Dance Clubs

Few pursuits tap into the pleasures of nightlife more than dancing. Giving yourself over to the rhythms, the lights, and the energy is a total release. When you want that feeling, we'll introduce you to the best dance clubs in Indianapolis. Top DJs get things moving, and other patrons ensure that there's plenty to see along the way. To follow the crowds, head to Ice Ultra Lounge and see what lies in store; for a more subdued experience, give Jillian's a try. Either way, 10Best will make sure you know the best places to dance in Indianapolis.


Cool tones and a trendy atmosphere set the stage for visitors to this chic lounge. DJs spin tunes that solicit dancers to fill up the space toward the back of the lounge, while a number of different seating configurations welcome guests to take up residence, order their favorite drink and enjoy the show. Beds with plush pillows and surrounded by gauzy draperies are sprinkled throughout the space, as are chairs and banquet style couches. A sleek silver bar with bright blue bar stools also has takers. A menu of sushi and appetizers accompanies the expansive bar menu.

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An intimate dance floor and a welcoming vibe have placed this lounge solidly among the ranks of Indy's most sought after nightspots. Subterra is located downtown, perfect as an after work or post-sightseeing stop. The music is a mix of DJ-spun and live performances. Hungry? A menu of desserts and appetizers like bruschetta and shrimp cocktails accompanies the well-stocked bar menu.

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Historic Old Northside

A well-known gay bar and dance club, Greg's features state-of-the-art sound equipment and lighting, making it one of the most popular dance clubs in the city. Drink specials include longnecks, draft beer and draft pitchers. The expansive dance floor welcomes dancers to the tunes of classic disco, country, high energy and circuit dance, all spun by expert DJs. Dart boards, video games, pinball and pool tables stand ready to entertain those not into dancing.

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This rocking spot draws a mixed crowd with its diverse offerings. A game room, pool table, dance floor and glow-in-the-dark bowling lanes are popular pursuits. The establishment takes up three floors and as such is one of the most enjoyed nighttime destinations in the city. On-site dining facilities include the Hibachi Grill and the Video Cafe, which serves up American cuisine along with sports action on over 20 TVs.

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Live concerts, '80s Night, and '90s Dance Party are among the featured events at this local favorite. The unique place is an old movie theater turned dance club, so put on your dancing shoes and plan to get lost in the night when you visit. Past performers have included diverse artists like Bo Diddley, Willie Nelson, Cheap Trick, Little Feat, David Byrne, the Dave Matthews Band, and the Flaming Lips.

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The Red Room is where the mature yet fun-loving crowd goes to party in Indy. The spacious, warmly lit setting offers plenty of cozy tables, two beautiful bars, an open dance floor and a gorgeous patio, perfect for a breather after breaking it down to one too many Lady Gaga songs. Plus, Gaga is just the tip of the musical iceberg, which includes hip-hop, R&B, rock and, on Wednesday salsa night, shimmy-inspiring Latin beats.

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A high-energy underground nightlife experience awaits visitors at the Casba, a Broad Ripple landmark set in the basement of its sister bar, Usual Suspects. Electrifyingly intimate but spacious enough to shake it like you mean it, this alternative club beckons late-night revelers with exciting music played by off-the-charts DJs and talented bands. Sunday reggae night in particular has been drawing huge crowds for over a decade, offering irresistible beats, nonstop dancing and infamous “Casba shots.”

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Indy Metro

If you're looking for a trendy yet comfortable spot to get your DJ-inspired groove on, don your dress-to-impress threads and head to Blu. Together with its adjacent sister club, Hyde, this sleek modern lounge features high ceilings, seductively low lighting, stunning VIP areas and an always-packed dance floor. The amiable, energetic crowd takes advantage of spectacular drink specials while renowned DJs rock the club with hip-hop, house, Top 40, Latin, reggae and even Bollywood.

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