The world’s best nightclub? Apparently, it’s right here in the UK

The venue even beat Berlin’s Berghain

Amy Houghton
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Amy Houghton
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Warehouse project room with red lights
Photograph: Rob Jones / Khroma Collective

The UK clearly holds a place of prestige in the world of electronic music. Our nightclubs attract a world-renowned roster of DJs from Peggy Gou and Aphex Twin to Carl Cox and Deadmau5, and they’re constantly spotlighting upcoming talent too.

And now, it’s official: the UK is home to the most-loved clubbing spot in the world, according to a report by DJ Tech Reviews. Yes, the whole world. In fact, the UK was one of the most represented countries on the list, with three of our venues making an appearance. 

Manchester’s Warehouse Project, housed in Mayfield Depot, was revealed as the most popular electronic music venue on the planet. Excitingly, Warehouse Project has already announced its first few shows of 2023, featuring the likes of Bicep, Jon Hopkins, Jayda G, Sherelle and Saoirse. They’ll start on September 16. 

London clubbing mecca Printworks followed closely in second place with a score of 8.27 out of 10. Despite its enormous popularity, Printworks ran its final season and closed earlier this year. But fear not: it isn’t going away forever. The plan is apparently to revive the superclub sometime in 2026. 

Another London boogie landmark, Fabric, also made it onto the list, ranking at number six. 

To determine the winner, the report analysed Google reviews and searches as well as social media hashtags and following. Warehouse Project, which runs for limited seasons rather than throughout the year, scored 8.31 out of 10.  

Unsurprisingly, a number of the best loved clubs are in Ibiza while the illustrious Berghain in Berlin also ranked highly. 

Here are the ten most-loved nightlife venues in the world, according to the DJ Tech Reviews report:

  1. Warehouse Project, Manchester
  2. Printworks, London
  3. Ushuaia, Ibiza 
  4. Berghain, Berlin
  5. Bootshaus, Cologne
  6. Fabric, London
  7. Pacha, Ibiza
  8. Amnesia, Ibiza
  9. Club Space, Miami
  10. Green Valley, Camboriu

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