by ADANAI staffTTwo weeks ago we embarked on a mission to determine the best nightclub in the world. Recall that for this contest, we pit NYC, Miami, Las Vegas and Ibiza against each other. The four best clubs in each region battle it out then the regional champs will settle the question at hand in the semifinals and finals.
We now have the winner coming out of each region:
1Oak – 52%
TAO Downtown – 48%
Club Space – 33%
E11even – 67%
Space – 73%
Amnesia – 27%
XS – 52%
Marquee Las Vegas – 48%
Using JustRivals.com, you can now vote on the semifinal match ups and eventually we can crown the winner as best nightclub in the world. Here is the bracket:
Region One: New York City and Miami
No surprise that 1Oak comes out of the New York City bracket. I think most would have guessed that LIV or Club Space would have gotten the nod in Miami but sex does sell and E11even emerges from Miami. Ironically, during primetime Miami season, there are probably 50 people who close 1Oak on Thursdays in NYC that end up at E11even 24 hours later down in Miami.
Nothing sums up 1Oak better than the neon sign inside those we wish they could talk walls – “…Ended Up at 1 Oak”. That text has probably been sent hundreds of thousands of times the morning after since Oak opened its doors in 2007. Owner Richie Akiva knows celebs, models and rich guys. That combo has created one of the best running parties in NYC. Since 2007, the NYC cool set has started their nights at places like Tenjune, Marquee, SL, Avenue and now Vandal to name a few and they’ve always ended up at 1Oak.
Before this place even opened we knew what it was going to be. Is it a nightclub? Sure. A strip club? Yep. Open 24 hours? Absolutely. E11even has become the place to go after-hours and not just for guys looking for a bunch of silicon in their face (although that is available). There is no stigma in Miami about spending the night at E11even and that’s pretty damn cool. When standing at the bar you might look to your left and see a woman looking to give you a dance or two and then look to the right and see that woman from accounting that you’ve had your eyes on grabbing drinks with her girlfriends. That’s what we call unique.
Region Two: Ibiza and Las Vegas
The Space crowd has gotten on board with this contest in a big way so are going to be tough to beat. That being said, they run into a force of nature in XS out of Las Vegas.
The mecca. If you consider yourself a house music fan, you haven’t partied until you’ve spent a night/morning at Space. Carl Cox held sermon there for over 10 years and his nights became a must attend for anyone visiting Ibiza. It spawned Club Space in Miami, which is legendary on its own.
The Rolls Royce of nightclubs. Steve Wynn only does things big and his nightlife business is as big as it gets. Big name DJs, big format bottles and big name celebs can all be found in this masterpiece of a nightlife establishment. When the Cleveland Cavaliers needed to go celebrate their championship, Lebron James & Co got on a plane from San Francisco right after Game 7 to Las Vegas to blow it up at XS. After Floyd Mayweather beat Manny Pacquiao in 2015, he went to XS that night to toast the victory (although he doesn’t even drink, Floyd is known to buy copious amounts of booze and pass it out to his lucky table neighbors.)