7 Best Dance Clubs and Venues in Virginia!

Virginian’s like to party. It’s a little-known secret that we’re letting out of the bag. Not only is Virginia for lovers, but dancers, too. On your visit to Virginia, when you just want to get your dance on, make sure to check out any of the following 7 dance clubs for a night of letting it all hang loose. 

Peabody’s Nightclub, Virginia Beach, VA

A Virginia Beach staple since 1967, Peabody’s Nightclub is known for the live music, good food, and its famous HAMMER TIME happy hour. Ladies night is a regular event. Peabody’s is usually 18 and up, but check the website for regular youth nights. When you’re down at the Ocean Front, you can’t do better than a night at Peabody’s.

The Rainbow Cactus, Virginia Beach, VA

The one and only Rainbow Cactus is an LGBTQ mecca. Billed as Virginia Beach’s Premier Gay Bar and Nightclub, the Rainbow Cactus has live performances, regular DJs, and all kinds of special events. Members of the LGBTQ community and beyond are all welcome to get their party on.

Colvin Run Dance Hall, Great Falls, VA

The Colvin Run Dance Hall in Great Falls, Virginia is less of a club and more of a dance studio, but we’ve included it on the list for those who are a little less inclined to get jiggy with it. Dancers-in-training can take lessons, but dancers-extraordinaire are invited to come for the regular dance socials. Get your foxtrot on.

Fallout RVA, Richmond, VA

Fallout is a special kind of club for the alternative lover in your life. Fallout caters to those of us who feel more at home in black leather and chains than a white t-shirt. Expect heavier music here, make sure to check the website for their other events, like the self-defense class and costume contest.

Clarendon Ballroom, Arlington, VA

The Clarendon Ballroom hosts events, caters, and moonlights as a nightclub. The club is in the Woolworth Building, “a historic Art Deco Moderne property that has long-anchored the streets of Clarendon.” A recent refurbishing brought back the original maple wood floors, pressed-tin ceiling, and crown molding. The rooftop pavilion offers a unique perspective of Arlington for when you’re dancing the night away. 

Rapture, Charlottesville, VA

The Rapture restaurant and nightclub offers southern cookin’ done right, with the best local ingredients. When you’re done with dinner and cocktails, check out R2, the “chic Dance Club with architectural elegance, mod furnishings, and state-of-the-art light, sound, and video.” The clientele are usually young professionals come to blow off some steam with the best local and regional DJs around. 

Breakers Sky Lounge, Herndon, VA

The Breakers Sky Lounge is a restaurant and bar that also offers billiards and nightlife. It is Herndon’s go-to place for entertainment. Stop by the smoking lounge if you are so inclined before heading to the VIP room and checking out the latest, hipped local DJ on the dance floor.  

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