Clubs and Bars for 18 Years Old and Over
911 F St NW Washington, DC 20004. 202-638-4663
6 bars, 4 floors and a mezzanine level appealing to the 18-30 crowd. Ultrabar was made for those who really like to dance and party. It definitely gets wild. Ultrabar sets the standard for nightclubs in DC.
2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE. 202.503.2330
Washington DC’s newest and largest dedicated concert venue was built to house large-scale concert productions. Recent bookings include Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Avicii, Big Sean and Beenie Man.For upcoming events visit www.echostage.com
1420 K St NW Washington, DC 20005
Open for 18+: Tuesday-Sunday (unless otherwise noted)
Atmosphere: If you want to go out and dance, but can’t decide between a large club or a smaller lounge: this is the place to go. Designed to remind club-goers of the golden age of underground dance, Soundcheck has been outfitted with LED walls, lights and lasers that rival Echostage, and classic, highly necessary disco balls.
U Street Music Hall
1115A U St NW Washington, DC 20009. 202-588-1880.
Nightlife 18 and over: Weeknight, Weekends with pre-purchased tickets
Atmosphere: A dance/live music club that features a state-of-the-art sound system, minimal lighting and a ‘be yourself’ attitude. Bookings span the musical gamut from Skream & Benga to Donovan Frankenreiter.
2009 8th St. NW Washington, DC 20009
Open for 18+: Friday
Atmosphere: A predominately gay dance club just outside the U Street Corridor. It is a combination of a cabaret performance space, a plush lounge, and high-energy dance club. There are two floors, multiple rooms, an outside smoking area, video installation, and LED lighting.
1008 Vermont Avenue NW Washington, DC 20005
Open for 18+: Tuesday
Atmosphere: Josephine Lounge in Washington DC is famous for the luxurious playground it provides The District’s young, upscale, fun-loving thrill seekers. Named after Napoleon’s first wife, the lounge is described as “a dark and mysterious adult fun house, all done up in black walls, lavender lights and multifaceted mirrors with embedded LEDs everywhere you look.”
1219 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036. 202-466-7529
Nightlife 18 and over: Thursday
Atmosphere: A 4-floor lounge/club with a sexy crowd. Rooms include the loft, penthouse and more. Every week college students and 20-somethings pack the Midtown Partyplex, as it’s affectionately known.
1716 I St NW Washington DC 20006. 202-905-9300
Nightlife 18 and over: Wednesday & Thursday
Atmosphere: 4 floors of aesthetic beauty. Guests of Eden find themselves surrounded by sophisticated LED displays, jungle-esque decor (it is the Garden of Eden, after all) and upscale clientele. Although a narrow venue, Eden provides a unique experience, especially to those lucky enough to make it to the rooftop, which brings a piece of South Beach to DC nightlife.
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