Minglewood is the place to get your groove on in Gloucester. With live music on the weekends, lots to nosh on, and a great beer selection on tap, party-goers flock to this hip, happening joint.
25 Rogers St., Gloucester, 978-281-0223, minglewoodtavern.com
A hot hangout for more than 10 years, Rockafellas wins the hearts of readers with its salsa nights.
231 Essex St., Salem, 978-745-2411, rockafellasofsalem.com