Whatever guise they take, nightclubs offer places to experiment with new music, technology and architectural innovation.
Bringing a broader, more diverse nightlife to cities will be key to ensuring they thrive in the 21st century.
A podcast on darkness: from why it makes us scared, to what kind of nightlife can thrive in the modern city and an update on the hunt for dark matter.
The closure of one of London's most famous clubs is part of a bigger and more worrying trend in the city.
Non-stop public transport might suit the 24-hour party people, but it could have rougher consequences for others.
Is Berlin’s underground scene in danger of going to the wall?