A total of 51 nightlife venues in Spain, including three in Valencia – La 3, Marina Beach Club and MYA – have been nominated to enter the list of ‘The World’s 100 Best Clubs’ 2019, a classification that annually publishes the International Nightlife Association. Spain is the country with the most joint nominations to the United States.
Among the nominated places, 18 of them are in Ibiza, and are the following: Ushuaïa, DC-10, Hï, Amnesia, Pacha, Heart, Destination, Café Mambo, O Beach, Lío, Ibiza Rocks Hotel, Nassau Beach Club, Blue Marlin Ibiza, Privilege, Sankeys, Beachouse, Bora Bora and Benimussa Park.
Barcelona, meanwhile, is in second place with a total of 11 nominated venues (Opium Barcelona, Shôko Barcelona, Carpe Diem Lounge Club, Pacha Barcelona, Bling Bling Barcelona, Otto Zutz, Razzmatazz, Apollo Hall, Input High Fidelity Dance Club , Catwalk and Sutton). Madrid closes the podium with eight points (Fabrik, Bling Bling Madrid, Blackhaus, Opium Madrid, Barceló Theater, Shôko Madrid, Kapital Theater and Panda Club Madrid).
Other cities such as Marbella provide three stores each – Olivia Valère, Nao Pool Club and Opium Beach Club – while Lloret de Mar and Playa de Aro (Girona) also provide three but jointly (St. Trop, Papillon Club and Tropics)
With two nominations is the municipality of the south of Tenerife Arona, with Magic Lounge Club and Papagayo Beach Club, while Lleida, San Sebastián and Viladecans (Barcelona) contribute one each municipality, being the local Biloba, Bataplan Disco and ElRow, respectively.
The total number of nominated venues worldwide amounts to 300 locations from 53 different countries, of which only 100 will be ranked as the top 100 and only one will have the honor of being the «Best Club in the World.» Far from Spain and the United States is the United Kingdom with 17 nominations, Italy with 13 and France with 12.
The gala, on the other hand, will take place when the VI International Night Leisure Congress ends and the list will be determined based on the number of online votes obtained by each club and by the vote of a professional jury.
The secretary general of the International Association of Nightlife and Spain Nightlife, Joaquim Boadas, says that the awards «seek to recognize the importance and improve the prestige of a key sector for the economy and tourism of many countries.»