Go back in time and experience retro night in the Detroit area. Whether you are nostalgic for the disco days of the 70s or want to experience crimped hair from the 80s, these bars in Metro Detroit have the ticket. Some offer music and dancing from distinct eras and others have choreographed performances to get you in the mood.

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Boogie Fever Cafe
22901 Woodward Ave.
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 541-1600

Show off your dance moves at Boogie Fever Cafe. This nightclub features retro vibes from the 70s, 80s and 90s. On Saturdays, channel your inner John Travolta as the focus is the funky 70s and 80s. Boogie Fever Cafe provides a dance floor that lights up as the music plays, much like the discotheque in the film “Saturday Night Fever.” Platforms and butterfly collars are encouraged.

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Magic Bag
22920 Woodward Ave.
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 544-3030

Step back a decade or two at the Magic Bag, no DeLorean required. The Mega 80’s Retro Party begins every Friday at 8 p.m. This retro-themed multi-media stage production is perfect for those who want to experience the 80s in all its teased bangs ‘to the max’ and leg warmer splendor.  Sing along or dance to the beat of the awesome mix of music, you will be glad you joined the party.

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1815 Main St.
Royal Oak, MI
(248) 589-3344

Get the party started at Luna, known for having the best dancing in town. This spot throws down a rad 80’s retro-themed party on Thursdays, where the fun doesn’t stop until the doors are locked. Dance to all 80’s tunes and be prepared to be transported to another era, one of day-glo, high tops and swatches. While there is no set dress code, 80s-inspired attire is strongly encouraged. The Luna dancers are on hand to perform a professionally choreographed retro show. They dress the part with performances that are always entertaining. An additional perk at Luna is the complimentary pizza served by the wait staff on Saturdays.

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Northern Lights Lounge
660 W. Baltimore Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 873-1739

Looking for a retro night with an edge? DJs spin retro goth mixed with some new wave on Tuesday nights at Northern Lights Lounge. There is no cover charge for this event. The low-key atmosphere with its retro-chic vibe is a chill place to have drinks with friends or meet new ones during a game of shuffleboard. The unpredictable mix of patrons adds something extra to the experience.

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V Nightclub
at MGM Grand Casino
1777 3rd St.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 465-1650

Dance the night away to 80’s hits on Fridays in this upscale club located in the MGM Grand Casino. Get ready to have an awesome time dancing with energetic crowds in this intimate setting. If there is ever a lull, the strategically placed dancers will get everyone back on track. Celebrities and athletes can be seen in the VIP room; there are also tables available for patrons who request bottle service. The dress code is casual chic and is enforced.

Nicole Wrona has been on the music scene since she was fourteen- standing in line to score tickets to the latest show. After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, she began working with a diverse range of musicians. She currently resides in Detroit. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.