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Denver is one of the best cities nationally for millennials, and if there is one thing most millennials love, it’s a night out dancing. However, the best place to dance in Denver’s eclectic nightlife scene doesn’t just cater to the 20-somethings, but the jazz enthusiasts, country gals and guys and business professionals looking for a night out.

Find more places to dance with the Denver.com Nightlife Directory.

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  • Beta

    LoDo

    With regular big-name performers, Beta is the top Denver nightclub for electronic music. The venue features a world-class sound system and impressive light show that caters to the EDM scene. Rolling Stone named Beta its number one nightclub in the country in 2013, making it a can’t-miss option.

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  • Chloe Discoteque and Mezze Lounge

    LoDo

    Chloe features three distinct spaces, including a cocktail lounge, expansive outdoor bar, and a European-themed discoteque with a 25-foot LED board that provides visuals as customers enjoy high-end bottle services. Those planning to should set reservations for Saturday nights and mind the straightforward but strictly enforced dress code.

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  • Mercury Cafe

    Five Points

    Many Denverites know Mercury, fondly called “The Merc” for its funky vibe, poetry slams and completely green approach to business, including an organic menu. But upstairs, customers can find tango, swing, belly and blues dancing classes. Everyone from experienced dancers to those taking their first steps into swing are welcome. For those not looking to spend a lot on dancing lessons, Mercury sessions cost up to only $6.

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  • Grizzly Rose

    University Hills

    Kenny Chesney learned the “code of the road at the Grizzly Rose,” according to his song “If This Bus Could Talk,” a testament to Denver’s established and nationally recognized honky tonk. The dance floor is 2,500 square feet, but it fills up every weekend with line dancers of all abilities and ages. If you get tired of dancing, get off your feet (and wind up on your backside) with a ride on the mechanical bull. Dancers are not required to know all the steps, but cowboy boots are highly recommended.

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  • La Rumba

    Golden Triangle

    Don’t worry about not knowing how to salsa, because La Rumba offers free lessons on Thursday and Saturday nights. On Friday, ladies gain free access until 11pm to enjoy a full night of meringue, cumbia and bachata dancing for Latin Fridays. Just be sure to adhere to the dress code and dress up for an evening full of Latin influence, and leave behind any baseball caps, cut-offs or shoes without heels for women.

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  • Bar Standard

    South Broadway

    Bar Standard rounds out the SoCo nightlife district, which is also home to popular destinations Funky Buddha, Vinyl and the Church. But it’s Bar Standard that brings the most aesthetic appeal, from the inside Art Deco retro theme to the two outdoor patios and a rooftop lounge with an expansive panoramic view of the city.

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  • Tracks

    River North Art District

    Denver’s LGBT hot spot, Tracks is a staple Denver nightclub and hub of LGBTQ activities from one of the cities best ladies nights each Friday to a drag queen competition every Monday. Tracks is not afraid to invite people to step outside of their comfort zone and get in the spirit, from the cage situated in the center of the dancefloor to the stage where club-goers are welcome to bust a move when Denver’s most popular drag queens aren’t putting on a show.

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  • Proof Night Nlub

    Southmoor Park

    Proof spans the decades in it’s music, from the 70s to Top 40 and featured DJs spinning the hits of the 90s on Friday nights. Proof advertises itself as Denver’s only “video dance club,” featuring a huge projection screen flashing music videos right next to the dance floor.

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  • Lipgloss

    South Broadway

    Once a weekly event in La Rumba, Lipgloss branched out in 2012 and is now housed in the Syntax Physic Opera. But the vibe remains the same as it was in 2001, with a varied mix of hit dance songs, soul, rock, retro and indie that make clubgoers feel they have no choice but to get up and dance. Lipgloss brings an easier approach to the nightclub scene -- there’s no dress code and the only focus is on getting people onto the dance floor.

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