Nightlife
in Washington, DC (showing 1 - 3 out of 3)

A good thing about being on vacation is that every day can be a weekend day. Wanting to hit the coolest spots in the area is only natural. That’s why we wanted to showcase this area’s vibrant nightlife.

Below you’ll find a list of the most trendy and interesting places to check out while you’re in town. Whether you’re new to the area, looking for something different to do, or just visiting, we’re sure you’ll find something you’ll love.

Eighteenth Street Lounge

1212 18th St
Washington, DC 20036   Directions

(202) 696-0210

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Getting into the Eighteenth Street Lounge may require getting past the very selective velvet rope. This premier nightlife venue doesn't just let anyone in, as it is a favorite haunt of the city's elite politicos, culture vultures and even the occasional celebrity. Once you do make it inside, you'll enjoy the cool, lounge atmosphere and superbly stocked bar. There are occasional live shows, DJs and various theme nights on the weekly calendar that are all worth checking out.

Habana Village

1834 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009   Directions

(202) 462-6310

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Habana Village is layers of fun...literally! This is an unbelievable four-story nightlife destination. Find your place on the floor to dance the salsa, merengue, tango or samba to add more than just a little spice to your evening. If you aren't quite sure of the steps, there are lessons available to help you find your groove. There isn't much time to be off your feet, but if you do need a bit of a breather, there are excellent lounges on the third and fourth floors that will revitalize your spirit. The specialty drink at Habana Village is the mojito, a tasty mix of rum, sugar and crushed mint leaves that will help you get dancing again, too.

The DC9

1940 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001   Directions

(202) 483-5000

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At the end of the evening, why end it? The DC9 is the perfect place to listen to the resident DJ spin tunes until the wee hours. Or, if you prefer something a little earlier, the club is also a great place to begin your DC nightlife experience, as the venue is perfect for convening with friends and hanging out for awhile after work. In the middle of the evening, the energy level rises thanks to the excellent live bands that frequently plug in and play. So, clearly, at whatever point you are in your evening out, DC9 has you covered.

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