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9 Best Dance Clubs and Venues in Illinois!

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Illinoisans are no strangers to entertainment as the locals are fortunate to have a large variety of venues boasting live bands, DJs, events, and more throughout the state. Finding a dance club in Illinois isn’t difficult, but not all are places you’d want to hang out in. The best dance clubs offer top-notch entertainment, dance floors, atmospheres, service, and overall experiences for an unforgettable evening.

115 Bourbon Street, Merrionette Park, IL

Boasting a huge dance floor, 115 Bourbon Street is the Southside’s largest entertainment venue featuring a New Orleans-themed club setting. They have a lineup of different events and music genres regularly, multiple rooms with a stage in each, a gorgeous outdoor patio, and beer garden. Customers claim the “entertainment is top-notch, beer selection is very extensive, and the cocktails are phenomenal.”

Le Nocturne, Chicago, IL

Boasting state-of-the-art sound system and beautiful lighting, Le Nocturne is an upscale live music venue with an upscale ambiance in Chicago. You’ll find a lineup of regular events, great music, and classy bartenders. Customers claim this joint is “a must go-to when in Chicago.” It’s the ultimate dance club experience for a memorable evening in Uptown.

Studio 63, Summit, IL

As one of the most well-known bars in Chicago’s south side, Studio 63 offers the best in entertainment since its opening in ‘98. The DJs are great, drinks are reasonable, and the dance floor is ready to get jiggy with it. Customers claim “it’s a great place to dance, has good music, and the crowd is fun.” The environment is fun, friendly, respectful, and safe.

The Hangar 9, Carbondale, IL

Enjoy live music, dancing, karaoke, and craft beer at The Hangar 9, a super chill place for hanging out with friends in Carbondale. You’ll find a lineup of live entertainment, such as tribute bands, and events like weekly trivia and karaoke night. Customers note “it’s a great place to see and show and their drink selection is hard to beat.”

Podlasie Club, Chicago, IL

Podlasie Club is known as the best Polish bar in the city and an awesome place to go dancing, especially when they have DJ nights. This one-of-a-kind retro club draws in an eclectic crowd and features a stage lit with a disco ball surrounded by small jazz cafe seating. Customers claim it’s the “perfect place to drink, dance, and listen to music.”

Beauty Bar Chicago, IL

Beauty Bar is the perfect destination for dancing on a Friday night. Boasting a surprisingly spacious dance floor, this club offers DJ music, martinis, and manicures in a  retro-salon setting. Customers claim “this is a place you can go dressed to impress or relaxed and comfortable.” There’s no cover, the beers are pretty reasonably priced, and there’s fun themed nights to enjoy.

House of Music & Entertainment, Arlington Heights, IL

House of Music & Entertainment, aka HOME Bar, is a huge place with great sound, lighting, and stage for bands. Boasting large dance floors and several bars, this upscale lounge offers Latin dancing, open dancing, dance classes, and more. The DJ keeps you moving all night long. Customers note it’s a “fun bar to dance at and see live bands” and note the “good food and drinks here, too.”

Subterranean, Chicago, IL

Subterranean has it all from burlesque dancers to live bands. This cool music venue features two floors, one overhanging the stage and awesome performances on a regular basis. Customers appreciate the fantastic sound and lights, quick bar service, intimate atmosphere, and chill vibes at this iconic joint.

V.I.P Bar & Grill, Homewood, IL

V.I.P Bar & Grill is a great place to dance to great house music! Get prepared to be on the dance floor non-stop for hours on the spacious dance floor. They also have great food (try the catfish), karaoke, and DJ music in a chill environment. Customers also rave about the DJ and helpful owner.

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