Whether you’re going solo or looking for a way to celebrate a special occasion, Latin dance clubs have tons of energy and promise a fun night of dancing for all. In Baltimore, these nightclubs are all about quality, so don’t be disappointed that there’s not as many available to choose from like in nearby Washington, D.C. It’s all about the atmosphere. These venues pack the punch through the perfect balance of lively music, tasty food and sexy ambiance. So put your heels on or grab your dance shoes and get ready to start “Livin’ la vida loca” at these best Latin dance clubs in Baltimore.
Havana Club Baltimore
600 Water St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
Located above Ruth’s Chris Steak House and just two blocks north of the Inner Harbor is Baltimore’s hottest upscale nightclub, Havana Club, where a private elevator delivers you straight to the upbeat mix of hip-hop and Latin music. This club has a sexy, mature vibe and requires business casual attire to gain entry, so come dressed appropriately. In the lounge area are ritzy leather sofas and chairs, oriental rugs and even an intimate private seating section that can be reserved for groups or parties. Since the nightclub offers an extensive wine list, you can choose to sit back, relax and start up a conversation when taking a break from dancing.
With an impressive sound and lighting system to set the mood, the fuss is all on the dance floor. The atmosphere is contagious once the music gets going, and the amazing positive energy can keep you dancing all night long. For those wanting to learn or improve dance moves, on Friday nights you can join the “Salsa Now” party where lessons for beginners are held at 8 p.m. and for intermediates at 8:45 p.m. Then stay afterwards as the club fills up for the evening and show your hot new moves off on the dance floor.
509 S. Broadway
Baltimore, Md. 21231
If it’s the weekend, then the place to be is the Latin Palace. This nightclub’s noise level gets loud with Noche De Las Damas (that’s International Ladies Night) on Fridays, where ladies party free before 10 p.m., and again on Saturdays it’s Noche Latina (Latin Night) featuring energetic Latin dance music. Offering a more casual and contemporary setting, this dance club does a great job blending a lively selection of cultural music, including salsa, merengue, bachata and even some samba. Plus, when you’re tired from dancing, there’s plenty of delicious food and a full bar to refuel with. Salsa dancing lessons are available so you can show your moves off later on the dance floor, and it’s a great way to meet a few new dance partners in the process.
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930 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
A restaurant, lounge and nightclub, Red Maple has a trendy ambiance and is a lively late-night dance spot for those with high energy and an appreciation for all different kinds of music. With four resident DJs, you’re in for a mix that will bring all cultures of music lovers together. However, if you’re strictly in the mood for Latin dance, then check the website or call in advance to inquire about upcoming nights that are dedicated to salsa, as they’ve been held in the past. No matter when you go, the food, drinks and dancing have all been highly rated for years, and this venue is ideal for night owls with the crowds gathering after 10 p.m. and later.
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