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Name ▼ Notes ▲ Address X Street City State Dance Era Opened Closed Owner|Mgr.
Babette's Formerly: Golden Inn Mississippi Pacific Atlantic City NJ. - 40's 1940's? 1960's? Dan Stebbins and Blanche Babbitt Stebbins
Backstage Club - 56th Street - Manhattan NY. - - - - Billy Rose
Bacon's Casino Originally a garage E. 49th St. Wabash Ave. - - J 30's 1927 1945 Ernest and Robert Bacon
Balboa Island Aerial View -a location - Newport Beach area CA. - - - - --
Balboa Pavilion Balboa Birthplace | 1923 brought Dancing - Main Street Balboa-Newport Beach CA. Swng 30's 7/1/1906 still open Newport Bay Invest. Co. | Originally a Bath House
Bal-Tabarin - 15513 S. Western - Gardena CA. N 40's - - -
Bali Club - - 8804 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood CA. LtnSw 30's - - -
Bamba Club Spanish Dancers 626 N. Spring St. Sunset Bl. Hollywood CA. Latn 40's - - -
Bamboo Club - 7th Avenue - Harlem NY. N 30's - - -
Bamville Club - - - Harlem NY. RstNt - - - Sissle and Blake
Band Box, The Across street From Connie's 131st Street Seventh Avenue Harlem NY. N 30's - - Addington Major [1930s]
Band Box, (Stanley's) Shows 1156 N. Clark 131st St? Chicago IL. N 20's - - Stanley?
Band Stand, The Was The Cowboy Katella 5 fwy Anaheim CA. N 80's - - Jack Wade
Bar Of Music No Ickies Here 7351 Beverly Blvd La Brea Hollywood CA. Swng 40's - - -
Bar-B-Que above Connie's Inn 2221 7th Avenue 131st Street Harlem NY. RstNt 30's - - -
Barney's Four Senators 86 University Place - - NY. N 30's - - -
Baron Wilkens aka: Exclusive Club 7th Avenue 134th Street Harlem NY. - 20's - - Wilkens (murdered 1926)
Barrel House Blues - - Los Angeles CA. Swng 50's - - -
Barton's - Washington Blvd. ? - Culver City CA. N 30's - - -
Basement Brownies Art Tatum W. 133rd Street - Harlem NY. N 30's - - -
Basiley's Nightclub and Bar - - - Port Clinton OH. - - - - -
Basin Street On The Westside 51 Street Broadway - - JS 50's - - Ralph Watkins
Basin St. East See Bop City | Embers | Kellys - - - NY. N 40's - - Ralph Watkins
Beachcomber - 1727 N. McCadden Pl. - Hollywood CA. - 30's - - -
Bee Hive Club - E. 55th St. Harper Ave. Chicago IL. - 40's 1948 1956 -
Belvedere Hotel 12 floor blrm - - Baltimore MD. Blrm 00's 1902 - -
Bellview Ballroom Bellview Hotel - - Bellair FL. Blrm 10's? - - -
Beverly Cabin Teddy Buckner Beverly Bl.? - Los Angeles CA. - 50's - - -
Beverly Hills Hotel aka: Pink Palace 1201 Sunset Blvd. (9641 Sunset) - Beverly Hills CA. Blrm 30? 5/12/1912 - Burton Greene
Beverly - Wilshire Hotel Nubian Room | Copa de Ora | Florentine Rooms 9514 Wilshire Bl Fifth and Hill Beverly Hills CA. BSW 30's - - -
Bido's Lido's - - - Hollywood CA. Fstyl 60's - 1967/68 -
Big Apple Nightclub Original Big Apple Location - - Columbia SC. Swng 30's 1936? - Converted Church (Synagogue)
Big Bill's Nightclub - Juniper St Locust St - PA. - 30's? - - -
Billy Bergs Night Club - 1356 N. Vine Street. - Hollywood CA. - 40's 12/1945 1/1946 Billy Berg?
Biltmore Bowl, and Hotel. No Zoot Suits Allowed here! 515 S. Olive Street 5th Street Los Angeles CA. Blrm 30's 1937? 1943? -
Biltmore Hotel (Regal) Crystal Blrm (5 blrms) 506 So. Grand Ave - Los Angeles CA. Blrm 20's 1923 current -
Biltmore Hotel - 1200 Anastasia Av - Corel Gables FL. Blrm 20's 1926 current -
Bimbo's 365 was 365 Club | Rita Cansino danced here 365 Market St. Moved to Columbus Ave. - San Francisco CA. - 50's 1931 and 1951 current Michael Cerchiai
Bird Cage Theater - - - Tombstone AZ. - - 1880 current -
Birdland (became Flash Dancers) Original Location was Ubangi | Ebony | Clicque 1678 Broadway 52nd and Broadway - NY. - 50's 12/15/49 - 1965 (re-opened in 1986 Morris Miller aka: 'Moishe Levy'
Birdland (2nd) 2 of 3 locations 2745 Broadway 105th St. - NY. - 80's 1986 moved John Valenti and Andy Kaufman
Birdland (3rd) 3of3 315 W 44th 8th and 9th - NY. - - 1986 Current Valenti and Kaufman
Bismark Hotel Walnut and Tavern Room | Bavarian Music Randolph La Salle Chicago IL. Blrm 30's - - -
Black Angus Restaurants Had Disco dancing 2011 E. La Palma, (Long Beach and San Fernando Valley also Anaheim Anaheim CA. Disco 80's - No Longer has dances -
Black Bottom Club Duke Ellington - - Harlem NY. - 30's - - -
Black Bull, the - 465 Vine St, - Hollywood CA. - - - - -
Black Cat - 557 W. Broadway - - NY. - 30's - - -
Blackpool Tower Ballroom - - - Blackpool EN. Blrm 00's 1906? - -
Blackhawk Restaurant Sunday Tea Dances E. Randolph St. 139 N. Wabash Chicago IL. - 20's - - -
Blatz Palm Gardens Ballroom - - NY or Chicago? - Blrm 10's - - -
Blinstrub's Village Night Club and Restaurant Burned Down - 780 Morrissey Boulevard So. Boston (Dorchester) MA. - 40s? - 1968 later became 'Dorchester restaurant.'
Blue and Gold - 136 Turk St - San Francisco CA. Blrm 30's - - -
Blue Eagle Nightclub Muddy Waters played here Felicity Saratoga New Orleans LA. Swng 40's - - Dave Brown
Blue Moon Nightclub circa 1949 - - Wichita KS. - 50's - - John Dotson's
Blue Note Bop! - No Dancing 1950s 3 No. Clark ST. W. Randall St. Chicago IL. - 40's - - Frank Holfiend
Blue Note - Madison Dearborn Chicago IL. - 50's - - -
Blue Note - - - San Diego CA. - 50's - - -
Bob-Lo Isl. Pavilion Pavilion - Detroit Detroit MI. Blrm 20's 1914 1955 -
Bobby McGee's Swing, Balboa | Various restaurants - 200 South State College Blvd Brea CA. Swng 70's 1971 - Sunday Swing and Balboa dancing
Boogie Woogie Club aka: Millies - Western Ave Los Angeles CA. - 40's - - Millie?
Book Cadillac Ballroom Hotel - - Detroit MI. Blrm 30's - - -
Bop City - - - San Francisco CA. N 50's - - -
Bop City Bop! - No Dancing 52nd St. - - NY. N 40's 4/14/49 - Ralph Watkins
Borston's became the Melody Club | WCS Venice Slauson Los Angeles CA. N 40's - 1954 -
Boston Theater - - - Boston MA. Tngo 10's - - Keith's
Boulevard Room Stevens Hotel - - Chicago IL. Blrm 40's - - Hilton
Boulevard U.S.O. 4 Ballroom Floors !!! 6551 Hollywood Bl. - Hollywood CA. BSW 43's - - U.S.O.
Bowery Theater Miners - - - NY. - 00's - - -
Braddock Hotel Bar Next To Apollo - - Harlem NY. Blrm 50's - - -
Brady Lake Pavilion - Ravenna Kent Brady Lake Park OH. Blrm 10's - - -
Brass Rail, The - - - Chicago IL. Blrm 40's - - -
Brass Rail, The Continental Room 7th Ave. 49th St. NYC NY. Blrm 50's? - - -
Brave New World - - - Hollywood CA. Fstyl 60's - - -
Breakers, the Hotel Ocean Front - Atlantic City NJ. Blrm 20's - - Pres. Joel Hillman
Breakers, The - - - Newport RI. Blrm 00's 1900? - -
Breakfast Club Was Liberty Inn N. Clark St. W. Erie St. Harlem NY. Blrm 20's 1925? - Johnny McGovern
Breneman's - Sunset Blvd - Hollywood CA. - 40's - - Tom Breneman
Broadmoor Hotel - - Colorado Springs CO. Blrm 30s' 1918 - -
Broadway Jones Supper Club - 65 West 129th Street - Harlem NY. N - 1920? - 'Broadway' Jones
Broonzy's Tavern ? - 36th Street Cottage Grove Chicago IL. N 50's 1954 - Big Bill Broonzy
Brown Derby aka: Hollywood Derby 1628 N. Vine Street No Dancing! Hollywood CA. - 30's 2/12/1929 - Herb Somborn | Bob Cobb
Brown Derby Wilshire Derby: 1st one 3377 Wilshire Bl. No Dancing! Los Angeles CA. - 30's - 9/1980 (again in 1985) Robert Cobb | Herbert Somborn | Wilson Mizener | Jack Warner
Brown Derby Wilshire Derby 4500 Los Feliz No Dancing! Los Angeles CA. - 30's - - later moved to 3347
Brown Derby This was the only 1 left 3377 Wilshire Bl. No Dancing! Los Feliz CA. - 30's 1941 1960 (reopened later) Swingers Movie
Brown Derby Beverly Derby 9537 Beverly Bl. No Dancing! Beverly Hills CA. - 30's - - -
Buddha, The - Lankershim Victory North Hollywood CA. Swng 50's - - -
Bungalow Night club and Cafe - - - Brussels WI. - 40's? - - -
Bustanobuy's Restaurant Had 'Apache Dance Night' 39th Street 6th Avenue - NY. Blrm 20's 1900? - Jacques Bustanoby
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