When the weekend approaches dusting off your dancing shoes and painting the town red is at the top of the list for many. Take a look at this list of where to find the best dancing spots around the city. Whether it be DJs or live music, any of these places will be sure to make your night one to remember. 

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Ellice Road | 57 Albert St

When you walk up the stairs into Ellice Road, you are immediately transported to a 50’s paradise. The exterior of the building alludes to an old garage straight out of the film Grease, and inside you can find vintage art, neon lights, and arcade games. Get a crew together and have a little dance to some classic feel-good singalongs. 

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Roxy | 7 Fort Lane

Roxy is a late night spot which is known for its sophisticated and sleek atmosphere. A massive space fitted out with three bars and an impressive mezzanine space, Roxy boasts skilled DJs who know how to get a crowd moving. One of the best “big city” clubs in the city, the smooth R&B remixes will certainly be a crowd pleaser amongst friends. 

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Danny Doolans | 204 Quay St

Danny Doolans is a festive Irish pub which is known for its live music and is always a huge crowd pleaser. Drink a few pints and get into the spirit, bonding with the other patrons while belting out your favourite tunes. You can’t help but want to dance when you are at Danny Doolans. 

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Cassette 9 | 9 Vulcan Lane

A trendy bar located off Vulcan Lane, Cassette 9 is the go to destination for local bands and DJs alike. With a varied and interesting crowd, Cassette 9 is bursting with personality, from their teapot cocktails to their fun decor. Stay in the know with upcoming gigs so you will find the perfect one that suits your taste. 

Saturdays Britomart | 48 Customs Street East

Saturdays is the perfect spot for after-work drinks and dancing until morning, with a focus on fun and not taking itself too seriously. Start off with some drinks, grab one of their delicious burgers and work your way through to dancing until the early hours Saturday morning.

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AV Club | 38 Customs St E

If you are wanting to let loose to some sweet and hypnotic electronic music then The AV Club is the answer. With a range of eclectic and talented DJs, no night is the same at AV, but it is always consistently energetically fun. Try the $5 happy hour Asahi on tap outside beforehand and get ready to dance up a storm. 

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Sapphire | 1 Fort Lane 

Named after a precious gemstone, Sapphire lives up to the name through its opulence and glamour. With an impeccably thought out cocktail list, enjoy a beverage and then have a boogie to some hip hop beats. Constantly keeping up with current music and trends, Sapphire is a hot dance spot in the Heart of the City. 

Face |  50 Kitchener St

Face Club in Chancery Square is consistently bustling every weekend. Dress up in your finest attire and grab a few stylish friends to enjoy the resident DJs pumping mixes. The strobe neon lighting shines on the dance floor and creates a vibe where you can’t resist moving your body to the music. 

Last updated: 14 July 2020

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