Best EDM Bars Or Clubs In Detroit

August 7, 2014 8:00 AM

Detroit has a thriving EDM scene, which is no surprise to anyone here. After techno threw down its roots in the D, the genre grew, eventually branching off into similar yet distinct categories. There is no doubt that Detroit clubs feature some of the best in EDM anywhere. Talent has been teeming around Detroit forever, and the city still produces a full roster of sought-after DJs and artists.
15 S. Saginaw St.
Pontiac, MI 48342
(248) 599-2212

From A-Trak to Porter Robinson, and Tiesto to Calvin Harris, Elektricity, without a doubt, features the best EDM anywhere. This club is always crowded, in a good way, as everyone dances the night away with friends. The scene is raucous and the groups here know how to party. The artists that perform at Elektricity are the best around. The music consistently hits the target, getting better and better as the night progresses. There are multiple levels within the complex, so find a spot to sip a drink and chill, then jump back into the mass of people as bodies move to the beat until heads explode, the prime indicator of good time.

Grasshopper Underground 
22757 Woodward Ave.
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 298-0330

Walking into the Grasshopper Underground is like stepping into another world. This place will transport you to a new level, filled with a diverse roster of underground acts. Check out talented DJs including Kevin Saunderson, Mark Farina, Kenneth Thomas or John Acquaviva as they stop into the well-respected venue. There’s always something going on and the dimly lit atmosphere suits this place perfectly.

The Necto Night Club
516 E. Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 994-5436

Necto has the dance party on lock. No matter what you’re into, this club has it. Every night there is a different theme, so choose the one that sounds awesome and head over with friends. Take the entire gang to Necto for one of the special events held featuring electronic acts. This club works to get renown DJs to hit the stage, and has the crowds to prove it. This venue features spectacular light shows, popular acts and dancing.

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Bleu Detroit 
1540 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 974-7799

Bleu Detroit features different genres of music — dance, hip hop, pop and electronic. This lounge knows how to throw a great bash, and the crowd follows the lead and parties hard every night of the week. You never know what’s going to happen at this lounge. Local and international acts spin to the crowd, such as producer and DJ Armin van Buren. There are different levels so move around and find your spot.

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Exodus Lounge 
529 Monroe St.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 962-1300

Exodus Lounge is an amazing place to hear EDM in the summer. This rooftop lounge is one of the most unique areas in the city for music. Check out the crowd on Thursdays, when the music is banging and the crowd is out of control. Take in the sights and sounds of the city while hanging with friends, or step onto the dance floor and dance under the stars.

After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at and