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... ... read full review
1716 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Blue, Orange Lines: Farragut West
M–Th 5pm–2am, F 5pm–3am, Sa 10pm–3am, Su 10pm–2am
DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON, DC –
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 the first floor Green Room, where trendy ladies and flashy gentlemen sip top-shelf liquor and scope out the crowd for the evening’s next dance partner.
When the groove bug bites, the second floor transforms into a packed club of exploding DJ-spun Top 40, deep lavender lighting, and swarms of dressed-to-impress partiers shaking their tails or lounging in a handful of VIP areas.
Another DJ mans the decks in the smaller Forbidden Room on the third level, which provides comparative respite from the thunderous beats below, as well as access to a walk-in wine room and bar.
The real paradise, however, is on the swanky tiki-styled roof, where guests blessed with RSVP stamps are whipped into a frenzy of yelling, laughing, and dancing beneath the elevated DJ platform and the flashing lights from a seventy-inch LED display.
Too bad Biblical scholars have spent so many years searching for the garden of Eden – clearly, all they had to do was take a quick trip downtown to confirm that heaven on earth exists right in Washington, DC.
High-end mix of trendy college students, scantily-clad women, classy young professionals, celebrities, athletes, and a large international crowd, 18 to mid-30s.
DJs on each floor spinning mostly Top 40, mash-ups, and hip-hop. Latin music on Wednesdays, 18+ night on Thursdays. Multiple video displays, including a large LED screen on the roof.
Asian-inspired small bites, including gyoza, edamame, satay, and spring rolls. In-house hand-rolled cigars available for purchase on the roof deck.
Cover charge usually $20 after midnight. Small plates $4.50–$10. Beer $9–$12, wine $9–$11/glass or $40–$250+/bottle, cocktails $9–$12, bottle service $300+. Valet $20. Cigars $15+.
Dress to impress: skimpy cocktail dresses, designer high heels, platforms, button-downs, suits, fine handcrafted shoes. No athletic gear, baseball hats, shorts, or sandals. Dress code strictly enforced.
Wednesdays for Latin music, Thursdays for the 18+ night, and Fridays and Saturdays for a guaranteed packed house, especially on the roof.
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