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Top 10 Best EDM (Electronic Dance) Clubs in Miami

Are you having severe No-chella and “No Miami Music Week!” withdrawals and missing all the “UNTZ UNTZ” due to this pandemic quarantine? No worries, we’re here to help you out, and to prepare you for that glorious day in the near future when your favorite nightclubs reopen. Check out our guide below to the hottest electronic music nightclub venues in Miami, updated for 2020.

What are the best EDM clubs / venues in Miami in 2020?

Miami has rightfully earned its reputation as a must-visit mecca for electronic dance music fans.  Its annual Ultra Music Festival, one of EDM’s crown jewel festivals attended by 200K+ revelers, is to millennials what Woodstock was to Baby Boomers: a music-infused experiential touchstone that defines an entire generation.  Additionally, the city’s aerial, social, and economic proximity to Latin America – where EDM has surged in popularity over the last 5+ years – has strongly influenced the owners of Miami’s upscale entertainment venues to cater to the tastes of these visiting wealthy pleasure and business travelers.

Looking to go on an epic bass-dropping bender at one (or more) of the most happening EDM nightclubs in the Magic City? We’ve got you covered like an umbrella in a South Beach thunderstorm. A city of international influence and global meeting point to blend together the best of world’s diverse cultures, Miami is home to some of the top electronic nightclubs in the nation. Here are the best ones that you MUST make time to visit while in town.

1. Space – Downtown/Brickell

dance floor & DJ booth at Space Nightclub, Miami

This downtown Miami all-night rage fest is one of the most well-known electronic music meccas on the planet, and your parents probably partied here and won’t tell you the story about it until you have kids of your own. Space Miami originally launched on South Beach in the mid-’90s, but the scene was such a sh*tshow (in a good way) that its owners soon moved it to downtown, in effect revitalizing that entire part of the city for after-hours entertainment. Today Space Miami might be aging ever so slightly, but it’s still the de facto mothership of today’s mainstream electronic music generation. III Points, Link Miami Rebels, and other world-famous electronic music promotions groups board the Space craft every weekend to breathe alien-level electricity into the cavernous venue. Open from 11PM until ???? (legit though, 6AM is early), Club Space brings world-class house and techno DJs to perform fantasy marathon sets every. single. weekend. Bonus: their VIP bottle service is a stupendous experience, with some of the most professional venue management and service staff we’ve seen across ALL of nightlife around the world. They say you’re not a real EDM clubhead until you’ve seen the sun rise on the famous Terrace of this venue… so are you ready for an out-of-this-world experience? All aboard the mothership!

2. LIV – Mid-Beach

Arguably the best nightlife venue in the city and indisputably one of the best in the world, MMG Nightlife’s LIV is definitely a place any serious nightlife aficionado needs to visit at least once in his/her life. While some nights – Sundays for example – do feature top talent spinning hip-hop and even some of rap’s biggest superstars gracing the stage for live performances, most Fridays and some Saturdays at LIV are reserved for electronic house music… and the venue’s world-class reputation surely draws world-class EDM talent, including the likes of Steve Aoki, Cedric Gervais, and even an icon like Tiesto if he’s swinging through town. A lavishly decorated 18,000 square foot venue with state-of-the-art sound systems and lighting, LIV promises all visitors a night to remember regardless of music genre.  As an added bonus, the venue completed a multi-million dollar renovation in 2018, with multiple aesthetic improvements and technology advancements to enhance customers’ experience.   

3. Story – South Beach

dance floor at Story Nightclub Miami

While LIV’s sister property Story plays hip-hop on most nights, several times a month it features some top-tier and up-and-coming EDM talent. A good rule of thumb is this: when Story’s big sister property LIV is playing hip-hop, little sister – it’s roughly have the size – goes with the electronic music…. and vice versa. Nervo, Krewella, and even megastar Calvin Harris are just some of the marquee names that have graced the stage of this coveted venue. A longstanding favorite for locals and tourists alike, Story offers a high-end experience and premium bottle service along with aerial dancers and a great sound system to set the perfect tone for you to have a great night out. If you’re in town and looking for special events with big names, be sure to check this venue out. However, just make sure to double-check on the artist or DJ in our app before you go, to make 100% sure your beloved EDM tunes are on deck. 

4. E11even – Downtown/Brickell

E11even Nightclub Miami dance floor

E11even is a one-of-a-kind 24/7 show and nightlife venue featuring alluring, pulsating performances with stunning live entertainers.  During the day, E11even operates as a multi-level bar and lounge serving top-quality food and strong cocktails.  On weekend evenings, exotic acts, spectacular theatrics, and big-name music artists of both the hip-hop and EDM variety – it’s about half and half among the genres, so check the schedule before you plan the trek! – take the multiple stages to whip the shoulder-to-shoulder crowd into a frenzy.  You might have already heard, but E11even is a nightclub/strip club hybrid, a novel concept that has to be seen in person for its greatness to be fully understood and appreciated. EDM lovers – they do book monster acts especially on big weekends like Ultra Music Festival Week – and nightlife lovers in general around the world will love this spot. You do not want to miss out on E11even on your next Miami vacation, and Discotech offers a free guestlist on certain nights, in addition to presale tickets and of course the VIP experience.

5. Wynwood Factory – Wynwood

DJ booth at Wynwood Factory, Miami

The new-ish Wynwood Factory, which conducted its much ballyhooed Grand Opening during Art Basel 2018, is composed of four different event spaces and nightclub concepts, open air creative spaces for concerts and food and art festivals, and a 20,000 square foot terrace overlooking the Wynwood Arts District, Downtown Miami, and the glistening shores of Miami Beach. Run by Space Miami and the now defunct Heart Nightclub founder Louis Puig, this massive electronic music complex is a favorite among locals for its polite and accommodating service staff. More importantly though, “The Factory” has become a driving force behind the Wynwood art, music, and entertainment scene that has taken the entire world by storm. Its recurring EDM events such as Relic and Ethics draw international heavy hitter DJs, but it truly earns its worldwide acclaim during big event weekends such as Yacht Week, Swim Week, and the aforementioned Art Basel when out-of-towners flood the Magic City streets in search of that unforgettable Miami magic.

6. Treehouse – Mid-Beach

DJ &dance floor at Treehouse Miami

Miami’s army of loyal EDM heads have their childhood fantasy fulfilled: having a multi-room Treehouse perched up right in their backyard. Nominated as a TOP 100 Club Worldwide by DJ MAG and Best Dance Club by Miami New Times in 2018, Treehouse Miami sports quite the ironic sky-high moniker, given that it’s an epicenter of the worldwide underground deep house and techno movement. The “Come as you Are” venue has no dress code and is a dark, dank, unglamorous meat-grinder of with a sweatbox of a dance floor…. in other words, perfect for all Deep House, Tech-house, industrial house, and dark techno lovers to enjoy. Would’ve thought that the most low-key spot in South Beach would put you so high above the treetops, electronic music lovers?

7. Basement – Mid-Beach

Dance floor of Basement NIghtclub Miami

Basement is truly one of Miami’s best-kept secrets. I mean… where else can you drink, party, bowl, and roller-skate (or ice-skate) as a breather from rocking out to hard electronic and Top 40 radio rhythms on a pulsating dance floor? The place is so fire that none other than Drake once rented out the entire place to skate laps with his celebrity crush Rihanna during Ultra / Miami Music Week. It’s a rather intimate space with not too much room so things can get VERY cramped; we recommend you and your crew cop VIP table service and get there early enough (before midnight) to avoid the long line. Dubbed one of Miami’s most exclusive clubs by the Miami New Times, this adult playground is not to be missed.

8. Mynt Lounge – Mid-Beach

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You’re so mint, baby…. and you’re ready for the Miami nightlife scene to feel just how fresh you are. So, sport your finest duds and mosey on over to the newly renovated Mynt Lounge, one of the most chic hangouts on South Beach. Boasting “the strictest door policies in the cityI – sorry gents, unlike other SoBe nightclubs, you REALLY do need to dress to impress here – Mynt is fast becoming one of those Miami spots with its fair share of celebrity sightings. No need to be famous to get in with no hassle though: all you need to do is either grab a bite next door at Mynt’s sister restaurant/lounge hybrid, Myn-tu, or else book VIP bottle service – arguably the most reasonably priced of the cadre of high-class Miami Beach nightclubs – to be living that movie star lifestyle. A VIP table among the elite is a great investment here, because the decor and seating arrangement at Mynt are ultra-lush, plus a thick velvet rope and a set of burly bouncers divide the purely fabulous from the wannabes, hangers-on, and hoping-to-be-minted (pun intended). And of course, house music is the soundtrack of choice to whip the crowd up into a frenzy under flickering lights and mesmerizing balloon-like light fixtures hanging from Mynt’s opulent ceiling.

9. The Ground – Downtown/Brickell

 For all the wonderful venues the Miami entertainment district boasts, the one thing it might have a shortage of – outside of the Latin-infused Calle Ocho, of course – are those quality live music venues. That’s why The Ground makes our Top 10 list: this darling little sibling club to Space – located on the same premises and run by the same management – is one of those PHENOMENAL live music hotspots. Be forewarned, though: the unique vibe at The Ground is a complete curveball from the predictable nightlife fastballs that South Beach deals on a nightly basis. Brick arches and dark mood lighting give this tiny room an intimate cocktail-bar feel that’s super-rare in Miami. For such a small venue, the sound system punches way above its weight, which makes electronic music concerts here – along with the hip-hop, metal, and Latin concerts that rotate through its doors – a true treat to the ears. Those looking to cut a rug in addition to hearing their favorite up-and-coming artists won’t be disappointed either, because the talent bookers are the same folks behind Space and are true professionals when it comes to matching artist sound with the venue acoustics to get the crowd swaying. If your favorite EDM artist happens to be playing here, drop what you’re doing and score cheap tickets on our app for an experience you won’t regret.

10. Hyde Lounge – South Beach

EDM concert at belasco theater, Los Angeles, CA

If you’re looking to celebrate at one of South Beach’s best pool party spots, look no further than Hyde Lounge at the super-swank SLS Hotel on Ocean Drive. During the daytime, this venue – known in the morning and afternoon hours as Hyde Beach – is the closest that Miami comes to an all-out, Vegas-style mega pool party. At night though, Miami’s craziest party people opt for wilder nightclub scenes around the city, and so the scene at Hyde resembles, a cool, hip, chill, European-style electronic-music infused ultra-lounge. Between the luxurious retro-inspired indoor area and the sprawling pool deck, the entire venue has more than 8,000 square feet for partygoers to get their party vibes on no matter the time of day. We suggest you give Hyde Lounge a go if you’ve gone too hard or taken in too much sun during the day, and you want a relaxed but not sleepy evening atmosphere that still gives you the option to turn up to EDM if the alcohol suddenly grabs a hold of you.


For more information on bottle service, guestlists, and presale ticketing for any and all nightclubs in Miami, download our free Discotech mobile app! Or, if you’re on desktop, try our webapp!

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Top 10 Best EDM (Electronic Dance) Clubs in Los Angeles

Are you having severe No-chella and No-EDC withdrawals and missing all the “UNTZ UNTZ” due to this pandemic quarantine? No worries, we’re here to help you out, and to prepare you for that glorious day in the near future when your favorite nightclubs reopen. Check out our guide below to the hottest electronic music nightclub venues in the City of Angels, updated for 2020.

What are the best EDM clubs / venues in Los Angeles in 2020?

Looking to go on an epic bass-dropping night out at one of the best EDM nightclubs in Los Angeles? We’ve got you covered. A global destination and meeting point to blend together the best of world’s diverse cultures, as well as one of the music industry capitals of the world, Los Angeles is home to some of the top electronic nightclubs in the nation. Here are the ten best ones that you MUST check out.

1. Academy – Hollywood

Academy Nightclub dance floor

The former home of Create, Academy’s neon hue, sleek lounge areas, and glossy finishes make sure it is one of the most modern and elegant warehouse-style nightclub designs in all of the world. It is the Hollywood home of Insomniac – the same company that brought you the biggest Las Vegas EDM festival: Electric Daisy Carnival / EDC. The 20,000 square feet venue can hold over 2,000 partygoers, and the recurring presence of A-list DJs along with a giant LED ceiling (yes, we said ceiling not wall) means Academy is a can’t-miss venue always spinning out the best tunes and vibes. An Asian-themed outdoor patio area behind the main stage allows guests to take a breather whenever things get too hot on the floor. Book tables and sign up for guestlist at Academy! We often have Academy promo codes for certain shows. 

2. Exchange LA – Downtown LA

Dance floor / stage @ Exchange LA Nightclub

Since its reopening in 2010 after being the former home of the Los Angeles Stock Exchange, Exchange LA has established itself as one of the top EDM clubs in the world. A multi-level venue that has a 1500 capacity, six bars spreading over four floors and reportedly the most restrooms in a nightclub in the city, many top DJs such as Armin van Buuren, Dash Berlin and Don Diablo have graced its stage. The GA line stretches long around both sides of the building on a good night, so we usually recommend getting on the guest list and arriving early, or getting tickets in advance. We often have promo codes for Exchange available here. Book tables and sign up for free guestlist at Exchange here.

3. Sound Nightclub – Hollywood

Sound Nightclub dance floor - Los Angeles / Hollywood

Sound Nightclub showcases a variety of EDM genres, from deep house music to techno to industrial to progressive house. Set in an intimate, dimly lit, and meticulously decorated space, Sound brings in house music promotions companies to throw parties regularly For example, Tuesday nights features weekly Space Yacht event with an eclectic mix of sounds incorporating more bass, while Friday and Saturday nights bring more deep and tech house to Sound. Discotech frequently has guest list for Sound events before 11:00PM. Sound stays open until 3 or 4am on the weekends and until 2am on Tuesdays – you can sign up for the free guestlists and book tables directly on our webapp or mobile app.

4. Avalon – Hollywood

Avalon Nightclub DJ & dance floor

Avalon’s major makeover in 2003 has turned the club from a musical performance theatre to one of the best dance spaces in town. Regular 18+/19+ nights attract a younger crowd than most other clubs in the area, and lines form deep into the Spanish colonial facade almost every night. A long bar offers drinks on either side of the room to keep it going for partygoers. DJ rosters are getting better by the week with its ever growing fanbase. Be sure to check out the place if you’re in town, especially after its million dollar renovation. Use promo code DISCO to save 10% on all tickets purchased at AvalonHollywood.com. Book tables and sign up for discounted guestlist for Avalon on our mobile app or webapp.

5. Raspoutine – West Hollywood

Raspoutine Nightclub dance floor - Los Angeles, CA

First established in Paris in 1965, the Raspoutine brand boasts locations in Rome, Marrakesh, Monaco, and – as of 2018 – Los Angeles. Each location takes on the same dark, mysterious, Russian parlor theme; Hollywood A-listers have been attracted to the high-end charms of each venue for decades, from the Rita Hayworths of the 1970s to the Ariana Grandes of the 2020s. Unlike the European locations, the Los Angeles chapter of Raspoutine serves no food: it is purely a Euro-house nightclub and drinking destination with cocktails, vodka, and French champagne. The 1,600 square foot split-level room oozes blood red walls and floors, banquettes, accented tables, plushy walls, with large matroshka dolls scattered throughout. In fact, Raspoutine is so all-in on the Russian spirit that it feels as though a double-spy character from a Tolstoy novel might burst in at any moment to order celebratory shots of vodka at the bar.

6. Nameless – Santa Monica

Nameless Nightclub dance floor. -Santa Monica, CA

Not much has been written about this place… just yet. Nameless is a relatively new techno bar/lounge in Santa Monica that’s rapidly growing in popularity. Why? First off, few places in LA truly cater to crowds searching for underground sounds: some of the best deep house and underground scene DJs in LA have spun here with little fanfare. Second, there are few house music spots west of the 405, and none as classy or as spacious as Nameless (although TBH it’s still much smaller than any of the Hollywood house spots). Nameless has a dedicated dance floor space for househeads and offers bottle service and cheap entry on most nights. However, it’s best perk is that it is located on the same Main Street drag as many other popular bars in Santa Monica, which makes it a great place to start, continue, or end a barhopping night on the Westside. As a result, the crowd at Nameless usually skews younger, drawing in the college and recent post-graduate scene.

7. Palladium – Hollywood

dance floor and stage of Palladium nightclub

One of the most iconic concert halls in all of America, the Hollywood Palladium is a large concert venue that hosts EDM artists but also features artists from countless other musical genres. It was built in a Streamline Modern, Art Deco style and includes an 11,200 square foot (1040 m²) dance floor with a roomy mezzanine and second-floor level with room for up to 4,000 people. The theater was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016, and chances are your concert-loving parents (and even grandparents) can regale you with stories of catching a show there once upon a time. The Palladium does offer bottle service on their VIP balcony for electronic music shows, and you can reserve a prime-view table for your favorite artist’s upcoming show in our app here.

8. Shrine – Downtown LA

shrine los angeles nightclub facing dj crowd

 The Shrine Auditorium is a concert hall right next to USC in downtown Los Angeles. They have top talent performing regularly from EDM DJ’s to Hip Hop artists. It’s a huge venue that packs a ton of people and throws one heck of a party. There is no bottle service here, but there are four bars spread out around the place – two on the main floor and two more upstairs on the balcony section. The lighting production is state-of-the-art here and is definitely a sight to see.  Check the Discotech webapp for a list of upcoming events and DJs at The Shrine.

9. The Buffalo Club – Santa Monica

 A decade or more before the speakeasy fad, gourmet comfort food craze, London private club vogue and mixology ubiquitousness…. there was The Buffalo Club. Ahead of its time and now perfect for the times, The Buffalo Club remains above the fray yet magically still under the radar. Numerous film, TV, music, and tech companies in L.A. have moved into their now-gentrified Santa Monica neighborhood, driving business upward and thus allowing the restaurant/lounge to extend its primary restaurant dining format into late-night house music ultra-lounge on weekends. Still, The Buffalo Club has steadfastly maintained its intimate Prohibition-era allure, all while adding modern amenities like plush seating and VIP bottle service to introduce a younger, hipper generation to its timeless L.A. charms.

10. Belasco – Downtown LA

EDM concert at belasco theater, Los Angeles, CA

Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the Belasco is a spectacular multi-room event and entertainment complex. Thanks to a recent $12 million restoration, the Belasco Theater was able to retain most of its original dramatic architecture and detailing, and management has invested in putting on numerous show dates with mid-tier and top-tier music talent across all genres. The venue houses the largest D&B Audiotechnik Sound System in Southern California as well as a state-of-the art lighting system, which makes its live production creative potential for large-scale electronic music gatherings immense. For this reason – and because it is a ticketing-friendly 18-and-over venue – some of the notable EDM genre event production outfits with cult followings (e.g. Bassrush, Desert Hearts, Minimal Effort) host their touring events here when they drop in to the City of Angels.

Honorable Mention: Avalon Bardot (Hollywood) – afterhours

Avalon Bardot is the after ours spot located above Avalon Hollywood. The after party starts at 2 AM. Book tables and sign up for discounted guestlist for Avalon on our mobile app or webapp.


For more information on bottle service, guestlists, and presale ticketing for any and all nightclubs in Los Angeles, download our free Discotech mobile app! Or, if you’re on desktop, try our webapp!

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Best EDM clubs in Denver, Colorado

Today we’re off to Denver and no, we’re not going to discuess the fact that Denver is the city known for creating the cheeseburger or the fact that Denver brews more beer then any other city in the US, which is totally awesome. No, today we dive headfirst into the growing EDM scene that has begun to spring about all over the great city of Denver. Strap in. Here we go.

Looking for the hottest EDM clubs in Denver, Colorado? See upcoming events sign up for guest list, and book table service directly on the free Discotech Mobile App. Or reach out to our help line directly at 4157356716 – we can help you pick a spot for your next night out in Denver.

Temple

A venue for artists, by artists, Temple Nightclub offers a nightlife experience that is unrivaled in the Mile High region. From awe-inspiring, fully immersive state of the art lighting and visuals, to a thundering custom sound system, paired with world-class talent, bottle service and theatrical production, this place is like no other. The party usually kicks off around 9PM, so make sure to check upcoming events at Temple Nightclub so not to miss your favorite DJ’s.

Upon entering through the motion activated light corridor, you teleport into a higher dimension of nightlife. The 3 story main room cathedral elicits a sense of excitement and grandeur. A nightclub atmosphere of unparalleled cohesiveness, all theatrical lighting and production elements were conceptualized and designed for the entire room to act as a single organism pulsating to the rhythm of a single heartbeat. 

In the sub level lies the main dancefloor where guests will find a custom DJ booth, thundering Funktion One sound system and 50,000 addressable, floor-to-ceiling LED bulbs. Surrounding the dance floor are four VIP booths and a two tiered stadium seating platform comprising 8 VIP sections which offer a high-energy experience for guests who wish to be in the center of the action. At the forefront of the dance floor is the main stage, which has been designed specifically to showcase Temple’s world-renowned artists, DJs, and performers. The main room is complete with 8 mezzanine tables that hover above the main dance floor, offering unparalleled and immersive views of the action in a private setting. 

The sound system at Temple Denver has been designed to provide the ultimate listening experience. Through decades of constant refinement and testing, Funktion One has achieved a level of fidelity across the frequency spectrum that was previously unheard of at night club sound pressure levels. The low frequencies provided by the newest Funktion One F221 woofers and BR132A subwoofers are configured in a non-conventional manner. The BR132 is perhaps one of the only true, high output subwoofers in the world.

Temple Denver is 1 of only 3 venues in the United States to have this innovative technology and has achieved what many nightclubs have attempted, but failed to accomplish; the feat of producing the ultimate sound experience of a pulsating system that is not overbearing to conversations or harming to the audible senses.

The Church

You might be wondering, is this real? Yes it is. Will God judge me for raging in a former house of worship? I can’t answer that, but what I can tell you is raging is an understatement. This place throws down. Imagine a festival. Now imagine putting a three-story church on top of that festival. There you go. Welcome to The Church.

The venue features stained-glass windows, high-beamed gothic architecture and hundreds of candles spread throughout the Church suggest a pious vibe in the past house of worship, but the congregation is as mixed as they come. Built-in 1865, the roomy, multi-level Lincoln Street mainstay draws globally based DJs, local residents, retro lovers, even the under-21 set: Sections of the bar are open to those 18 and up. A rooftop patio affords one of the city’s best views. Confessional booths, although maybe more needed then ever, have been replaced with bottle service tables, available to anyone looking to party hard. To see what’s happening at The Church this weekend, make sure to check out upcoming events at the Church.

Club Vinyl

Club Vinyl is a beast of a space that occupies four distinct floors in an old industrial setting. From the basement to the rooftop (open and comfortable every day, despite Colorado’s weather), there’s a different vibe going on on each floor. The basement’s dark with glowing bottle service tables lining the sides of the room coupled with a distinct underground feeling. The main floor above it is similar but with much more production; a Funktion One sound system, a space to chill in the back of the room, and two designated bottle service booths.

There is lots of seating outside, including fire pits, heaters for when it’s cool out, and misters for when it’s warm. You can also rent out hookahs on the rooftop. The inside features even more bottle service tables and a second Funktion One sound system. Off of the main floor is a patio for smoking. The second floor splits into two halves—one half is called the Glass Lounge, which is primarily used as a private events space, and the other half has bottle service booths, pool tables and a dancefloor where you can usually find circles of people breakdancing to Top 40 music.

The rooftop is partially enclosed on one half, partially exposed to the elements on the other half. Up and coming EDM DJs are always found throwing down new underground music not yet ruined by popularity. This venue is an EDM junkie’s dream, so make sure to check out upcoming events at Club Vinyl to catch your favorite DJs!

Bar Standard

Once the home of Serengeti and Shelter, Bar Standard is an Art Deco-themed, modern-day speakeasy. While the name and look may have changed, the club, housed in the former Jonas Bros. Furs building, still brings in some of the area’s best DJs — who spin house and dance music — as well as more high-profile national DJs. In addition, Bar Standard occasionally brings in live acts like the Cool Kids to perform on stage. The main area of the upscale club fills up quickly on the weekends, but there are two patios, both of which offer gorgeous views of Denver’s skyline, to escape the masses. Make sure to check out upcoming events at Bar Standard to see what’s going down!

This is definietly one of the coolest spots in Denver. Few clubs that I know of offer both a rooftop bar as well as an inside dance hall. This is definitely a place worth checking out.

The Black Box

Last but not least, Black Box. This venue is a refuge from the everyday, a home for experimentation and heart felt emotion. Their mission is simple, to move people through sound. They host a wide range of genres, allowing patrons from all walks to experience the power of music on a proper sound system. The dual room venue is fully equipped with the powerful, state-of-the-art Basscouch Sound consisting of a Tannoy, Funktion-One, and Othorn combination. A haven for artists, audiophiles, and partygoers alike, The Black Box is headquarters for Colorado’s underground music community.

The club itself is intimate with dark lights, and lots of lazers. Needless to say this is a totally different experience from big venues where you catch what some might call “radio DJs”. Instead, The Black Box aims to give EDM goers a more intmitate experience with music thats up and coming.

Honorable Mention: Red Rocks Amphitheater

Now, I know exactly what you are probably thinking right now. This is not a club, so why is it on the top EDM clubs in Denver? The Red Rock Amphitheater is not a club. However, this venue deserves a shoutout as it has recently been attracting some of the biggest names in EDM and I felt it was only fair to let my EDM bretheran know where to find that next epic party.

Big Wild & Whethan, Above and Beyond, Rezz, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Snails b2b Kill the Noise, Illenium, Troyboi and deadMau5 are among the many who are coming or have come to Red Rocks to preform. And there will be others. Althought not a club, Red Rocks Amphitheater has brought some of the biggest names in electronic dance music to Denver, and so I felt it necessary to throw in the mix.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre for those who don’t know is a beautfiul open-air amphitheatre built into a rock structure near Morrison, Colorado and is located 10 miles west of Denver.

Best EDM Clubs in Boston

For the most part, luxury night clubs play a mix of hip hop music with EDM (electronic dance music). EDM clubs in Boston tend to draw a crowd of younger people that love to get crazy on the dance floor. To make the most of the Boston EDM scene, it is important to know the hot spots and the DJ’s that are playing. Use the Discotech app or website to see who’s playing, book table service, and buy tickets to all of the clubs below.

Boston has EDM clubs all over the city with the best ones being in the downtown and Boston Commons area.

Royale

Royale is a mega club in Boston. The venue is a nightclub on some nights and has concerts on others. The huge staircase and beautiful balcony create a grande interior fit for some of the world’s top EDM talent. Royale sees the likes of DJ’s such as Galantis and Tiesto on a regular basis. Check out upcoming events and book/buy bottle service, guestlist, and tickets for Royale on the Discotech app.

Venu

The Discotech app will also let you track events at Venu, another popular EDM club in the area that celebrities and high-profile DJs frequent, if that’s the vibe you’re into for the night. Venu is one of the most exclusive clubs in Boston and is a popular place for celebrities to host afterparties. Venu is a relatively small club but the crowd is one you won’t find anywhere else in Boston.

Memoire

If you are looking for another Boston Club with huge talent in Boston, definitely check out Memoire. This club is one of Boston’s newest and features a talent lineup reminiscent of the extravagant clubs in Vegas. Names such as Steve Aoki and R3hab play here weekly. You can use the Discotech app to book bottle service and track upcoming events at Memoire.

The Grand

Another one of Boston’s mega clubs, The Grand features top DJs on a regular basis. The crowd is hip and fun every single night but make sure to arrive early because venue will fill up! Tickets available on the Discotech app.

Bijou

Bijou is Boston’s spot for international club-goers. Featuring nightly sets from well-known International DJ’s, the venue has grown extremely popular. With an extremely posh interior, outside of the Boston norm, Bijou boasts a luxury lounge-like interior. If you want to buy tickets, book bottle service, or even see the list of upcoming events at Bijou, use the Discotech app!

Shrine

Located in Foxwoods, about 1.5-2 hours away from Boston, Shrine brings the energy of a Vegas club to woods of Connecticut. With a 21,000 square ft., cutting-edge space, Shrine has a quality lineup of top EDM DJ’s. Use the Discotech app to book bottle service and see upcoming events at Shrine!

If you want to keep updated on upcoming events in Boston, be sure to download the Discotech app, which provides you with an easy way to find all events in your area. This guide to nightlife in Boston is also a good starting point if you’re not sure what direction you want to take. If you’d like to learn more about our services or need assistance with anything, whether you’re new to the area or a local, feel free to hit our help line.

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Memoire Boston Grand Opening – June 2019

The Encore name has been making waves around New England shores with the buzz surrounding Boston’s newest grand addition. We’re proud to share news of such a large project coming to a city very close to our hearts, as both Encore and a fancy new nightclub will be joining us in Boston.

Big Night Entertainment Group (BNEG) is bringing Boston’s newest luxury nightclub, Mémoire, to the city’s brand new Encore Boston Harbor resort. The nightclub represents BNEG’s mission to bring world-class talent to New England and will host its kickoff on June 23rd with R3HAB. The forthcoming project will include a stacked opening lineup also featuring Steve Aoki, DJ Diesel aka Shaquille O’Neal, Cheat Codes, VICE, and Don Diablo. 

“We are beyond thrilled to introduce Mémoire and to be a part of the incredible Encore Boston Harbor project. Mémoire will offer a high-energy nightlife destination within the five-star property, regularly welcoming top DJs and nightlife talent from around the world. At Mémoire we wanted the guest experience to be unlike anything else in Boston, blending the most state-of-the-art technology available with glamorous and sophisticated décor. The result is a space that’s really high energy and captivating while still offering that luxurious and VIP experience.” – BNEG Principal Randy Greenstein

Mémoire oozes the epitome of a high-end nightclub, flaunting lustrous gold surfaces, plush accents, sensuous leather contours, custom marble tables, and glistening hand-blown glass chandeliers. Accommodating up to 650 guests in its 8,000 square foot space, Mémoire also holds 20 luxurious VIP tables, multiple bars, and alluring private areas. Set up for success, the space, of course, features the best of the best technology including a giant LED wall behind the DJ booth for captivating visuals. On the dancefloor, guests will look above to see a custom state-of-the-art chandelier showering them with vibrant light shows as they listen to the booming Funktion One sound system.

Mémoire is BNEG’s latest addition, joining the high ranks beside Boston’s award-winning club The Grand which has reinvented the city’s nightlife, particularly in the electronic music spectrum. Welcoming a weekly roster of the world’s top DJs and producers, The Grand has entirely dominated the Boston nightlife scene in a very short period of time. Stay up to date with Mémoire’s lineup and events, and book tables on the Discotech app.

Best EDM Clubs & Pool Parties in San Diego

The oldest town in California is mainly known for its beautiful coastline and beaches, but the nightlife scene is also an attraction that you don’t want to miss. From EDM to Hip Hop, San Diego offers some of the best venues for you to get turnt after a long day of sunning and surfing. So here’s a list of the best EDM clubs in this beautiful Pacific beach city. For more information on upcoming DJs, or bottle service, guestlists and ticketing, download our free mobile app! Or, if you’re on desktop, try our webapp.

Omnia

The undeniable top EDM club in the city. Omnia San Diego, just like its sister club in Las Vegas, regularly showcases world class talent such as Zedd, Calvin Harris, and Tiesto. When guests walk through the doors on the corner of Sixth and Island Ave., they will immediately be immersed into the dark, provocative and intriguing world that is Omnia, replete with burgundy velvet wallcovering at the ticketing desk and a mirrored portal lined with mesmerizing LED screens. The 8000 square feet main room along with the 4000 square feet VIP boxes balcony lies below a 7000 square feet rooftop terrace. Omnia SD is the biggest and most opulant club in SD with the best DJs in the world. What more can you ask for?

We have a free guestlist on most nights (free before 10:30 PM). Book tables and sign up for the free guestlist on our free mobile app!

Parq

Parq will often feature some pretty top tier EDM DJs, but they also feature big hip hop artists as well. We’d recommend checking out the upcoming events at Parq to see who’s performing. Guestlist & bottle service is also available on the app.

Bassmnt

Bassmnt SD is all about EDM, but if you like a little variety, a separate room featuring hip hop and other music is accessible. Two small bars and a large one make sure you can keep the alcohol flowing whenever you want. Drinks are also fairly priced. However, parking is limited in the area so do arrive early to secure entry. While Bassmnt is relatively smaller than Omnia, the club still has great talent spinning most of the nights. Entry can be tricky at times as bouncers tend to be rather strict. For guaranteed entry, definitely get your tickets or book a table in advance.

Bang Bang

The first thing you’ll notice when arriving at Bang Bang is its Tokyo-subway-station-styled entrance, which leads up to a second-floor space accessed from a steep stairwell that designers revamped into a tile-lined tunnel with piped-in subway sounds. Upstairs, diners can choose between the quieter, well-lit sushi barroom or the dimly lit social room with bar, dance floor and an endless stream of weird Japanese videos and cartoons playing on the walls. On weekends, the venue opens til late as a nightclub. If you’re looking for a nice kick, do try out the Punch Bowl with a couple of friends and you will be set all night. Get your tickets now and book bottle service for Bang Bang!

Spin

Two dance floors, kinetic lighting and lasers, as well as an open air roof deck with a great view of the city, Spin promises to give you a great time. On top of all that, the kitchen opens til 6am so you won’t have to be worried about having to trade dancing for leaving to eat. You’ll typically find more underground talent at Spin. Think techno, deep house, drum and bass, etc. See who’s spinning, get tickets, and book tables for Spin!

Sunburn (pool party)

What is summer without great pool parties? San Diego may be famous for its beaches but a proper pool party is always need to complete your summer. Sunburn at Hard Rock offers the best pool party in town featuring a laidback pool, tasty BBQ eats, VIP daybeds, and cabanas with lounge seating and flat screen TVs. Grab your sunnies, your swankiest pool gear and your crew and meet us poolside for some hot fun at the coolest spot in downtown! Sunburn typically plays Open Format music – you’ll find a mix of Top 40, EDM and Hip Hop on any given Saturday. General admission is a little steep here – we recommend bottle service for the best VIP experience. Presale tickets are also a good option. 

Best EDM Clubs in Chicago

For the most part, luxury night clubs play a mix of hip hop music with EDM (electronic dance music). EDM clubs in Chicago tend to draw a crowd of fun, lively people that love to get down on the dance floor. Your experience, however, depends on your budget and preference of venue. Come find shelter from the weather of the Windy City at one of the fun-filled clubs below. Use the Discotech app or website to see who’s playing, book table service, and buy tickets to all of the clubs below.

Currently, River North is the main area of the city that houses most EDM clubs.

PRYSM

prysm chicago dance floor

PRYSM boasts big names like Afrojack and DJ Khaled, but larger events tend to fill up quickly, so be sure to get there early! Be sure to check see upcoming DJs at Prysm on the Discotech app.

Underground

underground chicago

The app will also let you track events at Underground, another popular EDM club in the area that celebrities and high-profile DJs frequent, if that’s the vibe you’re into for the night.

Sound Bar

For those of you opting for variety, you’ll want to head over to Sound Bar, which plays everything from Top 40 to EDM to hip hop, depending on what area of the club you find yourself at. Equipped with two levels, four boutique lounges, nine bars, and an exclusive VIP room, you’ll have no difficulty finding a scene you enjoy using the Discotech app.

Smartbar

Originally housed on the fourth floor of the magnificent Wrigleyville building (also home to Metro), this venerated dance club is now in the basement. A makeover in 2006 slicked up the looks a notch and brought back a vibrant young crowd. But more importantly, Smartbar boasts a world-class Funktion One sound system, which sounds tremendous on the central dance floor. Typical bills find cutting-edge DJs from Europe, Detroit and Chicago spinning for the crowd. You’ll typically find more underground DJs here. Think techno, deep house, drum & bass, etc. Tickets available on the Discotech app.

If you want to keep updated on the new DJs in town, be sure to download the Discotech app, which provides you with a constantly updated list of events happening in your area, no matter your price range or music preference. This guide to nightlife in Chicago is also a good starting point if you’re not sure what direction you want to take. If you’d like to learn more about our services or need assistance with anything, whether you’re new to the area or a local, feel free to hit our help line.

Insider’s Guide To Japanese Nightclubs / Nightlife in Tokyo

When you think of drinking in Japan, there are kitschy theme bars, salarymen staying up until the wee hours only to end up napping at train stations till it’s time to clock in and decades-old, hole-in-the-wall establishments serving sake and light beer, as seen on Netflix’s popular series Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories. But it’s only been a couple of years since the Japanese government lifted some of its 25-year-old Footloose-style, no-dancing-after-midnight laws. That’s partially thanks to one of Tokyo’s oldest hip-hop advocates, Hideyuki Yukoi aka Zeebra, who, along with his group King Giddra, played an important role in the development of the underground Japanese hip-hop scene in the early Nineties. On a visit to Delhi for the third edition of the India Nightlife Convention and Awards (INCA), Yukoi discusses his role as a nightlife ambassador, the similarities between Japan and India’s nightscape and his country’s excellent vinyl revolution.

As nightlife ambassador of Tokyo’s Shibuya district, what is it that you actually do?

I set up meetings between the government and the club owners, party organisers and nightlife representatives to come up with ideas to enhance the industry. Right now, we’re focused on amending restrictions on the size and area of clubs. I also represent the club and club culture conference in Tokyo, a platform that brings the city’s artists and DJ community together.

How did this role come about?

It happened when Mirik Milan (former Night Mayor of Amsterdam) and the (actual) mayor of Amsterdam invited us to be a part of the Night Mayor Summit in Amsterdam. The tourism board of Shibuya district then made me the official Nightlife Ambassador. We’re now working to expand the Night Mayor system to other Japanese cities.

Have you experienced India’s nightlife?

India and Japan are quite similar. Both countries have suffered from a heavily licenced nightlife, which resulted in a certain stunting of the industry. Japan’s strictest laws have been lifted now, but there are others that continue to exist.

So, what is the nightlife like in Tokyo?

It’s growing, for sure. Since the laws have relaxed, there’s been a spike in private investors and sponsors. Shibuya’s seen a massive change, and we want it to be a blueprint for other parts of the country.

What kind of music is popular?

It usually depends on the city. Roppongi sees a lot of tourists, so clubs there play a lot of EDM. House and techno music are coming back in a big way. There’s also a sort of vinyl revolution taking place, with musicians and artists from all over the world coming to Shibuya to browse and shop for prized and rare LPs.

What about drinks?

Whisky and soda is the preferred drink for most. Shochu is loved by all – it can be mixed with juice, green tea, soda, anything! Sake’s popular, but it’s only served in restaurants and bars. And, of course, tequila.

Where do you recommend partying?

In Shibuya, Vision, Bloody Angle and AgeHa – one of the largest clubs in Tokyo. Contact plays amazing house; go to Harlem or 1 OAK Tokyo for hip-hop, Womb for electronic music. The Shimokitazawa district is known for its indie bars, restaurants and performance venues.

Zeebra’s top spots to dance the night away in Osaka and Kyoto

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Osaka
Ghost, Giraffe, Xex WEST

Don’t forget to stroll in and around Nihonbashi but enter love hotels and video game arcades at your own risk – this is where Black Mirror episodes come to life. Also make friends with the fun barkeeps at Takotako King.

Kyoto
Butterfly, World, Club Metro

Kyoto’s charm lies in its many bylanes, chock-a-block with bars the size of small living rooms. Jazz bars are extremely popular, like Hello Dolly.