No one really knows which came first — human interest in dancing or drinking. But it’s obvious now that we’re in the 21st century that the two go together quite well. Whether you’re drinking to quell dance-floor anxieties or the sauce just takes a hold of you and makes you start bobbing your head, Cincinnati has plenty of spots for a long night of dancing out on the town.
35 E. 7th St., 513-500-6923
A music/entertainment venue combined with a bar/nightclub. Enjoy a drink at happy hour, attend a live concert or book a private party. Dress code enforced.
941 Pavilion St., Mount Adams, 513-721-6977
A hip space for Cincinnati’s YP crowd to socialize and groove to music on the juke.
Arnie’s on the Levee
120 E. Third St., Newport, 859-431-4340
Big screens, a dance floor, stage, pool table, jukebox, popcorn machine and year-round outdoor seating make Arnie’s the Swiss Army Knife of Newport bars.
126 W. Sixth St., Downtown, 513-246-4333
The focus is on dancing and spinning at this trendy, upscale club for the YP set. The main floor of the club resembles an artist’s lair, while you can become a member of the “mug club” at the ’70’s-inspired downstairs bar.
Jefferson Hall Saloon
Newport on the Levee, Newport, 859-491-6200
This bar is built to accommodate a high volume — of patrons and decibels — and is built around music.
435 Elm St., Downtown, 513-381-2573
An out-of-this world experience with Launch holding down the first floor and Lunar upstairs.
601 Main St., Downtown, 513-621-9900
NYC style clubbing with an upscae atmosphere.
3212 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-871-9633
Mount Lookout’s high-energy dance lounge.
Mount Adams Pavilion
949 Pavilion St., Mount Adams, 513-744-9200
Stunning views, thumping beats and sexy clientele.
Mt. Lookout Tavern
3209 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-871-9633
Mount Lookout’s favorite spot for the YP crowd.
700 W. Pete Rose Way, Downtown, 513-721-CLUB
This club in the former Longworth’s Hall space is known for one thing: dancing.
Scene Ultra Lounge
637 Walnut St., Downtown, (513) 381-4327
An ultra sleek lounge with a long bar and plenty of space to see and be seen.
3195 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-871-5006
This former bank rocks with a variety of live performances and feels welcoming for just a pop-in as well.
Velvet Red Room
314 W. 4th St., 513-621-2582
A hip YP destination for DJs, dancing and drinks. Tables with private TVs available by reservation.