Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
With decks on the dancefloor and space for no more than 100 bodies, the one-room sweatbox that is Sneaky Pete’s is the beating heart of Edinburgh’s Cowgate club scene. But it’s not just the intimacy that makes this landmark venue so dazzlingly unique. The dancefloor doubles as a stage for upcoming bands in the early evening, before filling with neon red light after dusk to showcase heavyweight dance DJs across all genres. Genuinely cherishing all facets of grassroots culture, management worked relentlessly with the Music Venue Trust to secure government funding for Scottish venues while shut during the pandemic.