Thailand's 3 Nightclubs That Made DJ Mag's Top 100 Clubs
Thai nightclubs Illuzion, Onyx, and Insanity Nightclub add another chapter to nightlife legend on DJ Mag's Top 100 Clubs.
DJ Mag – one of the world’s most influential nightlife media – releases lists such as Top 100 DJs and Top 100 Clubs every year. The latter, in particular, is the one clubs around the world want to be on.
More than just bragging rights, being ranked is a seal of approval – a guarantee that the venue offers only top-tiered services and entertainment to its patrons.
DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs was first announced back in 2004. The list includes details on the world’s most phenomenal nightclubs and has continued to do so to this day. A few of Thailand’s nightlife legends have also made it to the list, filling us party lovers with a great sense of pride.
On the latest Top 100 Clubs, three of the most famous Thai venues have earned their place on the list. Two are moving their way up on the rankings, while one is taking its first step on this prestigious stage.
Scroll down and find out which of Thailand’s nightclubs are recognized as the best in the world.
Let’s start with Phuket’s clubbing crown jewel. Moving up a full 12 ranks to the 21st this year is Illuzion Phuket.
One of the hottest nightlife destinations in the province, the club has welcomed world-class artists, such as Martin Garrix, Wiz Khalifa, Jason Derulo, Afrojack, Tiesto, Steve Aoki, A$AP ROCKY, Quintino, Sven Väth, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Danny Avila, and many more to its stage.
With this kind of lineup, the club is one of the main forces behind Phuket’s prolific nightlife scene. And with the crowd packing the club every night, we’d say it’s easily a local favorite.
Located on Bangla Road near Patong Beach, Illuzion Phuket first opened its doors in 2014. The décor is best described as classy and uniquely stylish, with state-of-the-art light & sound systems and a wall-sized LED screen to boot.
Every night, patrons are entertained by various acts, including resident DJs and dancers who team up to keep the night vibrant and exciting.
The venue itself is incredibly spacious, boasting a capacity of 5,000 people. That said, there are VIP & Exclusive VIP zones if you’re looking for more privacy. Illuzion Phuket also serves a wide range of delicious food and drinks.
Seeing these features and world-famous acts that have performed on its stage, it’s no wonder why Illuzion Phuket is one of the Top 100 clubs chosen by DJ Mag.
A well-known club located in RCA, Onyx is ranked at 64th on DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs this year, moving up seven ranks in total. The club has been entertaining party lovers since 2014 and is well-loved among international tourists.
Featuring gorgeously lavish décor, the spacious venue is divided into two main zones and can host up to 2,000 clubbers at once. Its highlight, the Dance Zone, is where you’ll find nightlife lovers moving to the rhythm and each other on the floor.
As for light & sound systems, never expect anything less than top-notch from ONYX. Using the latest technology from the KUVO app by Pioneer, the club takes it to another level with its superior entertainment system. Other features include a gigantic LED screen, on-stage special effects, fog machines, and a dazzling array of lasers.
For those looking for a private clubbing experience, there’s the VIP zone.
ONYX’s impressive production is guaranteed by the fact that it has welcomed several world-class acts on its stage in exclusive performances. Thai and international fans were thrilled to see the likes of ZEDD, The Chainsmokers, Steve Aoki, 3LAU, Showtek, Fedde Le Grand, Headhunterz, Bingo Players, Dannic, Alan Walker, and Andrew Rayel perform in an exhilarating experience.
The club also hosts many festivals and seasonal events as well as DJ Mag’s signature brand of parties right here in Bangkok.
To wrap up the list, here’s a club in downtown Sukhumvit Soi 11 that’s making its way up the charts at an astonishing rate, becoming a fast favorite of countless nightlife lovers.
Making its debut on DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs at 70th is Insanity Nightclub. That’s one way to let the world know that Thai nightclubs can easily measure up to international entertainment venues.
You can recognize Insanity Nightclub’s front door by one of its most iconic features: the green neon-lit stairs. As you step inside, prepare to be blown away by the colossal hall, boasting a 14-meter-high ceiling.
Combine that with the cutting-edge Halo light system and L-Acoustics providing powerful sound stage and full-bodied bass, and you’ve got production crafted for a fully immersive experience. Insanity Nightclub also has a dance floor where you can show off your moves and mingle with some new friends.
Party lovers can enjoy a wide variety of genres and styles with a focus on hip-hop and EDM. The music is played by Thailand’s top DJs, such as Bangkok Invaders, as well as frequent international special guests, which has included Willy Monfret, JP Candela, Mariana Bo, Stadiumx, Paul Oakenfold, Firebeatz, David Gravell, Mark Sixma, DJ L, NERVO, and Third Party. Other than these exciting featured shows, patrons also frequently see seasonal events as well as DJ Mag’s signature exclusive parties.