The Best Nightclubs in Sacramento, California

Photo of Deanna Morgado
27 November 2017

When the nightclubs in San Francisco are getting a little tired or maybe not worth the long trip, head out to Sacramento. The California capital city is home to many amazing night clubs that are perfect for getting your groove on. Many of these Sacramento spots have something for all tastes and styles. The best of the best night clubs shouldn’t be something you miss out on.

Badlands Dance Club

This rambunctious gay nightclub offers one of the best dance experiences in the city. Badlands Dance Club has fantastically fabulous drag nights and shows that people from all walks of life will enjoy. The disco-style dance floor adds to a genuinely fun atmosphere. DJs can be seen spinning on multiple days of the week, culminating in a huge dance night at the weekend. Plan ahead though because this Sacramento nightclub is cash only.

Badlands Dance Club, 2003 K St, Sacramento, CA, USA +1 916 448 8790

Midtown Barfly

Midtown Barfly has a night for everyone. This Sacramento nightclub consists of a neon-lit dance floor, complete with disco balls, and spectacular DJs always seem to playing here. There are salsa and swing dancing nights, as well as burlesque evenings, too! Midtown Barfly even sports a pretty impressive goth scene as well. There truly is something for everyone here at this diverse nightclub.

Midtown Barfly, 1119 21st St, Sacramento, CA, USA +1 916 341 0277

Firefly Lounge

Formerly named T2 Night club and Lounge, Firefly is where club meets dive at this newly opened Sacramento spot. Guests will come for the fun dance club but will stay for the welcoming and informal atmosphere. Firefly Lounge has a laid back and casual setting, more what you’d expect from a dancing dive bar. This unique lounge ups the ante with karaoke nights and Taco Tuesdays.

Firefly Lounge, 1443 Fulton Ave, Sacramento, CA, USA +1 916 978 9000

Old Ironsides

Probably one of the neatest night clubs in the city would be Old Ironsides. Not only does this hot spot offer great live music and dancing, it’s also said to be haunted! Opened in 1934, Old Ironsides is the oldest bar in Sacramento. But don’t let the ghosts drive you away, as the food offered here is amazing and to die for… (no pun intended).

Old Ironsides, 1901 10th St, Sacramento, CA, USA +1 916 443 9751


This intimate nightclub is the place to go for the ultimate dancing experience. The DJs play a huge variety of music every night and VIP booths are open to those looking to have a high roller kind of night. Club goers can dance the night away or just hang back on Vanguard’s outdoor patio while sipping a cocktail from one of the many skilled bartenders.

Vanguard, 1415 L St, Sacramento, CA, USA +1 916 281 9465

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