Best Places To Go Dancing In St. Louis

February 26, 2012 1:06 PM

Are you ready to slip on your dancing shoes? It doesn’t matter if you’re an expert dancer or if you were born with two left feet. With dance styles ranging from meringue to hip-hop, these places in St. Louis are the best for cutting a rug, so let loose and have fun! – Stephanie Shepard
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Shiver Vodka Bar and Champagne Lounge

1130 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, Mo. 63101
(314) 241-3900
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Shiver Vodka Bar and Champagne Lounge is cool in more ways than one. This dance club is located on busy Washington Avenue in St. Louis, and it definitely lives up to its name. With a cool blue interior and thumping music, Shiver is the perfect spot to dance up a storm. Enjoy a frosty drink served up on the solid-ice bar. Chill out in style in Shiver’s Ice Chamber Lounge; the temperature in this room is below freezing, but don’t worry: Shiver provides a warm parka and gloves for you to don while you hang out. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 6 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Club Viva!

408 North Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, Mo. 63108
(314) 361-0322

With specialized nights including Latin Salsa Thursdays, International Fridays and Reggae Wednesdays, Club Viva is the ideal place for professional and amateur dancers alike. Feel the energy on the dance floor as you move to the lively rhythm of salsa and meringue. Born with two left feet? No worries — Club Viva offers free salsa lessons every Thursday and Saturday from 8 to 9 p.m. When your feet ache for a break, have a seat at Club Viva’s expansive bar. Try the popular Latin Kiss beverage for a spicy twist. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Upstairs Lounge

3131 South Grand Avenue
St. Louis, MO. 63118
(314) 773-3388

This cozy, dimly-lit space is the perfect haven for dancers who want to forget their troubles and dance the night away. With a live DJ and massive dance floor, it’s no wonder The Upstairs Lounge is regarded as the best dance club in St. Louis. In addition to pumping music and a lively atmosphere, The Upstairs Lounge also boasts an impressive late-night food menu. Munch on chicken curry in between sessions on the dance floor. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m. to midnight.

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