8861 North Magnolia Avenue, Santee
It's the kind of bar where blondes are proud of their dark roots and men are proud of their too-tight jeans. There's a restaurant and banquet room, but the main attraction is the Texas-sized dance floor. Live country bands play Fridays through Sundays. Acts like Honky Tonk King, American Made, Coyote Moon, and Linda Rae & the Breakheart Pass are featured. The club also offers free dance lessons (with paid admission) Wednesday through Sunday, to insure that its patrons can swing and step with synchronized proficiency instead of creating a mosh pit (there's no room for chaos in line-dancing). The club went 18-and-up earlier this year. $6 cover before 10:30 p.m.