10 Best Dance Clubs and Venues in New Hampshire!

Priceless memories are made in New Hampshire’s dance clubs, which are often tucked in a side street of a quaint town or overlooking the beach. If you’re seeking a more lively atmosphere, you’ll find plenty of high-energy dance clubs and ballrooms with show-stopping live performances. Regardless of the venue, New Hampshire’s best dance clubs make sure everyone who enters has the best experience possible.

Jewel Music Venue, Manchester, NH

Jewel Music Venue aims to provide a delightful experience with a comfortable room for dancing, a bar and lots of seating, colorful lighting, and good people. This live music venue features a major sound system and hosts a variety of acts including DJs and national classic rock bands. Customers note “everyone on the staff was extremely friendly and welcoming.”

The Big House, Laconia, NH

For a perfect blend of dancing, drinks, and DJ music, look no further than The Big House. This top-notch nightclub features a beachfront setting, the best music in the Laconia area, live shows, and fantastic staff in a comfortable setting. Customers claim “their karaoke nights are amazing” and “the drag shows are so much fun.”

Cara a true pub of Ireland, Dover, NH

A true Irish pub and the best place in Dover for dancing, Cara is usually packed full of happy patrons. This intimate pub offers a large variety of Irish beers and whiskies, live band music, excellent food, pool, darts, karaoke, and large patio area for relaxing outdoors. Customers highly recommend the appetizers and note “the customer service at Cara’s is beyond awesome.”

Bonfire Restaurant & Country Bar, Manchester, NH

For country line dancing and plenty of live weekend entertainment, look no further than Bonfire Restaurant & Country Bar. This multi-level venue attracts a younger crowd and offers a country music atmosphere, signature drinks, large food portions, and a fun game room. Customers note “the drinks are good and the service is friendly and fast.”

Rockingham Ballroom, Newmarket, NH

Boasting one of the biggest and most beautiful dance floors in the state, Rockingham Ballroom is a spectacular venue featuring a variety of live music including orchestra. You’ll also find line dance nights, ballroom dancing, and comedy events. All levels from beginner to expert dancers are welcome. Customers note the “decorations, lighting, and sound system are great.”

McGarvey’s, Manchester, NH

McGarvey’s is always packed with people ready to be entertained. This iconic watering hole offers a dance floor, variety of music types, karaoke, pool, and other fun activities. They also have happy hour, friendly bartenders, and a seasonal beer list. Customers note the “drinks are not too pricey" and “always a fun time with dancing and drinks.”

Slade’s Food & Spirits, Nashua, NH

Slade’s is a small, cozy bar with live music, a decent sized dance floor, pool, darts, and tasty food. They offer live entertainment Wednesday through Sunday, dart tournaments on Mondays, and more weekly activities coming soon. The owner and staff are always pleasant and welcoming to all. Customers recommend the fresh cut fries and appreciate the laid-back atmosphere.

Wally’s, Hampton, NH

Featuring live nightly music, Wally’s is the place to go if you want a straight up good time in Hampton. They offer a great live band experience, DJs, large dance floor, fantastic food specials, excellent bartenders, and top-notch service. Customers recommend the twin lobster special and appreciate the good sound quality.

L Street Tavern, Hampton, NH

Known for their delicious pub food, L Street Tavern is one of Hampton Beach’s premier nightlife spots. They offer a full bar, fantastic menu with great weekly specials, live entertainment, karaoke, and DJ in a relaxed atmosphere. Customers claim this quaint bar “Felt like a nice hometown bar that made you feel welcome.”

The Press Room, Portsmouth, NH

The folks in Portsmouth head to The Press Room for the large dance floor, great beer selection, and superior sound. This three level venue authentically supports local artists and continuously impresses with fantastic live music performances. You’ll also find above-average bar food, attentive waitstaff, and an inviting ambiance for late night dancing. Customers note “there’s no better place to go on the seacoast for live music.”

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