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At the heart of Dupont Circle lies Cafe Citron, a lively Latin nightclub and bar. Be prepared to get blown away by the infectious Euro techno music, salsa dancing, and extensive drinks and food menu that includes unbeatable mojitos and spicy Caribbean wings. Mingle with an enthusiastic international crowd and dance the night away at one of DC's most frequented dance clubs. Don't forget to join in on Salsational Wednesdays, when free salsa dance lessons are offered.
Eden perhaps makes time travel possible with its futuristic clubbing experience and decor, with three different themed levels. People also have the chance to dance beneath the stars on Eden's beautifully decorated and arranged rooftop space. The service is top quality, regardless of how busy it gets, visitors will have the benefit of being every staff member's top priority. Special VIP and guest list services are also available.
Although its physical location makes Tropicalia easy to walk past, its reputation ensures that people search for the staircase beside the subway that leads to this entertaining space. There is none of the dinginess you would normally associate with a basement space; on the contrary, you will find psychedelic lights in pretty much any color you can think of. Situated in the U Street Corridor, this dance hall attempts to bring some Brazilian flavor to the U Street Corridor of Washington, DC. The DJ ensures that you groove to the Brazilian beats on the dance floor, but there's more to come; you can also catch live Brazilian bands on Sunday nights.
Spread out over five luxurious floors, Ultrabar is any club lover's paradise. The club heralds itself as a combination of an ultra-exclusive lounge and a trendy, happening nightclub. Each floor has its own sound system and style and plays host to a number of events. The main floor pays homage to its beautiful historic architecture (it was once a bank) with the addition of glowing chic chandeliers and a constant parade of DC's most popular DJs. For those looking to enjoy the ultimate club experience, bottle service is available throughout the club.
DC9 Nightclub is one of the best concert and partying venues in Washington DC. Known for its eclectic shows and live music events, it attracts hipsters and music lovers from all over the city. You can enjoy a quiet evening with friends on the patio or savor a drink at one of its three bars. But for real entertainment, head upstairs for a show and soak in the energy of the vibrant crowds. This place is known for frequently hosting performances by award-winning bands, dancers and DJs. Moreover, it serves a great food menu featuring some delicious items. Though there is no strict dress policy followed here, the only condition to enter this club is to be above the age of 21 years. Also, reservation is not mandatory but is highly recommended before visiting this popular night spot.
A veritable storehouse of talent is what you will find at the Velvet. Located in the bustling U Street neighborhood of the city, this music club is a local hit. Opt from a passel of events from stand-up acts, live concerts, DJ nights or a musical extravaganza. With tasty libations and a relaxing ambiance, Velvet is your one stop for a creative dose.
Originally established at a different location in 1980, 9:30 Club is widely considered to be among the best live music clubs in the country, hosting notable acts like Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Bangles, Foo Fighters, R.E.M. and many more through the years. This club somewhat resembles Dr. Frankenfurter's laboratory in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The large, open space features a bar and a chest-high stage with an impressive sound and lighting system. Multiple bars are located throughout the venue, serving premium draft and bottled beer. Light snacks are also available for when those late night hunger pangs start kicking in.
A popular night spot in the DC neighborhood, the vibe at this jazz and blues club reflects the eclecticism that Adams-Morgan has been known for. It is a great addition to downtown’s social scene. The patrons here would agree that the lively atmosphere at this place is the key to its fame. Savor a drink and a classic grub, play a few games of billiards, and enjoy nightly live performances all under one roof at Madam's Organ. If you wish to spend a night that you will remember for a long time, then this place won't disappoint you for sure.
Bossa provides an atmosphere of unique live music from across the globe. Art lines the walls, and poetry fills the venue every second Monday. Live music can be heard every night, and weekends in the upstairs lounge bring out eclectic crowds who move to world grooves. The menu takes inspiration from Italy and Brazil, and is known for its heady flavors.
Thrumming with the dreamy sounds of jazzy tunes, Blues Alley is one of the best-known venues in Washington for jazz and blues performances. The club is tucked away in lower Georgetown, near the C&O Canal. A number of national acts have serenaded patrons at this beloved establishment, and the atmosphere is sleek and sophisticated. The place bills itself as a "Jazz Supper Club," and the food is almost as good as the music, much of it being inspired by Creole cuisine. Munch on savory bites such as Salmon Cakes and Stuffed Mushroom Caps as you sway to the music that envelops the lively space.
A premier destination for those looking to immerse themselves in exciting performances, Echostage is one of Washington DC's largest nightlife concert venues. Boasting advanced LED visual displays, state-of-the-art sound systems, and an impressively expansive dance floor, the venue has hosted several high-caliber artists such as David Guetta, Tiesto, Calvin Harris, and Miley Cyrus, among others. No matter when you visit, you're sure to encounter a vibrant and upbeat crowd at Echostage, with the lively venue promising an unforgettable experience.