Nightclubs and bars in Washington D.C.

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    The Froggy Bottom: The Froggy Bottom

    by aah_stone Written Jul 17, 2005

    This is a great pub located in Foggy Bottom with a large number of students having a good time, not surprising given its location. Or at least when we were there. The beer was of a good quality. The atmosphere was cerainly good. Very friendly although we didn't really chat to anyone other then the bartender.

    Also there is a pool table which was unfortunately in use when we had our visit.

    The Froggy Bottom also does food - mainly for groups. But does offer pizzas.

    we had a good if a little short time here.

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    The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Named in Honor of the Man Who Supported It Most

    by deecat Updated May 29, 2005

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    "We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda, it is a form of truth." John F. Kennedy

    John F. Kenndy was one of the biggest supporters of the Arts; therefore, he lead in the fund-raising for The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Ironically, he died before it was completed; it was then named in his honor. It opened in 1971& was designed by Edward Durrell Stone.

    Allan & I made sure that we were able to see The Kennedy Center.

    It is a vast complex made up of 3 mammoth theaters, an opera house, a concert hall, & the Eisenhower Theater. Also, on the roof is the Terrace theater, the Theater Lab, & the American Film Institute!

    We happened to be in the largest area which is called The Concert Hall. It seats 2,500 people and is the home of the National Symphony Orchestra, which we heard and saw.

    We walked The JFK Terrace which stretches the length of the center. It's quite wonderful because it overlooks the Potomac River, & there are quotes by John F. Kennedy engraved into its marble walls.

    Quite impressive was the enormous room (600+ feet)) that serves as an entrance into the Opera House, the Eisenhower Theater, & the Concert Hall. It's officially called The Grand Foyer.

    Since I was such a fan of President Kennedy, I really loved the Bust of JFK that was created by Robert Berks. It's a bronze bust that stands in the Grand Foyer. Sadly, the sculptor began his work on the very night that Kennedy was assinated!

    One of the most elegant things that we saw there was inside The Opera House. There is an enormous chandelier that is made of Lobmeyr crystal & was given to the Center by Austria.

    There are 2 great halls called The Hall of States and %The Hall of Nations. One has the flags of each of the 50 states in America; the other has the flag of every country that the United States has diplomatic relations with.

    There is a smaller theater called Millennium Stage where free performances are given.

    Dress Code: Since we went to a performance, we dressed up...I was in a dress, and Allan had on slacks and a sport's coat. Some people were dressed "to the tens" because some fancy performance was also going on that night.

    Even if you cannot attend a performance, take a free guided tour to see the inside of the theaters and all the rest.

    Hall of Nations at Kennedy Center
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    Lulus: Mardis Gras in D.C.!

    by HotSpotJ Written May 17, 2005

    I stayed across the street from this place and wow was it fun! They have special occasion nights that bring in much of the cities single attractive youth and it makes for a great party, also the Mardi Gras themes make it all extra special.... see what you can get with those beads !

    Dress Code: Dress casual club style, dress to impress but also to have fun while doing so.

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    Odyssey 111: Get Dressed Up and Cruise the Potomac River

    by tpangelinan Written Apr 24, 2005

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    This is dinner, dancing, cruising, and a show all rolled into one. You will meet other interesting people. This is a romantic evening or a great night out with your friends. The food is good, and you can get some nice night shots. The boat is built to go under bridges, and You will have a great time.

    Dress Code: Jackets are strongly recommended for Dinner Cruises, Dress Casual wear is recommended for Brunch/Lunch Cruises.
    Best to make a reservation. Look for coupon for $10.00 off in the local books around town.

    Dinner, Dance, Cruise
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    Along the marina: A sunset stroll

    by tpangelinan Written Apr 24, 2005

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    If your looking for something to do at night and your not in the mood for a lot of noise, take a walk along the marina at sunset. It is so peaceful and relaxing to watch the sunset around all those beautiful boats. The Potomac looks much better under the moonlight any way.

    Sunset stroll
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    Fur Nightclub: The Best DJs, the Best Dancing

    by ukmagicman Written Apr 19, 2005

    Excellent night club that has the hottest DJs in DC from Paul Oakenfold to Timo Maas to Tiesto, and of course the brilliant resident Dan Sampson. Want to go to a club just to have fun and dance, fed up of the regular US meat market clubs, then go to FUR. With 4 rooms playing dance, rap, salsa, and lounge, you will be spoilt for choice

    Dress Code: See www.furnightclub for photos - guys usually wear long sleeve shirts and girls, whatever you look good in

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    U Street

    by sbb11578 Written Mar 10, 2005

    The U Street area is the best place to meet real DCers and not just college kids. All of the following are great places to hang out, drink some reasonably priced drinks, and listen to live music. Just take the Green Line train to U Street and you can walk to all of these in less than 10 minutes. Black Cat (14th St.), Velvet Lounge (U St.), 930 Club (9th St), the Ethiopian place across from 930 Club (9th), and DC9 (9th). There are other more mainstream places up and down U as well.

    Dress Code: casual with personality

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    Brickskeller: A Beer (or Ten) for Everyone

    by moirholj Written Oct 3, 2004

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    Hey, if you like beer and you're into tasting new kinds from around the world... clearly this is your place. Although the building looks a bit like a hotel from the outside (complete with red carpet steps and large red awning) the Brickskeller actually resides in the basement level. Down the stairs you go into a subterranian beer heaven. They have over 1,000 beers to choose from and the numbers keep rising. The basement level atmosphere is comfortable and cozy... a prefect area to relax and sip beers you have never had, and might never have again. Want to make a night out of it? Go to the Brickskeller for beer AND dinner. They describe their menu as being "hefty, hot and hearty". When I was there I had one of their big burgers and it didn't disappoint. But come on, are we really grading them on their food? Hello! Over 1,000 beers here... pull up a seat and tip one back!

    Dress Code: Casual all the way.

    Enjoy beers from around the world at Brickskeller
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    The Brickskeller: "'s what's for dinner"

    by jglsongs Written Sep 5, 2004

    If you can find a bar in Washington (or anywhere else) with a larger selection of beer...I'll buy you a beer. A multi-level bar and eating place, The Brickskeller is an institution and always crowded. The menu lists beers by countries and the way to say 'cheers' in as many languages. For a group of friends to get together for a drink, this is the place.

    Dress Code: Anything goes...preppy DC to very casual

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    Sadly, I was so zonked from my...

    by Nomad_2001 Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Sadly, I was so zonked from my days that I wasn't prepared to fully engage in the nightlife. There are 2 nightlife's in DC: one is the formal nightlife for the wheeler-dealer types (if you are so lucky to be invited) and then there are the clubs etc. where students and young people hang out.

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    Utopia: Art, Jazz, Eat and Drink

    by genki44 Written Sep 15, 2007

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    A Classic U Street Jazz Spot, with great energy, Utopia also has a good brunch & dinner menu. Features Jazz nightly (with the exception of Mondays)....

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    by globetrotter_2006 Updated May 15, 2006

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    Rumors has always been known as a singles bar that has been around for decades. It has a small deck outside, and a large dining room with several bars, and plenty of TV's to watch sports.

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    Cubik@Nation: Have a great night in DC!!!

    by SPK1106 Written Jun 20, 2005

    This is a dance club not a lounge.
    They bring in world famous DJs every Friday; such as; Paul van Dyke, Mauro Picotto, Infected Mushroom, etc.

    Dress Code: non.

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  • Hard Rock Cafe: ...

    by priscila_h Updated Dec 17, 2004

    This is not only a nightlife tip... you can go there any time of the day. It's a fun evening activity!

    Dress Code: This place is not really fancy, so everyday clothes would make it.

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