Hey there, party people! For this article, we’ve rounded up a few of the best WordPress nightclub themes for 2017. Or nightlife themes, whatever you want to call them. If you’re building a website for a bar, party event, or dance club using WordPress, and don’t want to shell out the cash for a custom design, this list will provide you with some options.
There’s not any *must-have* features when it comes to nightclub themes, but you might want to consider choosing a theme that has a built-in events manager, so that that site visitors can easily view upcoming events. You may also want an integrated audio/video player to showcase upcoming talent and performers.
We assembled this list by hand, and our selections are based largely on the quality and relevance of the design. You probably don’t want your nightclub’s website to remind people of a bar & grill, a winery, or their soulless corporate job.
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Now back to the task at hand. We think all the themes presented here nail the dance party aesthetic, starting with…
Nightspot is the newest nightclub theme on our list. Designed not only with clubs in mind, it’s also good fit for building websites for DJs and other entertainment/music professionals.
Essential features include an events manager, an event countdown clock, music/album management, a music player, and a user-friendly drag & drop page builder for creating and editing site layouts. The popular premium plugin LaySlider is bundled free, and Nightspot is 100% responsive and retina-ready for flawless display on all the newest high-resolution mobile devices.
The theme is easy to install and set up, thanks to the included one-click demo installer, and plenty of settings are included on the back-end to give site admins control over fonts, colors, logos and more. The SEO friendly code will give you an edge in the search engines, and the theme Nightspot is fully translatable and WPML compatible.More Info/Download
Clubix, by stylishthemes, is easily one the best nightclub themes currently available for WordPress. Vibrant hues and high contrast help Clubix to capture that dance club atmosphere and look the part. Dark and light versions are included, and additional customization is made possible by the extensive theme options panel based on the popular Redux Framework.
Clubix is bundled with some valuable extras, too. Revolution Slider is provided for building an impressive homepage slideshow, and Visual Composer lets you create and arrange layouts on the front-end with an easy to use drag & drop page builder.
Clubix includes several music and club related features, like a MP3 + radio player, and artist/JD post and page type, and events manager for managing both one time events and recurring events. Club owners can even manage ticket sales, and WooCommerce is support is provided for additional merchandise sales. And that doesn’t nearly cover all of the available features, so be sure to click through to the detail page for more info.
Excellent video tutorials are included, making installation and setup breeze. Clubix is built responsive on the Twitter Bootstrap 3 framework, and supports WPML and Contact Form 7.More Info/Download
Remix is a versatile music theme that can be adapted to night club websites, DJs, bands and events. Easily one of the most feature packed options on our list, Remix comes with everything you could possibly need to get your club or bar’s site up and running fast.
The one-click installation makes setup a breeze, and a ton of support for popular third-party plugins is included out of the box. Want to sell branded merchandise and music via your website? WooCommerce support will help you to do just that, and bbPress integration is available for setting up a community and a way for your patrons to connect.
There’s also some nice premium plugins bundled, like the super-successful Revolution Slider, MasterSlider, and Visual Composer for codeless front-end page building.
Remix is 100% responsive and retina-ready, ensuring a consistently, user-friendly experience across all mobile and desktop devices. An excellent option.
Oh – and an mp3/audio player is also included, but do everyone a favorite and turn off autoplay, OK? Nobody likes that.More Info/Download
Disco Club is a WordPress nightclub theme provided by TemplateMonster. Bright colors, big text, and a striking grid layout reminiscent of Windows 8 come together to make a strong, energetic visual impact.
This responsive theme provides a audio/video player, advanced theme options, Google map integration, a shopping cart and more.
TemplateMonster themes can be good choice for non-developer users, because the company also provides full installation packages. If you don’t want to fuss with WordPress or hosting yourself, TemplateMonster will do it all for you. There’s even extras like logo implementation and color scheme customization.More Info/Download
RockOn WordPress Bar Theme
Next we have RockOn, another great choice for building website for your bar, nightclub or dance club. The clean, minimal and professional design is sure to impress your visitors and patrons.
Like Clubix, above, RockOn includes both the Visual Composer and Revolution Slider premium plugins for free. Purchased separately, these plugins will currently run you $46.
RockOn also provides a light and dark version, and an advanced options panel that takes advantage of the Redux Framework making additionally customization easy. The theme is SEO optimized and fully responsive.
Note: RockOn also includes an auto-playing Mp3 player, but if you choose this theme for your club or bar, we kindly request that you disable it. From a user experience point of view, it’s annoying. We’re confident that no one on earth likes to be greeted with loud music when they land on a website for the first time. Take our word for it.More Info/Download
Party Animals is one-page style WordPress nightlife theme that makes a big first impression with it’s engaging use of video backgrounds on the homepage. Large bold text, provocative photos and vibrant neon colors don’t leave anything to imagination. Visitors and would-be partygoers will know instantly what your venue is all about.
PartyAnimals is 100% responsive, and integrates a video and audio player. Google maps are supported, and users will have plenty of control over the elements thanks to the advanced theme options.
Party Animals is sold on the TemplateMonster marketplace, and as such it’s a good option for WordPress beginners or non-developers who want someone else to take charge of the installation and setup. Though the theme can be purchased independently, options for hosting, installation and even additional customization are made available for extra cost.More Info/Download
Glamour Nightclub rocks a classic, familiar design that will let your visitors know what your dance club is all about the moment they land on the site. The flexible, responsive theme is designed to look great on any device while showcasing your upcoming events and talent.
The theme is easy to customize, with lots of options to fiddle with on the backend if that’s your thing. A layered PSD is included should additional customization be necessary. Detailed documentation is provided by the developer. This is a good choice for WordPress beginners.More Info/Download
The Nocturnal nightlife theme is the oldest theme on our list, but its fantastic design and the excellent support team behind it earn it a spot. Regularly updated, this theme is now responsive and retina-ready, so it’s going to look superb on any mobile, high-resolution devices someone might view it on.
Full screen image backgrounds are a nice touch, and some useful options in the WordPress admin will allow you to adjust the colors on links, change fonts, and upload your own custom logo. Slick CSS animations add some visual flare to an already strong theme.More Info/Download
Clubber wasn’t built with only night clubs and dance clubs in mind, but is a strong multipurpose theme that also works great for DJs and events management. The design is simple, effective and familiar, guaranteeing your visitors will have an pleasant user experience on the site. Two styles are available to choose from: light and dark.
An events manager is included, as well as an audio player. Site admins can post video, photos and audio with ease. The theme options will allow you to upload background images, favicons and logos, as well as give you some control over colors and fonts.More Info/Download
Low Saturation WordPress Nightclub Theme
Another selection from TemplateMonster, the Low Saturation theme is a basic WordPress nightclub and bar theme that’s responsive and includes audio and video integration. It’s built on a HTML5/CSS3 code base and its well documented. The theme includes several custom post types, an advanced options panel, and its WPML ready.
Note that we recommend TemplateMonster themes for users who need a basic solution for their site, and prefer not to handle the nuts & bolts themselves. Part of the value of these themes are in the paid extras, like installation and color scheme customization. Developers and webmasters who are more comfortable installing themes and working with the WordPress admin will likely find the extended features of some of the other themes on our list provide more value.More Info/Download
The mobile-ready Dance Floor theme by GorillaThemes is the final nightlife theme to the cut with a colorful, high contrast design. The whole design screams party. You can almost smell the sweating drunk people.
Dance Floor provides several club oriented features, like events/schedule management and an audio/video player. The theme is well integrated with the top social networks, and lots of options are built-in to help you brand your site with its own look. Or, choose from five included pre-made color schemes.
Extensive setup documentation is provided, as well a demo content for fast & painless installation. Note that this is another theme with an auto-playing music player. If you decide to go with this theme, be a good webmaster and disable that.More Info/Download
That concludes our round-up of the best WordPress nightclub themes. If you’ve got any suggestions, let us know in the comments. We might consider adding them if they don’t totally suck and we have nothing better to do that day.