Party Earth Review A swanky Italian restaurant by day, Tuscana West transforms after 11pm on Saturdays into Tuscana Lounge, and the stains on the dining room floor-turned-dance space are much more likely to be sweat and cocktails than primavera... ... read full review
1350 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
Blue, Orange Lines: McPherson Square
DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON, DC –
A swanky Italian restaurant by day, Tuscana West transforms after 11pm on Saturdays into Tuscana Lounge, and the stains on the dining room floor-turned-dance space are much more likely to be sweat and cocktails than primavera sauce.
Illuminated by the bright purple glow through the large windows, dolled up divas ready to drop it like it’s hot are primed by club beats pumping inside, and once on the dance floor, the ladies quickly prove they don’t just drop it when they know they’re on fire.
The dance space isn’t the only thing that heats up, however, as booths framing the hip-popping, booty-shaking crowd provide perfect vistas of the sultry hoedown, while semi-private VIP areas tucked behind the bar promises polished men a more intimate setting in which to spend those hard-earned Benjamins.
Plush couches and billowing white curtains greet dapper guests in the adjoining Vino Room, meanwhile, where they can relax their tired feet before heading back to the sleek curved bar for another round.
Crowded with women who love to groove and men trying hard to be smooth, Tuscana Lounge’s flirting ground draws patrons in with a dose of zesty charm and leaves them with a lingering taste of Manhattans.
Mixed crowd of mostly African-American young professionals, mid-20s to mid-30s.
DJ spins hip-hop, R&B, rap, old-school, and reggae.
Cheese platter. No cover charge for women before midnight.
Cover charge $20. Cheese platter $30. Beer $6–$9, wine $9–$12, cocktails $12–$16, bottle service (two bottle minimum) $300–$600. Valet $20.
Dress to impress: miniskirts, sky-high stilettos, polished suits, designer jeans.
Saturdays for big crowds, the makeup of which depends on the theme.
There are many clubs in the area, including Recess (727 15th Street NW), an intimate venue with a small but vibrant dance scene and big-name DJs.