Every night should be ladies night, and these dance clubs must feel the same way if they dedicate one special Friday or Saturday night to all the women seeking to groove to hip-swaying music while hanging out with their best girlfriends. Next time an itch to hit the dance floor occurs, head out to one of these high-energy bars or nightclubs for a night to recap over mimosas the next morning.
The Press Club
2030 P St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 444-7914

The Sunday Night Dance Party with DJ Larry Rodriguez,  a.k.a the Flower Vato, has been jammin’ off the hinges for more then 10 years and is definitely a destination for a ladies night out. DJ Larry has been a Sacramento staple since the early ’90s and carries an arsenal of upbeat, hip-swaying good tunes that range from R&B, hip-hop, dance, funk and much more. Together, DJ Larry and the Press Club make each Sunday evening affair a safe haven for all women with its recent vow to escort any person from its club that harasses or intimidates any woman just trying to dance and have a good time. So, feel free to let loose to the tunes of Earth, Wind & Fire, ’90s hip-hop, and all the funk those pumps can handle.

Old Ironsides
1901 10th St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 443-9751

The Lipstick Weekender is another Sacramento dance staple at one of the oldest bars in the city. Old Ironsides survived prohibition and is proud to be family-owned for more than 80 years, run by the Kanelos family. On Saturdays, DJs Roger Carpio and Shaun Slaughter spin the best in indie rock, indie pop, brit pop and more. Think of bands and artists like the Strokes, Beck, Porches and more to set the tone for a night of sweaty dance fever with your best gal pals.

2003 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 448-8790

With dance parties happening nightly, every night can be ladies night over at Badlands. With 30-foot-high ceilings, dance blocks, four bars, light shows, and a huge dance floor, what better club to get together with girlfriends and let loose? For even more ambiance, Badlands also boasts a lighted waterfall, a lush outdoor patio, and a lounge and outdoor balcony that looks over all the hustle and bustle of Downtown K Street.

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2000 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 448-7798

Faces nightclub is always packed during its special dance-night events and all the ladies are always welcome to come join the party. Purgatory is just one of many themed dance parties that occurs weekly. Join the Faces team every Wednesday night for an evening wedged between the heavens and the dark abyss. Purgatory showcases sexy dancers on two dance floors, live deejays like DJ Doctor J, DJ Luigi and DJ Markz, and it’s all hosted by Jay Marz. What tops this night off is the drink specials like two for $10 you-call-it cocktails and a random array of giveaways throughout the event.

District 30
1022 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 737-5770

At District 30, ladies may request a special night solely dedicated to their party of girlfriends. If you and your girls are looking for a night of club-pounding dance hits from live DJs, it’s just a phone call away. Hit up District 30 for a bachelorette party or even celebrate a best friend’s birthday with a night of dancing well into the early hours. Both ladies services include a complimentary bottle of bubbly and a plate of chocolate-covered strawberries with bottle service. So, pick out a favorite pair of pumps and hit that dance floor in style.

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