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Denver's ten best dance clubs

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5. Beauty Bar, 608 E. 13th Avenue

After close to a twenty-year run as the Snake Pit, this Capitol Hill hangout got a much-needed makeover before it opened as Beauty Bar in June 2010. Based on the original Beauty Bar concept that got its start in New York in 1995, Denver's Beauty Bar was brought to life by partners Noah Ray McMahan, Justin Martinez and Mike Barnhart, who turned the 3,200-square-foot space into a sparkly new club that captures the '50s beauty-parlor aesthetic of the original bar. Some of the furniture was salvaged from old salons, while booths and chairs left over from the Snake Pit era were reupholstered in black and silver glitter vinyl by a lowrider shop. Armed with a killer KS Audio sound system, the main room is a great spot for dancing to resident DJs or the nationally known spinners who occasionally pop in.

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Jon Solomon writes about music and nightlife for Westword, where he's been the Clubs Editor since 2006.
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