Party Earth Review Nestled as it is on Georgetown’s always-bustling M Street, Old Glory BBQ is in a premium geographical position to draw big crowds of barbecue fans day and night – and it most certainly does, though patrons who don’t want their ribs with a side of raucous college kids will probably want to head elsewhere after 10pm. The ... read full review of Old Glory BBQ
Party Earth Review Little of Eighteenth Street Lounge’s façade would attract the attention of an uninitiated passerby, save for the bouncer who plants himself before its unmarked door or the lines that form beneath the neon glow of a “MATTRESS DISCOUNTS” sign on the adjacent building. Inside this three-story lounge, however, DC scenesters ... more
Party Earth Review Bartenders in this unmarked lounge like a challenge, and the simple, one-page menu at The Gibson is better regarded as a place to start than the sum of what’s available. The intimate candlelit space is fitted out with a long bar running down the middle of the ground floor with enough room for a few dozen thirsty patrons ... more
Party Earth Review Established by a former fraternity social director from Villanova University – principally as a means to congregate with a few hundred of his closest friends – Smith Point has grown into an exclusive bar that caters to privileged post-grads looking to unabashedly relive their college days. Patrons must be on the guest list ... more
Spanish Restaurant / Tapas Bar
Party Earth Review Once patrons step into La Tasca, the hustle and bustle of Chinatown is completely abolished, seamlessly replaced with the hustle and bustle of festive guests devouring tapas and slinging back pitchers of fruity booze. Decorated like an elegant old Spanish estate, the vibrant yellow main room is decked out in spear-studded ... read full review of La Tasca
Party Earth Review As if the name Madhatter weren’t enough, the big eponymous figure of the character from Alice in Wonderland in the front window is about as subtle as a caterpillar smoking a hookah. True, no potion has to be drunk to get through the door, but the blotto college kids and preppy young professionals flooding the bar during ... more
Party Earth Review Savory crêpes, champagne cocktails, and sultry décor bring a French flare and upscale vibe to Napoleon Bistro & Metropolitan Lounge, setting it apart from the raucous twenty-something scene that often dominates Adams Morgan. Royal tones of black, gold, and red, coupled with intricate emblems and coats of arms, grace the ... more
Party Earth Review Concrete floors, old wooden booths, and exposed brick walls dotted with stuffed game highlight the no-frills approach at American Ice Company, where the focus is more on select microbrews and gloriously sloppy barbecue. Located just up the street from the famous 9:30 Club music hall, the Ice is a favorite stop for many ... more
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.