Party Earth Review Tucked away on a small back street, George is a hidden gem in Georgetown, at least for those lucky enough to be on the guest list. That shouldn’t imply that the venue’s a picture of opulence – it’s quite casual inside... ... read full review
3251 Prospect Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
Georgetown, Washington, DC –
Tucked away on a small back street, George is a hidden gem in Georgetown, at least for those lucky enough to be on the guest list.
That shouldn’t imply that the venue’s a picture of opulence – it’s quite casual inside – but the always-packed scene still hosts a veritable Who’s Who of DC debutantes, Capitol Hill kingpins, and ladder-climbing political upstarts literally and figuratively rubbing shoulders.
Patrons step into a large outdoor courtyard upon entry, but loud music and louder conversation quickly draw most down a rear hallway that leads to the king-sized main room, itself relatively bare save for small lamps and moss-green walls adorned with innumerable framed photos of 19th-century Georgetown and beaming modern day regulars.
Similar to the photos, guests are usually dressed in preppy or trendy apparel and – private events notwithstanding – one can expect an audience whose age range sticks pretty close to college.
Multiple bars stay busy doling out the handful of domestics and rails that make up the drinks list, but the limited selection doesn’t inhibit anyone from whooping it up to the techno and Top 40 blaring from the house DJ.
As the night fully sets in, an adjoining smaller room and the patio nearly burst with happy revelers, proving George is always a good time for society girls looking for casual fun and gilt-edged gents who know the difference between pink- and salmon-colored polos.
Georgetown scenesters, preppy fraternity boys, trendy sorority girls, political upstarts, moneyed young professionals, with a mixed bag of powerful older District denizens during special private events, early to late 20s, older for private functions.
DJs stick to rap, techno, Top 40, old-school rock, and other danceable mixes.
Several flat-screens tuned to sports.
Small menu of varying American fare usually including pizza, steak taquitos, and chicken pot pie. Fuller catered services available for private events. Happy Hour M–F 6–9pm.
Cover charge $5. Entrées $10. Beer $6+, mixed drinks and shots $12+.
Preppy: polos, button-downs, khakis, dresses, cute shorts, skirts, suits and cocktail attire for private events.
Thursdays and Fridays during Happy Hour for first-time visitors, and Friday and Saturday nights for a pulsing party scene with seemingly half of Georgetown in attendance.
Smith Point (1338 Wisconsin Avenue) is an even more exclusive-meets-casual, list-only hotspot that caters to a similar crowd.