Seven Best Dance Nights in Greater Phoenix: Best of Phoenix 2012

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Photo by Benjamin Leatherman
Blunt Club celebrating its 10 year anniversary
We've spent the last year in the laboratory putting Phoenix under the microscope to reveal hundreds of specimens of the best culture, outdoor adventures, shopping, dining, and nightlife the city has to offer. And we're finally ready to publish our results. Nerd alert! Now presenting Scientific Phoenix.

There's no better way to shake off the week and let loose than getting your dance on. Whether it's country, hip-hop, dub step, or something else that get's your feet moving, we've got you covered. Here are 2012's six best dance nights in Phoenix.

Best Hip-Hop Night: The Blunt Club: Thursdays at Yucca Tap Room

It's been an important year for the cats behind The Blunt Club. At the beginning of the summer, they celebrated the 10th birthday of the long-running Thursday night affair, marking a full decade of bringing hip-hop music and culture to the masses. The party served as both a major milestone and a major rager, taking place over the course of two nights at both Tempe's Yucca Tap Room and Hollywood Alley in Mesa. Read the full Best of Phoenix 2012 story.

Best Country and Western Night: Valley Fever at Yucca Tap Room

DJ Dana Armstrong and her Valley Fever crew are stuck in the past, when country music didn't mean Toby Keith and Taylor Swift. That stuff's fine if you're looking for a little pop pleasure, but if you're looking for the hard stuff -- the Waylons and Willies -- Valley Fever (every Sunday night) at the Yucca is the only night for you. Read the full Best of Phoenix 2012 story.

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Best Dubstep Night: UK Thursdays at Monarch Theatre (Readers Choice)

Hate to break it to you, club kiddies, but Skrillex didn't invent dubstep. While the cutesy-pie electronica producer helped light the match that caused the bass-heavy genre to explode in popularity in the past couple of years, dubstep's been around for more than a decade now. Just ask the cats behind long-running club night UK Thursdays, who were blasting bass long before Skrillex launched into the limelight. Read the full Best of Phoenix 2012 story.

Location Info


Yucca Tap Room

29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

Yucca Tap Room

29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

The Monarch Theatre

122 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music


815 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Bar Smith

130 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Sanctum - CLOSED

4343 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

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