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... ... read full review
1101 17th Street NW
(entrance on L Street)
Washington, DC 20036
Red Line: Farragut North; Blue, Orange Lines: Farragut West, McPherson Square
M–Th 11:30am–2am, F–Sa 11:30am–3am, Su noon–2am
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC –
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 people stop in to catch a midday game and grab a bite at the long marble bar. Later in the afternoon, half-price Happy Hour specials lure interns and college kids, who join the throngs of after-work revelers at the oversized communal booths in the expansive main dining room.
Trendy ladies in tiny dresses chat over specialty cocktails and appetizers, while casual guys wolf down signature burgers as they pluck their next brew from the forty-plus beer menu.
Although hardwood furnishings and glowing LEDs give off a distinctly high-end vibe, the affordable prices – from the food to the hookah pipes – belie the modern glitz.
Around 10pm, limos and private buses start pulling up to deliver boisterous bachelorette and birthday groups, who make their way to the VIP tables, while the rest of the tables are cleared from the main room, giving the DJ plenty of space to launch into his set. As the pulsing sounds of Top 40, house, and international music fill the air, the room brims with both chic and casual patrons just looking to groove or lounge the night away.
Fashionable yet unpretentious, and budget-minded without feeling cheap, Barcöde will appeal to anyone in the mood for laid-back fun with a wide-range of regulars.
Local business people and interns for lunch, hip young professionals for dinner, and fashionable college students, sports fans, party groups, and trendy types thereafter, 20s to 40s.
DJs spin Top 40, house, and international chart toppers Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Upscale new-American bistro menu featuring salads, meat dishes, pasta, pizza, and an array of sliders. Expansive seasonal patio.
No cover charge. Appetizers $5–$14, pizza $9–$16, entrées $9–$22. Beer $3–$20, wine $7–$13/glass or $30–$100+/bottle, cocktails $10–$14, bottle service $100–$650. Hookah $30.
Business to club attire: suits, blazers, button-downs, jeans, t-shirts, tight dresses, high heels.
Mondays through Saturdays for Happy Hour, Thursdays for the international music night, or Friday and Saturday nights for a diverse club scene.
Bravo! Bravo! (1001 Connecticut Avenue NW) is a lively Latin club with equally stellar Happy Hour prices and a scene dominated by bachata, salsa, merengue, and reggaeton.