I live 30 minutes from Branson, Missouri. Live music and dancing are two of my favorite ways to spend the weekend. No matter what type of music you enjoy, Branson has a club for you. There isn’t a ‘bad’ part of town in Branson; it’s one of the safest places you’ll ever go. Springfield is only 30 minutes away, but you need to be a little more cautious here. Let’s just say I wouldn’t wander the streets alone, but take a few friends and you’ll have a blast!
The Club (Branson):
This dance club is a popular among locals and visitors to Branson. Most of the crowd is 35 or younger with a few exceptions. You’ll find a variety of music here that’s fun to dance to; rock and funk being the most popular. The Club is located at 3431 West 76 Country Blvd, Lodge of the Ozarks, Branson, Missouri 65616. Visit their website at lodgeoftheozarks.com . You will want to call ahead at 417-334-7535 to make sure The Club isn’t booked for the evening since it is used by lodge guests for private events. I love going in the warm months because the patio is open and summer nights in Branson are a blast.
This is usually the club we go to if we want to dance all night in Branson. It’s right beside Shoguns at 3265 Falls Parkway, Branson, Missouri 65616. Tsunamis has a little bit of everything; foam parties, DJ’s, karaoke, strobe lights, and a great crowd. Drinks are reasonably priced and there’s usually an energetic atmosphere at Tsunamis. You can call 417-335-3515 for hours of operation; Branson businesses change hours during different seasons. There’s definitely a young vibe to Tsunamis but any age is welcome.
Electric Cowboy (Springfield):
This isn’t my type of club but some of my friends go every weekend. Electric Cowboy has a huge dance floor, gigantic bar, great lighting, a killer sound system, and the DJ mixes it up. You’ll hear everything from country to rap; it’s got something for everyone (unless you’re like me and love obscure bands that no one else knows about). It’s a little too MTV Spring Break for me; lots of testosterone, girls screaming, “Whooo,” in your face as they down shots, and weekly bikini contests. If you need a night of mindless drinking, line dancing, and booty grinding; Electric Cowboy will fulfill your needs. It’s located at 3626 South Campbell Avenue, Springfield Missouri. Hours of operation are normally 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. and you can call (417) 881-2255 for more information.
Three 20’s Club:
This club is a lot of fun. The Latin dance night every Wednesday is really a blast, if you find yourself sitting at home with nothing to do. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights you’ll love the live music. A lot of the bands play cover songs for other musicians but it’s still fun and the talent is decent. Three 20’s club is sort of a cross between a dance club and a live music venue. They open at 4 p.m. and are closed Sunday through Tuesday. The dance floor here is big and drinks are reasonable for the area. Located at 3005 South Kansas Expressway, Springfield, Missouri, I recommend giving this club a try. You can reach them at (417) 881-1520f or visit three20sclub.com for more information.