Los Angeles is known for its live music scene, museums and beaches, but line dancing? Not so much. Yet to our surprise, there are a number of places to hit up around LA for those looking to do-si-do (or learn what that even means). Sure, there may not be many places in LA proper, but you can two-step your way to one of these nearby spots—just don't forget your cowboy boots!
Where to go line dancing around LA
Orange County residents have been two-stepping at Incahoots Fullerton for more than 15 years. The venue has a nightclub feel, though instead of high heels and little black dresses you'll see people in cowboy boots, Wrangler jeans and daisy dukes. The venue is 18 and over on some nights, others are 21+, check the calendar to be sure. On 18+ Redneck Wednesdays, there's featured line and partner dance lessons. But really, there's no night here where you won't find line dancing. Need a break from the dance floor? Hop onto the mechanical bull and prove those cowboy boots aren't just for show.
If you're looking for a legit cowboy bar, this is your spot. True blue jean-wearing cowboys will roll up here in their trucks every night of the week for a beer at the bar and a little do-si-do. Are you a beginner line dancer? No problem; this bar offers line dancing classes every single night before the big crowds start rolling in. Check the calendar for updates as they've have been known to throw in a different style of dance every now and then—swing, anyone?
Yes, there's line dancing here, but that's only the start of this country-themed bar. Ride a mechanical bull on Friday nights in the upstairs room; learn to do-si-do like a pro with free dance lessons from 6-7pm Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and enjoy an epic happy hour with $1 well drinks, $2 domestic and $1 tacos. Really just into the dancing? Don't worry, there's a 15,000-square-foot dance hall for you to stomp and kick your way around.
Hermosa Beach isn't where you'd expect to find a country bar, but that's exactly what you'll walk into at American Junkie on Wednesday nights. While most days the stools are filled with sport enthusiasts watching a game on one of the many TVs or people partying on the weekends, the beach-side bar always hosts Western Wednesdays with a line dancing instructor on hand to teach you any moves you may not know. Once you've got them down, dance to the live band or head to the back room for a Country DJ who plays country music and music videos (there's line dancing in this room as well). Need some liquid courage to get out on the dance floor? The bar's specials include $3 Coors Lights, $3 Kentucky Fire shots and fifty cent wings. Yeehaw!
Grab your dancing partner and head to this country nightclub for couples dancing lessons every Friday night starting at 7pm. Single? Go mingle—and learn the two-step—at the line dancing lessons every Saturday night, also starting at 7pm. Even after the lessons, you'll find people on the dance floor pulling out their best country steps throughout the weekend. Word of warning though, this is always a 21 and over club, so leave the minors at home.