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 until the early hours or sip exciting cocktails in cozy surroundings.


Eden is a four floor club/lounge complete with a beautiful rooftop. Walking up to the first floor, you will instantly feel as though you have been transported to a hedonist’s paradise. The mock waterfalls behind the bamboo-fronted bar, jungle-esque decor and leveled VIP provide an instant escape from office and government buildings throughout Washington. Eden's second floor provides a more traditional, club-like atmosphere, with extended VIP, top 40/mash up and club kids dressed to impress. The third floor, known as the Forbidden Room, is open based on capacity. Its intimate setting allows for an up close and personal experience with the DJ as well as a calming alternative to the fruitful garden below.

Address1716 St. Northwest
Opening hoursSaturday from 9 p.m.-3 a.m.
More InfoEden VIP Party Package Includes ($300): One Bottle of Premium Vodka and One Bottle of Champagne, Complimentary Admission for up to 12 Guests, Skip the Line Privileges, and VIP Table Area


Barcode provides comfort built on a high-end backdrop of marble, open-air and illumination. The venue boasts a 45 ft bar, HDTV's, massive booths, a lounge area with projector, dining area/dance floor and sliding glass-door-panels in the spring/summer to create an indoor/outdoor ambience. A no cover/no dress code policy promotes a relaxing vibe in a modern setting. The music format is generally top 40/pop-house/popular hip-hop.

Address1101 17th Street (Northwest)
Opening hoursFriday from 9 p.m.-3 a.m.
More InfoBarCode VIP Package Includes ($400): Three Bottles of Grey Goose Vodka, Complimentary Admission for up to 10 Guests, Skip the Line Privileges, VIP Table Area

Tattoo Bar

With an edgy, hip, rock ‘n’ roll theme, Tattoo Bar offers a place to enjoy both the simplicity of a bar and the splendors of a nightclub, while still avoiding the heart thumping “house” music that most other places only offer. Tattoo Bar beckons the rock ‘n’ roll lover to come enjoy an evening of great music, good company and excellent customer service. Tattoo Bar's flexibility of music genres makes it a true pioneer of the “Party Rock” theme in the DC nightlife scene. Rocking a 90-inch projection screen and seven high definition TVs, Tattoo Bar provides visual entertainment as well as some of the best music in DC.

Address1413 K Street
Opening hoursFriday from 9 p.m.-4 a.m.
More InfoTattoo VIP Package Includes ($300): Two Bottles of Belvedere Vodka, Complimentary Admission for up to Eight Guests, Skip the Line Privileges, VIP Table Area

Dirty Bar

Dirty Bar is the Michael Romeo Group's newest addition─the Connecticut Avenue corridor will never be the same. This intoxicating and provocative pleasure palace screams sexy and mysterious. There is nothing like it in the area, the only nightclub nodding at Moulin Rouge. Allow yourself to experience a different era, feel untamed - step back into a time of fishnets, burlesque dancers and feathers.

Address1223 Connecticut Avenue (Northwest)
Opening hoursThursday from 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
More InfoDown and Dirty Package Includes ($170): One Premium Bottle, Complimentary Admission for up to Four Guests, Skip the Line Privileges, VIP Table Area

MIA Lounge

A space that truly embraces the many phases of an evening out in Washington DC, M.I.A Lounge is a destination for guests from dinner to morning with the energy of the space evolving and amplifying through the night. By cultivating a number of different styles within a single space, M.I.A Lounge aims to accommodate a varied crowd, making each part rich with its own character and appeal. Together they function cohesively to create an innovative nightlife experience.

Address1214 18th Street (Northwest)
Opening hoursFriday from 9 p.m.-4 a.m.
More InfoMIA Celebration Includes ($400): Two Bottles of Absolut Vodka and One Bottle of Champagne, Complimentary Admission for up to 12 Guests, Skip the Line Privileges, and VIP Table Area


McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon opened in the Washington DC area on St. Patrick's Day 2003 and has quickly taken its place among the premier Irish Pubs/ Restaurants and citywide nightspots as a party bar in DC. McFadden's is open for lunch & dinner with seating available for over 100 people. They have Happy Hour Specials Monday through Friday with a Live DJ spinning the hottest music Tuesday through Saturday nights.

Address2401 Pennsylvania Avenue (Northwest)
Opening hoursSunday-Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.
More InfoPremium Open Bar Package Includes ($40/Person): Three Hour Premium Open Bar Includes Any Premium Liquor, Draft or Bottled Beer and Wine, Available from 9PM-12AM or 10PM-1AM

Uptown Tap House

Uptown Tap House is a bar/restaurant located in the Cleveland Park area of Washington, D.C focused on specializing in providing a legendary, casual dining experience. The menu offers a selection of American pub fare, an expedition raw bar, and a refined, upscale beverage program. Uptown Tap House also features, weekly live music and entertainment, daily happy hour paired with nightly specials, a covered patio seating area, and a private party and event space featuring it's own private bar area.

Address3412 Connecticut Avenue (Northwest)
Opening hoursTuesday-Saturday from 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
More InfoPremium Open Bar Package Includes ($40/Person): Three Hours of Premium Open Bar Includes All Top Shelf Liquor, Bottled and Draft Beers and Wine Selections, Package Available from 9PM to 12AM or 10PM to 1AM Only

Sign of the Whale

Sign of the Whale, an 18th Street landmark for nearly one-half century located in Mid-Town is the most dynamic establishment in DC to combine both work and play. The venue offers lunch, brunch, dinner, upbeat nightlife or an exciting place to watch a sports game. Sign of the Whale is equipped with state of the art technology including digital surround sound: nine 50 inch, six 42 inch and one 72 inch plasma screen TVs and live satellite broadcasts featuring East and West Coast (college and professional) sports and events.

Address1825 M Street (Northwest)
Opening hoursTuesday-Saturday from 11:30 a.m.- 2 a.m
More InfoTop Shelf Open Bar Includes ($40/Person): Three Hour Open Bar with Top Shelf Liquor Includes All Top Shelf Liquors, Draft and Bottled Beer, Wine and Red Bull, Package Available from 9PM-12AM or 10PM-1AM Only


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.

Address701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Phone+1 202 393 0701
Public TransportArchives-Navy Memorial


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.

Address3236 M St, NW
Phone+1 202 333 9180
Public TransportFoggy Bottom-GWU, then Georgetown shuttle

Pharmacy Bar

Previously a local chemist, old medicine bottles still litter the shelves and pills are scattered beneath glass tabletops. Just what the doctor ordered.

Address2337 18th St, NW
Phone+1 202 483 1200
Public TransportWoodley Park-Zoo


New on the Adams-Morgan scene, Reef’s rooftop deck draws a young, social crowd. The main indoor attractions are the centralized bar and huge colorful fish aquariums.

Address2446 18th St, NW
Phone+1 202 518 3800
Public TransportWoodley Park-Zoo


This is Georgetown’s most popular student/lecturer hang-out. Tutorials are forgotten in a relaxed but noisy atmosphere where the latest college gossip is washed down with pitchers of beer.

Address1226 36th St
Phone+1 202 337 6668
Public TransportFoggy Bottom-GWU then Georgetown shuttle

9:30 Club

Take in some indie-rock with regular acts at 9:30’s warehouse-based venue. The club attracts up to 1,200 revelers on weekends who appreciate up and coming and established musical talent.

Address815 V St, NW
Phone+1 202 265 0930
Public TransportU Street-Cardozo