Barcöde

Bar / Club / Lounge / Restaurant
Barcöde 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... Washington, DC United States 38.904012 -77.038156
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Barcöde - Bar | Club | Lounge | Restaurant in Washington, DC.
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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

  • Metro:

    Red Line: Farragut North; Blue, Orange Lines: Farragut West, McPherson Square

  • Phone:

    202-955-9001

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  • Hours:

    M–Th 11:30am–2am, F–Sa 11:30am–3am, Su noon–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Barcöde Review

The Scene

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...

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.

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Tip from Adriana:

Check out International Thursdays. Not only do you get to enjoy Spanish, Arabic, Persian, and Greek music, but if you and at least six of your girlfriends reserve a table in advance, you get a free bottle of Belvedere Vodka.

  • Crowd

    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.

  • Entertainment / Music

    DJs spin Top 40, house, and international chart toppers Tuesdays through Saturdays.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Upscale new-American bistro menu featuring salads, meat dishes, pasta, pizza, and an array of sliders. Expansive seasonal patio.

  • Prices

    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.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Business to club attire: suits, blazers, button-downs, jeans, t-shirts, tight dresses, high heels.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Mondays through Saturdays for Happy Hour, Thursdays for the international music night, or Friday and Saturday nights for a diverse club scene.

  • Close By

    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.

Barcöde User Reviews

Average rating:
The Bar!!! and the codes!!
Joselo A. Jun 4, 2013
Is one of the best places! at DC Area!! I love to be there! cose! .. i can find all my friends! many many! Bonitas Women !!! I can feel all that music!.. is amazing!!!!!!!
The Code
Phillip C. May 24, 2013
While Barcode may be the best place to watch the latest sports events while going on a hot date, you wont leave with empty pockets and most definitely will leave satisfied. The loud music and beach vibe is a great way to grab your attention as soon as you walk in. Most women call it "cute" which means i would like to come here more often. The food although a bit expensive for the portion size is well worth it. The bar area (usually with 3 bartenders) is slick and very well lit with an array of drink options. With a mixed crowd comes a mix of music so if you are into the Vegas "Top 40" then this is the place for you. Overall Barcode gives you the right vibe for however you are feelings and great atmosphere for all.
DC TRIES SoBe
Nicholas L. Mar 17, 2013
With loud music pulsating, clean lines and smooth surfaces create a vibe that might have you thinking you’re on Ocean Drive in South Beach, not blocks from the Washington Monument. As stated in other reviews, Persians flock to the bar/club/restaurant/lounge in droves, all hoping to be casted for Washington’s version of "Shahs of Sunset". This can create a wannabe "exclusive" feel to the place, but if you can look past that there are attractive people to mingle with, well priced food and drink, and a good time to be had. If you enjoy the laid back feel of a trendy spot to grab some food or a drink, I would recommend hitting this place for happy hour. If you prefer a club atmosphere, come after dark.
One Word:
Helena B. Oct 16, 2012
Persians. This place is what you get when you cross Jersey Shore with an episode of E.R. Lots of heavily tanned, heavily cologned Persians (who are most likely in medical school) and are wearing either 1. Affliction t-shirts, or 2. three piece Burberry suits. Add some Red Bull and a fist pump here and there and...voila! Barcode! I've clearly been here one too many times, and it seems that I'm always meeting the same person (described above). All potentially offensive stereotypes aside, this place is fun. They usually have pretty awesome DJs, they don't skimp on drinks, and you can even smoke some hookah if you so choose (what did I tell you about the Persian thing?!).
Quite Nice and Surprisingly Affordable
Jayson M. Sep 11, 2012
I’m not one for trendy spots typically, but I gotta say I enjoy this place, at least during Happy Hour (the only time I have been). It looks more like a nightclub than a restaurant, and I guess it kinda is later in the evening, but Happy Hour finds the place awash in suits and yupsters and pretty ladies tired from a long day and in dire need of a cocktail and maybe, just maybe, a marginally attractive guy who loves his dog and reads fine literature and likes to travel and makes enough money to afford a car that only breaks down once or twice a year. HH starts early, like 3pm I believe, so you can grab half-price beer or wine and cozy up to one of the MANY TVs the run down above the bar to watch a game, some news, or whatever else happens to be on. Very modern space, basically a big open room with sleek white pillars and a lounge area in back. Food is nothing to write home about, but for a slice of the good life without spending a good amount of money, I can’t say I have found a better spot for a few after work drinks where everyone from your snooty friends to your more casual types will enjoy themselves. I hear it goes super douche by 10pm, though. You have been warned.
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