Dance The Night Away, Long Beach Style

Life is full of gotta’s: Gotta work. Gotta eat. And sometimes, you just gotta dance. There are a lot of places in Long Beach that can help you with that: places with unique vibes, featuring different styles and musical genres, all in a city well-known for not only creating but celebrating all things music. If you’re looking to get your groove on, or perhaps scoot a boot or two, you gotta check out these great dance clubs.


This Latin dance club, connected to one of the city’s most loved Latin restaurants, features all manner of Latin music, from reggaeton to bachata to salsa, merengue and cumbia. Hip hop? Sure. The club hosts DJs as well as live entertainment every Friday and Saturday in a vibrant atmosphere. Alegria (115 Pine Ave.) is alive with music, dancing as well as food and drink, well into the night and morning, staying open until 2 a.m. Thursday to Saturday.


This hip space attracts a fashionable, eclectic crowd drawn by its luxury amenities – yes, they have bottle service – as well as a perpetually rotating mix of music playing in its multiple dance rooms. On any given night, patrons can move it to hip hop, reggaeton, Top 40, Latin vibes, etc. Located downtown, Agaves Ultra Lounge (200 Pine Ave.) is connected to Agaves Kitchen, one of the city’s best Mexican restaurants which also happens to stay open until 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, so you’ll be able to refresh and replenish.



This unique, multi-use space is utilized for both public and private events and has steadily instituted regularly featured nights like its dance club, Club Mood, which happens every Saturday from 9:30 pm to 2 am. Another recent addition is Lost n Found, a R&B party curated by local DJs that sometimes goes old school and sometimes veers into the 2000s. At The Top is located over the popular Shannon’s on Pine sports bar, and is able to host everything from corporate events to comedy nights. Its sizable stage also makes it a popular spot for live band performances.

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Offering a wide-range of DJs and music–Top 40 to EDM, Latin to hip hop, reggaeton to salsa. Sevilla (140 Pine Ave.) features popular Latino nights and offers dance classes every Wednesday for those who want to improve their salsa and bachata skills. The club exudes a clean, contemporary vibe from its hardwood floors to its exposed ceiling and is connected to Cafe Sevilla, serving award-winning tapas and small plates as well as traditional paellas. It also offers live music of its own including a very popular Flamenco dinner show on the weekends.


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