Chicago’s Best Spots for Salsa Dancing

Whether you’re looking to pick up some slick moves or you’re already a smooth salsa operator, these dance clubs will have you grooving all night long!


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This place has a laid back lounge vibe, and we especially love that it often features live music and professional dancers to help set the stage and give you some tips. With both salsa and merengue, you can dance the night away and maybe even impress a date!

You can find Carnivale at 702 W Fulton Market.

Dylan’s Tavern and Grill

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via Dylan’s Tavern and Grill

While this spot may not sound very salsa-esque, we can assure you that the DJs spin all of the best Latin hits on Friday and Saturday nights. The best part is that there are two dance floors, so there’s plenty of space to bust a move. Grab some excellent drinks and put on your dancing shoes.

You can find Dylan’s Tavern and Grill at 118 S Clinton St.

Nacional 27

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Not just a hot place to burn up the dance floor, Nacional 27 is also host to complimentary salsa lessons on Thursday nights. Saturday is when the party really gets going, with all different Latin music styles, and the delectable food and top-notch drinks don’t hurt!

You can find Nacional 27 at 325 W Huron St.