Bay Area salsa

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This page contains resources I collect on the topic of salsa / Latin dancing the bay area (all around San Francisco bay) - particularly around silicon valley where I work at Google.

For information about Salsa dancing check out my dancing pages:


  • Salsa by the Bay - appears to be the best resource out there for listing salsa [events] and [venues].

Salsa Venues in the Bay

Name Location Evaluation / Times


Everything in the San Jose/Mountain View area

Alberto's (salsa studio & ultra lounge)


736 W Dana St
Mountain View

Evaluation: Only seen inside when empty, but looked like a very nice venue.
Open: tues & thurs: beginner:7 int:8, social:9:30 ...
friday "hot salsa": beg:8, int: 9, social: 10

Cheryl Burke Dance / Mountain View


260 S. California Ave
Palo Alto

Evaluation: Is actually not really for Salsa! They mostly do swing, but some night are latin ballroom I believe. Nice venue though - three dance floors, so often different stuff playing each dance floor. Very well lit and really designed for learning.
Open: Mon-Thu 11a–10:30p, Fri: 11a–1:30a, Sat: 10:30a–1a, Sun: 3–11p


Bit far for me to go, but maybe sometimes



3140 Mission St
San Francisco

Evaluation: Haven't been, but I do know it's a "superclub", so probably gets crowded some nights.
Open: unknown

Cafe Cocomos


650 Indiana Street
San Francisco

Evaluation: Big venue with small bar and area upstairs to watch. Dance floor at bottom is pretty big and the live bands are pretty darn good too. Covers a little expensive I think ($20) but it's become the main place to go in the city I've heard.
Open: Every night... salsa: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.... Monday = tango, Wednesday = bachata.


Bit far for me to go, but maybe sometimes

D'Venue Studio


1282 White Oaks Road
Campbell (south of San Jose)

Evaluation: Haven't been, but seems to get great reviews.
Open: unknown



399 S 1st St
San Jose

Evaluation: Lots of fun, only Salsa on certain nights though.
Open: unknown


A map of salsa venues by "" (not to scale)