When beloved Melbourne club Lounge closed in 2018, it sent tear-streaked eyeliner running and club kids scurrying to find a new space for an all-night boogie. Lounge had operated on the site for 29 continuous years, which is longer than many of its patrons had been alive. But hospitality veteran Maz Salt came to the rescue, taking over the Swanston Street site and giving it new life as Radar. Radar focuses on catering to the dance music community, with a Function-One rig blasting until 6am on weekends. It’s kind of like Lounge, but Radar has its own personality. Reapply that eyeliner.
Sometimes you just need to break a sweat and get loose on the dance floor. If you've been wanting to plan a big night out, here are our favourite clubs for electronica, dance, house, trap, disco, hip-hop and everything in between. Put on your best dancing shoes and an Instagram-worthy outfit and get ready to paint the town red.