Top 9 Dance Clubs in Pittsburgh

July 19, 2021
jason wolfe

Who doesn’t want to dance the night away on the weekends?

Dance clubs are an incredibly fun way to hang out with friends and have a great time on a Friday or Saturday night. Pittsburgh has quite a few to choose from-- you almost won’t know where to start! That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best dance clubs in the ‘Burgh-- all of these are guaranteed to have awesome music and a fun atmosphere-- exactly what you’re looking for in a nightclub!

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1. Cavo Nightclub

A great Pittsburgh club with lots of dancing

Cavo nightclub
Image courtesy of Cavo Nightclub. This club should be on your list if you’re looking for a good spot for dancing in Pittsburgh

1916 Smallman St | Pittsburgh | cavopgh.com

If you’re looking for a great place-- where you and your friends can dance the night away-- check out Cavo Nightclub next weekend. Located in the Strip District, this place is serious about creating a nightclub experience you won’t soon forget.

With DJs pounding out popular hits, excellent bottle service, and fantastic bartenders-- you’ll want to keep coming back each week!

“Had a super fun girls night planned and it worked out perfectly. We had a table for the night and the entire staff was super helpful making sure we had exactly what we needed and that we were happy!” -Yelp Review


2. The Linden Grove

Dance the night away at this popular night club

Linden grove
Image courtesy of the Linden Grove. A great place to have a fun night of dancing with friends.

1100 Grove Rd | Pittsburgh | lindengrovenightclub.com

The Linden Grove has been a popular Pittsburgh dance club for years. Located in the south suburb of Castle Shannon, the property that holds the building has been a site of a dance hall for over 140 years.

Pittsburghers like to frequent this place each weekend-- there’s always a fun DJ and you’re sure to have a good time. This place offers some delicious food as well-- so be sure to check that out before the dancing starts!

“Fun local spot for dancing to songs you love but hadn't gotten to since Pittsburgh had an amazing dance club scene way back. DJ Tim plays favorite songs from the early 2000's shuffles to current hits like Bruno Mars.” -Yelp Review

3. Belvederes Ultra Dive

A fantastic spot to dance to your favorite songs

Belvederes ultra dive
Image courtesy of Belvederes Ultra Dive. Dance away the night to your favorite hits from the 80s and 90s theme nights!

4016 Butler St | Pittsburgh | belvederesultradive.com

Belvederes Ultra Dive has some popular theme nights-- playing music from the 80s and 90s-- as well as songs from your favorite artists. The crowd here is a nice mix of older and younger people-- you’re sure to run into all kinds of people looking to have a good time at this fun spot.

The dance floor here is just the right size too-- it never feels like it’s too crowded. Be sure to check out this spot located in Lawrenceville.

“Belvedere's is our go-to place for dancing! This bar has apparently gone through a face lift (I had not seen it prior) and has made some improvements. The vibe is more divey without being a tiny, smoke filled bar.” -Yelp Review

4. Tequila Cowboy Bar and Grill

Playing all kinds of music, this is a popular dance club on the North Shore

Image courtesy of Tequila Cowboy. This spot has Pittsburghers dancing to all kinds of music!

380 N Shore Dr | Pittsburgh | tequilacowboy.com/pittsburgh/

You don’t have to like only country music to have a good time at Tequila Cowboy. They play all kinds of fun music that always gets the dance floor packed. But if country music is your thing, be sure to check out the line dancing and the mechanical bull!

This spot is located in the popular North Shore area of Pittsburgh-- it’s close to downtown Pittsburgh, Heinz Field, and PNC Park-- and is popular all year long.

“Tequila Cowboy is a popular stop for any night out in the North Side. Between the many different themed rooms, live performances, infamous mechanical bull, and country vibe, TC attracts quite the crowd.” -Yelp Review

5. Foxtail 

One of Pittsburgh’s premier nightclubs

Image courtesy of Foxtail Party Bar. Make sure to check out their live DJ schedules each weekend.

1601 E Carson St | Pittsburgh | foxtailpgh.com

Foxtail Party Bar is one of the newest additions to the Pittsburgh dance club scene.  Located in the popular South Side area of Pittsburgh, this club has quickly made a name for itself as one of the best places to party on the weekends.

Check out the lounge first-- where you can grab a cocktail and relax to some chill music.

Then move on to the dance floor-- where the DJs are playing the latest music. Be sure to check out some of their live EDM shows and celebrity DJs as well!

“I'm always impressed by Foxtail and their staff for accommodating my friends and I anytime we go there for a fun night out.  They have great DJ's and entertainment.  They provide a safe environment for us during the pandemic.” - Yelp Review

6. Tilden

A dance club that caters to the late night crowd

Tilden club
Image courtesy of Tilden . This spot is open late, so be sure to stop by to keep the party going.

941 Liberty Ave | Pittsburgh | facebook.com/tildenclub

If you’re looking to keep partying after most of the other clubs have closed, make sure you stop by Tilden in the Strip District. This place is a members only spot-- but the yearly dues are only $40-- and well worth it for a year of fun.

Their sound systems are top of the line-- and perfect for pumping out everyone’s favorite tunes as they dance away the night.

“The dance floor was packed and people were in a great mood. The energy was through the roof. I am now really sad that I'm moving and only got to go here once, this would have been a weekly hangout for me had I only known!” -Yelp Review

7. Buckhead Saloon

This dance club in Station Square is always packed!

buckhead saloon in station square
Image courtesy of Buckhead Saloon. Stop in for some food, and be sure to stay for the dancing later on!

225 W Station Square Dr | Pittsburgh | buckheadpittsburgh.com

Buckhead Saloon is a Pittsburgh favorite for grabbing a bite to eat followed by a seriously good time dancing. Located in Station Square, this place is also a favorite stop for happy hour after a long week of work.

If you’re celebrating a birthday-- or if you just want to feel a little extra special-- make sure to reserve one of their lounge areas for some VIP bottle service.

“Fun place to watch Steelers and Penguins games. Plenty of Tvs and places to sit to enjoy your time with friends. Drinks are a good price, food is typical bar food but good. Staff is friendly and attentive.” -Yelp Review

8. Scenario

The dance floor is always packed at this nightclub

scenario dance club
Image courtesy of Scenario. Whether you’re looking to relax in the lounge or dance on the floor-- this place offers both!

1005 E Carson St | Pittsburgh | scenariopgh.com

Scenario Nightclub is Pittsburgh’s only two level dance club located in the South Side. That means there’s one room to hang out and listen to flowing lounge music-- and another to get on the dance floor and listen to your favorite songs played by live DJs.

You can hang out in either room-- and can be sure you’re going to get some amazing cocktails made by their professional bartenders. They even have a private bar that is available for rent-- and is a great spot for large groups.S

“My sis and I were there Saturday night and we had a good time. They have Latin music downstairs and English music upstairs. We had so much fun and enjoyed ourselves.” -Yelp Review

9. Club Cafe 

Relaxed atmosphere for live music and hanging out 

Live music is your perfect relaxing night out after a long week. 

56 S 12th St | Pittsburgh | clubcafelive.com

Club Cafe is a relaxed venue that features a variety of live music every night of the week. The lineup is posted on their website, so you will always know who will be in town. Food and drinks are also available. 

On the food menu, you can choose from snacks, wraps, and flatbreads. These can be accompanied by one of their signature cocktails, white or red wine, draft beers, and bottles and cans. 

“This is one of those venues that's just the right size! I came here for a concert and had a great time. There was minimal time between sets, lots of options at the bar, and the bathrooms were clean--what more can you ask for?” - Yelp Review 

10. Howl at the Moon

Bucket drinks and a party atmosphere 

What’s a party without an entire bucket filled to the top with your favorite drink? 

125 7th St | Pittsburgh | howlatthemoon.com/pittsburgh/

Howl at the Moon is another club venue that can throw a party, with live music too! Cocktails, beer, and shots are all available -- but the main draw is the party bucket. That’s right, you’ll actually be served a drink in a full sized bucket. Choose from drinks like prickly pear margaritas, howlin’ punch, and fruit roll up to make your night even better. 

“I had a really great time here. The venue was clean and spacious. The entertainers were incredibly talented, playing various instruments. The service was friendly and prompt. Overall, this is a really exciting place to visit on a Saturday night.” - Yelp Review 

11. The Goldmark

Nightly DJ’s attend this lively night club

Come here if you want to hear DJ’s play their selection of music -- and trust us, it won’t be anything you’ve heard before. 

4517 Butler St | Pittsburgh | thegoldmark.com

The Goldmark is DJ owned and operated with the goal of showcasing the Pittsburgh DJ community and ensuring that quality music is thriving around the city. If you’re looking for a new and unheard DJ mix, this is the place to go! They will wow you with their selection of music -- events are based around different music formats. If you’re looking for something new and exciting, this is your spot. 

“One of if not the most authentic dj dance clubs in the city!  Don't come here to hear top 50 pop hits, come here for innovative mixing, House, electronica, Trippy trance and just great beats!” - Yelp Review 

12. Jimmy D’s 

Multi level nightclub established in 1991 

A lively two floor night club for dancing and relaxing -- best of both worlds. 

1707 E Carson St | Pittsburgh | jimmydspgh.com

Jimmy D’s, established in 1991, is a two story building with floors that can make your experience. Whether you’re looking to chill with friends or dance the entire night, this place has you covered. On busy nights, there will be a DJ both upstairs and downstairs. 

“The best place in Pittsburgh for a night out. A total riot. Takes FOREVER to get a drink and they're cash only, but the place is always packed and the music is great. A must go for a crazy night!” - Yelp Review 

13. Tiki Lounge 

Tropical themed bar with island themed cocktails and a dance floor

Tiki Lounge lives up to its name -- having tropical, tiki themed decor throughout the entire location. Image courtesy of Yelp.

2003 E Carson St | Pittsburgh | facebook.com/tikiloungepgh/ 

The Tiki Lounge is exactly what the name suggests -- a bar decorated with whimsical island themed furniture and other touches. Drinks also follow the island policy and come created with a tropical flare -- coconut cocktails and volcano bowls all night long. 

If you’re looking for a fun night out, they have drinks and a small dance floor along with live music for entertainment. 

“What an awesome place! Must go and check out! This bar is the cutest and has such lively bartenders. The place looks small but you'll be surprised that it isn't that small and it's full of fun.” - Yelp Review 

Pittsburgh has a pretty nice number of dance clubs for its size-- they appear in almost all of its many neighborhoods. If you’re looking to go out dancing and have a good time-- be sure to check out any of the fantastic options on this list! Did we mention your favorite dance club? Let us know in the comments!

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