Clubs and bars are everywhere throughout Pittsburgh, but finding those that play the best party music is a little trickier. While the selection may seem limited when it comes to the number of Pittsburgh clubs and bars that cater to an EDM crowd, there are quite a few that do an excellent job of getting people on the dance floor with DJs spinning the best dance music. From enormous clubs that offer some of the city’s best VIP experiences to high-energy dance floors complete with state-of-the-art lighting and technology, Pittsburgh’s few EDM-focused clubs are sure to bring music to your ears and a beat to your feet. If you’re ready to hit up the best dance clubs in Pittsburgh, put on your boogie shoes and shake it at these five EDM bars and clubs.
1650 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Promoted as Pittsburgh’s premier party destination, Static nightclub is sure to get you moving and grooving with some of the city’s best EDM. This Strip District club caters especially to EDM and house music fans with its incredible DJs, 50,000-watt sound system and more than 10,000 square feet of dance floor. For three consecutive years from 2011-2013, Static was voted Pittsburgh’s Best Dance Club by the Pittsburgh City Paper, not only for playing the hottest EDM but for its cool modern décor as well. Dance the night away while you enjoy the club’s exclusive VIP sections, mezzanine terrace space, oversized bars, high-tech lighting and VIP bottle service.
225 W. Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
A fun, high-energy party atmosphere is exactly what you’ll find inside Buckhead Saloon, another great option for Pittsburghers looking for the best EDM in the city. From 90s hits to the hottest current dance hits, Buckhead Saloon earns high marks for its music, including live bands and DJs. This Station Square bar/nightclub also provides some of the best customer service in the city, catering to exactly what its customers crave: unbeatable daily drink specials, inclusive party packages, VIP treatment and the most popular EDM hits around. Buckhead Saloon is located in the city’s South Side area.
Diesel Club Lounge
1601 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Every weekend is a full-fledged dance party at Diesel Club Lounge thanks to “club nights” held every Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Local and national acts, live bands and the best DJs in the country are regulars at this South Side club. Expect a packed dance floor at Diesel as well as a bustling mezzanine VIP lounge and lounge area. If you want the ultimate in VIP experience, Diesel is hard to beat with its numerous private booths, tables, rooms and elite service you’ve come to expect. Find Diesel Club Lounge in Pittsburgh’s South Side on East Carson Street.
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1 E. Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights are the best nights to hit Whim’s dance floor with dance music from Pittsburgh’s DJ Starr, DJ Enn Era, DJ Mike Jaxx and more. Nightly drink specials and lighting customized to each song help create the perfect party spot that has been frequented by celebrities like Jay Z, The Chainsmokers and Kevin Hart. Reservations with a celebration package or passion package are available for those who want some of the city’s best bottle service and VIP treatment. Whim is located in the city’s South Side neighborhood.
1707 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
DJ Nugget is a highlight of Jimmy D’s nightclub/bar and he’s bringing you all of the best house hits at this South Side hangout. Jimmy D’s boasts one of the city’s biggest dance floors so even on crowded nights, there’s plenty of room to party. Great drink specials and guest bartenders help keep the party going all night long. Please note that there is a $5 cover charge on Friday and Saturday nights after 11 p.m. but students receive free admission. Jimmy D’s is located on East Carson Street in the city’s South Side.
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Jessica Wasik lives in Pittsburgh where works as a full-time figure skating coach sharing her passion with todays generation of young skaters. A graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies, Jessica is also a contributing writer for Allegheny West Magazine. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.