Top Pop Dance Clubs In Houston

May 8, 2014 7:00 AM

Get grooving at some of Houston’s best places for popular music and dance. DJs rock tunes from the 70s through today at some of these venues, while others play only modern music. Find your perfect dance spot for a night out. Be sure to check the dress code before visiting, as many dance clubs enforce a strict code and will turn away people who do not adhere to it.
300 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 521-1121

For 33 years, people 18 and up have been making their way to Numbers on Westheimer. Visit on Friday nights for a classic mix of vinyl and popular songs from the 80s on the dance floor. Other nights of the week are reserved for special events and live music. Whether you like it live or retro, the pop music at Numbers will keep you moving all night long. This casual club has no dress code, and while here, you may run into people as varied as businessmen and high school students.
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Chayns Nightclub
3920 FM 1960 W.
Houston, TX 77068
(281) 444-4411

Chayns Nightclub has a strict dress code that is enforced at the door. Dress for a stylish night out to enter. While Tuesdays and Thursdays feature Latin hits and salsa dancing, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays are the nights to visit for popular tunes from the 1970s to today. Wednesdays and Fridays are also Ladies’ Night at this nightclub on the northwest side. On Saturday nights, if you arrive before 10 p.m., you will pay no cover charge. Aside from the variety of music played on the dance floor, this is one of the few nightclubs in town with a private parking lot close to the door. You won’t have to park on the street when you visit Chayns.
The Hideout at Capone’s
4304 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 840-0010

As the name suggests, The Hideout at Capone’s is a bar and lounge behind Capone’s that has a speakeasy style. The Hideout has a small dance floor where a DJ plays the top 40 songs on the weekends, but on some nights, a live band rocks the dance area. While this site may not have the largest dance floor, it has the best food of any pop dance club. Capone’s is famous for its gourmet pizzas, and you will want to get one after working up an appetite on the dance floor.
Etro Lounge
1424 Westheimer Road, Suite A
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 521-3876

If your idea of pop music includes the hits and more from the 1980s, you must check out Etro Lounge. This 80s lounge includes music videos playing on some nights. It is a strictly 21-and-up club, and someone will be at the door checking IDs and dress code. Please dress appropriately. Once inside, you can enjoy drinks from any of the three bars or dance on one of the two dance floors. There are also a pair of projector screens and a trio of big-screen TVs here for the VJs to play music videos on while you dance.
Crystal Nightclub
6680 S.W. Freeway
Houston, TX 77074
(713) 278-2582

The Crystal Nightclub is a Latino gay club, but everyone is invited. The top dance and hip-hop hits are played on the New York dance floor, while Latin favorites are played in the main room. This club has hosted several pageants and concerts in the past, so expect those to continue in the future at this dance spot on the Southwest Freeway.

Related: Top Latin Dance Clubs In Houston
Crystal Hessong ia a freelance writer and a lifelong, fourth generation Houstonian. Her work can be found at

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