Imagine you have a friend who likes to have people over, and what you do when you go over is some country line dancing. Now imagine that friend has a big place – a really big place, and imagine that your friend serves up a decent amount of food and drinks as well.
Put all of that together and you have Neon Moon, the Western music country line dancing club. The place is pure, unpretentious fun, from the friendly decor to the handwritten sign on the counter announcing, charmingly "We have fried pickles AGAIN!" Reading it, you know that this is the kind of place where people have been eagerly awaiting the return of the fried pickles, and it's hard not to be taken in by that.
That friendliness is evident in the welcoming nature of the club as well. This isn't just southern hospitality lip service, this is the real deal. The website offers instructions illustrating their dances step by step, as well as a list of rules designed to familiarize you with the culture here, and navigate your way through it as well.
The food is bar food, and the bar has a decent selection of domestics. The club likes to cater to recurring events and some holiday themed ones, and details can be checked on the website. If you find yourself needing to capture a bit of the moon's magic for yourself and actually BE that friend throwing the party, the event staff here will be happy to talk to you about making their home your home.
Average cost: <$10
Centerstage Reviewer: Bill Burman