THIS FRIDAY! 9pm to 1am! Swing, Jump Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Jazz standards, and a lot more! For those of you who went to the last Jumpin Joz/Ashley Anne show at The Barkley, you know how hard they tore the roof off the place. Dancers were going nuts! Join us again this Friday for another barn stormin’, juke jointin’, roadhouse bumpin’, jumpin’ and swingin’ good time!! Goes late so come on by even if you’re starting your night elsewhere!
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The Barkley is a neighborhood restaurant in South Pasadena which recently started having some very good bands to Swing dance to. Some people remarked that it feels kind of like a “slightly upscale Joe’s Bar”, which is a pretty good description. The food is reasonably priced, mostly American.
The wooden dance floor is not huge but holds about 10 couples doing Balboa.
The Barkley regularly hosts dancer-favorite bands like Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang, and the Big Butter Jazz Band. With such good music, the turnout of Swing dancers is often surprisingly good, but bring your own partner to be safe. Dancers usually show up during the second set (around 10PM)
The bands start between 9 and 10 PM and usually go till 1 AM, so you could even hit up PBDA first, and then come here for late-night dancing.
|When||Occasional Fridays and Saturdays|
|Cost||No cover, but please buy dinner or drinks. 21 and over.|
|Crowd||Restaurant patrons and some Swing dancers if the band is well-known|
|Dress||Casual to dressy|