November 02, 2018

The Best Places to Go Dancing in San Antonio

If you totally felt when the woman outside the bar in the Selena movie said, "queremos bailar!" then you're not alone. Whether you're all about two-stepping, salsa or club music, here's some solid spots for when you just want to shake your moneymaker.
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Hi-Tones
621 E Dewey Pl, hitonessa.com
At the bottom of the St. Mary’s Strip you’ll find the revered Hi-Tones. As a spot known for pickle shots, it should come at no surprise that this is a spot for you to shake your ass. A live music bar, this beloved club brings a variet of acts – from rockabilly and punk to Latin fusion. Whether you start here or end up here, Hi-Tones is a dancing spot not to be missed.
Photo via Instagram / skylinedronetx
Hi-Tones
621 E Dewey Pl, hitonessa.com
At the bottom of the St. Mary’s Strip you’ll find the revered Hi-Tones. As a spot known for pickle shots, it should come at no surprise that this is a spot for you to shake your ass. A live music bar, this beloved club brings a variet of acts – from rockabilly and punk to Latin fusion. Whether you start here or end up here, Hi-Tones is a dancing spot not to be missed.
Photo via Instagram / skylinedronetx
Shenanygans II
8827 TX-151 #106, (210) 257-9726, facebook.com/shenanygans2
Though not the biggest dance floor, drinkers over at this Westover Hills-area watering hole pack it in on the weekends. Cool off with a game of pool or out on the patio, but be sure to bump and grind on the dance floor – especially on the weekends.
Photo via Instagram / latinnationmedia
Shenanygans II
8827 TX-151 #106, (210) 257-9726, facebook.com/shenanygans2
Though not the biggest dance floor, drinkers over at this Westover Hills-area watering hole pack it in on the weekends. Cool off with a game of pool or out on the patio, but be sure to bump and grind on the dance floor – especially on the weekends.
Photo via Instagram / latinnationmedia
HEAT Nightclub
1500 N Main Ave, (210) 227-2600, heatsa.com
Though you might enjoy watching other people dance (especially during drag shows), shaking your ass over at HEAT makes for a hella fun night on the Main Strip. A staple in the LGBTQ nightlife scene, HEAT keeps it stylish with multiple bars, DJs, a video lounge and a patio. Think of the drink specials as the cherry on top.
Photo via Instagram / natetenneyphotos
HEAT Nightclub
1500 N Main Ave, (210) 227-2600, heatsa.com
Though you might enjoy watching other people dance (especially during drag shows), shaking your ass over at HEAT makes for a hella fun night on the Main Strip. A staple in the LGBTQ nightlife scene, HEAT keeps it stylish with multiple bars, DJs, a video lounge and a patio. Think of the drink specials as the cherry on top.
Photo via Instagram / natetenneyphotos
Cowboys Dancehall
3030 NE Interstate 410 Loop, (210) 646-9378, cowboysdancehall.com
For all things country and the occasional Tejano band, Cowboys is the place to be if you’re 1) in college or 2) love two-stepping. You can even take dance lessons here if you’d like, but no matter what you’re familiarity, you’re bound to have fun all night long.
Photo via Instagram / cowboysdancehallsa
Cowboys Dancehall
3030 NE Interstate 410 Loop, (210) 646-9378, cowboysdancehall.com
For all things country and the occasional Tejano band, Cowboys is the place to be if you’re 1) in college or 2) love two-stepping. You can even take dance lessons here if you’d like, but no matter what you’re familiarity, you’re bound to have fun all night long.
Photo via Instagram / cowboysdancehallsa
Cooter Brown’s Saloon
11881 Bandera Rd, Helotes, (210) 695-5200, cooterbrownssaloon-tx.com
If you’ve yet to visit Cooter Brown’s, this Helotes spot is worth the drive if you want to dance but want something slightly more laid-back. Western-themed decorations pair with the massive dance floor, which lets you enjoy nightly entertainment.
Photo via Instagram / kat.witwicky
Cooter Brown’s Saloon
11881 Bandera Rd, Helotes, (210) 695-5200, cooterbrownssaloon-tx.com
If you’ve yet to visit Cooter Brown’s, this Helotes spot is worth the drive if you want to dance but want something slightly more laid-back. Western-themed decorations pair with the massive dance floor, which lets you enjoy nightly entertainment.
Photo via Instagram / kat.witwicky
John T. Floore’s Country Store
14492 Old Bandera Rd, Helotes, (210) 695-8827, liveatfloores.com
A (quick) drive out to Helotes is well-worth a few hours of dancing at Floore’s. Packed with plenty of history, this honky-tonk is perfect for true country lovers that care more about the music than the dancing. But, it’s still hell of a spot for showing off your moves. There’s also a barbecue cafe and bar, so hanging here is time well-spent.
Photo via Instagram / ljean.1
John T. Floore’s Country Store
14492 Old Bandera Rd, Helotes, (210) 695-8827, liveatfloores.com
A (quick) drive out to Helotes is well-worth a few hours of dancing at Floore’s. Packed with plenty of history, this honky-tonk is perfect for true country lovers that care more about the music than the dancing. But, it’s still hell of a spot for showing off your moves. There’s also a barbecue cafe and bar, so hanging here is time well-spent.
Photo via Instagram / ljean.1
Gruene Hall
1281 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, (830) 606-1281, gruenehall.com
Sure, this one is a bit more of a drive, being in New Braunfels and all, but it is also an institution in its own right. Take a daytrip to this hub of German culture and be amazed by the beauty of this 19th century dance hall. Expect a mixture of country, Americana and blues to be blasting, and be prepared to dance the night away.
Photo via Instagram / airbnbtexas
Gruene Hall
1281 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, (830) 606-1281, gruenehall.com
Sure, this one is a bit more of a drive, being in New Braunfels and all, but it is also an institution in its own right. Take a daytrip to this hub of German culture and be amazed by the beauty of this 19th century dance hall. Expect a mixture of country, Americana and blues to be blasting, and be prepared to dance the night away.
Photo via Instagram / airbnbtexas
Brass Monkey
2702 N St Mary's St, (210) 480-4722, facebook.com/BrassMonkeyTX
If you have yet to hit up Brass Monkey, what is you doing?! Serious, for a hella fun night that’ll have you feeling necio/a, go out to this prize St. Mary’s Strip spot and drop it like it’s hot to some throwback tunes. The drink specials will have you feeling good, so go on with ya bad self.
Photo via Instagram / toddtarble
Brass Monkey
2702 N St Mary's St, (210) 480-4722, facebook.com/BrassMonkeyTX
If you have yet to hit up Brass Monkey, what is you doing?! Serious, for a hella fun night that’ll have you feeling necio/a, go out to this prize St. Mary’s Strip spot and drop it like it’s hot to some throwback tunes. The drink specials will have you feeling good, so go on with ya bad self.
Photo via Instagram / toddtarble
The Well
5539 UTSA Boulevard, (210) 877-9099, thewellsanantonio.com
Expect a big college crowd (it’s in UTSA’s backyard), but if you don’t mind you’ll get to enjoy Southern fare, a full bar and dancing in the evenings. With a space for dancing in and outside (this place is huge!), you can hang out here all night and be living the good life.
Photo via Instagram / chadcookeband
The Well
5539 UTSA Boulevard, (210) 877-9099, thewellsanantonio.com
Expect a big college crowd (it’s in UTSA’s backyard), but if you don’t mind you’ll get to enjoy Southern fare, a full bar and dancing in the evenings. With a space for dancing in and outside (this place is huge!), you can hang out here all night and be living the good life.
Photo via Instagram / chadcookeband
Arjons International Club
8736 Tesoro Dr, (210) 804-1419, facebook.com/arjonclub
Do your hips not lie? Then you’re gonna love Arjons. With all types of Latin music at the helm – from salsa and merengue to cumbia and bachata – there’s plenty of types of beats for you to shake your hips to. Grab a partner (or be flirty and find one there) and head on out to the dance floor at this sexy club.
Photo via Instagram / https://www.instagram.com/latinnationmedia/
Arjons International Club
8736 Tesoro Dr, (210) 804-1419, facebook.com/arjonclub
Do your hips not lie? Then you’re gonna love Arjons. With all types of Latin music at the helm – from salsa and merengue to cumbia and bachata – there’s plenty of types of beats for you to shake your hips to. Grab a partner (or be flirty and find one there) and head on out to the dance floor at this sexy club.
Photo via Instagram / https://www.instagram.com/latinnationmedia/