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Bars and nightlife in Washington

Top bars

Music Venue
“Awarded "Nightclub of the Year" honors 4 times by Pollstar, the concert industry trade journal. it has also been Pollstar's top ticket selling club. Rolling Stone rated the club #1 Big Room in US. ”
  • 229 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Diners can lounge at the modern brasserie and sidewalk cafe for a long time; Le Diplomate serves brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends.”
  • 264 locals recommend
Café
“great neighborhood coffee shop and location of. farmers market in warmer months ”
  • 181 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Vanessa is bonafide real New Jersey Italian. This is her favorite Italian restaurant in DC. Menu changes, but the lamb ragu is usually on the menu and is the best item.”
  • 184 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Sleek coffeehouse and lounge serving American bistro fare, milkshakes & specialty cocktails. Great for brunch.”
  • 171 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“This a great place for small plates at a reasonable price , the food is the best it is Only a 5 minute walk from out house in Edgehill village”
  • 157 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Tryst is a coffee shop reminiscent of Central Perk on Friends, with overstuffed sofas and table service. They have a much bigger food menu, and it's a great place for breakfast or lunch.”
  • 159 locals recommend
Pub
“Boundary Stone Public House is a neighborhood establishment that fosters a welcoming environment for people to gather around food, drink, music and good company.”
  • 148 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Coffee Shop
“Tryst is a coffee shop reminiscent of Central Perk on Friends, with overstuffed sofas and table service. They have a much bigger food menu, and it's a great place for breakfast or lunch.”
  • 159 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“Located above Birch and Barley restaurant on 14th Street near Logan Circle, ChurchKey, which opened in 2009, is a clubhouse for D.C.'s beer aficionados. Washingtonians flock to ChurchKey's long bar to work their way through its 555 labels, all selected by beer director Greg Engert. The menu here is equipped with 50 taps and special climate controls to ensure your beer is the perfect temperature. The massive list of drafts menu is divided into categories like "Crisp," "Roast," "Hop," "Smoke," or "Tart and Funky." The menu of bottled beers is so long that it's basically a book. No matter where you fall on the spectrum of beer fandom, head here to see what beer church looks like for the truly devotional.”
  • 92 locals recommend
Dive Bar
“Great for a Sunday afternoon jam session with the band "Granny and the Boys"... look it up, you'll love it!”
  • 89 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Rock and roll, my friends. Range of music from local bands to up-and-coming national favorites. Worth checking their website, or just walking past to see who's playing.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Awesome bands and DJs come through. Worth checking out the calendar to see whose playing.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Gay Bar
“Nellie's hosts an absolutely fantastic drag brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Usually there are shows at 11 AM and 1 PM, an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet, and a free mimosa.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Bar
“An old favorite watering hole on Georgia Avenue featuring two levels, a back patio, quiz nites, open mic nites and more. Happy Hour every day 4PM - 8PM with $2 off all drafts - liquor - wine AND half off half smokes! ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“Reservartions recommended. Palak Chaat is insanely good here. I think the whole menu is solid, honestly. ”
  • 49 locals recommend

Music venues

Performing Arts Venue
“Enjoy a FREE world-class performance each and every day at the Millenium Stage!”
  • 195 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Awarded "Nightclub of the Year" honors 4 times by Pollstar, the concert industry trade journal. it has also been Pollstar's top ticket selling club. Rolling Stone rated the club #1 Big Room in US. ”
  • 229 locals recommend
Bar
“Just across the street, Wonderland has great bar food, a lively patio, and entertainment many nights of the week (such as free open mic comedy). Try the breakfast burrito for brunch or the southern fried chicken sandwich and eggplant fries for dinner - and bring your appetite!”
  • 138 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“A dinner theater with an incredible history, the Howard Theater now offers music and dance parties of all kinds as well as African-American theater and a Sunday gospel brunch.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Rock and roll, my friends. Range of music from local bands to up-and-coming national favorites. Worth checking their website, or just walking past to see who's playing.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Awesome bands and DJs come through. Worth checking out the calendar to see whose playing.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Nightlife Spot
“1/2 price sushi everyday from 3:00PM-6:00PM and 11:00PM to closing. Very fresh. Great American food as well.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Owned by the 9:30 club (along with a number of other venues), The Lincoln Theatre, was a cultural center of D.C., predating and influencing Harlem’s renaissance. Washington natives Duke Ellington and Pearl Bailey were joined by nationally acclaimed artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday, Nat King Cole, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, and Sarah Vaughn who performed regularly on the storied stage. It offers a wide variety of acts, from music, to comedy, to performance art and more.”
  • 22 locals recommend
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