Dance club

Best Dance Club 2022 | The Bonham Stock Exchange | Night life

Winner: The Bonham Exchange

411 Bonham Street

(210) 224-9219

bonhamexchange.com

Whether Laid Emcee Pray Tell, immortalized by Billy Porter, has been tasked with distilling the Bonham Exchange into a single ballroom category he could come up with something like “Gay Disco with a Side of Historical Realness”. Although Porter is not among the stars who have graced the downtown club on many levels over the decades, he would easily find something to like here. For starters, the San Antonio monument is housed in a former German athletic club built in 1891 — if only the walls could talk, honey. After passing through its stately entrance, the grand hallway that leads to the main dance floor simply cries out for a spectacular runway leg. And on almost every corner, you’ll find your way to a bar offering budget cocktails to a very mixed party crowd. While all walks come here for the dancing – to trashy disco and club bangers that span the ages – theBonham also boasts a low-key rear patio perfect for mingling and a wrap-around balcony with sweeping views of the entire skyline. dance floor action. Recently treated for a COVID-era facelift, the venue’s majestic upstairs ballroom looks very good. It also regularly hosts RuPaul’s Drag Race local stars and performers on a legendary stage that has hosted icons ranging from Iggy Pop to Tina Turner.

2. Brass Monkey

2702 N. St. Mary’s St.

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3. Heat up the disco

1500 N. Main Ave.

(210) 227-2600

heatsa.com