The idea of love is unstoppable, making authors particularly fancy the romance genre.

However, a book’s setup is just as crucial as its genre. There is something about steamy nightclub, pub, and bar romance books. I love how the setting advances the plot and adds depth to the characters’ feelings and behavior.

If you are like me, you will enjoy this selection of steamy fantasy, coming-to-age, and queer romance books. I have also thrown in inspirational titles.

It’s time to get steamy or simply heartbreakingly romantic so, let’s dive in. In the following list, the books were ordered by years.

What Are Some Excellent Romance Novels That Takes Place In Nightclubs or Bars?


Alba at the Sex Club, by Ellington Redd (2022)

Alba at the Sex Club is a novel that takes place in a nightclub. The  that will make you desire to do more despite your condition.

Alba is a romance writer who breaks her jaw following a head-on collision. She undergoes reconstructive surgeries and rehabilitation and then thinks about taking a different course in her writing. She begins to write erotica with no experience in creating sex scenes.

Meanwhile, Alba must exercise her jaw muscles which are substantially injured. This does not stop her. She starts documenting five nights in a Florida Sex Club and doing her jaw workouts.

You will love how Alba is determined to become better, thoroughly enjoy her nightlife adventures, and appreciate how she builds her research with character.


Things We Never Got Over, by Lucy Score (2022)

If you love a book about romantic characters that are complete opposites with a dose of humor and heat, this one is for you. You will love the hate, bickering, emotion, tension, and stubbornness of romance.

Naomi and Knox hate each other on their first encounter. Knox has many layers and is a grumpy bar owner/ barber, but Naomi is pure sunshine. He prefers to stay alone, doesn’t tolerate drama, and can’t deal with romantic women.

Naomi has just run away from her wedding to rescue her evil twin, and her life is about to get disoriented. The least Knox can do is help her. Well, until his plan starts getting dangerous.

The additional characters in this story make it feel rich and you will love the attention to detail about the slow burn between Naomi and Knox. Lucy has developed their relationship excellently and uniquely details their vulnerabilities and the moments they shared.


Last Night at the Telegraph Club, by Malinda Lo (2021)

Last Night at the Telegraph Club is a book for you if you enjoy queer romance.

Lily Hu is seventeen and cannot remember when her desire to look, be close, and touch took root. But it blooms when she meets Kathleen Miller at the Telegraph Club, a lesbian bar. This happens in 1954, and their romantic affair is not safe.

Red-scare paranoia threatens the people, and deportation looms over Lily’s father even though he has already won citizenship. Watch as the two risk everything for love.

I particularly love how Malinda has written this book to reveal why it is essential to claim your place and identity in this world. This book is a must-read if you have faced obstacles while in love. It is a book of hope, bravery, and triumph and will make you dare to do and want more in life.


A Werewolf, A Vampire, and A Fae Walk Into A Bar, by Karpov Kinrade (2020)

If you love humorous and mysterious reverse harem fantasy romances, this book is for you.

I love how Karpov has built this book like a puzzle and how the mysteries within the Rowley town unfold. Moms will particularly appreciate this read.

Bernie has always believed magical creatures were a myth, but it turns out they are real. She has just had her baby, and Darius, Rune, and Lev show up to take the baby. Bernie’s daughter is meant to fulfill a prophecy about the ending of magical creatures.

These three sexies work for Bernie, and she cannot eliminate them. She never expected to share any chemistry with these sexies, but there is no time for intense postpartum hormones. She must keep her daughter safe.


A Guy Walks into My Bar, by Lauren Blakely (2020)

 A Guys Walks into My Bar is a flawless romance that stouts carnal delights and oozes crushing charm about real men longing for permanence of the passion they share. It is the story of Fitz, an NHL player, and Dean, the owner, and bartender of the Magpie Dean.

Dean’s rule is not to get involved with customers, but Fitz is about to start making him bend his own rules.

From the very first page, you will fall hard for these two characters. Their chemistry is as hot as it is steamy. It only gets better based on how Lauren has excellently described every moment the two spend together and how incredible they are. Dean is not one to shy away from anything.

The love and care Dean and Fitz share for one another will make them find ways to be together. Don’t you like that in a good romance story?


Shiver, by Suzanne Wright (2018)

You will love every bit of Shiver as you watch two lovers fight their attraction but then move towards entirely forging a life.

Kensey has never had an everyday life. She escapes her life by writing under a pen name while working part-time at her godmother’s bar. She meets Blake, and immediately, feels a snap of attraction for him, which she doesn’t like. Blake is not an ordinary man. He carries dark secrets, is dangerous, and only his rules govern his life.

He will begin to pursue Kensey with an unsettling focus, which will make you stay glued through every chapter. Kensey wants to run, but Blake doesn’t allow her. Meanwhile, someone else has discovered Kensey’s penname’s secret. Things will get more interesting as Blake sides with her. He holds on tight to what’s his.

Final Thoughts on Some of the Latest omance Novels That Takes Place In a Nightclub or Bar

When it comes to finding a good steamy romance novel, there are plenty of options out there. But if you're looking for something that takes place in a nightclub or bar, there are few better options than the ones listed above.

Whether it's the pulsing beat of the music or the electric atmosphere, there's something about a nightclub that just lends itself to romance. And these novels definitely take advantage of that setting.

So if you're looking for your next steamy read, be sure to check out one (or all) of the titles below. You won't be disappointed.

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