No one would ever confuse Dallas, with, say, Buenos Aires, when it comes to dance clubs. The locals wouldn’t confuse Dallas with Fort Worth, either. For a city of its size, the dance club scene in Dallas isn’t as obvious as other cities. But, with the right info, you can dance the night away.
Cowboys Red River
When people think of dancing in Texas, they think of two-stepping, mechanical bulls and country music. But, the famous venues are in Fort Worth. Where to go if you don’t want to make the 30 mile drive west? Cowboys Red River offers the authentic experience. Located at 10310 Technology Boulevard West, they are close to both Loop 12 and I 35. Parking is plentiful, and the building is large. They are open Thursday – Saturday from 7pm to 2am.
If you’re not into country music, then north on I 35 to Walnut Hill will take you to another popular nightclub area. Beamers offers the best all-around nightclub experience. Come hungry for one of the best buffets at Dallas nightclubs. Thursday hours are 5pm – 11pm; Fridays and Saturdays 9pm – 4am. In an area that can be hit or miss, Beamers delivers the downtown experience without having to drive all the way there.
Lizard Lounge/The Church
The Lizard Lounge and The Church are two clubs that share the same space. Both are edgy, downtown clubs. Located at 2424 Swiss Avenue, just east of US 75, it’s the Lizard Lounge on Fridays and Saturdays from 9pm to 4am. On Thursdays and Sundays, it’s The Church during those hours for Neogothic/Industrial/EBM. Locals love this venue both for the unique presence and for endurance. Dallas doesn’t have a large Industrial scene, but its fans are loyal.
Station 4 dominates the Cedar Springs area for dance clubs. One of the few areas of Dallas where you can park and walk to several clubs, Cedar Springs is hopping Wednesdays – Sundays, 9pm to 4am. One of five affiliated clubs, Station 4 is the best known, and participates in rolling (free) cover. Expect the most diverse crowd of the four areas. Parking is much tighter. Arrive early if you want to park anywhere close. Looking to really dance, not just watch? This is the club for you.
Dallas is a big, diverse city, with a dance club for every taste. While they can be harder to find than in other cities, they are just as fun. From two-stepping to Industrial, the night life pulses every weekend in North Texas.