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The Five Best Dance Clubs in Washington, DC

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GOP, DEM, EDM, YOLO…

Lima Restaurant & Lounge in DC.

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Jul 3, 2012 —  Everybody’s always talking donkeys and elephants in DC. Turn on the TV and some politician is blaming some other politician for something he did, didn’t do, should have done, could have done, might have thought, sort of said, plans to say, or for just generally existing in the first place.

It’s enough to drive anyone to drink. But we’d prefer to amp it up a notch and do a little dancing with our drink, which, thankfully, the array of clubs in DC makes very easy to do.

With such a big international crowd, it’s no wonder that some DC clubs are seemingly reserved for Saudi princes and heads of state. But that just gives us an excuse to throw on our fancy new duds, grab our prettiest friends, and head for the shimmering velvet ropes.

Or grab our ugliest ones…they make us look better and usually forgive us when we leave them outside.

Of course, not all clubs in DC are about dropping mad cash, and when we feel like letting loose to some of the top underground DJs out there it’s hardly a chore to track them down. Throw a dart on U Street, for example, and you’ll tag a great spot, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg of what DC clubs have to offer.

We picked out some of our favorites below. Will everybody agree that these are top spots?

Heck no, we can’t agree on anything around here! This is Washington, DC!

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    Lima Restaurant & Lounge

    Club / Lounge / Restaurant

    Lima Restaurant & Lounge - Club | Lounge | Restaurant in Washington, DC.
    Downtown

    1401 K Street NW
    Washington, DC 20533

    202‑789‑2800

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    Josephine

    Club / Lounge

    Josephine - Club | Lounge in Washington, DC.
    Downtown

    1008 Vermont Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20005

    202‑347‑8601

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    Dirty Bar

    Bar / Club / Lounge

    Dirty Bar - Bar | Club | Lounge in Washington, DC.
    Dupont Circle

    1223 Connecticut Avenue
    Washington, DC 20036

    202‑355‑5203

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    Midtown

    Club / Lounge

    Midtown - Club | Lounge in Washington, DC.
    Dupont Circle

    1219 Connecticut Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20036

    202‑466‑7529

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    Rock & Roll Hotel

    Bar / Club / Live Music Venue

    Rock & Roll Hotel - Bar | Club | Live Music Venue in Washington, DC.
    H Street Corridor

    1353 H Street NE
    Washington, DC 20002

    202‑388‑ROCK

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Anonymous Jul 27, 2012
Midtown sounds pretty cool. Has anyone been?
Anonymous Jul 26, 2012
When I lived in DC the best dance club was The Spot. Is that still open?
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