Goth Clubs in the United States

If you walk on the gothic side, then you'll all ready be well aware of what these clubs offer. But what about those of us who may misunderstand the humor and beauty in this lifestyle? First off, you might want to see if you are in fact, "Goth", or perhaps you are just Goth-Curious!

You Could be Goth if:

  1. The color black is a close friend of yours.
  2. You can talk intelligently about poetry, especially Poe and Keats.
  3. Better yet, you write your own poetry or carry your sketch book everywhere.
  4. The Sun is NOT your Friend! The last tan you had was in grade school and that was an accident.
  5. You adore elegance and dress thoughtfully.
  6. You think "Hot Topic" is for pre-pubescent posers.
  7. You have a particularly strong taste for absinthe
  8. Your fishnet stockings are torn and you think it looks better that way.
  9. You love bands like Bauhaus, Dead Can Dance, The Cure, and All About Eve.
  10. You aren't sure you are Goth, but would love to wear your leather, vinyl, or black outfits out and feel like you fit in without people gawking at you as if you were some sort of freak.


If you answered yes to these questions, then you might want to take the time to check out a Club. You'll find an atmosphere of acceptance, satirical humor, and cultural dignity, not to mention a really great time and some sexy looking people.

Goth Clubs in the United States

  • The Dark Room, Fayetteville, AR
  • The Mausoleum, Fort Smith, AR
  • Black Coffee, Phoenix, AZ
  • Tranzylvania, Phoenix, AZ
  • Pretty Vacant!, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Asylum, Tucson, AZ
  • The Chamber, Anaheim, CA
  • Club Tyranny, Fresno, CA
  • Bar Sinister, Hollywood, CA
  • Perversion, Hollywood, CA
  • The Darkroom, Hollywood, CA
  • Release The Bats, Long Beach, CA
  • Club Red Light, Los Angeles, CA
  • Das Bunker, Los Angeles, CA
  • Malediction Society, Los Angeles, CA
  • Nightshift, Los Angeles, CA
  • Wumpskate, Los Angeles, CA
  • Adrenochrome, Mountain View, CA
  • Nemesis, Mountain View, CA
  • Funeral, Pomona, CA
  • Necropolis, Sacramento, CA
  • The Asylum, Sacramento, CA
  • Trauma, Sacramento, CA
  • Darkwave Garden, San Diego, CA
  • Sabbat, San Diego, CA
  • Therapy, San Diego,CA 92110, CA
  • 1984, San Francisco, CA
  • Affliction, San Francisco, CA
  • Blackmail, San Francisco, CA
  • Bondage A-Go-Go, San Francisco, CA
  • Death Guild, San Francisco, CA
  • Die Maschinen, San Francisco, CA
  • House of Voodoo, San Francisco, CA
  • Spin THIS!, San Francisco, CA
  • Strangelove, San Francisco, CA
  • Satori, San Jose, CA
  • Club Fate, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Defiance, Santa Cruz, CA
  • The Box, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Disintegration Saturdays, Denver, CO
  • Resonance, Denver, CO
  • Transmission Fridays, Denver, CO
  • Unscene, Denver, CO
  • Wreckroom, Denver, CO
  • Darkwave, Fort Collins, CO
  • Flux, New Haven, CT
  • Midian, Washington, DC
  • Midnight, Washington, DC
  • Schadenfreude, Washington, DC
  • Communion, Wilmington, DE
  • Moondance, Bradenton, FL
  • Danse Noire, Gainesville, FL
  • Factory, Jacksonville, FL
  • Rapture, Lake Worth, FL
  • The Kitchen, Miami, FL
  • The Morgue, Miami, FL
  • Necropolis, Orlando, FL
  • Freak Fridays, Pensacola, FL
  • The Castle, Tampa, FL
  • Dies ist ein Kollektiv, West Palm Beach, FL
  • DV8, Atlanta, GA
  • Spectral Erosa, Augusta, GA
  • Industrial Resurrection, Savannah, GA
  • Flesh, Waikiki, HI
  • Aphelion, Mount Vernon, IA
  • Industria, Boise, ID
  • Subversion, Champaign, IL
  • Exit, Chicago, IL
  • Neo, Chicago, IL
  • Nocturna, Chicago, IL
  • Stitches, Urbana, IL
  • Freak Show, Indianapolis, IN
  • Disco Macabre, Wichita, KS
  • Main Street Lounge, Louisville, KY
  • Sumshee's, Louisville, KY
  • L Goes Dark, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Assimilate, New Orleans, LA
  • Jurassic Wednesdays, New Orleans, LA
  • Shadow Gallery, New Orleans, LA
  • Ceremony, Boston, MA
  • Twitch, Boston, MA
  • Xmortis, Cambridge, MA
  • Dark Intentions, Lowell, MA
  • Haven, Northampton, MA
  • Crypt, Somerville, MA
  • Ascension, Baltimore, MD
  • Elektroshock, Baltimore, MD
  • Rapture, Baltimore, MD
  • Plague, Portland, ME
  • Factory, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Leland's City Club, Detroit, MI
  • Absinthe, Hamtramck, MI
  • SubCulture, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Dark Wave Lounge, Mt. Pleasant, MI
  • Luna, Royal Oak, MI
  • Industry, Westland, MI
  • Bondage A Go Go, Minneapolis, MN
  • Corrosion & Element 27, Minneapolis, MN
  • Hard Mondays, Minneapolis, MN
  • Der Dritte Streik, St. Louis, MO
  • Rapture, St. Louis, MO
  • Requiem, St. Louis, MO
  • The 5th Circle, Asheville, NC
  • Purgatory, Charlotte, NC
  • Dracula's Daughter, Durham, NC
  • Dirge Factory, Raleigh, NC
  • Resurrection, Manchester, NH
  • DecaDance, Newark, NJ
  • Electro-Shock, Newark, NJ
  • KGB, Albuquerque, NM
  • Sanctuary, Las Vegas, NV
  • The Attik, Las Vegas, NV
  • Indulgence, Reno, NV
  • Metamorphisiis, Reno, NV
  • Alien-Nation, Albany, NY
  • The Abyss, Albany, NY
  • Hex, Brooklyn, NY
  • Nokturna Sundays, Ithaca, NY
  • Abstraction, Mineola, NY
  • Albion, New York, NY
  • Contempt, New York, NY
  • The Black Abbey, New York, NY
  • Vertex, Rochester, NY
  • Decay NY, Utica, NY .
  • Deconstructed, Woodside, NY
  • IGUN, Bowling Green, OH
  • Rewired, Bowling Green, OH
  • Church, Columbus, OH
  • Deviation, Dayton, OH
  • Industry, Toledo, OH
  • Aftermath, Tulsa, OK
  • Decadent 80's at Noir, Portland, OR
  • Dementia, Portland, OR
  • Hive, Portland, OR
  • On The Edge, Portland, OR
  • Oubliette, Portland, OR
  • Revelations, Harrisburg, PA
  • Flux, Philadelphia, PA
  • Nocturne, Philadelphia, PA
  • Shadowland, Philadelphia, PA
  • Asylum, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Ceremony, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Corrosion, Providence, RI
  • Spectral Erosa, North Augusta, SC
  • Temple, Knoxville, TN
  • MIG Project, Memphis, TN
  • Salvation, Nashville, TN
  • Subversion, Nashville, TN
  • Haven, Austin, TX
  • Resurrection, Austin, TX
  • Valentinos, Brownsville, TX
  • The Church of Dallas, Dallas, TX
  • Club Dedo, El Paso, TX
  • The Underworld, Houston, TX
  • Onyx Goth Night, McAllen, TX
  • Deadwire, San Antonio, TX
  • Klub KRYSIS, San Antonio, TX
  • Sanctuary, Salt Lake City, UT
  • The Dawning, Charlottesville, VA
  • Umlaut, Charlottesville, VA
  • Doom Gloom, Norfolk, VA
  • Retrolution, Richmond, VA
  • Sacrosanct, Richmond, VA
  • Club Noc Noc, Seattle, WA
  • Isolation, Seattle, WA
  • The Mercury, Seattle, WA
  • The Vogue, Seattle, WA
  • Off The Beaten Path, Green Bay, WI
  • Halo, Chrome, Madison, WI
  • Chimera, Calgary, Canada
  • New City Suburbs, Edmonton, Canada
  • Dark Wave Nights, Montreal, Canada .
  • Rebirth Nights and Different mode Nights, Montreal, Canada
  • Static Saturdays, Oshawa, Canada
  • The Underground, Saskatoon, Canada
  • Savage Garden, Toronto, Canada
  • Sanctuary, Vancouver, Canada
  • Zero Zone, Matamoros, Mexico
  • Dada X, Mexico City, Mexico
  • The Real Under, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Laekim, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

You can look these clubs up on Google, many have their own websites you can check out. Some of the clubs only have Goth nights on certain nights of the week. Cover charges, and age limits vary as well, so make sure and call ahead.

You can shop for some great vinyl, leather, and fetish boots and shoes at places like HappyHer.com, or a thrift store is a fun idea for some great finds. Or, just look through your own closet and find your hottest black attire. Then grab some friends and have a great night out!

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Tom Cornett 6 years ago from Ohio

Wow...I had no idea...interesting hub...thanks! :)


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California

Wow! Never knew there were sooo many clubs in the US! When I was working in Canada years ago, the place was swarming with them. I DO love black and wear it daily, but not afraid of the sun. ; ha

Best, GPAGE


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HappyHer 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH Author

You're welcome Tom! I'm with you GPage, I'm "Goth Light" :)


ALEISTER 13 6 years ago

i want a know some gothic people in north carolina


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HappyHer 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH Author

You'll have to let us know if you find any Goth clubs in NC. Many of them stay pretty low key, but I'll bet they are somewhere to be found.


Miss Dee 6 years ago

hi corrosio is no longer in existence in providence,ri.the NEW place to go to is Club Colosseum,wed nights, for DOMINIA. 180 pine st, providence ri. fetish/goth/basic black attire $3.00 drink specials!


JessikaRivetGirl 5 years ago

that list of goth clubs in the U.S. is sickly inaccurate and outdated. As a member of a touring goth/industrial band, I can tell you half of those clubs haven't been open for years. There are plenty of new ones though that have popped up though. You just have to be super careful though, because most goth clubs don't last more than a year before the promoter goes broke and pulls the plug. If you show up thinking its goth night, and its hip-hop night... sometimes shit hits the fan.


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RedxVelvet 5 years ago from California, United States

"You could be goth" made me giggle! Thank you for providing both humor and a reliable list of clubs! I was looking for this! ^_^

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