Party Earth Review Besides its sleek minimalist décor, high ceilings, and ample VIP areas, the most talked-about element of Shadow Room is how the venue blends technology with all the signature trappings of a high-end club. Even when the... ... read full review
2131 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
Blue, Orange Lines: Foggy Bottom-GWU
Th 10pm–2am, F–Sa 10pm–3am (open at 9pm for special Happy Hour)
Foggy Bottom, Washington, DC –
Besides its sleek minimalist décor, high ceilings, and ample VIP areas, the most talked-about element of Shadow Room is how the venue blends technology with all the signature trappings of a high-end club.
Even when the narrow hardwood dance floor gets packed, and accessing the polished bar requires navigating a mass of trendy gyrating patrons, ordering another round of Courvoisier for the table is as simple as a few taps on an interactive tablet.
The tablets are part of a host of amenities available at several roped-off VIP tables, where stylish couples can not only order drinks, but make music requests, film their party with installed cameras, ring up the bill, and even play video games if cutting the rug just isn’t cutting it.
Adding to the luxurious vibe are the sparkling chandeliers hanging from the twenty-two-foot ceiling and a glass-walled VIP lounge with its own bar and DJ.
By midnight the venue usually becomes a sea of young professionals, chic partiers, and well-dressed students from nearby George Washington University dancing away under color-changing lights or lounging on low banquettes to listen to the DJ’s mix of hip-hop, Top 40, and rock.
No matter where the primped patrons spend their time at Shadow Room, however, fun is just a tap of a perfectly manicured finger away.
Even if you don’t have a table, you can still revel in Shadow Room’s high-tech amenities. Simply pull out your iPhone, create an account with Shadow Room, and order your drink without ever leaving the dance floor. When it’s ready, you’ll get a text message to pick it up. No waiting for you!
Mix of upscale urban types, socialites, fashionistas, and trendy George Washington University students, especially during the school year, early 20s to mid-30s.
DJs play hip-hop on Thursdays and mostly techno, hip-hop, and Top 40 on Fridays and Saturdays. TVs above the bar, as well at the more expensive tables. PSP or Xbox console at some tables. Occasional saxophone player. Free Wi-Fi.
No food. Happy Hour F–Sa 9–10pm (guest list only, patrons must register here to qualify).
Cover charge $10–$20. Beer $6–$7, wine $10/glass, cocktails $8–$17, tequila $8–$50, reserved table with bottle service $300–$1000+. Valet $20. Coat check $5. VIP membership $2000/year.
Dress to impress: designer brands, chic and sparkly dresses, fancy heels, button-downs, high-end suits, collared shirts, dress shoes.
Thursdays for an urban hip-hop crowd, or Fridays and Saturdays for a packed and diverse scene.
Midtown (1219 Connecticut Avenue) draws a twenty-something crowd for bottle service parties and dancing to mash-ups.