Best of Boston

2005 Best Dance Club

Swing City

Not into urban clubs filled with grinding torsos and ear-splitting music? Check out Swing City. Don’t let the ’70s-era orange carpet or dark wood paneling fool you: This Friday-night dance spot’s live bands and jiving jitterbugging make up for the questionable aesthetics. Revelers can join free group lessons or shake it on their own.

VFW, 688 Huron Ave., Cambridge, 617-566-7111,