The Jazz Kitchen’s Latin Dance Party
5 Reasons Why The Jazz Kitchen’s Latin Dance Party is Indy’s Best Night Out
Thursdays may signal the end of the busy work week is just around the corner, but for Indy locals with an affinity for weekday flair, there’s nothing quite like the Latin Dance Party at the Jazz Kitchen. It’s now known as a legendary Latin dance spot and one of the best things to do in Indianapolis, and we’re counting the reasons why:
The pulsing beats that power every Thursday night come courtesy of #DJLatinSpy and #DJRican, who spin salsa and tropical classics and hard-to-miss hits until 2 AM. Whether you’re ready to groove to the newest Bad Bunny or grab your dance partner and merengue the night away, the immaculate vibes of Latin Dance Party are kept alive until 2 AM!
The Jazz Kitchen’s Latin Dance Party is the place where professional salseros and beginners alike mingle and master the dancefloor together. Although the party begins at 6 PM, at 8:30 PM, you can learn the basics of salsa and bachata dancing or refresh your steps with the help of instructors like Austin Davis and Jennifer Gaskill. The lesson is free and the perfect way to warm up before the crowds arrive for late-night dancing.
When there’s nonstop dancing on Latin Night, you’re going to get hungry. And there’s a reason the word kitchen is in our name – the irresistible menu is filled with unique creations, whether you’re in the mood for a full course or small plates. Not sure what to order? We’re partial to the Paella, a Jazz Kitchen favorite only available during Thursday’s Latin Dance Party. Check out the full menu here.
Spotlighting the beauty of Latin and Hispanic culture is an essential part of Thursday’s Latin Dance Party at The Jazz Kitchen, which makes it a perfect spot to take in celebrations like Cinco De Mayo, Carnaval, and Hispanic Heritage Month. In addition, the club hosts a variety of local and international musicians, like Venezuela’s Ensamble Arao or Puerto Rican band “Bembe.” Every Thursday, the restaurant’s dinner and the cocktail menu also feature a selection from many Latin American countries.
David and Jami Allee introduced Indianapolis to its first Latin Dance Party to share their love for salsa, jazz, and live music with locals. Fast-forward 26 years, and it’s become a true community where you can gather with friends and make new ones along the way. From discovering your new favorite local musicians to striking up a conversation on the dance floor, a Thursday night at The Jazz Kitchen is a celebration of joy, friendship, and culture.