If you’re a fan of electronic music — there’s no better place to be than Denver. The city offers a diverse selection of venues that cater to everyone. From multi-level nightclubs to underground collectives, there’s a spot in Denver to fill your need. With many electronic artists originating or migrating to Denver, the city has become a breeding ground for the hottest electronic music today. Here’s our list of the 15 best electronic venues in Denver to shake, shimmy and shuffle your body in.
When: For when you need to feel that bass and drown out everything else around you.
Where: 1909 Blake St., Denver
The Lowdown: Beta Nightclub brings the main stage acts to the heart of Denver. Catch superstars such as deadmau5, Wolfgang Gartner, Kaskade, Above & Beyond and Armin Van Buuren on the first floor and up-and-coming acts on the second.
When: For your birthday, New Year’s Eve and other big celebrations.
Where: 1136 Broadway, Denver
The Lowdown: Temple is the latest addition to Denver’s nightlife scene. The massive venue hosts artists such as Blasterjaxx, Slumberjack, Bassjackers, Fedde Le Grand and Laidback Luke. Temple boasts a massive LED wall, killer speakers and a three-story high main room.
Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom + The Other Side
When: For when you’re craving that festival atmosphere and want to be surrounded by a welcoming family.
Where: 2637 Welton St., Denver
The Lowdown: Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom + The Other Side is a dual venue with an outdoor patio and walk-up restaurant counter that serves vegan-friendly dishes and saucy beats. Catch a groovy set at the Cervantes’ side or head right next door to The Other Side to get down to the heavier electronic sets. Cervantes’ hosts a variety of musical performances including festival favorites and breakthrough artists such as SoDown, ill.Gates, CharlestheFirst, Govinda, OPIUO and Bass Physics.
The Black Box
When: For when it’s all about the music. Leave the heels at home — you’re going to get down hard.
Where: 314 E 13th Ave., Denver
The Lowdown: The Black Box is Denver’s underground electronic venue. If you’re serious about good music and finding your next obsession — catch a show at The Black Box. Detox Unit, Templo, Of The Trees, Psymbionic and kLL sMTH throw down at The Black Box.
When: For when you want to have the best night you’ll never remember.
Where: 1037 Broadway, Denver
The Lowdown: Milk is the underground club you always dreamed of sneaking into when you were 16. This Clockwork Orange-inspired atmosphere with deep, sexy beats. Catch DJs like boyhollow, Gene Farris, Kenny Summit and Miles Maeda between the neon lights at Milk at one of their weekly or monthly events including Goth Night and Lipgloss.
When: For when you feel like committing and confessing your sins under the same roof.
Where: 1160 Lincoln St., Denver
The Lowdown: Stained-glass windows, alters and gargoyles — The Church kept the vintage décor of the cathedral that previously occupied the space and added a bumping sound system, a couple of bars and some of the best EDM acts today. You won’t find any preachers here — Deorro, Illenium, Cash Cash and Claude VonStroke are taking the stage.
When: For those rooftop party nights where you want to be able to talk to your friends while still enjoying some great music.
Where: 1037 Broadway, Denver
The Lowdown: Located just above Milk, Bar Standard showcases a variety of artists and genres including Kyle Watson, Sage Armstrong and Kelly Lee Owens. Bar Standard offers an iconic view of the city from the rooftop patio — perfect for sneaking away from the stage when you want to chat or catch your breath.
When: When you’re with a picky group of friends and want to please everyone.
Where: 1082 Broadway, Denver
The Lowdown: With four levels each showcasing their own unique style of music, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Vinyl. Boys Noize, Classixx, Bonobo, Nick Murphy, Skream and Rezz have all played at this Denver favorite.
When: When you need to impress a client and the golf course isn’t his or her thing.
Where: 1612 Wazee St., Denver
The Lowdown: Stereo Lounge is a contemporary venue hosting some of the hottest artists and influencers today. Brush arms with acts like Cherub, The Floozies, Justin Bieber and Mimosa at this swanky lounge located in Nativ Hotel.
Knew Conscious Gallery
When: For when you still want to party after the Red Rocks show.
Where: 2041 Lawrence St., Denver
Cost: $10/month or $60/year. After show prices vary.
The Lowdown: Knew Conscious is an art gallery by day and an exclusive after party and membership only venue by night. This after party favorite and membership only venues hosts artists such as Flamingosis, DJ Logic and David Starfire. After parties held at Knew Conscious do not always require a membership. Other events require a monthly membership to attend.
Note: At the time of publishing this article, Knew Conscious is temporarily closed.
Your Mom’s House
When: For when the cute guy/gal you met last week invites you to come see their set.
Where: 608 E 13th Ave. Suite 1, Denver
The Lowdown: Attached to the bar Pearls, Your Mom’s House offers the comfort of your own living room with the added bonus of great local acts and lasers. Your Mom’s House features up and coming locals like Collidoscope, Pandasaywhat, Unlimited Gravity and Broccoli Samurai.
When: For when you feel like getting dressed up and strutting your stuff amongst the hottest drag queens and DJs in Denver.
Where: 3500 Walnut St., Denver
The Lowdown: Tracks is a decades-old LGBTQ+ bar and venue in the heart of RiNo Art District featuring themed nights. Drag queens and DJs bring their best.
When: For when you and the hubby want to drink and dance without feeling like the oldest people in the room.
Where: 7800 E Hampden Ave., Denver
The Lowdown: Proof offers the allure of a nightclub with the comfort that everyone there is closer to your age — this club caters to a more diverse crowd in terms of age, often pleasing a 30+ audience. Resident DJs here spin top hits and electronic beats.
When: For when you want to celebrate the Super Bowl, Mardi Gras, Halloween and all the other fun holidays with great drinks, friends and beats.
Where: 629 E Colfax Ave., Denver
The Lowdown: This LGBTQ+ friendly venue showcases sexy themed nights and a rotation of great electronic music. X Bar offers drink specials every day and a large outdoor patio to enjoy them.
Lincoln Station Bar
When: Perfect for celebrating the latest Rockies or Broncos win.
Where: 776 Lincoln St., Denver
The Lowdown: Lincoln Station is for everyone. From techno beats to psy-trance nights, Lincoln Station covers all the bases. They serves drinks, food and sexy beats to keep you going.
Editors Note: A previous version of this article listed Eko House which closed at the beginning of the month. The article has been updated accordingly.