Party Earth Review Popular since its opening in late 2010, Barcöde quickly gathered a loyal following due in large part to its multifaceted combination of flashy modern décor, big bargain drink specials, and dress code/cover charge-free club scene. Surrounded by office buildings, the venue hosts the corporate crowd for lunch when business ... read full review of Barcöde
Party Earth Review Built into a flat, square building with no exterior windows or lights, the most prominent evidence of the dive hiding behind the boarded-up façade of Dan’s Café is the string of rowdy frat boys usually careening out its door. A dozen shelves of booze stacked behind the sticky bar glitter like lost treasure, drawing a crowd ... more
Party Earth Review Catty-corner to historic Union Station, The Dubliner is a family-owned Irish pub that has been serving up nightly Irish bands, authentic Gaelic grub, and gallons of Guinness since 1974. A large sidewalk patio entices groups of casual tourists or guests at the adjacent Phoenix Park Hotel to fuel up on traditional country ... more
Party Earth Review Rainbow flags don’t blanket the green awning out front, but nobody inside JR.’s Bar & Grill could argue that this place is in the closet – even when it gets as crowded as one. A Dupont institution since the 80s, the narrow two-story venue attracts a diverse mix of young professionals, students, and older regulars with ever ... more
Party Earth Review Located just blocks from the White House, The Park at Fourteenth is an upscale club that seduces its stylish patrons with four stories of fashionable fun. It is not uncommon to see celebrities and pro athletes waltzing in through the red-carpeted entrance, making their way past stern, unyielding bouncers and block-long ... read full review of The Park at Fourteenth
Party Earth Review Although 19th has a subtle golf theme, this cozy neighborhood bar doesn’t discriminate when it comes to sports – and its décor suggests that drinking games are a better team activity anyway. Vintage alcohol signs take up much of the turf-green walls, commingling with placards bearing tried-and-true axioms like, “Beauty ... more
Party Earth Review Though the owner hails from Philadelphia – and makes no secret of his affinity for the City of Brotherly Love – Ventnor Sports Café welcomes fans of every ilk and creed with a no-fuss “games-‘n’-beer-are-king” attitude. Twenty TVs scattered over both floors ensure no one misses an important play, while two bars serving ... 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
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.