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.
Presidents Warren G. Harding and Abraham Lincoln and novelist Charles Dickens are but a few of the famous people who have stopped by the elegant Round Robin Bar. It once served as the parlor where fine ladies withdrew while the gentlemen enjoyed their brandy and cigars in the bar. Located inside the Willard hotel, the bar still serves classic cocktails to discerning guests.
An evening of bewitching entertainment along with some tantalizing French fare is what awaits you at the Sax. Located in the heart of Washington, this place is open until the late hours of night with a line up of performances that will blow your mind. Guests can expect a variety of acts, including cabaret, burlesque and acrobatics. They also host various events that involve active participation from the guests, like masquerade parties, champagne cocktail hours, burlesque Sunday brunches and more.
If you're looking for a touch of class in Adams Morgan, stop at Jack Rose, a "saloon" featuring hand-selected scotches, bourbons and brandies in specialty, high-end cocktails. Enter on the first floor and find a full-service dining room, then make your way up to the private lounge, balcony and fireplace on the second floor. In the basement you'll find the "secret" Prohibition saloon, which requires a special knock to get in. Be sure to try drinks like "God of Thunder" and "Trailer Park Bride."
Despite its nondescript exterior, The Gibson has become one of the hottest spots in the District. This speakeasy-style bar is so popular that you'll definitely want to make a reservation so you can enjoy the original, high-quality cocktails while relaxing in the seating-only space. If you feel like mingling, find a spot outside on the terrace. Word on the street is that the drinks are expensive but strong, following true speakeasy fashion.
Lovers of craft beer will find this brewery to be truly right and proper. Right Proper Brewing Company offers up both traditional brews and beers that have had a bit of imagination and whimsy thrown into the mix. The brewing styles used to craft Right Proper's beers come from all over the world - from Russian stouts to Nordic folk beers. The brewery also offers up gourmet grub for sharing and savoring while sitting out on the sun-filled patio.
Set in a cozy, buzzing space with red brick walls, comfy chairs and bright lights, Trade is perfect for those looking for a laid-back spot to spend the evening. A popular gay joint, Trade is known for its array of drinks. Whether you want to enjoy a draft beer, call for wines or simply relish some affordable cocktails, then an evening at Trade won’t let you down. There is also a small dance floor for those who wish to tap their feet to the peppy tunes. If you are convinced, then try to check out this place before 10p when patrons can enjoy beer and wines from USD 4 as well as cocktails in more generous portions.
Dupont Circle's nightlife has a headlining star, and it is called Heist. A sophisticated underground nightclub and lounge featuring unique cocktails and a hip crowd, this spot is guaranteed to be popping on any given night of the week. With a great sound system blaring the latest hits, an expansive dance floor and even a menu of delectable appetizers, Heist promises "grandeur fun and light-hearted delinquency." They are perhaps best known for their beautiful bar area - the sparkly light fixtures on the ceiling bring to mind a starry night sky.
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 I Love Salsa 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.
Opera Ultra Lounge isn't only a nightclub, it's an experience. With state-of-the-art electronics, including lighting and sound, you'll feel like you've stepped into another world. Order a cocktail and enjoy the elegant and high tech atmosphere as you listen to live music or a DJ.
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.