Forbes has ranked the world’s 15 best nightclubs. Check out the top 5 here:

Noisey Wien

The name says it all – this is the place to be in Vienna if you’re a fan of music. You’ll find everything from indie rock to electro and lots in between. Check out our review of the venue here:


Also in Vienna, Pacha is the ultimate nightclub for music lovers. With gigs every weekend, an extensive playlist, and no cover charge, it’s not hard to see why this place is famous. Check out our review of the legendary dance venue here:


Fabrique is not your usual club. Instead of focusing on one or two music genres, the club in Brussels serves as a platform for local and international artists. Check out their site to find out more:

Axis: Art District 21

Located in one of the most exciting and colorful cities in the world, Tokyo, Axis is a club that brings a variety of music genres together. Check out their website to learn more:

Oberoi Hotel

Owned by the Indian government, the Oberoi Hotel regularly hosts international guests, most notably from America. If you’ve been to India, you may already know that this hotel is a historic spot; the architecture is magnificent and the service is impeccable. And the fact that you’ll be treated like a royal is just an extra perk. Check out our review of the hotel and the unique vibe it puts off here:


Loft is an independent club in Rotterdam. The building was originally constructed in the 1930s and has a great atmosphere, owing, in part, to the fact that it doesn’t take reservations. If you visit Rotterdam, be sure to drop by Loft – it’s well worth the trip.

Electric Ladyland

Located in London, Electric Ladyland is an indie rock club that opened in 1994 and regularly hosts some of the biggest names in music, from the Beatles to Nirvana. In particular, they were the place to be in the ‘90s – you’ll frequently find celebrities and royalty there, including The Queen. Check out their website to learn more:

Le Palace

The Palace is one of the most popular clubs in Paris, dating back to 1869. Located in the center of the city, it draws a stylish crowd and regularly features some of the biggest names in music, from Prince to The Beatles. Check out our review of the club here:


Forbes’ No. 1 nightclub abroad is located in Italy and dates back to 1881. In particular, it is a favorite among music lovers in the country, with performers including Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, and The Beatles – who named it among their favorite concert venues in Italy. Check out our review of the club here:

Blue Train

Blue Train is, quite simply, the most luxurious nightclub in the world. Located in the Venetian island of Giudecca, the nightclub is the creation of former NME editor Michael Davies. The establishment draws a high-profile crowd and regularly features some of the biggest names in music, from Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin to Elton John and Rod Stewart. You’ll find out more about Blue Train here:


Tropicália is a nightclub in Porto that focuses on world music. One of the city’s most established venues, it frequently hosts international guest and is the preferred spot of the city’s creative crowd. Check out their site to learn more:


A relative newcomer to the list, Chamäleon is located in the city of Salzburg, Austria. Unlike many of the other clubs on this list, Chamäleon mainly serves as a platform for up-and-coming artists, with the occasional big name performance. It also regularly hosts events for the local community.

There, now you have an idea of what makes these 15 nightclubs so special. Enjoyed the read? Do check out these venues if you get the chance – you’re sure to have a great time!