DFW is one of the best places to be if you are looking to celebrate different cultures and enjoy all of the fun that other cultures have to offer to DFW nightlife. If you are looking for a night of Latin dancing, there are quite a few places in both the Dallas and Fort Worth areas where you can dance the night away and even get free lessons in case you’re not a very experienced dancer.
4218 Lemmon Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
Cafe Cancun in Dallas offers the Latin dance club feel with upscale dining as well. It boasts some of the best margaritas in town and offers a large list of margaritas, including some special signature versions. Each night of the week offers something special including $1 margaritas on some Wednesdays. A different DJ plays almost every night of the week which means that there is no shortage of music to salsa to.
Shark Bar and Grill
6121 W. Park Blvd.
Plano, TX 75093
Head over to Shark Bar and Grill on Friday nights for International Fridays. There are two floors of dancing and the music being played will include Latin hits as well as other popular music. If you’re not an experienced dancer, that’s fine because it also offers free salsa dancing lessons so you can learn to dance with the best of them. Table reservations and bottle service are available so just make sure to call ahead.
210 E. 8th St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
If you’re looking for dance nights, this is the place to go. With bachata every Wednesday and salsa every Thursday and Sunday, there are plenty of dance nights to choose from. On Friday and Saturday nights, there is a live band as well as a DJ later on. Free dance lessons are offered every Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at 9 p.m. From beginner to intermediate, the instructors will help you make new friends and learn a new skill that will make going out even more fun.
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515 Houston St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Barcelona is one of Fort Worth’s most popular Latin fusion night clubs. It has resident DJs, DJ Elements and DJ Danny West, that keep the music going all through the night. With salsa music, Latin dancing and drink specials, this is one of the best clubs in Fort Worth to find that Latin flavor. Every Friday and Saturday night, the DJs play anything from bachata, salsa, top 40, merengue and more. The dress code is strictly enforced here so come dressed to impress.
One Bistro & Bar
14320 Centre Station Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76155
This restaurant and bar, located in the Holiday Inn DFW Airport South, may not be the first place someone thinks of going for a night out of salsa dancing. However, every Friday night is salsa night at One Bistro. With a mix of American and Latin fare on the menu, this is a great place for those looking for a comfortable spot that still offers a night of Latin dancing. The dance floor becomes very popular and isn’t just open to those staying at the hotel. It also offers parties for those looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion.
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