Artists & Music Professionals Rank Their Favorite U.S. Clubs

Rolling Stone has enlisted 23 notable music industry professionals (artists, managers, executives) to rate their favorite nightclubs in the United States. The list of voters is fairly eclectic – ranging from Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello to Talib Kweli.

Based on the reviews of each club, it appears the voters considered a variety of factors including: vibe, coolness, performer selection and sound quality.

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.

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)