May We Have this Dance? A Guide to Columbia Dance Halls + Night Clubs
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis
We get it, sometimes that music starts and you just can't help but let loose. Whether its smooth beach music or the rhythmic beats from a DJ that get your toes tapping, Columbia SC dance halls and night clubs deliver a rollicking good time.
If the Boot Scootin’ Boogie is your jam, grab your partner and head to Carolina Western Pub in The Vista for a lively night of line dancing. This two-story dance hall boasts the largest dance floor in Columbia filled with live music. For line dancing out in West Columbia, follow the locals to Skyline. Whether you like to kick back and watch the live music or jump out on the dance floor, you’ll want to spend your weekends at this popular dance club.
Shag the Night Away
Shagging on Main Street in the South Carolina’s capital city? It doesn’t get much more Carolina than that! If you’re not from around these parts (or have no idea what the shag is) don’t you worry. The Venue on Main offers shag lessons every Thursday from 6 pm – 7pm to kick off their weekly Shag Night. Stick around after the lesson for live music and a night of shagging.
Dance to the Live Music
When the live music starts at Art Bar, so does the dancing. Genre can vary from night to night, but one thing is for sure: this smaller venue filled with eclectic, funky décor is sure to bring a good time. For lovers of live music and dancing in the front row, Tin Roof has what you need. Their stage gets you up close to the band with enough room to get your groove on.
Take a Twirl around the Ballroom
If you’re more foxtrot than foot stomp, the Blue Moon Ballroom is for you. Take their social dance parties for a spin, or if you’re one of those folks with two left feet stop in for a lesson on weeknights.
DJ Turn it Up
Down in the Vista, you’ll find Social Bar and Lounge ready to turn up. From the VIP balcony to the patio this is a great spot to let loose. Their Main Room is where the real dance party happens though. Jump into the crowd of folks dancing to local and nationally renowned DJs for an night you won't soon forget.
Well known for its rooftop views and prominent place in the Columbia SC culinary scene, Hendrix is now also the newest spot for dancing. Catch the live DJ and can’t-miss drink specials on Friday nights from 10:00 pm -1:30 am.
Recently relocated, The Woody is a Columbia SC institution. Whether you’re cha-chaing your way into Salsa night or stopping in to groove to the DJ, you're sure to find all manner of crazy characters gettin' down on the dance floor.
Click here to explore more Columbia SC nightlife.