Five Of The Best Dance Clubs In DC

Dinner and drinks are always fun, but sometimes you want nothing more than to kick up your heels and dance with a big group of friends. Here are our favorite places to go dancing in DC.

Town Danceboutique

Two-story U Street megaplex Town, one of the city’s best spots for LGBT nightlife, is one of DC’s top dance clubs. Each section of the club plays different tunes, typically a mix of early 2000s and current chart-toppers. The club also regularly hosts events like drag show and waltz dances that lure in the crowds.

2009 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 234-8696


Hipsters in search of eclectic dance tunes will love hanging out at U Street’s divey DC9. The DJ here plays plenty of indie tunes that’ll draw in the Pitchfork readers and those in search of a good time alike.

1940 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 483-5000

The Manor DC

Located in Dupont Circle, a five-minute stroll from the St. Gregory, this uber-hip party spot features rustic brick walls paired with dark leather booths and bright pops of orange furniture. Head over here for a night of EDM tunes and dancing.

1327 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 506-7776


Ultra-luxurious Heist is located a short walk from the St. Gregory Hotel and is the top spot in town for a night of celebration. The underground bar has a bank theft theme, which adds to the sense of lavishness you’ll have here. Splurge on a glass of Cristal from the bar and raise your drink as you dance.

1802 Jefferson Pl NW, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 688-0098


To enter this Shaw nightclub, you’ll need to walk through a photobooth. So make sure you’re looking your best and ready to flash your pearly whites when you walk in. Besides the mandatory photo op, this cool, brick-walled spot also invites plenty of established DJ to spin tunes throughout the week, so you’ll get to enjoy the music in addition to your pictures.

645 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 827-8791