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Top 10 Washington, DC Dance Clubs

Liveliest Nightclubs in the Nation's Capital


Washington, DC has some great nightlife including several large dance clubs in the liveliest neighborhoods from Adams Morgan, to the U Street corridor, to Penn Quarter, to New York Avenue. Check out these top Washington, DC dance clubs.

1. 9:30 Club

U Street Corridor. 815 V St, NW. Washington, DC. (202) 393-0930. The 9:30 Club features local, national and international performances. Tickets are required and can be purchased in advance. This club has four bars and the largest dance floor in DC.

2. Midtown Danceplex

Dupont Circle. 1219 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 681-1219. This large dance club has three levels, each with a different vibe.

3. Rock & Roll Hotel

H Street. 1353 H St NE (between N 14th St & N Linden Ct) Washington, DC (202) 388-7625. The dance club features hotel themed rooms with DJ and live music.

4. U Street Music Hall

U Street Corridor. 1115A U Street NW Washington, DC (202) 588-1880.  The live music and dance club features a state-of-the-art sound systems, a 1200 square foot dance floor, and two fully stocked bars.

5. Ultrabar

Penn Quarter. 911 F Street NW, Washington DC (202) 638-4663. The nightclub boasts five distinctive floors, each with its own event options, state of the art lighting and sound systems, projection screens for large-scale video productions. 

6. Josephine Nightclub and Lounge

K Street. 1008 Vermont Ave NW. Washington, DC. (202) 347-8601. The premier nightclub, located in the heart of downtown DC, has several dance floors and plays a wide selection of lively music.

7. Lux Lounge

Penn Quarter. 649 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC (202) 347-8100. This 19th-century lumber warehouse was remodeled into a hip and trendy dance club. Three floors offer a variety of music including hip-hop, reggae, '80s classics, international and jazz.

8. Town Danceboutique

U Street Corridor. 2009 8th St NW Washington, DC (202) 234-8696. This is a gay danceclub with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems.

9. Cafe Citron

Dupont Circle. 1343 Connecticut Ave., Washington, DC (202) 530-8844. The restaurant and nightclub has a lively two-level Latin lounge and is known for great mojitos, happy hour specials and salsa dancing. On Monday nights, flamenco dancers perform on a small stage.

10. Dirty Bar

Dupont Circle. 1223 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 681-5224.  One of Washington's newest dance clubs offers a lively setting with DJ booths, dance floors, and an outdoor patio (open in summer).

Looking for more ideas of fun things to do? See Washington DC at Night - Evening Activities for All Ages


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