Modern

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Modern 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. Washington, DC United States 38.9051774993439 -77.0656371116638
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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... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    Th 9pm–2am, F–Sa 9pm–3am
    Open on Sunday if following Monday is a Federal holiday

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Modern Review

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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.

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 surround a dimly-lit circular bar, where sexy servers fill their trays with Grey Goose and champagne and the shelves around the copper pillar overflow with sparkling liquor bottles.

Perhaps the most obvious example of the club’s “modern” design is the round discs dotting the ceiling, while hanging bubble chairs and rotating colored lights add a bit of retro funk for the diverse crowd to enjoy.

Finely coiffed fashionistas cozy into VIP nooks when they need a break from the hip-hop, Top 20, and house music that kicks off each night, but with ever-changing dress codes to match the theme nights, the clientele can range from track-suited break dancers to bedazzled beauties.

For whoever ends up crowding the wooden dance floor, a second smaller bar just off to the side provides a pit-stop away from the gyrating fray.

A chic club abounding with old-fashioned fun and a multi-faceted mélange of minglers, Modern is a great place to enjoy a bottle of bubbly on an elegant banquette or pop and lock with a bottle of Bud.

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Tip from Adriana:

Modern publishes a password on their e-mail and SMS list that gives you free entry before midnight.

  • Crowd

    Diverse mix of fun-loving Georgetown University students, fashionistas, upscale young professionals, avid break dancers, and clubbers, mid-20s to early 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    DJ spins mostly dance-oriented party music, including hip-hop, old-school classics, house, mash-ups, rock, and reggae.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    No food. No cover charge on Thursdays. Free admission for guys F–Sa before 10pm; ladies before 11pm. Ample street parking and paid lot across the street.

  • Prices

    Cover charge $10 (usually free on Thursdays). Beer $3–$6, cocktails $10–$12, champagne $105+/bottle, bottle service $150–$900. Coat check $3 (only available October–April).

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual on Thursdays: jeans, graphic t-shirts, loose dresses good for dancing. Dress to impress on Fridays and Saturdays: trendy club wear, suits, cocktail dresses. Dress code: no athletic wear, jerseys, sweatshirts, white or dirty sneakers, untied laces, flip-flops, sunglasses, baseball hats, do-rags, bandanas, shorts, oversized or white t-shirts, torn jeans.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Thursdays for a casual crowd of young patrons looking to dance, and Fridays and Saturdays for a more upscale atmosphere.

  • Close By

    L2 Lounge (3315 Cady's Alley NW) kicks up the exclusive vibe with its members-only policy.

Modern User Reviews

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The Modern Experience
Jonisha T. Sep 18, 2012
It's the place where DC's most beautiful gather for a night of pure, unadulterated fun. Rooted in the heart of Georgetown, Modern is a diamond amongst the rubble of sports pubs and taverns. With its sparkling decor and glamourous patrons, Modern has quickly become the apple of DC's eye. When you walk into Modern, you can feel the static and energy emitting from the dance floor. But it's the flawless beauty and demure lighting of the circular bar that catches your eye. The bartenders hand their thirsty patrons overflowing glasses of champagne or shot glasses full of the finest tequila, leaving no one standing by the bar empty handed for too long. You'll fall in love i with the chic interior of Modern. The gorgeous white lounge chairs and VIP sections make anyone's night, from the first timers to the frequent fashionistas. And let's not forget to mention the eloquent bottle service either. With Hip-Hop, Techno, House, and the Top 40 blasting from the DJ Booth, Modern is a place for anyone to come and show off their sexy. A chic, fabulous club for the fun-loving, non-stop party goers, Modern will satisfy your appetite and quench your thirst for a good time. Modern was made for the beautiful people and it has a little something for everyone. You'll fall in love in Modern.
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