Party Earth Review A plane-free way to take a culinary trip, Cities Restaurant & Lounge brings in flavors from exotic locales and serves them up in a classy restaurant the size of small village. The menu’s themes – highlighting four different cities – change every four months, so sophisticated foodies can revel in a menu that might include ... more
919 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
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 bar, faux water features, and emerald-lit walls lined with grass create a different kind of paradise in ... more
1716 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Party Earth Review It’s easy to see where this intimate music venue gets its name – the performance area quite literally looks like a cave – and while the three-story complex is also home to a separate restaurant and dance club, it’s the basement jazz that has made Bohemian Caverns an historical institution. Music lovers tunnel down into ... more
2003 11th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Club / Lounge
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 narrow hardwood dance floor gets packed, and accessing the polished bar requires navigating a mass of ... more
2131 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
Party Earth Review Part restaurant, part lounge, and part techno dance party, K Street’s Lima Restaurant & Lounge is a near-nightly scene of bumps, grinds, and chichi nibbles. Early in the evening, the after-work Happy Hour crowd tends to populate the main floor bar, washing off the day with a few mojitos and a wide-screen broadcast of major ... more
1401 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20533
Club / Lounge
Party Earth Review Formerly a sports bar, Modern is now an upscale club – and one of the first to take root in an area better known for its pubs and taverns. Few jocks remain at this subterranean den, whose intimate size and varying theme nights attract a lively mix of dance-happy patrons. In the lounge area, plush white ottomans ... more
3287 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
Reviewed by Phillip C.
"Pure has a $1 happy hour. With that said you know the rest. Pure Drunken fun. It can get a bit sloppy but overall you will have a good time. There ..." more
1326 U Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009
Party Earth Review Little of Eighteenth Street Lounge’s façade would attract the attention of an uninitiated passerby, save for the bouncer who plants himself before its unmarked door or the lines that form beneath the neon glow of a “MATTRESS DISCOUNTS” sign on the adjacent building. Inside this three-story lounge, however, DC scenesters ... more
1212 18th Street NW
Washington DC, 20036
Party Earth Review Built as an homage to singer Marvin Gaye, who grew up nearby and took soul-searching trips to Belgium in the 1980s, Marvin combines the soulful elements of its namesake with some unique Belgian overtones. A wall-sized mural of the singer casts a watchful eye over the local bohemian types chowing down on fried chicken with ... more
2007 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Party Earth Review Located at the top of the Donovan Hotel, ADC (“Above DC”) is a happening rooftop pool and bar where sexy patrons seek out sophisticated drinks and sultry sunset vistas. Although reserved for hotel guests by day, the requisite bikini girls and beach bodies that dominate the scene give way to the miniest miniskirts and highest ... more
1155 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
Party Earth Review Popular since its opening in late 2010, Barcöde quickly gathered a loyal following due in large part to its multifaceted combination of flashy modern décor, big bargain drink specials, and dress code/cover charge-free club scene. Surrounded by office buildings, the venue hosts the corporate crowd for lunch when business ... more
1101 17th Street NW
(entrance on L Street)
Washington, DC 20036
Whether lounges in Washington, DC are plentiful because its denizens love to chill out or because nobody in the capital actually works for a living is a matter of opinion, but the DC lounge scene is still a great one no matter the reason.
With a prevalence of swanky rooftop lounges full of international fashionistas, chic subterranean cigar lounges packed with political fat cats, and festive music blues and jazz lounges reminiscent of DC’s fantastic music history, there’s a lounge for everyone in DC – regardless of their political affiliation.
After all, the District basically doubles in size when its governmental workforce swoops in, and the end of the day means a lot of people out there need to cool off from running the world. Lobbyists and embassy heavyweights hit the upscale lounges along Dupont Circle or K Street before cutting loose at a swanky nightclub Downtown, while hip gay couples relax at the many gay and gay-friendly lounges along P Street and 17th Street.
Music lovers know the lounge scene doesn’t get any better than along the U Street Corridor, home to everything from smoky jazzy lounges to trance and electronica-filled DJ hotspots, and Georgetown socialites don’t have to travel far from their own cozy enclave to fork over mad cash for some exclusive R&R in a fancy lounge.
Even H Street, perhaps known best for its kitschy themed clubs, has new neighborhood lounges popping up almost every day. From dingy to divine, Washington, DC lounges bring the elephants and donkeys together.