Dance Clubs, Washington D.C.
This night club has a fun environment. Sometimes it can get very crowded but one can find a spot to dance.
there you will always find dancers of all levels, generally beguiner and intermediate, the advance dancers will arrive later on after 11pm
Dress Code: Casual dressing. jeans are allowed.
you must be over 21
women usually dress better than men
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Highly recommended...The crowd is sexy and diverse, the staff & bartenders
are very friendly. Different music on every level, so there's something for
everyone. Their various international nights are amazing...a nice change
compared to the countless indistinguishable clubs in DC. VIP Chroma Lounge
is the best I've been too lately...definitely worth checking out!!! A++++
Dress Code: Very Strict, Fashionable...no tennis shoes, Tims, boots, baggy pants, hats, etc...
You like big clubs with different music styles? I recommend this one, especially to those who like dance music. There's a hip hop room too.
It's not in the center of DC, but it seems there are shuttles from the metro station to the club.
No cameras allowed. They will take you picture inside and put it on their website.
Dress Code: Dress Sophisticated and Chic.
If you're in the DC area, it wouldn't hurt to checkout some of the largest dance clubs in the area.
All 3 of these are more upscale nightclubs.
Ibiza - Located near New York Ave and 1st St in Northeast DC
FUR - Located near New York Ave and North Capital St in Northeast DC.
Love - Located near Gallaudet University on Okie St and Fenwick St in Northeast DC.
Dress Code: No jeans, no shorts, no sneakers.
Kick ass club. Good music, good food, awesome chicks. This place has like 6 different rooms playing a variety of music (tecno, hiphop, latin, 70s etc).
Dress Code: Dress to impress some on some nights. Otherwise just look "cool".
If you can't tell, you will be able to tell soon by my pages that I love to dance. Therefore, I tend to write about some of the dance clubs that I have visited.
Now, Platinum is one of the hottest dance clubs in DC. There is great music...they have differing themes on differing days...but its basically all the hot club music... latin, dance, techno, hip-hop.
The really high ceiling gives an opulent ambience to the place. However, I do warn you...it is a bit on the young side, probably because it is a under 21 club. I am not a die-hard party animal, I just love to go for the music. So for me, this club may have some of the elitism and prestige and itself is a rather impressive club, it lacks the sophistication I seek.
Dress Code: Because of its policy of turning away less than best dressed clubbers, it feels elitist just to be to get in. So dress to the nines and be prepared to be scrutinized.
Dance clubs include the Zei club, The Spot, the Edge, the Cage, Platinum, and Nation. Insomnia- some Saturdays are 'Glow', where the club turns more into a rave, and most clubgoers are in their early 20's. (Bring glow sticks)
The Spot- A much younger scene. This club has 3 levels and 5 different rooms including retro (80's), salsa, hip-hop, rave, and something else. Sorry can't remember. Other really good ones- Platinum and Dream. All classy- dress nice.
In the US, most clubs do not allow minors (under 18) to enter. The drinking age is 21!! That means no alcohol!!
While bars tend to attract more Americans, dancing in D.C. definitely has more international appeal. You'll find clubs that have Arab and Persian nights, Hindi nights, European Trance, and just plain old American Rock and Roll...
One of my favorite places is a Moroccan restaurant that turns into a dance club Saturday night. After the belly dancer has led the way, people of all ages from many Middle Eastern countries come out to dance to their favorites. My partner in crime and I are often the only Americans there!
Dress Code: Just look decent.
For salsa lovers only:
Mondays- Clarendon Grill, Lucky Bar
Tuesdays - Lulus
Wed - Zanzibar
Thurs - Cecelia's, Havana Village, Coco Locos
Fri - Los Arrieros, Havana Village, Diversite
Sat - Ooh La La (formerly Relish)
These are my personal recommendations for real salsa dancing. Most of these places play over 80% salsa and are frequented by my fellow salsa addicts.
Dress Code: Varies...Relish and Cecelias are more dressy...Havana Village and Clarendon go as you please
For after-hours dancing (open until 6am) to deep and soulful house, Red can't be beat. My favorite party is the bi-weekly Saturday night residency of Doug Smith, aka 95 North. While the space itself is rather small and the scene is underground (figuratively and literally), the crowd's diversity and approachability more than compensates.
Dress Code: I've never seen people turned away because of their clothes, but I'd definitely err on the side of hip/trendy.
Glen Echo is a fabulous old carnival ground in Maryland just outside of the District. Every Saturday (I think) the gorgeous Victorian-style Spanish Ballroom plays host to a huge live Swing dancing spectacle. Free lessons are followed by all-around crazy Gap-ad worthy swing. Tons of fun for both beginners and experts, for 8-year-old whirling dervishes to old-timers to swing-kids.
Dress Code: If you're good, wear your zoot-suits and saddle shoes. If not, stick with basic club attire. Kick up your heels and have fun!
Relish on Saturday nights. The music is latin (salsa, merengue) and latin house with some other international rithms.
Nice crowd, good location, valet parking acrross the streeet. good music.
Dress Code: Dress casual and up. No jeans or sneakers (runners).
This Club has been there for several years in the Washington DC. It is as known as Copacabana is to NYC. The Nightclub restaurant has Bolivian cuisine during the day and it is a dancing club (sometimes with live band) at night. Check out its home page for updated concerts and shows.
the music is varied Salsa, Merengue, bachata, international, trans etc
also depends on the night. currently Friday nights is mostly salsa
Este disco ha estado ahi por mucho tiempo. Es casi tan conocida como Copacabana es en Nueva York. La disco es restaurante de cosina Boliviana durante el dia y en la noche es dico y hay veces tiene orquesta en vivo. Siempre chequeen su pagina por conciertos y shows.
Dress Code: casual Monday to thursday
and casual elegant Friday to sunday (no jeans and no sneakers)
- make sure you take your ID because you will be carded
- take confortable and sleveless clothing for woman because it gets hot.
The Black Cat is located at 1811 14th st. in N.W. washington d.c. They are an 18+ nightclub that showcases international, as well as local, DJ's and bands. For ticket info and schedules of upcomming shomes call 202-667-7960. They are open SUN-THURS. 8:00PM to 2:00AM and FRI-SAT 7:00PM to 3:00AM.
Dress Code: There is no strict dress code, however it should be noted that all person are subject to search at the door.