212‑584‑5492

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  • Black Cat

    Bar / Club / Live Music Venue / Restaurant

    Black Cat - Bar | Club | Live Music Venue | Restaurant in Washington, DC.
    Washington, DC

    1811 14th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20009

    202‑667‑4490

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  • P1

    Club

    P1 - Club in Munich.
    Munich

    Prinzregentenstrasse 1
    80538 Munich

    089 2111140

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  • Backstage

    Beer Garden / Club / Live Music Venue

    Backstage - Beer Garden | Club | Live Music Venue in Munich.
    Munich

    Wilhelm-Hale-Straße 38
    80639 Munich

    089 1266100

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  • Westway

    Club

    Westway - Club in New York.
    New York

    75 Clarkson Street
    New York, NY 10014

    212‑989‑1150

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  • Social Club

    Club / Live Music Venue

    Social Club - Club | Live Music Venue in Paris.
    Paris

    142 Rue Montmartre
    75002 Paris

    01 40 28 05 55

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  • Eden

    Bar / Club / Lounge

    Eden - Bar | Club | Lounge in Washington, DC.
    Washington, DC

    1716 I Street NW
    Washington, DC 20006

    202‑905‑9300

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  • Le Pompon

    Bar / Club / Live Music Venue

    Le Pompon - Bar | Club | Live Music Venue in Paris.
    Paris

    39 Rue des Petites Écuries
    75010 Paris

    01 53 34 60 85

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  • Rickshaw Stop

    Club / Live Music Venue

    Rickshaw Stop - Club | Live Music Venue in San Francisco.
    San Francisco

    155 Fell Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102

    415‑861‑2011

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  • Monroe

    Bar / Club / Lounge

    Monroe - Bar | Club | Lounge in San Francisco.
    San Francisco

    473 Broadway Street
    San Francisco, CA 94133

    415‑772‑9002

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