Bars and Clubs in Washington, DC

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    Café Saint-Ex - Bar | Club | Restaurant in Washington, DC.

    Party Earth Review A popular neighborhood haunt for artsy post-grads and young professionals, Café Saint-Ex may fly high with its aviation-themed décor, but the vibe is considerably more bohemian – in fact, a chalked sign near the door respectfully asks that “all collars be turned down prior to entry.” Named after Antoine de Saint-Exupery ... more

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    Eden - Bar | Club | Lounge in Washington, DC.

    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

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    The Dubliner - Irish Pub | Irish Restaurant | Live Music Venue in Washington, DC.

    Party Earth Review Catty-corner to historic Union Station, The Dubliner is a family-owned Irish pub that has been serving up nightly Irish bands, authentic Gaelic grub, and gallons of Guinness since 1974. A large sidewalk patio entices groups of casual tourists or guests at the adjacent Phoenix Park Hotel to fuel up on traditional country ... more

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    Old Glory BBQ - Bar | Restaurant in Washington, DC.

    Party Earth Review Nestled as it is on Georgetown’s always-bustling M Street, Old Glory BBQ is in a premium geographical position to draw big crowds of barbecue fans day and night – and it most certainly does, though patrons who don’t want their ribs with a side of raucous college kids will probably want to head elsewhere after 10pm. The ... more

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    H Street Country Club  - Bar | Restaurant in Washington, DC.

    Party Earth Review Best known for its nine-hole indoor mini golf course, H Street Country Club is an offbeat neighborhood staple offering 7,000 square feet of games, booze, and DC-themed décor – a far cry from Member’s Only jackets and pricey greens fees. During the day, exuberant patrons of all ages crowd the long wooden tables on the ground ... more

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    Trio's Fox & Hounds - Bar in Washington, DC.

    Party Earth Review With its laid-back atmosphere and large patio, Trio’s Fox and Hounds is a quintessential neighborhood haunt popular with easygoing locals. The slightly edgier sister establishment to adjoining Trio’s Restaurant, the Fox is usually full of khaki-clad, sandal-wearing regulars catching up outside as they survey the bustling ... more

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Government may be run by only two parties, but the bars and clubs in Washington, DC are not so limited. Battalions of politicos, staffers, and commuters – who double the city’s population daily – flood the streets and cram into bars all over town to celebrate that most happiest of Happy Hours.

Dupont Circle is well-known for its high-end drinking dens catering to lawyers and lobbyists in need of some swanky nightlife, but at the same time attracts all types to its surplus of sports bars, quaint taverns, spacious pubs, and gay bars.

College kids crush the infamous 18th Street strip in Adams Morgan to go wild, while Georgetown – despite the privileged pedigree of its residents – shelters everything from glitzy bars to timeless saloons. And then there’s the up-and-coming H Street Corridor and ever-popular U Street, both lined with themed haunts, craft brewpubs, and bare-bones dives.

Although visitors will meet people from all walks of life in DC watering holes, the international vibe is even more apparent in the higher end bars and clubs and lounges, with moneyed embassy dignitaries, wealthy diplomat kids, and foreign jet-setters squeezing their way into the most exclusive red-roped venues in Dupont, and powerbrokers dancing to power ballads Downtown or in Georgetown.

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  1. Lucas

    Sports? Pub crawls? Rowdy bars? Good beer? Then check out these suggestions from Lucas:

    Dan's Café - Dive Bar in Washington, DC.

    20s / 70s Music

    Public Bar - Restaurant | Rooftop Bar | Sports Bar in Washington, DC.

    20s / Anything goes

    Lucky Bar - Pub | Sports Bar in Washington, DC.

    20s / After Work

    Town Hall - Bar | Restaurant in Washington, DC.

    20s / 30s

    Lucas Likes: Beer Sports Rowdy Casual Anything goes Bar Flirty

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  2. Adriana

    Exclusive hotspots? Chic crowds? Bottle service? Posh shopping? Then check out these suggestions from Adriana:

    ADC - Rooftop Bar | Rooftop Lounge in Washington, DC.

    20s / 30s

    George - Bar | Club in Washington, DC.

    Bar / Button-downs

    Josephine - Club | Lounge in Washington, DC.

    20s / 30s

    Adriana Likes: Exclusive Nightclub Fashion Forward Shopping Jetsetter Lounge Hotel Bar High End / Exclusive

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  3. Jonah

    Eclectic crowds? Authentic bars? Live music? Nothing mainstream? Then check out these suggestions from Jonah:

    Black Cat - Bar | Club | Live Music Venue | Restaurant in Washington, DC.

    20s / 80s Music

    9:30 Club - Bar | Club | Live Music Venue in Washington, DC.

    All Ages / All Types

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

    20s / Artists

    DC9 - Bar | Live Music Venue | Restaurant in Washington, DC.

    20s / 30s

    Jonah Likes: Live Music Eclectic Indie Alternative Non-mainstream Laid back Conversational Creative / Art / Music Types

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  4. Emma

    Amazing drink deals? Unpretentious crowds? Karaoke with friends? Dancing all night? Then check out these suggestions from Emma:

    Emma Likes: Happy Hour Culture Dancing Lively Budget-friendly Sightseeing Party Groups

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Explore Washington, DC Bars and Clubs by Neighborhood

U Street Corridor

Town Danceboutique - Gay Bar | Gay Club in Washington, DC. more bars in U Street Corridor

Dupont Circle

Barcöde - Bar | Club | Lounge | Restaurant in Washington, DC. more bars in Dupont Circle

Downtown

P.O.V. Roof Terrace and Lounge - Cocktail Bar | Hotel Bar | Restaurant | Rooftop Lounge in Washington, DC. more bars in Downtown

Adams Morgan

Madam's Organ Blues Bar - Bar | Live Music Venue | Restaurant in Washington, DC. more bars in Adams Morgan

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