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 a rather impressive sound and lighting system. Four 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. You can relish a wide range of items like sandwiches, wraps, paninis and sweets among many others during your visit to 9:30 Club.
Off the Record, located in the Hay-Adams Hotel, is a classy place where locals can socialize and exchange the latest news and gossip over creative cocktails. This bar has been voted among the world's best hotel bars by Forbes. If you get hungry, small plates are served throughout the day, including sliders, cheese plates, and more.
This is perhaps the best-known venue 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 can be seen here, 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 is Creole-inspired. On most nights, artists perform two sets, but occasionally a third set is added on the weekend. The cover charge changes each night.
Lyon Hall is a quintessential neighborhood brasserie in Arlington. It features an unrivaled beer list with over 20 on tap and over 50 bottled brews on offer. Enjoy a chilled pint with delectable bar fare. German and French classics dominate the menu with the likes of pretzels and steak frites. A packed house and energetic vibes during their weekend brunch reveals its local favorite status.
This European-style beer hall is the newest addition from the owners of Saloun in Georgetown. The Saloon has become a popular hangout for locals and tourists. The downstairs is built like a beer hall, with wooden tables, chairs and booths. Upstairs is more spacious, with a loft for those who like to drink from a high perch. The crowd comes for the full selection of excellent Belgian beers.
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 for its late-night parties. You can choose to enjoy a quiet evening with friends on the patio or in one of its three bars. For real excitement, however, head upstairs for a show and soak in the energy of the vibrant crowds. Award-winning bands, dancers and DJs come here to entertain guests with their mind-blowing performances. People look forward to their dance parties so that they can come here in large groups and party the night away. For a nightclub, this place has a great food menu featuring items like Fried Shrimp Po’boy and The Slawter Burger. You can also create your own burger by choosing from various ingredients. There is no strict dress policy here but guests need to be above 21 years. Book show tickets well in advance for assured entry but table reservations are not necessary.
Located inside Hotel Rouge—Bar Rouge is the coolest place to see and to be seen in. Come here with your buddies and kick off the party. Bar Rouge is a fun space where London meets New York. Order some fine food, sample the interesting mixes of cocktails and tap your feet to the latest tunes. Bar Rouge is a few minutes from Dupont Circle, making it a popular spot among the youth.
Tabard Inn Bar is located within Hotel Tabard Inn. Its decor is reminiscent of the early 20th Century, replete with bookshelves lined with heavy volumes, quaint fireplaces, multi-colored leather bar stools and wooden paneling. Its charming patio boasts ornamental chairs placed in a garden with brick walls camouflaged by thick ivy. Unwind with creative cocktails like Clarissa, a blend of Spanish Cava, Fresh Lime, Chambord, St. Germain and Milagro Silver Tequila. Other cocktails include their gin-infused Floradora and whiskey-based Sazerac. Guests can also enjoy a premium selection of Single Malt Scotch, Port And Sherry, Mezcal and American Whiskey. Their drinks are accompanied by light snacks such as Mini Crab Cakes and Tabard Pickle Plate.
Nazca Mochica is a Peruvian restaurant located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington DC offering modern interpretations of classic Peruvian delights in a warm and comfortable setting. The restaurant is spread over two floors featuring a pisco bar with tapas, and an upstair dining area. The lower floor lounge serves a variety of handcrafted Pisco-based cocktails, carefully curated spirits and a notable list of Cebiches. The Cebiche Nazca, Cebiche de Pato and Lomo Saltado are some of their signature dishes on the menu. If you're looking forward to a mouthwatering Latin-American meal, Nazca Mochica is the place to be.
Situated adjacent to the Mason and Rook Hotel, Radiator is a friendly neighborhood restaurant and bar that pays homage to the rich automotive history of 14th street. The dining area features vintage parts of automobiles and checkerboard floors, exuding a nostalgic vibe. The menu includes a wide range of International cocktail-friendly small plates meant for sharing and innovative drinks and an eclectic selection of specialty cocktails and spirits.
This traditional-style Japanese restaurant and bar in Dupont Circle offers much more than sushi. It has a broad menu and a decor imported directly from Japan. Gleaming wood sets the tone and blends well with the authentic Japanese screens and tatami flooring. There is a tremendous selection here, ranging from Sushi and Sashimi to dainty grilled skewers of Yakitori. The restaurant also serves up some high-end sake, which is a Japanese rice wine that can be served hot or cold, and Sho-chu, a Japanese alcohol that has a base of rice, soba, barley, and sweet potato. Other drinks include Japanese beer and wine.
At Komi, located a few twists and turns from the hustle and bustle of Dupont Circle, simplicity is key. The staff, the space, the cuisine and the wines are all elegant, but none are flashy in the least. Komi is most famous for its fixed-price tasting menus with optional sommelier-managed wine pairings, each one a new five-course symphony of tasty wonder. Whichever route you choose, you'll surely be faced with some luscious salads, top-notch pastas and some of the finest meats and fishes you'll ever lay eyes on.