Smith Point

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Smith Point 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... Washington, DC United States 38.907573 -77.063782
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Smith Point - Bar | Club in Washington, DC.
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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... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    F–Sa 10:30pm–3am
    Frequently open other days for special events

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Smith Point Review

The Scene

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...

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 to descend into this subterranean frat house after 10:30pm – a list that has become a solid sampling of successful young DC professionals looking to cut loose after a long day.

The furniture is funky, the drinks come in plastic cups, and the décor is limited to a few pictures of Nantucket sailboats, but the crowd is preppy, prettied up, and ready to (Republican) party.

DJs spin loud mash-ups, Top 40, and house music near the rear dance floor, where gentlemen loosen their buttons and Southern belles shake their hips late into the night.

Two bars keep the cocktails flowing, while a pair of patios – accessed through a plastic curtain one normally finds in a meat locker – provides a slight reprieve from the raucous scene.

It’s a safe bet that many of its khakied clients lean to the right of the political spectrum, but at Smith Point, moderation is liberally left at the door.

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Tip from Lucas:

Don’t bother to show up if you aren’t on the guest list or with someone who is. Bouncers are under strict orders to turn away anyone and everyone who isn’t.

  • Crowd

    Ivy leaguers, post-grads, former sorority and fraternity members, and young professionals, mid-20s to mid-30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    DJ spinning mostly mash-ups, Top 40, and house.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Full menu of American cuisine available in the restaurant on the ground floor but not normally in the bar below. Non-members must be accompanied by a member.

  • Prices

    Cover charge $5/non-members. Beer $5–$6, wine $9–$10/glass, cocktails $7–$10, champagne $30–$40/bottle.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Upscale and country-club preppy: polos, khakis, business attire, cocktail dresses.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    When the list says so.

  • Close By

    Rhino Bar & Pumphouse (3295 M Street NW) is a nearby sports bar and Georgetown University hotspot that draws a slightly younger crowd.

Smith Point User Reviews

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If Romney Wins, It'll be packed for Inauguration
Jimmy D. Aug 10, 2012
Tons of 20 something's in the DC politico scene hang out here. Definitely more elephants than donkeys
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