Washington D.C. Nightlife

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Washington D.C. Nightlife

  • Sightseeing At Night

    Washington D.C. Nightlife

    We were winding down our sightseeing as the museums were closing and we saw a tour bus. We hopped on and got to see many of the monuments and buildings in Washington all lit up at night. We did the bus tour, but you can also do a Trolley tour, a walking tour a Segway tour and a bike tour. The trolley tour is the cheapest at $44.00 and takes two or...

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  • ADAM'S MORGAN Area

    Washington D.C. Nightlife

    Adams Morgan is, in my humble opinion ,the best neighborhood in DC to live and go out. Of course I live in the area so I might be a bit biased. ;-) On 18th street and Columbia road these two streets offer great food choices ranging from a large amount of Ethiopian restaurants, Italian, sushi, Brazilian, African,Moroccan dining (my favourite is...

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  • DUPONT CIRCLE Area

    Washington D.C. Nightlife

    Topaz Thursday Comedy Night Live standup comedy show by local comics $25 cash prize joke contest for non-com audience members after the show Every Thursday night 8 to 10 pm FREE The Laughing Buddha-ha-ha Basement Level downstairs Topaz Hotel Bar(blue awning) 1733 N Street NW(off Dupont Circle) Washington, DC 20036-2801...

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  • Blues and Jazz Clubs

    Washington D.C. Nightlife

    Naturally, the home town of Duke Ellington would have to have a nightclub named after him. This is a fine jazz club and restaurant, in the Eastern Market area. Small and unpretentious, this is the kind of laid-back place where one can relax for a few hours, enjoying a good meal and then some good music. The food is mainly Afro-Caribbean. Rather...

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  • Dance Clubs

    Washington D.C. Nightlife

    This Club has been there for several years in the Washington DC. It is as known as Copacabana is to NYC. The Nightclub restaurant has Bolivian cuisine during the day and it is a dancing club (sometimes with live band) at night. Check out its home page for updated concerts and shows. the music is varied Salsa, Merengue, bachata, international,...

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  • Restaurants and Bars

    Washington D.C. Nightlife

    Center Cafe (details in my Restaurants tips) was surprisingly almost empty when we came. Surely we had a lot of to talk with our friends, especially Tania and Kent just met for the first time. They welcome us very, very warm. Simply we became friends after a few minutes :-). Surprisingly, I could understand more in English than during my first US...

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  • GEORGETOWN Area

    Washington D.C. Nightlife

    After some exploring of the Georgetown area we were in the mood for an afternoon drink and a small snack. The majority of the bars in the area were packed due to it being St. Patrick's Day weekend. We managed to find J. Paul's and it looked like it wasn't a rowdy crowd, so we decided to go in. We managed to snag one of the last bar tables...

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  • The Kennedy Center / Other Theaters

    Washington D.C. Nightlife

    This is Washington's most prestigious theater, with a wide range of concerts, stage shows, plays, and more. It's also a prime example of modern architecture, with large, airy spaces, fountains, and sculpture. It's worth seeing even if nothing's going on at the time. Depends upon the show.

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  • 9:30 Club

    Washington D.C. Nightlife

    This live venue is big with a capacity of about 1300 people, standing only. It has great acoustics and lights but the beer was expensive at $7 (ouch!) We had booked our tickets to see the Canadian band OF MONTREAL one month before for $25. The concert was sold out and the venue was full of people even up to upper balconies. The doors opened at...

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  • Comedy Clubs

    Washington D.C. Nightlife

    Topaz Thursday Comedy Night Live Standup Comedy Show by local DC-area standup comics $25 cash prize joke contest for non-com audience members after the show Every Thursday night 8 to 10 pm FREE Downstairs in Basement Seating begins at 7pm The Laughing Buddha-ha-ha Topaz Hotel Bar 1733 N Street NW(in Dupont Circle between 17th & 18th) Washington,...

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  • Madam's Organ

    Washington D.C. Nightlife

    Madams Organ is one of the most fun bars in Washington. Located in the heart of Adams Morgan, Madams Organ is a multi-story bar with numerous bars, good food, and outdoor patio seating. The bar is also popular with local and regional bands, who frequently play live music throughout the week. This is a great bar with a unique personality and should...

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  • Dinner Cruise

    Washington D.C. Nightlife

    There are three modern, climate controlled dining rooms. the atmosphere is similar to a European canalship. The Captain's bridge is open to all passengers during most of the cruise. The menu consists of hors d'oeuvres, appetizers, entrees and desserts. The wine list is very good here. The dance floors offer live music from classic jazz to modern...

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  • Velvet Nation

    Washington D.C. Nightlife

    Buzz, Nation's Friday night party, lasts until 6am and attracts top DJs from across the globe. Among others, I've recently seen Sasha, Danny Howells, Satoshi Tomie, and bi-monthly residents Deep Dish. don't wear anything you don't want to spill on

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  • 18th Street Lounge

    Washington D.C. Nightlife

    18th Street Lounge is definitely my favorite lounge in DC. It's owned by Thievery Corporation, so the music spun is mainly downtempo with a bossa flair (think Nicola Conte, Baden Powell), and a live band playing the third floor on weekends. Some people dance, but most sprawl and chat on the numerous couches. It varies. The best advice I can give is...

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  • Zanzibar

    Washington D.C. Nightlife

    friday nights after 11pm at ZANZIBAR for me, life without african music and dancing is not a life worth living. at zanzibar, you can dance (and sweat) to your heart's content, meet lots of people from all over the world, and hear some of the best music around: african (zaire, congo, etc.) as well as reggae, house, and more. people here dress to...

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  • Free Standup Comedy Thurs nites in...

    Topaz Thursday Comedy NightLive Standup Comedy Showby local DC-area standup comics$25 cash prize joke contest for non-com audience members after the showEvery Thursday night 8 to 10 pm FREEDownstairs in BasementSeating begins at 7pmThe Laughing Buddha-ha-haTopaz Hotel Bar1733 N Street NW(in Dupont Circle between 17th & 18th) Washington, DC...

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  • Free Standup Comedy Thurs nites at Topaz...

    Topaz Thursday Comedy NightLive standup comedy showby local comics$25 cash prize joke contest for non-com audience members after the showEvery Thursday night8 to 10 pm FREEThe Laughing Buddha-ha-haBasement Level downstairsTopaz Hotel Bar(blue awning)1733 N Street NW(off Dupont Circle) Washington, DC 20036-2801...

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  • Lights at Night

    We were winding down our sightseeing as the museums were closing and we saw a tour bus. We hopped on and got to see many of the monuments and buildings in Washington all lit up at night. We did the bus tour, but you can also do a Trolley tour, a walking tour a Segway tour and a bike tour. The trolley tour is the cheapest at $44.00 and takes two or...

    more
  • Latin Dance: Salsa, merengue, bachata

    This Club has been there for several years in the Washington DC. It is as known as Copacabana is to NYC. The Nightclub restaurant has Bolivian cuisine during the day and it is a dancing club (sometimes with live band) at night. Check out its home page for updated concerts and shows. the music is varied Salsa, Merengue, bachata, international, trans...

    more
  • Good Bar in Georgetown

    After some exploring of the Georgetown area we were in the mood for an afternoon drink and a small snack. The majority of the bars in the area were packed due to it being St. Patrick's Day weekend. We managed to find J. Paul's and it looked like it wasn't a rowdy crowd, so we decided to go in.We managed to snag one of the last bar tables available...

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  • Good Drinks and Atmosphere

    My wife and I were staying at the Park Hyatt so it was only natural that we try out their bar. We had dinner reservations in Georgetown and were looking for a nice place to relax and enjoy some drinks. The Georgetown Bars were a bit on the rowdy side earlier as it was St. Patrick's Day weekend and we wanted a more calm atmosphere.The bar was just...

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  • Capitol Steps

    Once you have done your sightseeing for the day, one of the truly fun things to do in Washington is see the political satire troupe, The Capitol Steps. It might seem strange, here in Washington we are surrounded by politics every day of the year, so you might think it would be the last thing most people want to be exposed to. This group, which was...

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  • Gordon Biersch - National Airport

    Gordon Biersch has a popular location in Reagan National Airport near gates 39 and 40. The place gets packed in the evenings, especially when the Caps are losing in the postseason and airplanes are delayed. A big 24 ounce beer costs about $8, but it is a big, tasty beer. They specialize in German beers, so hefeweizen, bock, and pilsners were on...

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  • Pour House Pub -- Pennsylvania Ave...

    The Pour House is a combination of three distinct bars in a single building. The upstairs is called the Top of the Hill, and it is a pretty swanky joint with martinis, couches, leather chairs, comfortable wood walls, a small bar, and a pool table. The basement is more of a dive bar/pub called the Sheisse Haus, which is a creative and descriptive...

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  • Jazz at Eastern Market

    Naturally, the home town of Duke Ellington would have to have a nightclub named after him.This is a fine jazz club and restaurant, in the Eastern Market area. Small and unpretentious, this is the kind of laid-back place where one can relax for a few hours, enjoying a good meal and then some good music. The food is mainly Afro-Caribbean. Rather...

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  • Twins on U St

    This club, like a number of others on U St, features good Ethiopian cuisine. It also has some outstanding jazz players, as well as good local artists. One recent guest was David "Fathead" Newman, whom you may recall from the movie "Ray." Another was Reggie Workman, one of Art Blakey's original Jazz Messengers in the mid-1950s. This is NOT to be...

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  • Biddy Mulligan's

    Biddy Mulligan's is situated right in Dupont Circle inside the Jurys Washington Hotel. The whole Pub was made & imported from Ireland. It is a popular spot with locals as well as tourists. The have a very friendly barterder although he does seem so happy on the picture.

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  • Broken language barrier :-)

    Center Cafe (details in my Restaurants tips) was surprisingly almost empty when we came. Surely we had a lot of to talk with our friends, especially Tania and Kent just met for the first time. They welcome us very, very warm. Simply we became friends after a few minutes :-). Surprisingly, I could understand more in English than during my first US...

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  • First VT-drinks :-)

    Center Cafe is first of all a place to order some drinks (good choice of beer and hard drinks) not food (option: quick meals) and to have a 360 degree view of Union Station historic Grand Hall's marble and gilded opulence. For us it was a place to talk and talk. Well, we surely ordered some drinks.Kristi and Tania had some colorful drinks while the...

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  • Jazz for music lovers

    This is a new live music venue close to College Park. Unlike dark, gloomy and smokey jazz venues, Shilla Bakery and Cafe has a warm, cozy, clean feel to it. The music - usually high energy jazz or blues bands - never fails to move the audience. But you don't have to be a jazz aficionado to enjoy it - you just have to love good music. Casual

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  • Watch classic movies on the Mall

    It’s nice to find something free in Washington. Five Monday nights during the summer you can sit on the green at the National Mall and gaze at a gigantic movie screen playing a “Classic”. On out night we were there for a showing of 2001. I suggest you get there early for the best spots, maybe 5pm. Stake out your territory. bring a blanket, bug...

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  • Blues in the City

    If you have never heard of New Vegas Lounge, you are missing some of the best hometown Blues in the District. This little, recently remodeled Blues club is run by Dr. Blues and his son. It is located on P St. NW across from the hardware store.Dr. Blues and Vegas Lounge has been in the same spot for years now. It was there long before P St. became a...

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  • DC Salsa Dancing on Mondays - Free

    This night club has a fun environment. Sometimes it can get very crowded but one can find a spot to dance.there you will always find dancers of all levels, generally beguiner and intermediate, the advance dancers will arrive later on after 11pm Casual dressing. jeans are allowed.you must be over 21women usually dress better than menck this site...

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  • My neighborhood

    Adams Morgan is, in my humble opinion ,the best neighborhood in DC to live and go out. Of course I live in the area so I might be a bit biased. ;-) On 18th street and Columbia road these two streets offer great food choices ranging from a large amount of Ethiopian restaurants, Italian, sushi, Brazilian, African,Moroccan dining (my favourite is...

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  • For great beer, burgers and fun!

    We were looking for a nice bar on U St after dinner and we ended up in this bar which we found out a little later had just opened 2 weeks ago. The waitress was awesome and explained to us the purpose of the resto-bar and described all the beers they offered with her own appreciation of them. The ambiance is really nice, great music, not to loud so...

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  • live venue

    This live venue is big with a capacity of about 1300 people, standing only. It has great acoustics and lights but the beer was expensive at $7 (ouch!)We had booked our tickets to see the Canadian band OF MONTREAL one month before for $25. The concert was sold out and the venue was full of people even up to upper balconies. The doors opened at 19.00...

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  • The Big Hunt - Dupont Circle

    The Big Hunt is one of Dupont Circle's most popular dive bars. They offer a simple menu of burgers, chicken sandwiches, and pizzas along with a small selection of Mexican dishes like tacos, burritos, and quesadillas. All meals are well under $10, except their big 16 inch pizzas which are $15.The Big Hunt is full of big tattoos and big "ass" beers....

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  • Ugly Mug - Barracks Row, Capitol Hill

    The Ugly Mug is a busy little spot just outside of the old Marine Barracks on Capitol Hill. I swung by here one night before a holiday and the place was very busy. I quickly grabbed one of the last seats at the bar, and the busy bartender immediately noticed my Pittsburgh Penguins shirt and told me he, too, was from the Pittsburgh area. I grabbed a...

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  • Old Glory Bar-B-Que - M St, Georgetown

    Old Glory Bar-B-Que (or just barbecue for those of you who can figure out the syllabic breaks in the word all by yourselves) is around the middle of M Street in Georgetown. We stopped in one night just to grab a few drinks and watch the Red Sox - Rays game on TV. We sat at one of the high-top tables next to the bar, and after about 10 minutes a...

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  • Rocket Bar - Gallery Place / Chinatown

    The Rocket Bar is a seemingly intentional dive bar, yet it is surprisingly trendy and popular. Located next to the Verizon Center Rocket Bar doesn't have to be a dive, it just seems to be its niche that it claims and wants to protect. With the shoulder to shoulder crowds, expensive beer ($5.50 for a Yuengling draft!), and low-rent downstairs...

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  • the best things in life are free

    While there are countless places to grab a drink in DC, if you only have one night in this town, you should spend it enjoying the National Monuments. They are very well lit and it makes for a great chance at grabbing great pictures. This can be handy if you have poor weather and your day time shots are not up to par. Even though that was not the...

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  • disappointment at The Brick

    The Brickskeller is a US beer legend. Perhaps the first DC specialty beer bar, it is home to many renowned beery events and none other than the late great beer guru Michael Jackson hosted many of his within its confines. I have had this place on my radar for longer than I can remember and when I was planning a trip to DC, it was high on my places...

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  • Tunnicliff's Tavern - Eastern Market,...

    From the outside Tunnicliff's looks like a cheap nomad's tent along much nicer 7th Street at Eastern Market. Inside the bar is much nicer, but still not my kind of place at all. Who uses a laptop at the bar of a pub? Go sit at a table to use your computer. Who sits at the bar and talks on the phone? The nomad's tent outside is heated and is a great...

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  • The Lounge at Bourbon Steak-Four Seasons...

    The Lounge at Bourbon Steak is a swanky little bar tucked into the back of the high-end Four Seasons Hotel next to highly acclaimed Bourbon Steak restaurant. We arrived here around 8:30 pm on a Saturday night to meet a friend before dinner, and I realized that I never see large groups of beautiful people in DC because they are all here. The 10-seat...

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  • Molly Malone's (nee Finn...

    What used to be Finn McCool's Irish Pub is now Molly Malone's. The pub was completely remodeled, so the review below may now longer hold merit. I will try to check out the new pub before I leave the DC area in a month or two!!!We just decided to have a quick beer at Finn MacCools after dinner at the nearby Banana Cafe. We wandered through the smoky...

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