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Poll Clubs 2019: The Grand Factory

The Grand Factory

Claiming the title of first Beirut club to enter the Top 100 poll last year, The Grand Factory makes another great leap (of 13 places to be exact) in 2020. Split over three rooms —the 1,000-capacity Factory, 300-cap Reunion, and Soul Kitchen, which holds 200 people — the club opened in 2014 on the site of a mattress factory, which amazingly still operates during the daytime. As well as booking the likes Sven Väth, Tale Of Us, Stephan Bodzin, Black Coffee, Amelie Lens and Honey Dijon in the past year, The Grand Factory has launched a new night focused on supporting local talent, and made a conscious effort to combat Lebanon’s ongoing economic crisis via “a dedicated humanitarian approach, both in supporting our community through several donation drives, in addition to making our venue an accessible venue for all”.
Poll Address: 
Beirut, Lebanon
Capacity: 
1,500
Address: 
Sea Side Road, Karantina
Beirut
Lebanon
Address Source: 
djmag
Synonym: 
grand factory (beirut)
Closed: 
No

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Capacity: 1,200

thegrandfactory.com

Built in 2014, The Grand Factory is renowned not only for its panoramic views of Beirut’s port, sea and mountains, but the incredible vintage soundsystem located in its smaller 300-capacity room called Reunion. On Saturdays, Reunion and the larger Soul Kitchen open for C U NXT SAT, with acts like Tale Of Us, Black Coffee, Maya Jane Coles, James Zabiela, Giorgia Angiuli, Recondite, Nicole Moudaber, Pan-Pot, Mind Against, Magdalena, and Agents of Time. All that electronic music is balanced with Fridays’ rock, pop, and hip-hop and funk/Afrobeat parties, combining to make The Grand Factory rather grand indeed.

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Poll Clubs 2019: SUB CLUB

Sub Club

Poll Address: 
Glasgow, Scotland
Capacity: 
500
Address: 
22 Jamaica St,
Glasgow G1 4QD,
United Kingdom
Address Source: 
google
Synonym: 
sub club (glasgow)
Closed: 
No

Location: Glasgow, UK

Capacity: 420

subclub.co.uk

Descending into the depths of 22 Jamaica Street, you can pretty much feel the history of the building. Although the address has musical roots stretching back to the mid-1950s, Sub Club first opened its doors in 1987 and hasn’t faltered since. A revolving door of who’s who bookings (recent highlights including KiNK, Nightmares On Wax, Jane Fitz and Bicep) grace the place week-in-week-out, with Harri & Domenic’s Subculture possibly the longest-running house and techno residency on the planet.

If walls talked you’d struggle to find many that could spin yarns more captivating or precious than these.

 

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