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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 Los Angeles

What are the best EDM clubs in Los Angeles?

Coming down from EDC and missing the UNTZ UNTZ? Check out our guide below to the hottest venues in the City of Angels. For more information for bottle service, guestlists and ticketing, download our free mobile app! Or, if you’re on desktop, try our webapp!

Exchange LA (Downtown LA)

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 make sure to grab your tickets here. We often have promo codes for Exchange available here. Book tables and sign up for free guestlist at Exchange here.

Create (Hollywood)

The former home of Vanguard, Create’s neon hue, sleek lounge areas and glossy finishes make sure it is one of the most modern, elegant designs in Hollywood’s upscale club scene. The 20000 square feet venue can hold over 2000 partygoers and the regular presence of A-list DJs means Create is always spinning the best tunes and vibes. On top of the two indoor dance floors, an Asian-themed outdoor area allows guests to take a breather whenever things get too hot on the floor. Book tables and sign up for guestlist at Create on our webapp! If you’re buying tickets, you can use promo code DISCO to save 20% on all tickets purchased at www.CreateNightclub.com.

Avalon (Hollywood)

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.

Sound Nightclub (Hollywood)

Sound features a variety of genres – think deep house music / techno / progressive house. Set in an intimate and meticulously decorated space, Tuesday night features a weekly Space Yacht event at 9 with an eclectic mix of sounds incorporating more bass, and Friday and Saturday nights bring more deep and tech house to Sound every week at 10. Discotech frequently has guest list before 11PM. Sound stays open until 3 or 4 on the weekends and until 2 on Tuesdays – you can sign up for the free guestlists and book tables directly on our webapp or mobile app.

Le Jardin (Hollywood)

Looking to take a break from the crowded dance floors and dark rooms in your usual Hollywood nightclubs? Head down to Le Jardin on Cahuenga for a fresh clubbing experience. Featuring a large patio with an outdoor garden and olive trees, Le Jardin’s designer Gulla Jonsdottir aims to immerse the crowd in a relaxing yet intimate environment. Keep in mind Le Jardin is not always going to be EDM – it depends entirely on the night and talent. Check the Discotech webapp for a list of upcoming events and DJsBottle service is the best way to secure a spot in this venue, especially for its exclusive Thursday nights. 

Best Electronic Dance (EDM) Clubs in San Francisco

Looking for the hottest clubs playing electronic dance music (EDM) in San Francisco? While the City by the Bay may not be known for its night life (yet), it’s a favorite stop for DJs, so there’s plenty of EDM shows to catch! Check out the Discotech app to view event calendars, sign up for free guestlists, buy tickets, and reserve tables. Here are some reliable electronic dance clubs in San Francisco to burn up the dancefloor any given weekend:

1015 Folsom

Bigger than you’d think once you get inside, 1015 Folsom is a bustling, multi-room ragefest where the crowd tends to be in their early-to-mid 20’s and the off-the-walls energy continues into the early morning. Not one to be predictable, 1015 features a diverse roster of DJs from Alesso to Duke Dumont to Trippy Turtle on any given night. Check out their calendar on the Discotech app to make sure you don’t miss your favorite act, and bring cash for the bar!

Audio

Upstairs from the craft cocktail lounge Bergerac, Audio SF is a trendy club that appeals to underground electronica fans and scenesters alike. Probably because their speakers and ambiance are world class. Not to mention the most amazing crepe truck in town next door that’s open til 4 in the mornin’!

Love and Propaganda

Run by the same people behind Audio, Love + Propaganda is the revamped ex-Vessel. The modern art decor is Instagram-worthy and the beats are bangin’. Make sure to bring ear plugs if you plan to be front and center on the dancefloor.

Halcyon

Recalling the Greek goddess of the same name, Halcyon is a fitting title for San Francisco’s freshest entry into its burgeoning house and techno clubbing scene.

Located next to fellow house haunt Audio SF—and around the corner from the city’s iconic Eagle club—Halcyon exists as a portal that transports revelers right to the revered black boxes that Ibiza used to be known for, with a laser-tight focus on delivering top-notch musical offerings and even greater vibes to its patrons. For many, the club provides the sort of clubbing experience that has yet to be offered in the Golden City, which historically has offered more low-key, intimate vibes than the show-stopping ones being served up in the new SOMA hotspot.

Thankfully, while Halcyon emulates the spirit of Ibiza megaclubs of yore, it does so without being addled with the uptight attitude and bottle-dominated economy that have plagued so many new clubs before it. Put simply: it delivers what made you fall in love with dance music the first time you heard it.

Upon arriving, guests are sure to be struck by the club’s easy-to-understand layout consisting of a single room, rather than the multi-environment labyrinths that had become the seeming standard in past years. The end result of this design choice? A uniform musical experience for all patrons, who don’t have to worry about how to find the bathrooms, who is playing in another room, or where their friends may be making out. At its end, clubbing is about making shared memories, and Halcyon is designed from the ground up in order to do so.

 

Monarch

Monarch is not for the meek.  You’ll notice that as soon as you roll up to their block. But that’s probably so they can weed out the imposters. The first act is the ground floor cocktail room that oozes boudoir Moulin Rouge vibes, acrobats and all. But for the second act, traverse downstairs to the dark, intimate basement where you’ll catch the kind of lineups you’d typically see in Berlin.

Public Works

Part-time club, part-time art gallery, Public Works is a wooden warehouse that draws Burners year-round to their Distrikt events. Bring cash, dress down, and grab a dirty dog on your way out!

Temple

If you like the showmanship and glamour of Las Vegas clubs, Temple SF is your spot. Girls in high heels and tight dresses with their hair and nails did get down to headliners like the Chainsmokers. The line to get in can be long, so plan accordingly. Temple also features a hip hop room downstairs – a little something for everyone!

The Great Northern

Brought to you by the owners of Monarch, the Great Northern is the renovated ex-Mighty! The lineup hasn’t changed much (read: John Digweed, Guy Gerber, etc.), but the interior has morphed into a cavernous art deco space featuring a custom designed Void sound system. We like what we see, but more importantly, we like what we hear! Check Great Northern out and let us know what you think.

Verso

Verso is chic and spacious. Whether you want to get lost in techno tunes or mingle at your own private booth, Verso has it all. Not to mention the gorgeous cocktail lounge next door, Forgery, if you want to start your night out on an upscale note.

Ruby Skye (Now Closed)

Ah, Ruby Skye – it’s an SF dance club institution at this point. Don’t be fooled by the exquisite crown molding in this converted theater – Ruby RAVES. Wear your trance pants and see DJs like Ilan Bluestone and Cosmic Gate here, among other more mainstream, big-room acts. Look out for those laser beams!

Make sure to check out the ever-growing list of electronic dance clubs in San Francisco on Discotech… another night out, another dancefloor!