Club Midi

World’s Best Clubs: Club Midi - Vamp it up while out for the Count

Photography: facebook.com/Club Midi

In a former bread factory in the unofficial capital of Transylvania, there’s no blood on the dancefloor, but superstar DJs play marathon nine-hour sets
Club Midi
Club Midi

Strada Berariei 6 
Cluj-Napoca, Romania 
www.clubmidi.ro

You would be surprised by the nightlife in Cluj, Romania’s second city, because…

Even though the city isn’t big, the influx of international students makes this place so alive and open to electronic music

The club used to be… 

A bread factory. From outside, you see a big building and some lights, and you just want to know what’s going on inside.

Club Midi - Timeline | Facebook

Club Midi, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 51,580 likes · 1,470 talking about this · 3,584 were here. We have the type of nights when morning comes too soon.

The dancefloor can hold… About 1,000 revellers. In addition to the main area, there’s also the Red Lounge, to chill out in, which is usually really packed at about 3am.
Club Midi PR department

Club Midi - Timeline | Facebook

Club Midi, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 51,581 likes · 1,516 talking about this · 3,584 were here. We have the type of nights when morning comes too soon.

The best Romanian DJs are…

Raresh, Petre Inspirescu and Rhadoo. The three of them run their own minimal house label [a:rpia:r] and are increasingly booked to DJ all over the world, but Midi is their home club.

Our best night was when…

Ricardo Villalobos deejayed here for the first time. He played from three in the morning through to midday; the crowd just wouldn’t let him go. He clearly enjoyed it: he never checked into the hotel suite we booked for him. 

The best time to come here is…

In early summer, before the students leave and during the film festival. [Transylvania International Film Festival, May 27-June 5.] The whole town is buzzing.

 

Here are some of the DJs who have played in Club Midi…:

  • Lee Burridge
  • Sasha 
  • Marc Antona
  • Nina Kraviz
  • John Digweed
  • Tania Vulcano
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04 2013 The Red Bulletin

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