Dance Clubs in Northwest Indiana

By Jonathan McLelland
Northwestern Indiana dance clubs range in atmosphere and music selections.

Northwest Indiana borders Lake Michigan as well as Chicago, Illinois. If you’re interested in having a night out with friends, dance clubs can be a fun and exciting choice. Dance clubs within this area are enhanced by the eclectic culture of Chicago, which is a short drive from northwest Indiana. Whether you wish to lose yourself in techno music, dance to Latin beats or dress to impress in posh nightclubs, northwest Indiana and the surrounding areas have a dance club for your night out.

Club 83

Club 83 is located in Merrillville, Indiana, and as of 2010, is open only on Thursday and Saturday nights. This club features over 12,000 square feet of dancing space complete with a state-of-the-art audio and lighting system. The three bars feature a total of 160 feet of bar front, so even though the club can hold hundreds of patrons, the wait for a drink is always minimal. Groups can enjoy a large VIP room, complete with plush furnishing for a true upscale experience. Dress code is strictly enforced. No hats, baggy clothing, sports apparel or hoodies are allowed. Club 83 boasts it is northwest Indiana’s only Vegas-style dance club.

Club 83 1500 E. 83rd Ave. Merrillville, IN 46410 219-736-9133 club83.com

Energy Thursday Night Dance Club

Energy Thursday Night Dance Club is a state-of-the-art dance club located on the outskirts of Chicago--a 20- to 40-minute drive from northwestern Indiana. This dance club features over 12 plasma TVs, two video walls, 50,000 watts of sound, a 20-foot catwalk, multilevel dance floors and four dance cages. The underground rave scene inspires the design and music for Energy Thursday Night Dance Club. There is no dress code; however, patrons should dress comfortably as the temperature can rise dramatically due to the number of dancers. While this club is open only on Thursday nights, it is worth the visit as every week features a new DJ and celebrity act.

Energy Thursday Night Dance Club 3815 Lake St. Stone Park, IL 60165 708-344-8800 energythursdays.com

Latin Groove Matrix

The Latin Groove Matrix is a traveling dance club hosting events throughout northwest Indiana. While this dance club does not have a secured venue, parties are held throughout the month. The goal of this dance club is to revive traditional Latin music through live performances of authentic Latin music. Events are open to the public and feature Latino Folkloric Dancers that not only entertain but also educate partygoers about Latino culture. Check the Latin Groove Matrix website for upcoming events.

Latin Groove Matrix 773-544-8747 latingroovematrix.com

About the Author

Jonathan McLelland has been a professional writer since 2005. He has worked as a story writer and editor for the international sitcom, “Completing Kaden,” as well as a proposal writer for various production companies. McLelland studied communication and theater at St. Louis Community College.