Omaha Dance Venues: Get Your Groove OnNov 01, 2022 08:16AM ● By Linda Persigehl
Whether you’ve just finished dining out and the night seems too young to call it quits, or it's been a really long work week and you just want to let loose, hitting the dance floor at one of Omaha’s nightclubs might be just the fix you’re looking for. Here are a few of the metro’s lively venues for nightlife.
Retro Rewind Nightclub
15475 Ruggles St., Omaha
Northwest Omaha’s only dance club, Retro Rewind hosts “Getting Jiggy with the ’90s” every Thursday, with half-price drinks until 9 p.m. Dance up a storm to the Fresh Prince, MC Hammer, George Michael and more turn of the century faves. On weekends, patrons can enjoy “I Want My MTV” Fridays and a Saturday Night Club mix, with hits exclusively from the ’80s, from Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson, and more. This club is exclusively for those 21 and older. Open Thursday-Saturday 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Bushwackers Saloon & Dance Hall
7401 Main St., Ralston
Open 35-plus years, this hot spot in downtown Ralston features a barn-looking interior, a hand-crafted bar imported from Belgium, and wide open dance floor, where guests can take line dancing lessons every Thursday and Friday night. In addition to a fun, contemporary Country music playlist, the venue hosts live, local musical acts, and an 18+ College Night every Thursday. Open Tuesday-Saturday 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
1417 Jackson St., Omaha
In Downtown Omaha, this large, multilevel gay bar and club has two dance floors—The Disco dance floor and The Arena show floor, as well as a stage and upper level lounge/billiards room and outdoor patio. Next-level lighting and audio systems enhance the look and sound with lasers and LED lights for an immersive experience. This perennial favorite dance club also hosts special engagements by a variety of performers nearly every night. This is an 21+ only venue. Open Thursday-Saturday 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Rhythmz Lounge & Bistro
10841 Q St., Omaha
The electric nightlife in this venue, recently updated and hidden in a nondescript strip mall in southwest Omaha, is sure to set the tone for a groovy night on the town. A Caribbean-inspired playlist and menu, fun holiday-themed events, an ultra-exclusive lounge, and high-energy dance floor make this a popular weekend destination. This is a 21+ only venue.
Open Thursday-Saturday 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Stocks N Bonds
8520 Park Dr., Omaha
This large entertainment venue on the edge of Ralston hosts “Wild Wednesdays” with free dance lessons and no cover charge for patrons. Fridays are Ladies Night, with more free dance lessons, free cover, and free shots—perfect for GNOs. Stocks N Bonds plays a wide variety of music from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, but Country is king on the dance floor. Open Wednesdays 6 p.m. -11 p.m. / Thursdays-Saturdays 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Throwback Arcade Lounge
1402 Howard St., Downtown Omaha
This ’80s-style nightclub in Omaha’s Old Market features an LED dance floor, a two-tiered rooftop patio, and VIP bottle service. When guests need to take a dance break, they can play free retro arcade games and table games scattered throughout the bar. Think Jenga, Beer Pong, and more. Check out Gen X Fridays for some middle-age fun. This is a 21+ only venue. Open Thursday-Sunday 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
This article originally appeared in the November/December 2022 issue of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.