Get into the Groove at San Diego's Best Dance Clubs

It's fun, expressive, and a great way to meet people. Dancing plays a big role in San Diego's nightlife scene and the clubs around town offer music to suit a variety of tastes. Keep in mind that most of the best dance clubs are located in the Gaslamp Quarter, with a few sprinkled around other parts of the county.

One of the big-city style dance clubes, FLUXX, is literally in constant motion with world-renowned DJs and an interior theme that changes every few months. The atmosphere is sexy, upscale and sophisticated, drawing in celebrities and tons of media accolades. Its professional staff reads like a who's who of the nightlife industry.

Country music fans can now head to Moonshine Flats, a more upscale country bar in the Gaslamp Quarter that's a hit with guests regardless of musical taste. San Diego's largest dance floor is here, along with arcade games, old-fashioned drinks with a modern twist and more.

If you're headed out for a night of dancing, also be sure to check if there's a dress code, cover charge or list that you need to get your name on in advance. Grab your friends or a date and head out to one of San Diego's best dance clubs for an unforgettable night on the town.

This intimate and romantic, yet lively, Spanish restaurant features brick arches, dim lighting and black-lacquered ceilings. House specialties include an ever-popular and classic paella and halibut with salsa and goat cheese. The tapas bar...  Read More

In Cahoots Dance Hall & Saloon

You'll have a rollicking good time at this country western haven in Mission Valley. There's beer to drink and a large dance floor so you can boot scoot along with all your favorite country songs. Free dance lessons are held most evenings, and...  Read More

Two clubs in one, Onyx Room and Thin occupy two floors of the same space, with Thin at street level and Onyx below. Both are trendy spots that draw the ultra-cool who want to party with inventive cocktails in hand and plenty of eye candy located...  Read More

This Gaslamp bar sets a classy and sophisticated backdrop for the young and beautiful of San Diego to mix and mingle. Set amidst antiques, art and leather couches perched on gleaming hardwoods, this spot sports quite the scene. Dress smartly on...  Read More

Evoking an Asian street market feel, Bang Bang features three separate concepts in one space - one part asian fusion restaurant, one part sushi bar and one part "theatre" which hosts live music, DJs, movies, and is home to the largest disco ball...  Read More

Moonshine Flats is a ton of country fun in the Gaslamp Quarter. It's one of two places in San Diego to dance to country. The 10,000 square-foot venue features multiple levels, dozens of interactive elements, five bars throughout, including the...  Read More

Bar Dynamite's interesting history includes a former life as Club Nagasaki which catered mostly to San Diego's thriving aerospace industry. It became Bar Dynamite and in the 80s and 90s it was pretty much a dive bar for people who liked an early...  Read More

Conceptualized around the elements of opulent, classic design and modern technology, OMNIA San Diego is a stimulating nightlife experience by global hospitality company, Hakkasan Group. The multi-level destination encompasses a high energy main...  Read More

Parq Nightclub's intent is to draw on experience of leaders in the restaurant and nightclub industries to bring guests an unparalleled nightlife experience with top-notch service and sound to maximize the sensory impact of the club. Parq...  Read More

FLUXX is one of downtown San Diego's high-end dance club. Just as its name implies, FLUXX nightclub's mood and motif will be kept in a constant state of change, designed to create a unique experience with every visit. The venue incorporates...  Read More


Meet Katie Dillon

Katie Dillon originally moved to the seaside community of La Jolla to attend UC San Diego. When the opportunity presented itself, she and her husband set off for a 7 year stint overseas as...  More About Katie

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