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The Best American Clubs From EDM Insiders

Rolling Stone gathered 23 of the most influential people in the world of electronic music to choose America’s best hot spots for nightlife and banging bass lines.

Style, lineups, features and all around vibes went into the decision, eventually selecting Beta in Denver as America’s top club. The rest of the list is located below.

1. Beta, Denver
2. Liv, Miami
3. Output, Brooklyn
4. XS, Las Vegas
5. Sound, Los Angeles
6. Pacha, New York
7. Cielo, New York
8. Electric Pickle, Miami
9. Spy Bar, Chicago
10. U Street Music Hall, Washington, D.C.

Selecting the best American clubs is no small task. With nightlife hotspots from South Beach to the Las Vegas desert, from the midst of New York City‘s concrete jungle to the California coast, opinions will surely differ, but we might as well trust those who’ve been to most.

Maybe instead of that romp around Europe you’ve been planning, a club tour of the USA should be your trip of a lifetime, like an electronic music Jack Kerouac! You be the judge, and Rolling Stone might just ask you to influence their next Best Club list.

The list of influential selectors:

Steve Angello (Swedish House Mafia)
DJ Harvey
Rob Swire (Knife Party)
Perry Farrell
Seth Troxler
Carl Cox
Daniel Pearce (Eats Everything)
Dillon Francis
Thomas Gold
Talib Kweli
Jonathan Davis (Korn/JDevil)
Jake Schneider (manager, Bassnectar)
Andrew Cook (manager, Deadmau5)
Daniel Glass (head of Glassnote Records)
Brian Ahern (agent, William Morris Endeavor)
Tom Windish (agent)
Pasquale Rotella (CEO and founder, Electric Daisy Carnival)
Matt Colon (manager, Steve Aoki and others)
Alastair Duncan (publicist)
Steve Goodgold (agent)
Gary Richards (HARD Events, DJ DESTRUCTO)
Clark Warner (executive creative director, Beatport)

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