Letting loose on the dance floor with choice tracks booming over the speakers is undoubtedly a favorite past time for many Houstonians, and thankfully, there are lots of incredible dance clubs where you can get your groove on. We've assembled a list of some of the city's hottest spots where you can keep dancing well into the late-night hours.
300 Westheimer Rd.
A Houston institution, this Montrose spot is known to attract a diverse, dance-loving crowd who enjoys uninhibited fun and live music acts that run the gamut from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Ministry. Be sure to check out Classic Numbers Night each Friday, Houston's longest running weekly event that features music and videos from the '80s mixed by longtime Numbers DJ, Wes Wallace.
2404 San Jacinto St.
The Houston version of the popular Austin dance club — which features a light-up dance floor — has truly solidified itself as the best place to get down in Midtown. Whether you're at this hot spot for 'Emo' Night on Tuesdays, '90s Night on Thursdays, New Noise on Fridays or '80s Night on Saturdays, this is one dance club where there really is something for everyone and the enthusiastic crowds are certainly a testament to that.
2900 Travis St.
If you're looking for a no-holds-barred dance club replete with lasers, smoke machines, velvet rope and bottle service, Fifth Amendment in Midtown is the place for you. The club's DJ's lean towards hip-hop and dubstep, perfect for keeping the dance vibe going until 2 am.
810 Pacific St.
Montrose remains a hot spot for gay clubs, and South Beach is by far the hottest. The dress code? Underwear will do just fine! Show off your moves to dance, hip-hop, top 40 and electronic tunes. Don't worry about overheating — liquid nitrogen drops from the ceiling and lasers dot writhing bodies with rainbow light. If you're looking to sweat off the alcohol after hours, you can hit up this dance floor until 4 am.
1424 Westheimer Rd.
From Depeche Mode and The Cure to Madonna and Cyndi Lauper, Etro Lounge almost always rocks the '80s beats. A regular crowd of Montrose folks come here for cheap standard cocktails that get you in the dancing mood. The dark interior is punctuated by bright pop art murals and white lights that will make you feel like you've gone back in time and have found yourself in a Duran Duran video.
1701 Commonwealth St.
With DJs spinning at this eclectic lounge nearly every night — with tunes ranging from dance and electronic to jazz and reggae — The Flat is the perfect intimate spot for dancing with friends. If you find yourself tired of shaking it on the dance floor, grab a craft cocktail, maybe a snack (options include wings, fries and a number of pizza choices) and a comfy seat to take advantage of the chill vibe of this Montrose gem.
2301 Main St.
This high-end nightclub in Midtown raises the bar on the Houston nightlife scene and offers the look and feel of a Sin City club. The spacious bar features waitresses in risque outfits, bottle service, up-tempo dance tunes and a dance floor packed with a trendy crowd with plenty of discretionary income to spend.
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