Nothing beats a good night out. Throbbing speakers, banging tunes, quality mates – and a night of possibilities that may or may not conclude with a serving of cheesy chips. There’s just something about a sticky dance floor, a cheeky flirt in the smoking area and the legit camaraderie of club toilets that can make you feel properly alive. And listen: we know we’ve lost a fair amount of venues over the years, but we’d still argue that nowhere does a night out quite like us Brits.
This country has rich and varied history of club culture – from Manchester’s Haçienda acid house cathedral to Glasgow’s ever-evolving techno scene and dubstep’s foundational years in south London – all of which helped to inform the plethora of dance music we listen to today. But it didn’t stop there: it’s still evolving, and in many ways, still getting better. Every good club has some great promoters behind it, and these days, parties are institutions in themselves and deserve to be shouted about.
To celebrate the (many, many) quality nights out in this country, we’ve pulled together 25 of the best. These are nights out that are really pushing boundaries, nights that have established themselves as household names in their respective hometowns, nights that hold good values, nights that are nurturing their own army of exciting talent and nights that are just a whole lot of fun. This is by no means a definitive list, but hopefully it captures all of that (and more). Here are the best club nights in the UK right now.
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