There’s nothing that quite tops a live EDM show at the perfect club. The music can be good anywhere, but it is really designed for crowded venues, neon lights, and high volume. Under the right circumstances, a given set or performance can be just about unforgettable. Because of this, we are writing up a brief list of some of the top five awesome EDM clubs in the United States (though these are only five of many that could have been chosen).
1. Avalon Hollywood – Hollywood, CA
Located in Hollywood, Avalon is definitely a unique EDM club and is home to a fascinating history. It has been open for over 90 years and once even hosted a performance by the Beatles. Nowadays, however, it’s what could accurately be called a classy EDM establishment. It’s the only club in L.A. to have a 24-hour license (which means the party never stops), and the venue has both scheduled DJ events and a sound system that is the envy of every other club in Hollywood. The general attitude isn’t quite as wild as at some other EDM establishments, but the quality of the place is undeniable.
2. Cielo Club- New York, NY
Cielo Club is awesome because it’s the rare famous New York club to focus almost exclusively on music. It is in the Meat Packing District near Greenwich Village, which puts it in a nice and trendy spot in the city. Furthermore, there are really no frills about it. It’s just a great, fairly intimate club with a fantastic sound system and enough name recognition to bring in some of the best DJs working.
3. Hakkasan – Los Vegas, NV
You have choices when you visit Las Vegas. For instance, The Omnia at Caesars Palace has gained renown in recent years. Additionally, Mandalay Bay has an excellent venue called the Light Nightclub. In fact, an article in advance of the Mayweather-McGregor boxing match this year called this one of the best party spots in the city. He noted that “feels more like an EDM gig than a nightclub”. But if you’re picking just one spot to try in the city, Hakkasan is the winner. Located in the MGM Grand Casino, it is considered one of the best EDM clubs on the planet.
4. LIV- Miami, FL
LIV is a nightclub made all the more alluring by its location. LIV is attached to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, a historic hotel that once hosted big wigs like Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. It has also appeared in the James Bond franchise. Fountainbleu is still one of the best hotels in Miami but LIV might be the best club. Large, colorful, and always pulsing, it is a great place to go with a group of friends. You might even spot some celebrities while you are there.
5. Echostage – Washington, D.C.
Echostage is pretty new as far as these selections go, having first opened its doors about five years ago. That said, it has quickly vaulted up the ranks. It is an absolutely huge venue, which is probably one reason it has already attracted names as big as David Guetta for shows. Echostage lacks the intimacy
of some of these other venues, but if you’re looking for a memorable night of EDM in Washington D.C., look no further.