Utah clubs now routinely book A-list DJ talent to pack their floors, including recent headliners Ladytron and DJ Tiesto. If you’re in from out of town, make sure you try the W Lounge (358 S. West Temple, 801-359-0637, MySpace.com/WLounge), as one of the city’s better dancing spots. Here’s a look at other joints in the Salt Lake Valley to dance the night away:
Area 51 is one of the oldest dance clubs in town and caters to a crowd interested in goth, industrial, retro and darker interests. Be sure to dress up for a memorable time. 451 S. 400 West, 801-534-0819, Area51SLC.com
The Bay is the longest-running dance club on our list and has gone through several name changes and owners over the years. It currently sits in its original location under a marquee with its best-known name. 404 S. West Temple
The Hotel and its sister next door, Club Elevate, have been two of the most active clubs in the past few years here in Salt Lake City. DJ Juggy is the resident entertainment maestro and SLC’s undisputed mix-tape king. 155 W. 200 South, 801-478-4310, TheHotelElevate.com
Sandbar (pictured above) offers a tropical experience with a beach theme and even hotter clientele at Enjoy Fridays with resident DJ Finale. 122 W. Pierpont Ave., 801-819-7575, MySpace.com/SandBarSLC.com
Studio 27 on weekends is the place for gay-friendly entertainment. 615 W. 100 South.