Best Dance Club - 2008
Viva may lack the glitz of joints like Lush and Pepper Lounge, but the dance moves its patrons flaunt on a nightly basis more than make up for any perceived deficiency in the swank department. The tiny basement club has been a fixture of the Central West End for more than a decade. While the music runs the gamut from reggae to Top 40 R&B, the highlights are the Latin nights on Thursday and Saturday, featuring reggaeton, salsa, merengue, bachata and enough corresponding hip-shaking to make Shakira proud. Can't cut a rug south-of-the-border-style? Free salsa dancing lessons are offered weekly!