South America's Top 25 Best Nightclubs and Nightlife
"The best thing about having your own nightclub is that everything`s free and you can tell the DJ to play whatever you want." - Paris Hilton.
"I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member." - Groucho Marx.
NIGHTLIFE used to mean discothèques. Now there is everything from formal nightclubs to nocturnal theme parks with live music, videos, ever-more vigorous lightshows, and cabaret reminiscent of the Sixties-style "happening". Some boîtes have private bars for the chosen few, some have membership but let you in if you're sufficiently beautiful, eccentric or rich.
The best way to find what's "in" is to keep your ears open. However, if you tour the nightclub district and spy a crowd trying to get in somewhere, it'a a clue that something's happening in that dirty old basement. The rule is never to join the queue - go to the head of it and charm your way in.
The best nightlife occurs in cities that never sleep. Clubs beget late-night cafés, only known to the clubbing cognoscenti.
In New York, nothing ever seems to close, so when you finish in one club, you go on to the next. The whole point is your attitude to a nightclub: it shouldn't be the end of the evening, it should be the start of something better.
The nightclubs marked with 'F' indicates that the club has been awarded the "World’s Finest Clubs Award" by The World's Finest Clubs - a network of the most exclusive, trend-setting and elegant memberclubs in the world.
- 25 Most Exclusive Clubs On The Planet - Best Life.
- AMBER LOUNGE - the ultimate VIP nightlife experience which follows the F1 Grand Prix series around the world. Venues: Monaco, Singapore, Delhi & Abu Dhabi.
- BLACKBOOK MAGAZINE AND CITY GUIDES - hotels, restaurants, travel, nightlife, fashion, shopping, reviews, celebrities.
- Charter member - definition & explanation.
- CLUB - Wikipedia.
- CLUB AWARDS - honor the clubbing peaks of the previous year: The parties that caused countless missed work days; the DJs who made wall flowers into dancers.
- DISCOTHÈQUE - Wikipedia.
- DRESS CODE - Wikipedia.
- Fabrice Emaer - (1935-1983). Called "The Prince of the night" was an impresario whose nightclubs le Sept, Le Bronx and le Palace, were the premier spots in Paris nightlife in the 1970s and early 1980s, celebrated in memoirs and songs like Amanda Lear's 1979 song "Fashion Pack" which declared, "In Paris you got to be seen at Maxim's / The Palace / The 7 and then go Chez Regine."
- FIND ALL BARS - guide to all the best bars in the world.
- How to Be Better at Parties - "Whether you love them or hate them, parties are important. They are where people meet future business and romantic partners and friends, where small talk becomes the stuff of life. Who among us, save the most self-sufficient and confident partygoer (and who is that insufferable person, anyway?), wouldn’t like to party better? This guide will teach you how to make seamless, beautiful small talk that leads to important conversations and connections. It will ease you into mingling effortlessly, and it will even demonstrate the right way to leave (without ruining your life). Go forth and party."
- Mark Birley - (1930-2007). Supreme arbiter of aristocratic London nightlife & founder of Annabel's at Berkeley Square in 1963.
- NIGHTCLUB - Wikipedia.
- PACHA GLOBAL - 20+ nightclubs worldwide.
- PETER GATIEN - was the owner of several New York nightclubs, including The Limelight, Palladium, Club USA, and Tunnel. He was once dubbed as the "King of New York Clubs", during his time in New York City.
- RÉGINE Zilberberg - (1929-2022). Founded in the 70s the international nightclub chain Chez Régine, Jimmy'z (the 'z' for Zylberberg), Club Maona in Monte-Carlo (named for MAria Callas/ONAssis) and Régine's.
- RÉgine, Whose Discotheque Gave Nightlife a New Dawn, Dies at 92 - "Credited with opening the first disco, she built an empire of glittering playgrounds for the Beautiful People in Paris, New York and beyond." The New York Times.
- RUTH FLOWERS - world's oldest DJ. Official website.
- STEVE RUBELL - (1943-1989). American-Jewish entrepreneur and co-owner of the New York disco Studio 54 (1977-1986) in the old CBS television studio on West 54th Street that the network was selling. Rubell became a familiar face in front of the building, turning people down at the door and only letting in those who met his specific standards. Rubell also dealt with the club's celebrity patrons, ensuring that they were thrown lavish parties. His tactics worked, and the club made $7 million during its first year.
- Subway party - Wikipedia.
- THE WORLD'S FINEST CLUBS - "VIP nightclubbing around the world."
- TIPS ON TABLES - vintage reviews of famous nightclubs and restaurants, mostly from the New York area.
- WORLD'S BEST BARS - bars, cocktail lounges and cool pubs around the world.
- PACHA BÚZIOS - since 2008. Búzios is slowly becoming the Saint-Tropez of Brazil.
- PACHA FLORIPA - Rod. Mauricio Sirotsky Sobrinho 2500.
- CLUB NOX - Avenida Domingos Ferreira 2422 - Boa Viagem.
Rio de Janeiro
- BARONNETI F. , R. Barão da Torre, 354 - Ipanema.
- NUTH - Avenida Armando Lombardi 999, Barra da Tijuca.
- ZAX - Av. Armando Lombardi, 483 - Barra da Tijuca.
- Astronete - R. Augusta, 335 - Consolação.
- Bar Secreto - R. Álvaro Anes, 97 - Pinheiros.
- Casa 92 - R. Cristóvão Gonçalves, 92 - Pinheiros.
- Clash Club - Rua Barra Funda, 969 - Santa Cecília.
- D.Edge - Alameda Olga, 170 - Perdizes.
- Disco - Rua Professor Atílio Innocenti 160 - Itaim Bibi.
- Funhouse - Rua Bela Cintra, 567 - Consolação.
- Hot Hot - Rua Santo Antônio, 570, República.
- Lab Club - Rua Augusta, 523 - Consolação.
- Lions Nightclub - Av. Brg. Luís Antônio, 277.
- MOKAI - R. Augusta, 2805 - Jardim Paulista.