While an intimate meal at a sophisticated restaurant is a great way to treat your date, romance doesn’t always need to be quiet, and sometimes it can be much more of a bonding experience to just dance the night away together, having the time of your lives.
Best Salsa Clubs
For the passionate dance of salsa, there are many different Latin clubs around the world to choose from. LQ Nightclub in New York, as well as Club Cache, are both popular, while PAX in Miami focuses on original music and art, and offers weekly Tango lessons for those who want to pick up a new skill. Agua de Luna in Barcelona is where you can go to learn to salsa, while Antilla Salsa Barcelona is the city’s most famous salsa club, and also offers free dance lessons. For those of you in Australia, Lorenzo Y Su Swing in Sydney offers live Cuban music every weekend, while The Argyle hosts weekly salsa sessions, complete with DJ.
Best Jazz Clubs
There is no music genre that is quite as emotionally romantic as jazz, and taking that special someone to dance the night away at a jazz club will no doubt result in a memorable evening. New York’s Village Vanguard is known to be the jazz mecca of the world, while, of course, a visit to New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz, will offer up a choice of so many different amazing clubs. For those of you in Europe, Bimhuis in Amsterdam is known to be the best jazz club on the continent, while in Asia, Blue Note in Tokyo is sleek, high end, and ultra sophisticated. Istanbul, known as an eastern New York, has Nublu, a New York jazz club that opened a second venue in Istanbul, while in Tel Aviv, the thriving jazz scene was helped along by Beit HaAmudin.
Best Rock Clubs
When you and your date just want to let your hair down, dancing the night away at a rock club is just what you need. The 100 Club in London has hosted a spectacular array of major British acts, from Amy Winehouse to the Rolling Stones to the Sex Pistols. Across the pond, the 40 Watt Club showcases a unique blend of Southern rock, while Whisky a Go Go in California is one of the most popular rock clubs in the world. Another popular Californian rock club is the Troubadour, which has served as a training ground for a number of rock icons. In Asia, Malaysia’s Rumah Api, in Kuala Lumpur, is a replica of New York in its heady punk days, while Sharky Bar in Cambodia is known as being the longest running rock bar in Indochina, and has been entertaining the city for the past seventeen years.
Dancing is a great way to spend the evening, whether you opt for jazz, rock, salsa or any other type of dance. If you don’t really consider yourself to be much of a dancer, it may be worth seeking out a few lessons beforehand so that you can really impress your date with your new dance skills.