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Bars and nightlife in Washington

Top bars

American Restaurant
“Our favorite date night spot. Conveniently located near monuments and museums. Our favorites are the brie and onion jam farm bread, the skillet cornbread, and the chicken and waffles!”
  • 71 locals recommend
Bar
“Yes, Georgia Brown’s makes brunch look easy. Maybe it’s the low country food that makes the entire experience so relaxed. That combined with the music and chill hospitality. Families were there after church, friends were celebrating special occasions; this D.C. institution was full of locals. It’s the kind of place where you should lounge around in a big hat with your mimosa, listen to jazz, and stuff yourself stupid.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Steakhouse
  • 3 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
“Walking into Off the Record feels like stepping into another era. The luxurious basement bar in The Hay-Adams, a historic hotel, is all about its dramatic red seating, old-school cocktails, and political caricatures on walls and coasters. The D.C. institution is undoubtedly referenced in more than one political-scandal footnote—despite billing itself as "Washington's Place to be Seen and Not Heard." Martinis, Manhattans, and Old Fashioneds rule the roost here. You'll find a few D.C. spirits on the list, too, along with specialty cocktails like a pear martini and a "Trumpy" Sour (Filibuster Boondoggler Whiskey, lemon juice, thyme, and honey). Drinks here will set you back a $20, but you're paying for the historic atmosphere as much for the skill with which they're made. This is a power drinking spot with the crowd to match.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Seafood Restaurant
“Lisa (Airbnb Guest) suggested this restaurant. She and her friend loved it! About: McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks is on K Street, right next to Farragut Square and just two blocks from the White House. Named by Washingtonian Magazine's readers as "Best Seafood Restaurant" and "Best Happy Hour," this classic downtown DC restaurant is the "see and be seen" restaurant in the heart of the city. From fresh seafood and shellfish to aged steaks and garden fresh salads, our goal is to exceed your dining expectations. As our guest you will experience culinary excellence at its best. Our menus reflect seafood from the Pacific Rim, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. We also source products from local ranches, farms and wineries to showcase regionally inspired dishes. A distinctive feature of our restaurant is our beautiful bar area that offers you a comfortable environment from which to enjoy a wide variety of wines, beers, classic drinks and trendy cocktails.”
  • 1 local recommends
Night Club
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends

Nightclubs

Night Club
  • 2 locals recommend

Music venues

Concert Hall
“Serving as a performance venue, this is Washington, D.C.'s largest concert hall.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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