The Best Dance Floors
Two-stepper? Hip-hop rump shaker? Old-school disco dancer? Edmonton has plenty of venues inviting you to boogie on down and show off your best dance moves. With a nightlife scene as buzzing as Edmonton's, you can grab dinner at a local restaurant and stay for the party, or pop into an old English-style pub and jive into the early morning hours. Here's our list of Edmonton's best dance destinations - a good mix for every type of music lover.
Drop it like it's hot at The Common
Boogie Oogie Oogie at The Bower
Business in the front, party in the back: The Bower is the perfect mix of '70s chic, complete with wood panelling reminiscent of your great grandmother's living room, paired with your childhood best friend's basement. They've even got taxidermied animals to finish it off. Grab a cocktail from the mahogany bar and take a seat on one of the vintage couches. Or boogie on over to the dance floor at the back where the DJ spins disco tunes, house jams and hip-hop beats. And yes, there's a disco ball.
Get Your Woof on at The Black Dog Freehouse
Cut Loose at Cook County Saloon
Put on your cowboy boots because it's time to two-step your way around Cook County's massive dance floor. Between playing new country hits and classic oldies they'll mix in your favourite line dances and before you know it you've stepped into a scene from Footloose - sans the token bad boy coming to shake things up. But then again...you're close enough to Whyte Ave, you may just find a Kevin Bacon type character looking to kick off his Sunday shoes.
Taco 'Bout a Good Time at El Cortez
Bring out your Alter Ego at The Buckingham
What do you get when you mix an old English pub, a vegan menu, and a dive bar feel? The best night of your life! Put on your best fake British accent, tell everyone your name is Lucy or Alfie, and pull out your favourite dance moves because tonight, you are your alter ego. The Buckingham is one of the best spots on Whyte Ave to hit up for an authentic dance floor experience. There's no pretension, everyone is welcome and there is ample space for jazz hands on the d-floor.
Shake What Your Mama Gave Ya at Hudsons
Feelin' Fly at Funky Buddha
With Latin Night on Wednesdays and DJ Mad Buddha spinning pure fire every other night, the Funky Buddha is always jam-packed. Since the dance floor is right beside a floor-to-ceiling window that faces Whyte Avenue, you can show off your killer dance moves to everyone who passes by.