DC Lounges Overview

Josephine - Club | Lounge in DC

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.

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