Best Dance Clubs in and around Boulder: Where to Party the Night Away

This mountain town knows how to get down, though you may see a few people kickin' it up in their hiking boots. With an assortment of bars, clubs, and restaurants who offer a variety of dancing and music from amazing local performers, 10Best had no trouble choosing the most exiting venues for you to cut a rug. The Absinthe House of downtown Boulder offers dancing five nights a week and provides liquid courage in the form of a variety of imported and domestic beers. Round Midnight offers a funky unique and atmosphere for cutting a rug. For a brew-pub feel with local brews to sip on during intermissions, Oskar Blues of Lyrons and Longmont offers large dance floors and a variety of local and national musicians who will strike a chord and set the mood to genres such as classic rock, blue grass, funk, and reggae. For something a bit more sophisticated and elegant, SHINE Restaurant and Gathering Space offers the perfect venue for live music, dancing, and cocktails. No matter your dancing style or your musical preference, this list has something for everyone and will point you to the best spots in town so that you can unleash the dirty dancers within you.



With two locations just 20 minutes from Boulder in Lyons and Longmont, this local brew-pub favorite if one of the best places around to grab a delicious burger, beer, and dance the night away. The Tasty Weasel taproom boasts a large dance floor...  Read More

Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place
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Locally owned and operated by three spunky and innovative sisters, SHINE Restaurant and Gathering Space offers the perfect venue for building community, mingling, getting down to some local music, or just relaxing with a much needed cocktail at...  Read More

The Lazy Dog Sports Bar


The All-American sports bar and grill offers up burgers and fries with a side of Football and, on the late night, dancing. Friday and Saturday nights offer live music from local and national bands. Their downtown location with a rooftop view is...  Read More

Conor O'Neill's


This lively and feisty traditional Irish pub is one of the most exciting ways to spend and evening in downtown Boulder. Lagers, Ciders, Ales, and Stouts abound, including Guinness on tap because what Irish pub is complete without it? In...  Read More



Country music fan? You've got to visit Grizzly Rose. In fact, it's won the Country Music Association's "Best Country Music Club" award. Boot scoot across its 40,000 square feet of fun including a floating hardwood dance floor, a 3,200 square...  Read More

Fox Theatre


This popular University Hill concert club features local, regional and national acts such as Martin Sexton, Hootie and the Blowfish, Disco Inferno, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Fat Mama, and ekoostik hookah. Look for alternative, standard rock,...  Read More

The Attic


The Attic offers excellent pubfare, dancing, and karaoke every week. Local bands keep the atmosphere hoppin' and a hardwood dance floor, offering seating during the day, is cleared for all of your dancing escapades in the evening. Take a break...  Read More

The Walrus Saloon


The Walrus Saloon offers a unique, subterranean feeling in the heart of downtown Boulder. With live music, killer drink specials, and Reggae night you're sure to have a ball at The Walrus. A variety of local DJs frequent the Walrus to bring you...  Read More

Round Midnight


As the name suggests, the night at this downstairs Pearl Street club kicks off starting at 10pm but doesn't hit high gear until "round midnight." Live music is featured on the weekends and includes acid jazz, funk, rock, hip-hop, Latin, and...  Read More

The Absinthe House


Located in Downtown Boulder, Absinthe House features a true European style nightclub experience with International House DJs. A large selection of genuine absinthe is something that you will find in no other bar in the states, as well as a...  Read More


Meet Hope Gately

Hope Gately should have a bumper sticker proclaiming "Not a Native...But I Got Here as Fast as I Could!" A transplant from the Midwest, Hope has fallen in love with Colorado's mountains playing...  More About Hope