Top 8 Washington, DC Dance Clubs

Dance the Night Away at the Liveliest Nightclubs in the Nation's Capital

CRX at U Street Music Hall
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Washington, DC has some great nightlife including several large dance clubs in the liveliest neighborhoods from the U Street Corridor, to Penn Quarter, to H Street to K Street. With its international culture and a growing population of young people, the city has expanded its nightlife offerings to include a wide variety of music and entertainment. Whatever your favorite dance style is, you can enjoy a range from Modern to Salsa to Hip Hop to Cha Cha Cha. Check out these top Washington, DC dance clubs.

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9:30 Club

815 V St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
Phone +1 202-265-0930

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. It is an award-winning nightclub that features top-name rock, punk, hip-hop, and country acts nightly.

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U Street Music Hall

The live music and dance club features a state-of-the-art sound system, a 1200 square foot dance floor, and two fully stocked bars. The club is DJ-owned and operated. It is a 500-person capacity space that features one of the city's best sound systems. 

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911 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004-1405, USA
Phone +1 202-638-4663

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. The Main Floor embraces the building’s historic beginnings as a bank with a towering ceiling and elegant chandeliers. The venue can be rented for private events.

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1219 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Phone +1 202-853-3498

The premier nightclub, opened in late 2016 in the heart of downtown DC, is a retro-inspired nightclub paying homage to the '80s, '90s, 2000s and current day. Each floor of the 10,000-square-foot, four-level club is dedicated and decorated to reflect a different musical era. A rooftop space will open in warmer weather with a semi-enclosed outdoor area and an aesthetic that will transport partygoers to a classic Miami nightclub. 

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Rock & Roll Hotel

1353 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002-4406, USA
Phone +1 202-388-7625

The dance club features hotel themed rooms with DJ and live music. The nightclub hosts original bands from around the region and the globe. Rock & Roll Hotel has 3 floors; the concert hall, 2nd-floor lounge, and rooftop deck.

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Echo Stage

2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE, Washington, DC 20018, USA
Phone +1 202-503-2330

One of DC’s newest and largest nightlife concert venue, the 30,000 plus sq. ft. nightclub offers top-tier sound design and advanced LED visual displays. A wide range of music is performed ranging from rock to hip-hop to electronic dance.

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Cafe Citron

1343 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Phone +1 202-530-8844

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.

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Dirty Bar

1223 Connecticut Ave NW 3rd floor, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Phone +1 202-503-2692

One of Washington's newest dance clubs offers a lively setting with DJ booths, dance floors, and an outdoor patio (open in summer). DirtyBar features a larger-than-life bird cage: Step back into a time of fishnets, burlesque dancers and feathers. The club will soon feature the area's largest outdoor deck, a 3,000-square-foot, full-service bar, and supreme sound system.

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

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