Bars and Clubs in Washington, DC

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    Café Saint-Ex - Bar | Club | Restaurant in Washington, DC.

    Party Earth Review A popular neighborhood haunt for artsy post-grads and young professionals, Café Saint-Ex may fly high with its aviation-themed décor, but the vibe is considerably more bohemian – in fact, a chalked sign near the door respectfully asks that “all collars be turned down prior to entry.” Named after Antoine de Saint-Exupery ... more

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    Dirty Bar - Bar | Club | Lounge in Washington, DC.

    Party Earth Review A 21st-century twist on the cabaret clubs of the 1920s, Dirty Bar is where DC’s international club kids and trendy socialites go to see and be seen – and maybe hang out in a giant birdcage. A discreet door adjacent to the entrance of lounge/restaurant Dirty Martini leads up three stories to this little burlesque-styled ... more

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  • Dive Bar

    Solly's U Street Tavern - Dive Bar in Washington, DC.

    Party Earth Review There’s no shortage of bars in DC where powerful politicos can drop mad cash on over-priced drinks, but Solly’s U Street Tavern takes a decidedly different approach, offering $3 PBRs at any hour in a bare-bones building that wouldn’t know pretension if it showed up dressed as a wrecking ball. Midweek finds the bottom floor ... more

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  • Rooftop Bar / Rooftop Lounge

    ADC - Rooftop Bar | Rooftop Lounge in Washington, DC.

    Party Earth Review Located at the top of the Donovan Hotel, ADC (“Above DC”) is a happening rooftop pool and bar where sexy patrons seek out sophisticated drinks and sultry sunset vistas. Although reserved for hotel guests by day, the requisite bikini girls and beach bodies that dominate the scene give way to the miniest miniskirts and highest ... more

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    Eden - Bar | Club | Lounge in Washington, DC.

    Party Earth Review Although the garden of Eden is described as a luscious enclave where man was taught to be fruitful and multiply, it’s doubtful the prettied-up Adams and Eves at Eden nightclub need any such education. A bamboo-fronted bar, faux water features, and emerald-lit walls lined with grass create a different kind of paradise in ... more

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  • Bar / Beer Garden / Restaurant

    Biergarten Haus - Bar | Beer Garden | Restaurant in Washington, DC.

    Party Earth Review With its fat mugs of frothy brew, heaping piles of bratwurst, and live polka on Fridays and Saturdays, Biergarten Haus brings the spirit of Oktoberfest to DC all year long. A spacious beer garden draws schnitzel and stein lovers eager to cram in on long communal tables and make new friends over liters of beer as big as ... more

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Browse DC Bars and Clubs by Category

Government may be run by only two parties, but the bars and clubs in Washington, DC are not so limited. Battalions of politicos, staffers, and commuters – who double the city’s population daily – flood the streets and cram into bars all over town to celebrate that most happiest of Happy Hours.

Dupont Circle is well-known for its high-end drinking dens catering to lawyers and lobbyists in need of some swanky nightlife, but at the same time attracts all types to its surplus of sports bars, quaint taverns, spacious pubs, and gay bars.

College kids crush the infamous 18th Street strip in Adams Morgan to go wild, while Georgetown – despite the privileged pedigree of its residents – shelters everything from glitzy bars to timeless saloons. And then there’s the up-and-coming H Street Corridor and ever-popular U Street, both lined with themed haunts, craft brewpubs, and bare-bones dives.

Although visitors will meet people from all walks of life in DC watering holes, the international vibe is even more apparent in the higher end bars and clubs and lounges, with moneyed embassy dignitaries, wealthy diplomat kids, and foreign jet-setters squeezing their way into the most exclusive red-roped venues in Dupont, and powerbrokers dancing to power ballads Downtown or in Georgetown.

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    Eclectic crowds? Authentic bars? Live music? Nothing mainstream? Then check out these suggestions from Jonah:

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    Amazing drink deals? Unpretentious crowds? Karaoke with friends? Dancing all night? Then check out these suggestions from Emma:

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