As the European summer draws to a close and the bass beats die down in the super clubs of Ibiza and other Mediterranean hotspots synonymous with cheap clubbing holidays, where do the hard core house clubbing fraternity head next? (providing money and unlimited energy was no object of course!)
Surely DJ’s, club promoters, scantily clad podium dancers and of corse clubbers themselves, don’t actually hibernate until the Med warms up again in April?
Nope, thy most likely carry on with their hedonistic tendencies in warmer climates further south. Of course, capital cities of northern Europe still have a clubbing scene in the freezing cold winter months, but it’s not quite the same getting dolled up for a night out when it’s -4 outside. Our theory is that clubbers need warmth, like DJ’s need crowds.
We’ve selected a few super clubs where the clubbers of San Antonio could head if they had year round clubbing budget!
First up is Rio de Janeiro. It’s far flung, long haul and full of tropical connotations of bronze bodies, great surf, eclectic beats and a carnival ‘fiesta’ ambience.
Whilst Rio, isnt on the ‘where we fly maps’ of the budget airlines, the city has brilliant nightlife. Rio is home to super club Baronetti, which is said to be situated in Brazil’s equivalent of Notting Hill. Baronetti is reportedly Naomi Campbell’s favourite place, it’s fairly salubrious and therefore pricey, playing upbeat American house, perfect for going nuts on the dance floor. The less shy girls in the Bikini’s on Ipanema beach tend to head here at night! Address: 354 Rua Barão da Torre Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro.
Dubai is blessed with year round sunshine (though unbearable in July/August) and enjoys an average temperatures of 75 to 80 degrees in January. The desert oasis is also the unofficial global capital of modern flamboyant architecture. In fact, the next super club recommendation has to be the 360 Club situated inside on the roofdeck of the amazing Jumeriah Hotel complex.
Open until 2am Friday and Satruday, the 360 doesn’t have the packed, sweaty atmosphere of a Ibiza’s Manumission but it’s cool and classy and affords views right down the coastline of Dubai and even neighbours the world famous Burj Al Arab. Rumour has it the guest list is pretty competitive so ring in advance to secure your entry. Address: Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah, Dubai
Although in the northern hemisphere, Miami, Florida is a far warmer place to be than London (no defrosting your windscreens here), with January average temperatures hovering around 80 degrees, and thronging nightlife, especially in the South Beach area (full of beautiful people). Our recommendation in Miami is ClubSpace which attracts super DJ’s and is open until 5am in the morning. It prides itself on playing the latest dance music and does have a constantly impressive DJ list, probably best you check the website for more details as it changes so often! Address: 34 NE 11 Street, Miami
Keeping with the English speaking destinations (let’s face it no clubber needs to speak the lingo in any European clubbing resort), Sydney in Australia experiences the polar opposite of Europe’s miserable winter weather and Sydneysiders know how to party. They have oodles of beaches in the day time to sober up in the surf and work on the tan, before throwing back a few stubbies and heading to areas such as Darling Harbour, Kings Cross and Darlinghurst for a pulsating night out.
Our pick of the super clubs in Sydney is Chinese Laundry, one of the most established clubs in the whole city. The club is underneath the landmark pub, The Slip Inn, and boasts 3 rooms and you’ll be looking at $20 AUD to gain entry. Again, for more info have a look at this review website:
Address: 111 Sussex Street Sydney 2000