Washington, D.C. - Bars & Nightlife
Student life and an established city Happy Hour make DC’s bar scene a happening affair. Cocktails flow freely, particularly in the two main drinking areas, Georgetown and Adams-Morgan.
Washington lights up after dark - rave till the early hours or sip exciting cocktails in cozy surroundings.
Happy Hour in Washington is practically an institution. Bars across the city advertise and promote that one joyous hour when punters can get beverages for half the price, or often even less. Look for posters and flyers to get the low-down on the best deals. Usually between 4pm and 8pm, beers, cocktails and snacks are sold for as little as $1.50.
Featuring the extravagant Caviar Bar, 701 is DC’s vodka specialist. To accompany the wide range on offer, connoisseurs can sample an assortment of Russia’s best roe.
Georgetown regulars have been frequenting this Washington institution for almost 40 years. Once a student watering hole, it now boasts more sophisticated décor to match its upscale clientele.
Previously a local chemist, old medicine bottles still litter the shelves and pills are scattered beneath glass tabletops. Just what the doctor ordered.
New on the Adams-Morgan scene, Reef’s rooftop deck draws a young, social crowd. The main indoor attraction is the centralized bar and huge colourful fish aquariums.
This is Georgetown’s most popular student/lecturer hang-out. Tutorials are forgotten in a relaxed and noisy atmosphere where pitchers of beer are washed down with the latest college gossip.
Take in some indie-rock with both regular acts at 9:30’s warehouse-based venue. The club attracts up to 1,200 revelers at weekends to appreciate up and coming and established musical talent.
18th Street Lounge
Intimate and exclusive, dress to impress at this hip hop venue. Housed in a mansion, the interior is polished and the dance floor crammed with well-heeled regulars.
Madam’s Organ’s most raucous blues and jazz club attract a fun crowd. Look for a wall painting of ’Madam’ herself to find the entrance, all bosoms and red hair. Redheads are served half-price beer inside.
Fur Night Club
This is a nightclub with an enormous dance floor, intimate lounges, a smoke-free balcony and theme rooms. You can dance in one of the 4 dance floors to music like hip hop, house, latin and top 40. They also provides a late-night espresso bar and café.