Dancing Queen: The Haute 5 Dance Clubs in Dallas

What’s a Saturday morning without a slight champagne hangover and blistered tootsies? There’s plenty of haute clubs in the Big D to shake and shimmy your week away. So step through the velvet rope and find your dance dreamland.

Lotus Lounge

This ultra-hip lounge has the best of both worlds: an exclusive, hopping interior and a gorgeous outdoor patio. Saunter up to the bar backed with Asian rocked walls and order your martini, then have a seat outside on one of the Balinese couches and enjoy the summer night air. Up for a late night boogie? Their state-of-the-art sound system is the perfect amp for their hand-picked selection of DJs and entertainers. Pssst….Celebs like Britney Spears have been known to haunt this place.

Lotus is located at 2900 McKinney Avenue in Dallas

The Candleroom

You’re in the know if you can find The Candleroom, located on one of the residential streets jutting away from Henderson Avenue. It’s one of the most gorgeously decked out clubs in Dallas, although you would hardly guess that from the outside. With glittering chandeliers, dark wooden details and VIP areas made up of leather circular booths, even the world-class DJs have a posh spot to spin from. Only members or people with a preffered refferal are technically allowed in, but if you dress up just right you’re rarely questioned.

The Candleroom is located at 5039 Willis Avenue in Dallas


One of the newest clubs to hit the Dallas scene, Plush is a three-level megaplex of dancing fun. Playing host to some of the world’s hottest DJs, Plush also is known to have a killer event calendar, with fashion shows, launch parties and more. Bottle service is available on either the first or second floor, and some nights a barrage of scantily-clad go-go dancers heat things up on the dance platforms.

Plush is located at 1400 Main Street in Dallas


Paris Hilton threw a party here last year, and you know if the queen of nightlife calls it home there’s got to be something about Aura. There’s plenty of VIP space for all, and the dark, sexy mood lighting make the place a perfect spot to get your groove on without caring too much about appearances (really, he can’t see that cosmo stain, sister.)

Aura is located at 2912 McKinney Avenue in Dallas

PM Lounge

Erotic meets exotic in this basement club, raging all week long underneath downtown’s Joule, a Luxury Collection hotel. A palette of gold, copper and silver mixed with plush, red Victorian-era  furniture gives the space a rich, decadent energy. A few throw pillows feature humping bunnies, adding to the clubs “erotic” theme, and installations of geode, pyrite, and crystal are reflected in over-sized bronze mirrors.The club’s ambiance goes from warmer, softer tones earlier in the week to a darker, richer feel on weekends, but bottle service is available all week long.

PM Lounge is located at 1530 Main Street in Dallas