The Best Places To Go Dancing In San Diego

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Sarah Fehrenbach

The pulse of downtown San Diego is propelled by the beats of hip hop, salsa, line dancing, and more. Whether you are a visitor or a local, don’t miss out on these ten great places to go dancing in San Diego.

1. Vin de Syrah – San Diego Wine Parlor

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Vin de Syrah – San Diego Wine Parlor

Hidden below The Melting Pot, Vin de Syrah – San Diego Wine Parlor is the perfect nightclub for parties and nights out on the town. From bartenders serving strong potions to velvet furniture and ceilings peppered with cards, Vin de Syrah transports you to a modern day Wonderland. Grab your favorite concoction and join the masses. Anyone is welcome, as long as they can find the secret entrance door.

21+, Upscale Attire, No Cover, No Guestlist

Vin de Syrah – San Diego Wine Parlor, 901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA, USA +1 619 234 4166

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2. ALTITUDE Sky Lounge

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Ever wondered what it would be like to dance the night away at the top of the world? ALTITUDE Sky Lounge, located at the top of the San Diego Marriot Gaslamp, offers several spacious dance floors where you and friends can groove. Even on its busiest night, the Sky Lounge is a nice reprieve from the typical indoor nightclub. Get there early to secure a spot at the fire pit and enjoy an aerial view of Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres.

21+, Upscale Attire, No Cover, No Guestlist

ALTITUDE Sky Lounge, 660 K St, San Diego, CA, USA +1 619 696 0234

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3. Moonshine Flats


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Moonshine Flats

Strap on your cowboy boots and get ready for a boot-scootin’ time at Moonshine Flats, located near Petco Park. Whether you are new to line dancing or feeling rusty, Throwdown Thursdays offers line dance lessons from 6pm – 10pm; come back on Live Free Fridays and Rock Hard Saturdays to showcase your moves. This country bar is the perfect place for both country lovers and non-country lovers alike.

21+, Country Western Attire, Cover Varies, Guestlist

Moonshine Flats, 344 7th Ave, San Diego, CA, USA +1 619 255 7625

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4. Sevilla Nightclub San Diego

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Sevilla Nightclub San Diego

If you have passion for salsa, flamenco, or tango, Sevilla Nightclub San Diego is the place to be. Located in the heart of downtown San Diego, Sevilla Nightclub is the perfect blend of intimacy and fun, with VIP amenities, a full tapas bar, and more. Don’t let its spacious dance floor intimidate you. Beginner & intermediate lessons are offered Wednesdays & Thursdays. Take this chance to visit Spain for the evening.

21+, Strict Dressy Attire, Cover Varies, Guestlist

Sevilla Nightclub San Diego, 353 5th Ave, San Diego, CA, USA +1 619 245 1138

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F6ix is the hottest new club in downtown San Diego. This subterranean spot offers ample room to mingle, drink, and dance to the pulsating beat of hip hop. F6ix is known for its DJs, who have the ability to influence the mood and ambiance of the dance floor. Before you know it the music will take hold of you, and all your cares will melt away.

21+, Dressy Attire, Cover, No Guestlist

F6ix, 526 F St, San Diego, CA, USA +1 619 238 0138

5. Barleymash


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If you enjoy entertainment in all varieties, Barleymash is the place to be in the Gaslamp District. Built on bourbon and beer, this community-minded bar prides itself on quality eats, drinks, and customer service. Grab a beer, mingle, and dance to past and present favorites.

21+, Casual Attire, No Cover, No Guestlist

Barleymash, 600 5th Ave, San Diego, CA, USA +1 619 255 7373

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Every weekend Fluxx hosts an unforgettable dance party, and you’re invited. Host to the hottest DJs and celebrities, this popular nightclub is the place to dance, meet, and drink in downtown San Diego. Grab your friends and dance the night away in an LED lightshow, accompanied by stellar talent.

21+, Upscale Attire, Cover, Guestlist

Fluxx, 500 4th Ave, San Diego, CA, USA +1 619 232 8100

AD Nightclub – San Diego

Looking for the perfect place to have your birthday or ladies/guys night? AD Nightclub – San Diego is known for its world class entertainers, red carpet events, and impressive décor. What sets this prestigious club a part is its goal to treat every individual as a VIP and provide him or her with an unforgettable night.

21+, Upscale Attire, Cover, No Guestlist

AD Nightclub – San Diego, 905 4th Ave, San Diego, CA, USA +1 619 255 7366


Bootlegger is known for its happy hour, craft cocktails, and weekend entertainment that will keep you wanting more. Located in East Village, this unique pub offers the perfect blend of fun and casual. Grab your friends, coworkers, and dates and get ready for an exciting night.

21+, Casual Attire, Cover, No Guestlist

Bootlegger, 804 Market St, San Diego, CA, USA +1 619 794 2668

OMNIA Nightclub San Diego

Vegas has hit downtown San Diego with one of its hottest nightclubs. Every weekend, OMNIA Nightclub San Diego is buzzing with entertainment, a pulsating dance floor, and rabid crowds. In true Sin City style, this nightclub offers a full bar, rooftop cabanas, and the excitement of ‘what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.’

21+, Upscale Attire, Cover, Guestlist

OMNIA Nightclub San Diego, 454 6th Ave, San Diego, CA, USA +1 619 544 9500

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