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Mpire Club may be a new cub raring for the kill, but it has already made its presence felt in downtown Washington's buzzing nightlife scene. Promising to offer nothing but the best in entertainment, beverages and food, this vibrant adult venue is found on M Street, occupying an arresting 3-story structure. The private lounge on the top floor welcomes social butterflies with a cozy seating, soft lights and TVs, while it also offers all-ladies seating areas. Chef Keone has crafted an eclectic menu of authentic European tapas fare, even as diners get to sip on some delicious cocktails, fine wines and draft ales served by well-trained bartenders.
Step in through the doors of P.J Clarke's and get transported to an establishment from the late 1800s. With outlets in New York, Sao Paulo and Las Vegas, this restaurant in Washington is located in the bustling Downtown area. Spread across two floors, this place houses a dining room and a solarium on the lower story, with a bar upstairs carved out of oak. The dining room fully furnished in wood has portraits of presidents adorning its walls, while opulent chandeliers cover the room in a warm glow. Those who would like some privacy can dine in the Sidecar located within the solarium.
Ellipse Rooftop Bar, located on top of Hyatt Place Washington DC, is a sleek, urban chic bar serving crafty cocktails and quick bites. Think sipping on some beer peacefully with the wind in your hair and a great view of the city. It offers a stylish seating area with plush sofas and comfortable chairs. Their longer duration of happy hours makes it a great place to chill after work hours. The menu offers delicious bar bites such as Loaded Nachos and Barbeque Slaw Sliders and their bar menu offers a variety of locally brewed beers as well as premium brand beers. Their cocktails are crafted by expert mixologists and they offer a decent wine list too. This place also makes for a great option to hold private parties at affordable prices.
After a brief closure, this popular collegian bar rose from the ashes due to local demand! Sign of the Whale is famous for its never-ending happy hours including themed ones, DJ nights, Philadelphia Eagles' matches and trivia nights add to the entertainment factor of this watering hole. Nosh on fabulous burgers (vegetarians also have an option and tipple on local brews and discounted whiskeys.
Etto is the collaboration of David Rosner, Tad Curtz, Amy Morgan and Peter Pastan. This small Italian restaurant/pizzeria and wine bar opened in 2013 and has wowed locals ever since. They mill their own grain and everything is made from scratch. Their menu comprises of pizzas, salads, seafood dishes and salumi. It also changes daily, so just check their blackboard for the specials. You can be certain that whatever you order, you will enjoy the fare. Complement your meal with wine, cocktails or draft beer.
Having a speakeasy feel to it, Sotto Restaurant is a little hard to find. The place is known for its crafted cocktails along with the beef brisket, sausages and pork ribs. Enjoy your meal while taping your feet to the tunes of the live Jazz and Reggae performances. This lovely space will keep you coming back for more.