Get Ready to Kick Up Your Heels in Dallas

Texans love to have a good time, and Dallas is a hot spot for many types of dance clubs. Whether you're young and trendy and looking for someplace to dance until dawn, or you prefer a laid-back atmosphere where you can listen to old favorites, Dallas has it all. And, of course, no list of Dallas dance clubs would be complete without a few country-and-western clubs, and Dallas even has gay-friendly ones.

There are dance clubs in Downtown Dallas, Uptown Dallas, North Dallas and the suburban areas, so you can find the perfect spot to burn off some calories no matter where you're staying. Some Dallas dance clubs have nightly drink specials, while others are posh and exclusive, so you won't even get a table to rest your weary feet unless you order bottle service.

If you're in the mood for a true Texan - i.e. country and western dancing - evening out on the town, some of the best spots for that include Red River and Gilley's Dallas. If you're an electronic music/DJ kind of dancer, you'll love Lizard Lounge, a popular Dallas dance club that's found a way to stay relevant and cool to bring in new generations of clientele over several decades.

Check our list of favorite spots to find the best Dallas dance club to fit your own personal tastes and style.

Hip, popular Sambuca pulls in lots of business, thanks to its lively ambience and fun-loving clientele. A supper-club feel means that you'll be comfortable nibbling and drinking, listening to live music, showing off your style on the dance...  Read More

The Nines
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Deep Ellum offers plenty of places to listen to music, but this two-level dance palace is one of the only places in the neighborhood dedicated solely for dancing to it. And there's plenty of area to do just that. Here, you'll find a lower level...  Read More

Outside the City

While Billy Bob's Texas is actually in Ft. Worth, we couldn't leave it off the list of Dallas (area) country western dance clubs. Billy Bob's Texas is near the Ft. Worth Stockyards and it's where Dallasites bring their out-of-town visitors to...  Read More

Round-Up Saloon
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Two-stepping, tight denim, and 10-gallon hats attract Big D's best-looking cowboys to this country-western bar, which caters to a mostly gay clientele, as it is located in the Oak Lawn neighborhood. Chipping in on the joint's popularity are...  Read More

This famous country western honky tonk in Dallas, TX, built on Urban Cowboy fame, is actually four venues in one. There's even a mechanical bull at Gilley's! Jack Daniel's Saloon is the place for live, local country music every Friday and...  Read More

This Uptown-neighborhood lounge is a favorite spot for trendy locals and their out-of-town guests. The typical crowd at this popular dance club is made up of twenty-something young professionals, and the place is usually packed. While there's no...  Read More

Sons of Hermann Hall
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Laid-back and plenty of fun, this lodge is operated by the Sons of Hermann Association. It books an eclectic mix of entertainment so that on Wednesday nights, you'll find swing dancing (and swing dancing classes), while Thursdays showcase...  Read More

Cowboys Red River
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This Dallas country bar's main draw is the huge horse rink dance floor, highlighted by the saddle/disco ball hanging in the center. If you're in the mood for country and western dancing with the younger crowd, this is the spot to go! Live bands...  Read More

Despite the name, you won't find lounge lizards holed up at this eclectic, high-energy club, where the weekend calendar depends on who's manning the DJ booth. One Friday, urban and hip-hop may hold sway over dance-floor denizens; the following...  Read More

Station 4
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Formerly known as Village Station, Station 4 is one of Dallas' premier dance clubs. It is situated in the heart of the city's gay neighborhood along Cedar Springs Rd in Oak Lawn. It covers more than 24,000 sq. feet and features many unique...  Read More


Meet Denise Brandenberg

Born and raised in Dallas, Denise Brandenberg has been a self-proclaimed “Dallas Ambassador” for out-of-town friends and colleagues for years.

Denise started her career as an advertising...  More About Denise

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