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Best Dance Clubs For Ladies In South Bay

Looking to loosen their legs on the dance floor, ladies will find these South Bay dance clubs best for letting go without the hassle of overcrowded, flashy, pick-up joints. From posh, upscale lounges to tasteful and unpretentious nightclubs, you and the girls will be pleasantly surprised by the easy-going vibe these atmospheres bring to a night meant for pure fun and enjoyment.

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Loft Bar and Bistro
90 S. Second St.
San Jose, CA  95113
(408) 203-1664

This rarity hosts some of the hottest DJs in South Bay. The Loft Bar and Bistro offers a great atmosphere for those who want to dance to groovy beats with a bottle of wine or an after-dinner cocktail. It also offers a unique upper level and roof space for people looking to sit and converse with friends in a more intimate setting. Also visit The Loft's sister restaurant in Campbell: Capers Eat and Drink.

Related: Best Dance Studios In San Francisco

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Los Gatos Bar and Grill
15 1/2 N. Santa Cruz Ave.
Los Gatos, CA  95135
(408) 402-5870

Los Gatos is the hippest spot in Silicon Valley for gals looking for a sophisticated, upscale dance club. When it comes to enjoying great DJs from around the world, VIP customer service, fabulous late night dining and stupendous cocktails, Los Gatos Bar & Grill is the place to be. The bar is warm and inviting, with comfortable lounges that easily lure patrons into its plush seating.  It also offers a classy outdoor back deck patio which plays the same affecting grooves from inside the bar.

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Zen Lounge
251 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 969-4847

Adorned in Asian décor and state-of-the-art nighttime lighting for the 800 square foot dance stage, ladies will find this spot has a refreshing vibe and enthusiastic atmosphere.  The dance floor is also equipped with a top notch sound system and multi-level dance platforms for those who like to step up high to flaunt their flairs. This venue in Mountain View is a must for ladies looking to get their groove on. For reservations, call (650) 969-4VIP and use the online forms to get on the guest list or reserve a VIP table. If you and the girls are looking for somewhere to turn happy hour into a dance party, come early Thursdays through Saturdays for the $2 champagne and $5 Sake bomb happy hour from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m..

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Agenda Lounge
399 S. 1 St.
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 380-3042

Ladies, give your gams a serious night out on the town at this happening lounge. Agenda hosts local and international artists and offers nightly special events that will shift your dancing inhibitions into overdrive. Sign up for free to be on the Friday and Sunday night guest list or dance the night away on Wednesdays to salsa and various music genres on select nights. Leave your troubles at the door and put Agenda on your agenda.

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Dive Bar
78 E Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 288-5252

Do not let the title of this bar fool you. Not exactly aptly named, the Dive is extremely lush in its snazzy décor; including long red booths, quilted barrel chairs and low cocktail tables - and it has clean bathrooms to boot.  The name shows that this bar has a sense of humor and loves to have fun. The only similarity between Dive bar and actual dive bars is that it is not stuffy or pretentious.  Look for the neon diver sign (similar to the signs in the old motels from the 50s) – and you've found your Dive. Enjoy dancing to your favorite tunes from the bar's internet jukebox, or to the local DJs on special nights.

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Kelly Gullo is a freelance writer in San Francisco, CA. Kellys topics are about music and nightlife. Kelly has also written a variety of articles on health and dieting and topics related to the environment. Kelly has a degree in journalism and public relations from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI. Her work can be found at


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