Places to Dance and More

West Coast Swing & More in San Diego and Surrounding Areas

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Mondays - Live Music

Humphreys

2241 Shelter Island Dr.
San Diego 92106
Map
Calendar

Telephone: (619) 224 3577

Venue: Monday Blue's Party
Music: Band - Blues
Dance Style: WCS, Jitterbug, Cha Cha - depends on
band
Floor: Small
Food: Excellent in lounge or restaurant
Time: 7PM
Cost: $5 only

Now we’re talking real class. Humphrey’s Backstage Lounge is beautifully decorated and boasts a panoramic bay-view and some of the best artists in the country.

Gas Lamp Speakeasy

708 4th Ave., Gaslamp
San Diego, CA. 92101
website

The Turquoise Room/Cafe

873 Turquoise Street
San Diego, CÅ 92109
website

Telephone: 858 488 4200

Schedule: Information
Cover: Food/Drink
Time: 5 to 7PM, Happy Hour 4-7PM
Floor: Small floor. 1 to 3 couples

Tuesdays - Live Music (top)

Humphreys

2241Shelter Island Dr.
San Diego 92106
Map
Calendar

Telephone: (619) 224 3577

Music: Band Jazz/Swing/Blues/Funk
Dance Style: WCS, Jitterbug, Cha Cha - depends on
band
Time: 7PM
Floor: Small
Food: Excellent in lounge or restaurant
Cost: $5 after 7PM

Now we’re talking real class. Humphrey’s Backstage Lounge is beautifully decorated and boasts a panoramic bay-view and some of the best artists in the country.

Gas Lamp Speakeasy

708 4th Ave., Gaslamp
San Diego, CA. 92101
website

The Turquoise Room/Cafe

873 Turquoise Street
San Diego, CÅ 92109
website

Telephone: 858 488 4200

Schedule: Information
Cover: Food/Drink
Time: 5 to 7PM, Happy Hour 4-7PM
Floor: Small floor. 1 to 3 couples

Dixie @ Welk Resorts

8860 Lawrence Welk Drive
Escondido, CA. 92026

Music: Lindy/Jitterbug
Band: Dixie Express
When: Every Tuesday Time: 5 to 7:30PM
Cover: Free

Tio Leo's (Zydeco Tuesdays)

5302 Napa St. (at Morena Blvd.)
San Diego
Entertainment Schedule

Telephone: 619 542 1462

Music: Zydeco
Dance floor: Medium - Wood
Food:Excellent Mexican Cuisine.
Cover: b/n $5 - $10
Time: 8PM

This is an up-scale venue for dinner and dancing when the music is right.

New on Monday Nights (May 2011). Jazz Allstars play form 6 to 9PM. Jazz & Swing dance music. Cover: $8.

Kraken

2531 S. Hwy 101
Cardiff, CA 92007
website

Telephone: 760 436 6483

Floor: Small - Wood
When: Every Tuesday
Music: Blues & Jazz
Dance Style: WCS, ECS & Cha Cha
Refreshments: Open Bar & Restaurant
Time: 8PM to 12AM

Wednesdays - Live Music (top)

Humphreys

2241Shelter Island Dr.
San Diego 92106
Map
Calendar

Telephone: (619) 224 3577

Music: Band Jazz/Swing/Blues/Funk
Dance Style: WCS, Jitterbug, Cha Cha - depends on
band
Time: 7PM
Floor: Small
Food: Excellent in lounge or restaurant
Cost: $5 after 7PM

Now we’re talking real class. Humphrey’s Backstage Lounge is beautifully decorated and boasts a panoramic bay-view and some of the best artists in the country.

Coyote Bar & Grill

Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad CA.
website

Telephone: (760) 729 4695

Music:Band Jazz/Swing/Blues/Funk
Dance Style: WCS, Jitterbug, Cha Cha - depends on
band
Dance floor: Concrete/Small
Food: Excellent Mexican cuisine

The Coyote has great ambience indoors or outdoors. The bands play outside on the patio! The floor is concrete and small. This place is worth the effort when a good band is playing.

The Turquoise Room/Cafe

873 Turquoise Street
San Diego, CÅ 92109
website

Telephone: 858 488 4200

Schedule: Information
Cover: Food/Drink
Time: 5 to 7PM, Happy Hour 4-7PM
Floor: Small floor. 1 to 3 couples

El Cajon Elks Lodge

1400 East Washington Ave
El Cajon, CA 92019
website

What: Dinner Dance
Music: Band - Ballroom, Latin, variety of dances
When: Every Wednesday
Floor: Large/Wood

Proud Mary's @ The Ramada INN

5550 Kearyn Mesa Road
San Diego, CA 92111
website

Telephone: 858 278 0800 ext. 299

Happy Hour 4 to 6PM Daily

When: Every Wednesday
What: Blues Jam Night - sponsored by Jazz 88.3
Link: Schedule
Cover: Food/Drink
Time: 6:30 to 9:30PM
Floor: Small Wooden
Tip: Bring a Partner
Refreshments: Food & Drink

Tower 13

2633 South Coast Highway 101
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007
website

Telephone: 760-635-1200

When: Every Wednesday
What: Country Western with some WCS, Night Club 2-Step & ECS thrown in.
Link: Event Calendar
Cover: Food/Drink
Time: 7 to 10PM
Floor: Small Concret
Refreshments: Food & Drink

Thursdays - Live Music (top)

Humphreys

2241Shelter Island Dr.
San Diego 92106
Map
Calendar

Telephone: (619) 224 3577

Music: Band Jazz/Swing/Blues/Funk
Dance Style: WCS, Jitterbug, Cha Cha - depends on
band
Time: 7PM
Floor: Small
Food: Excellent in lounge or restaurant
Cost: $5 after 7PM

Now we’re talking real class. Humphrey’s Backstage Lounge is beautifully decorated and boasts a panoramic bay-view and some of the best artists in the country.

Coyote Bar & Grill

Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad CA.
website

Telephone: (760) 729 4695

Music: Band Jazz/Swing/Blues/Funk
Dance Style: WCS, Jitterbug, Cha Cha - depends on
band
Dance floor: Concrete/Small
Food: Excellent Mexican cuisine

The Coyote has great ambience indoors or outdoors. The bands play outside on the patio! The floor is concrete and small. This place is worth the effort when a good band is playing.

Tio Leo's Mexican Restaurant

5302 Napa St. (at Morena Blvd.)
San Diego
Entertainment Schedule

Telephone: 619 542 1462

Music: Varies.
Dance floor: Medium - Wood
Food:Excellent Mexican Cuisine.

This is an up-scale venue for dinner and dancing when the music is right.

New on Monday Nights (May 2011). Jazz Allstars play form 6 to 9PM. Jazz & Swing dance music. Cover: $8.

Sheraton La Jolla

Holiday Court
La Jolla, CA 92038

Music: KatieCat and Cain - website
When: Every Thursday, 7 to 11PM
Cover: None

The Turquoise Room/Cafe

873 Turquoise Street
San Diego, CÅ 92109
website

Telephone: 858 488 4200

Schedule: Information
Cover: Food/Drink
Time: 5 to 7PM, Happy Hour 4-7PM
Floor: Small floor. 1 to 3 couples

Lafayette Hotel Mississippi Ballroom

2223 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92104


website

What: Check website for up to date information.
Description: Seasonal Changes that feature live music
Floor: Medium wood plus larger short pile carpet.
Link: Website
When: 2nd Thursday of the month
Time: Doors Open 6PM for Dinner; CONCERT begins at 7PM;
Dancing Begins at 8PM
Admission: $20
Hotel Information:
Happy Hour everyday 4 to 6PM
Late Night Fridays & Saturdays 10 to 12AM $2 off Wine,
$4 Beers, $4 Well Cocktails

Kraken

2531 S. Hwy 101
Cardiff, CA 92007
website

Telephone: 760 436 6483

Floor: Small - Wood
When: Every Thursday
Music: Blues & Jazz
Dance Style: WCS, ECS & Cha Cha
Refreshments: Open Bar & Restaurant
Time: 8PM to 12AM

 

Fridays - Live Music (top)

Humphreys

2241Shelter Island Dr.
San Diego 92106
Map
Calendar

Telephone: (619) 224 3577

Music: Band Jazz/Swing/Blues/Funk
Dance Style: WCS, Jitterbug, Cha Cha - depends on
band
Time: 7PM
Floor: Small
Food: Excellent in lounge or restaurant
Cost: $12 (check website)

Now we’re talking real class. Humphrey’s Backstage Lounge is beautifully decorated and boasts a panoramic bay-view and some of the best artists in the country.

The Encinitas Elks Lodge

1393 Windsor Road
Encinitas
website

Take 5 (from either direction), turn East on Santa Fe, go one half mile then turn right on Winsor. Go a quarter mile, the Elks will be on your left.

Telephone: 760 753 2243

Music: Blues, R&B, Oldies, et al...
Dance Style: WCS, ECS, Cha Cha, and more....
Floor: Medium Wood
Admission: $10
Refreshments: Open Bar
When: Every Friday 7 to 11PM

Coyote Bar & Grill

Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad CA.
website

Telephone: (760) 729 4695

Music: Band Jazz/Swing/Blues/Funk
Dance Style: WCS, Jitterbug, Cha Cha - depends on
band
Dance floor: Concrete/Small
Food: Excellent Mexican cuisine

The Coyote has great ambience indoors or outdoors. The bands play outside on the patio! The floor is concrete and small. This place is worth the effort when a good band is playing.

Belly Up Tavern

143 S. Cedros Ave.
Solana Beach
website

Telephone: 858 481 8140

Music: Varies.
Dance floor: Wood - large (sticky!!!)
Food: Excellent cuisine
Time: Fridays 5:30 to 8PM (Happy Hour)

This long time club has a friendly, colorful ambiance. Not all of the bands play danceable music. When they have a good band you should make a point to dance at this venue.

Tio Leo's Mexican Restaurant

5302 Napa St. (at Morena Blvd.)
San Diego
Entertainment Schedule

Telephone: 619 542 1462

Music: Varies.
Dance floor: Medium - Wood
Food:Excellent Mexican Cuisine.

This is an up-scale venue for dinner and dancing when the music is right.

New on Monday Nights (May 2011). Jazz Allstars play form 6 to 9PM. Jazz & Swing dance music. Cover: $8.

The Turquoise Room/Cafe

873 Turquoise Street
San Diego, CÅ 92109
website

Telephone: 858 488 4200

Schedule: Information
Cover: Food/Drink
Time: 5 to 7PM, Happy Hour 4-7PM
Floor: Small floor. 1 to 3 couples

The Renegade

14335 Olde Hwy 80
El Cajon, CA 92021
website
schedule

Telephone: 619 561 8105

Club M, The Grand Del Mar

5303 Grand Del Mar Ct
San Diego, CA 92130
schedule

What: Dancing to Live Music
When: Live Bands Friday & Saturday
Time: 7 to 10PM
Cover: No Cover

Valley View

16300 Nyemii Pass Road
Valley Center, CA 92082
website

When: Every Friday of the Month
Music: 2 Venues, Live Bands 5 to 9PM, 10PM to 2AM

Miramonte Winery

33410 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA 92591
website

Thorton Winery

32575 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA 92591
schedule
website

Proud Mary's @ The Ramada INN

5550 Kearyn Mesa Road
San Diego, CA 92111
website

Telephone: 858 278 0800 ext. 299

Happy Hour 4 to 6PM Daily

What: Best Local Musicians
Link: Schedule
Cover: Food/Drink
Time: 7 to 10PM
Floor: Small Wooden
Tip: Bring a Partner
Refreshments: Food & Drink

Moonshine Flats Country Bar

344 7th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Check website for band.

What: Live Music
When: Fridays & Saturdays
Time: 8PM to 2AM

Kraken

2531 S. Hwy 101
Cardiff, CA 92007
website

Telephone: 760 436 6483

Floor: Small - Wood
When: Every Friday
Music: Blues & Jazz
Dance Style: WCS, ECS & Cha Cha
Refreshments: Open Bar & Restaurant
Time: 9PM to 1AM

Vista Elks Lodge

1947 E. Vista Way
Vista, CA 92084
website and calendar

Telephone: 760 724 1968

What: WCS/East Coast
When: Every Friday
Time: 6:30 to 9:30PM
Admission: $10

Bahia Belle

998 West Mission Bay Drive
San Diego CA 92109
website

Telephone: 858.488.0551

Schedule: website
Cover: $10
Boarding Times:

  • 9:30PM (21 + only)
  • 10:30PM
  • 11:30PM (Sunday - Thursday last stop)
  • 12:30PM
  • 1:30PM (Friday - Saturday last stop)

After 9PM Bahia Belle transforms into the entertainment hub
of Mission Bay with music and dancing late into the night.
Priority boarding is given to our resort guests. Non-resort
guests can purchase tickets at the door.

PS: SATURDAYS Live DJ music! information

Saturdays - Live Music (top)

Humphreys

2241Shelter Island Dr.
San Diego 92106
Map
Calendar

Telephone: (619) 224 3577

Music: Band Jazz/Swing/Blues/Funk
Dance Style: WCS, Jitterbug, Cha Cha - depends on
band
Time: 7PM
Floor: Small
Food: Excellent in lounge or restaurant
Cost: $12 (check website)

Now we’re talking real class. Humphrey’s Backstage Lounge is beautifully decorated and boasts a panoramic bay-view and some of the best artists in the country.

Tio Leo's Mexican Restaurant

5302 Napa St. (at Morena Blvd.)
San Diego
Entertainment Schedule

Telephone: 619 542 1462

Music: Varies.
Dance floor: Medium - Wood
Food:Excellent Mexican Cuisine.

This is an up-scale venue for dinner and dancing when the music is right.

New on Monday Nights (May 2011). Jazz Allstars play form 6 to 9PM. Jazz & Swing dance music. Cover: $8.

Coyote Bar & Grill

Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad CA.
website

Telephone: (760) 729 4695

Music: Band Jazz/Swing/Blues/Funk
Dance Style: WCS, Jitterbug, Cha Cha - depends on
band
Dance floor: Concrete/Small
Food: Excellent Mexican cuisine

The Coyote has great ambience indoors or outdoors. The bands play outside on the patio! The floor is concrete and small. This place is worth the effort when a good band is playing.

Escondido Elks Lodge (TGIF)

2430 S.Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025-7029
website

Telephone: 760 745 1687

Host: TGIF
When: 3rd Saturday of the Month
Time: Lesson 6:30PM, Dance 7:30 to 10PM
Admission: $10
Floor: Large - Wood
Food: Open bar & snacks/hot dogs available.
Music: WCS/East Coast

The Turquoise Room/Cafe

873 Turquoise Street
San Diego, CÅ 92109
website

Telephone: 858 488 4200

Schedule: Information
Cover: Food/Drink
Time: 5 to 7PM, Happy Hour 4-7PM
Floor: Small floor. 1 to 3 couples

The Renegade

14335 Olde Hwy 80
El Cajon, CA 92021
website
schedule

Telephone: 619 561 8105

Club M, The Grand Del Mar

5303 Grand Del Mar Ct
San Diego, CA 92130
schedule

What: Dancing to Live Music
When: Live Bands Friday & Saturday
Time: 7 to 10PM
Cover: No Cover

Valley View

16300 Nyemii Pass Road
Valley Center, CA 92082
website

When: Every Saturday of the Month
Music: 2 Venues, Live Bands 5 to 9PM, 10PM to 2AM

Miramonte Winery

33410 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA 92591
website

Thorton Winery

32575 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA 92591
schedule
website

Proud Mary's @ The Ramada INN

5550 Kearyn Mesa Road
San Diego, CA 92111
website

Telephone: 858 278 0800 ext. 299

Happy Hour 4 to 6PM Daily

What: Best Local Musicians
Link: Schedule
Cover: Food/Drink
Time: 7 to 10PM
Floor: Small Wooden
Tip: Bring a Partner
Refreshments: Food & Drink

Lafayette Hotel Poolside

2223 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92104
website

What: Summer Poolside Entertainment
Description: Live Band's or DJ's spinning tunes at the
hotel's poolside.
Link: Website and Schedule
When: Saturdays and Sundays
Time: 12 to 5PM
Admission: $15

Kraken

2531 S. Hwy 101
Cardiff, CA 92007
website

Telephone: 760 436 6483

Floor: Small - Wood
When: Every Saturday & Sunday
Music: Blues & Jazz
Dance Style: WCS, ECS & Cha Cha
Refreshments: Open Bar & Restaurant
Time: First Band 3 to 7PM, Second Band 9PM to 1AM

Moonshine Flats Country Bar

344 7th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Check website for band.

What: Live Music
When: Fridays & Saturdays
Time: 8PM to 2AM

Cheryl's Cheer's Bar & Grill

9995 Carmel Mnt Rd.
San Diego, CA 92129

What: Live Music on Saturdays
Time: 9PM
Cover: None
Schdeduled Band: Check the San Diego Reader

 

Sundays - Live Music (top)

Humphreys

2241Shelter Island Dr.
San Diego 92106
Map
Calendar

Telephone: (619) 224 3577

Music: Band Jazz/Swing/Blues/Funk
Dance Style: WCS, Jitterbug, Cha Cha - depends on
band
Time: 7PM
Floor: Small
Food: Excellent in lounge or restaurant
Cost: $5 after 7PM

Now we’re talking real class. Humphrey’s Backstage Lounge is beautifully decorated and boasts a panoramic bay-view and some of the best artists in the country.

Coyote Bar & Grill

Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad CA.
website

Telephone: (760) 729 4695

Music:Band Jazz/Swing/Blues/Funk
Dance Style: WCS, Jitterbug, Cha Cha - depends on
band
Dance floor: Concrete/Small
Food: Excellent Mexican cuisine

The Coyote has great ambience indoors or outdoors. The bands play outside on the patio! The floor is concrete and small. This place is worth the effort when a good band is playing.

Lafayette Hotel Poolside

2223 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92104
website

What: Summer Poolside Entertainment
Description: Live Band's or DJ's spinning tunes at the
hotel's poolside.
Link: Website and Schedule
When: Saturdays and Sundays
Time: 12 to 5PM
Admission: $15

The Turquoise Room/Cafe

873 Turquoise Street
San Diego, CÅ 92109
website

Telephone: 858 488 4200

Schedule: Information
Cover: Food/Drink
Time: 5 to 7PM, Happy Hour 4-7PM
Floor: Small floor. 1 to 3 couples

Escondido Elks Lodge

2430 S.Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025-7029
website

Telephone: 760 745 1687

When: 1st & 3rd Sundays of the Month
Admission: varies
Floor: Large - Wood
Food: Open bar & snacks/hot dogs available.
Music: The Pier Group
Time: 2PM to 5PM

Bernardo Winery

13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte
San Diego, CA 92128
website
schedule

1st Sunday: Jazz Blues & Dancin' Shoes
2nd Sunday: Latin Jazz Guitar Duo
3rd Sunday: Classic R&B, Soul & Jazz
4th Sunday: Latin, World & Groove Duo
5th Sunday: Jazz, R&B, Soul, Funk

EVERY Sunday Bernardo Winery hosts live music on the
Tasting Room Patio from 2 to 5PM. Enjoy a glass with
friends while you enjoy the great sounds of our regularly
scheduled musical talents! No reservations for the Tasting
Room Patio, please come early for best seating. For
private & large parties please contact our office at
858 487 1866

Kraken

2531 S. Hwy 101
Cardiff, CA 92007
website

Telephone: 760 436 6483

Floor: Small - Wood
When: Every Saturday & Sunday
Music: Blues & Jazz
Dance Style: WCS, ECS & Cha Cha
Refreshments: Open Bar & Restaurant
Time: First Band 3 to 7PM, Second Band 9PM to 1AM

Thorton Winery

32575 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA 92591
schedule
website

The Encinitas Elks Lodge

1393 Windsor Road
Encinitas
website

Take 5 (from either direction), turn East on Santa Fe, go one half mile then turn right on Winsor. Go a quarter mile, the Elks will be on your left.

Telephone: 760 753 2243

Music: Marty's Big Band Express
website
Dance Style: Variety
Floor: Medium Wood
Refreshments: Open Bar
When: Every Sunday of the Month
Time: 6 to 8PM
Cover: $10

Proud Mary's Sunday Brunch

5550 Kearny Mesa Road
San Diego, CA 92111

Telepohone: 858 278 0800

When: Every Sunday
Time: 11AM to 3PM
Link: Proud Mary's

Queen Bee's Art & Cultural Center

3925 Ohio Street
San Diego (North Park)
website

Downbeat Big Band

Music: Live music - East Coast , WCS, Lindy, Balboa & occassional Latin/Ballroom
Next Dance: Sunday, August 13, 2017
Floor: Large 2000 square feet, raised stage
Time: 2PM Dance Class (ECS), 2:45PM DJ music (variety of dances), 4 to 6PM Down Beat Big Band Admission: $10

The 17 piece Downbeat Big Band with vocalist plays all your favorite tunes: Swing, Latin & Ballroom dance tunes. As San Diego´s premier big band,our fans love to dance to the great music, or just listen and reminisce.

 
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