What is Trance Music without a place to experience it? Sure, you can groove on Electronic Dance Music just as much with your Bose headphones on, but you don’t get the full impact of the music or the culture at home. You need to immerse yourself in it, in a club. Here are the best places in the US for trance.

5. Marquee

Marquee is located in Las Vegas, Nevada in The Cosmopolitan hotel. It is considered to be one of the Vegas Strip's “premiere clubs” and features three "rooms of sound" and an outside pool area. Monday nights are good for newcomers and if you schmooze with a host or two, they’ll hook you up with deals.

It's a great example of nightlife in Vegas. The club has had famous resident DJs such as Benny Benassi, Erick Morillo, and Kaskade.

4. Board Room

Situated in Chicago, Illinois, the Board Room means business. Despite its deceptively small size, this is one of the swankiest venues in the country. The club owns a small fleet of white vehicles (such as Ferraris, Hummers, Lamborghinis, and Porsches) used to chauffeur guests.

The place is praised for its great sound system and incidental entertainment may include people in animal costumes and live marching bands that burst in and play along to whatever music is already playing. Behind the bar, there are dancing girls dancing under showers. Noteworthy guests include DJ White Shadow (Lady Gaga) and Zac Efron.

3. Cielo

At Cielo, in New York City, New York, club pundits say the focus is on the sound and the ambiance.

It’s a small--some would even say “quaint”--venue situated in the city’s meatpacking district. Considered by those in the know to be “a true clubber's delight”, the music is often on the techier end of electronic dance music.

Specializing in deep cuts, the DJs who push platters here will be happy to take you down a rabbit hole.

2. Story

This Story begins in Miami, Florida. Noted to be one of the “most luxurious clubs” in the city, the huge club scores points for its ambiance, layout, and its Infinite Hybrid sound system. The story is also given kudos for its light show which features LED lights and numerous TVs.

A popular “destination spot” in the city, it often hosts such DJs as Wolfgang Gartner, Calvin Harris, and Tiesto.


Hakkasan is a top club in Las Vegas, Nevada located in the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on the famous Las Vegas Strip. Praised by one and all, it is a high-end superclub that is worthy of its specific setting and is also one of the best venues in the U.S. Their sound system is reputed to be one of the best in the world. Regular DJs include such famous platter pushers as Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Calvin Harris, and Tiesto.