The 10 Hottest Dance Clubs in Connecticut!

Grab your high heels, don your favorite top and head out for a glitzy night on the town at one of Connecticut’s great dance clubs. Or, step into your cowboy boots and get prepared to stomp and line dance in a country music dance club. Connecticut has plenty of options when it comes to fun nights out with friends. Check out Connecticut’s 10 hottest dance clubs and get ready to spin, stomp, and twirl.

1. Cadillac Ranch Restaurant, Southington, CT

With country line dancing and a mechanical bull, a night spent at Cadillac Ranch is surely something to remember. There are also country-western dance lessons several nights per week and karaoke on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday nights. 

2. Toad’s Place, New Haven, CT

This highly-rated live music venue and dance club recently celebrated its 40th year and is considered a local institution. With a variety of live music most nights of the week, Toad’s Place is popular among music-lovers and those who love to dance. While it is considered a music venue first, Toad’s regularly hosts dance nights. On Saturdays, Toad’s hosts their “Original Saturday Night Dance Party” for local college students. It’s packed to the brim every weekend! 

3. Club Vandome, New Haven, CT

Playing hip hop, reggaeton, and bachata, this club is sure to get your feet moving to the infectious beat. Loosen up with their signature drink, the scorpion bowl, which is an extra large sized bowl of tasty liquor best slurped through long straws and shared with friends. This 21 and over club and visitors should dress to impress.

4. BAR, New Haven, CT

BAR is a hopping club in downtown New Haven with an excellent selection of beer served in half-pint, pint, and pitcher sizes. With a full kitchen, they also serve pizza and salads to keep you fueled for a late night out. Keep in mind that BAR has a $10 cover and a discounted cover for college students with a valid ID who are over 21.

5. Casona, Hartford, CT

Be transported to Miami at this Latin music club playing salsa, merengue, reggaeton, and bachata music. Enjoy dancing on one of their two dance floors. Casona is also the bar to visit for the best margaritas and mojitos in Connecticut. If you come hungry, Casona also has a full kitchen and serves delicious traditional Latin dishes.

6. Mist, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT

With a dress code that ensures visitors dress to impress, Mist is a sparkling dance club. The decor features metallic furniture and a three-story water feature emitting an enchanting mist. This nightlife experience is unique among the numerous bars and clubs at Mohegan Sun.

7. Shish Kebab House, West Hartford, CT

Shish Kebab House, a restaurant during the day and dance club at night, is a 20-year-old establishment loved by locals. Visitors looking for upbeat, yet traditional dance music favor their house music. With a huge drink menu to get you lubricated for dancing, you are sure to find something that suits your taste.

8. Partners Café, New Haven, CT

As Connecticut’s premiere gay bar, you’ll find one-of-a-kind events such as Mardi Gras and an underwear party. Partners Café is open seven nights per week in case you’d like to unwind with a mid-week dance party.

9. Brass Rail Café, New London, CT

With a bustling nightlife scene, New London is slowly starting to feature a variety of bars and dance clubs. The Brass Rail is just one of many options in downtown New London, but it is a favorite among those who like to dance and is LGBT-friendly. With frequent events, including masquerade balls and drag shows, Brass Rail provides a fun atmosphere to spend a night out.

10. Shrine, Foxwoods, Ledyard, CT

With frequent events and musical talents, Shrine in the Foxwoods Resort and Casino is a popular place to dance the night away. Keep in mind that cover fees vary depending on the night, but sometimes covers are waved when dressed according to their event (for example, if you dress in white for the White Party, covers are waved if you arrive before 10 p.m.).

Don’t forget to drink responsibly and always have a designated driver! 

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