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Where To Go Country Line Dancing & Find Country Bars

We may be in SoCal, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be a little bit country. Country line dancing is always a good time. If you want to escape to a country bar and show off your moves (or learn some), here’s where to go country line dancing in Orange County and the surrounding area.

Where To Go Line Dancing

Big Shots Billiards

23512 El Toro Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630
949-830-2255
Open for line dancing every Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday

Big Shots is open seven days a week. While they are primarily a billiards place, there is a decent sized dance floor with room for country line dancing. They feature line dancing specifically on country nights, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, when they are open for ages 18 and up. Stop in to the Big Red Barn and have some fun!

The Brandin’ Iron

320 S. E Street, San Bernardino, CA 92401
909-381-6172
Open for Dancing Wednesday through Saturday

The Brandin’ Iron offers an authentic country night club experience with line dancing, live music, and an all ages family day every first Sunday of the month. This historic location has hosted musical acts like Willie Nelson and Jason Aldean, and continues to keep a packed house with regular live bands and one of the best dance floors in SoCal.

Cowboy Country Saloon

3321 E. South Street, Long Beach, CA 90805
562-630-3007
Open for Dancing Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday

Cowboy Country Saloon has a great dancefloor and they offer free line dancing lessons for those looking to learn some new moves. Not up for dancing? That’s ok too. They’ve got plenty of high top tables and a country bar, pool tables, and an upstairs kitchen for dinner or appetizers. There is a cover charge at Cowboy Country Saloon after 7PM.

The Cowboy Palace Saloon

21635 Devonshire Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311
844-426-9725
Open Wednesday through Sunday

The Cowboy Palace Saloon claims to be the last real honky tonk in Los Angeles. Find out for yourself and head in for a night of line dancing and fun. They host happy hour from 5 to 7PM, there are pool tables, and live music takes the stage nightly every Wednesday through Sunday. You can also participate in a variety of dance lessons here including line dancing and country partner dancing. There is a cover charge at Cowboy Palace.

Gaslamp Restaurant & Bar

6251 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90803
562-596-4718
Open for line dancing on Country Thursdays

Gaslamp is a popular spot on PCH in Long Beach for live music. Every Thursday is country night and you can stop in here to kick up your boots to some of the best country music from country DJs and live country bands. Doors open at 6PM on country nights and there are line dancing lessons available throughout the evening.

Goody’s Tavern

206 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
949-492-3400
Open nightly for dancing, Wednesday is Country Night

Goody’s Tavern is open nightly for drinks, pool, karaoke, DJs, and other entertainment. Wednesday is country night so stop in for line dancing. They also have an instructor or two to join in the fun and teach line dancing lessons.

InCahoots

1401 S. Lemon Street, Fullerton, CA 92832
714-441-1666
Open on Wednesdays for line dancing

InCahoots Fullerton is one of OCs premier venues for country music as the longest continuously running country nightclub in the area. The club is currently only open on Wednesday nights, but it’s worth a visit to experience the dance competitions, country bar, music, and fun. InCahoots has line dancing lessons on select Wednesday Nights to serve all dance levels.

Montana’s Country Night Club

657 W. Arrow Highway, San Dimas, CA 91773
909-592-2211
Open for line dancing on Wednesday Nights

Montana’s is a rustic country nightclub with music and dancing every Friday and Saturday night. Mosey on in for music that ranges from classic country to todays favorite country hits, and line dancing lessons are available at 7 and 7:30PM on Saturdays. Montana’s also has a billiards area and space for private parties.

The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon

1025 E. Ball Road, Anaheim, CA 92805
Extron Building, Ground Floor
714-817-4200
Open Wednesday through Sunday for dancing

The Ranch is OCs premier country music, dance venue and country bar, and is open three nights a week for entertainment. There are two full bars, and music is hosted by popular country DJs and live bands. The Ranch pays homage to the old Crazy Horse Steakhouse and offers an up close and intimate musical experience. Free country line dancing lessons for beginners are offered every Wednesday through Sunday night. Live bands are on Fridays and Saturdays. The first Sunday of the month is Family Sunday, with multiple dance lessons available. Hungry? Hit the restaurant before dancing the night away.

StillWater Spirits & Sounds

24701 Del Prado Ave., Dana Point, CA 92629
949-661-6003
Open for line dancing every Wednesday

StillWater Spirits & Sounds is a prohibition-themed bar and restaurant. They have unique crafted cocktails, 54 beers on tap, televisions, heated outdoor seating, a dance floor, DJs and live music. They have a lineup of live music five days a week. Come in on Country Wednesdays for some two steppin’ and line dancing.

Swallows Inn

31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
949-493-3188
Open for dancing all week

The Swallows Inn is an old school country western joint. They have live music most nights so you can dance anytime, but if you’re specifically looking for line dancing, head in on Monday or Tuesday night. They even offer line dance lessons on these nights for beginners or those looking to learn some new stepping skills.

Temecula Stampede (Temporarily Closed For Repairs)

28721 Old Town Front Street, Temecula, CA 92590
951-695-1761
Open Thursday through Saturday for dancing

Temecula Stampede has everything you need for a boot kicking good time including a 4,000 square foot dance floor, bull riding, and pool tables. The Stampede claims to be the West Coast’s largest country music venue and regularly hosts live country musicians.

Whiskey River Dance Hall & Saloon

980 Sixth Street, Norco, CA 92860
951-898-4630
Open nightly for dancing

Whiskey River is a hot spot for live music and country line dancing with some of the best entertainment in the Inland Empire. They’ve got everything for a complete country night including bull riding, pool tables, and a place to park your horse. Yes, your horse (it is in Horsetown, USA). They are open nightly for dancing, including scheduled line dancing on Saturday and Sunday, plus lessons Monday through Thursday, and partner lessons on Saturday.

Locations That Offer Country Line Dancing Lessons

If you are new to line dancing and are looking for instruction, some night club locations offer lessons on select nights. Here are a few places to check out:

Brandin’ Iron | San Bernardino | Lessons on select dates, with a new all ages family day

Cowboy Country Saloon | Long Beach | Free lessons Wednesday, Friday, Saturday at 7PM & 8PM

Cowboy Palace | Chatsworth | Line dance lessons on select nights, Wednesday through Sunday

Gaslamp | Long Beach | Line Dance lessons on Country Thursdays

Goody’s Tavern | San Clemente | Line dancing lessons on Wednesdays

InCahoots | Fullerton | Lessons available on select Wednesdays

Montana’s | San Dimas | Couples lessons on Fridays and line dancing lessons on Saturdays

The Ranch | Anaheim | Dance lessons offered Wednesday through Sunday

Swallow’s Inn | San Juan Capistrano | Lessons on Monday & Tuesday Nights

Whiskey River Dance Hall & Saloon | Norco | Lessons Monday through Thursday, Plus partners lessons on Saturday


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Heidi Deal is the author of the Newcomers Handbook to Living In Los Angeles & Orange County, and a children’s book author specializing in history and human rights.