Washington, D.C., bars and clubs have something to offer all. The scene here is diverse to say the least. You’ll find clubs that cater to wealthy foreigners, gays and lesbians and college frat bars - and everything in between. There’s no mistaking Washington, D.C, bars as anything resembling boring.
There are numerous hotspots for bars and clubs in Washington, D.C., from Dupont Circle to Georgetown. These range from high-octane dance clubs to pubs with a decidedly collegiate feel.
Spots here have a way of being here one day - and gone the next. What’s hip today could be snooze-ville next week. Trying to keep track is dizzying to say the least. One way to find the latest and greatest is to pick up a copy of the Washington City Paper, which is free. You’ll see lots of listings here, as well as specials, events and great things to do after dark.
A long popular spot for live music is the 930 Club at 815 V St. NW. It has a two-level balcony and a stage that has showcased names like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Smashing Pumpkins. The beer here is known for being amazing, and the food also is worthy of note.
If you want a drink with a view, check out Rooftop Terrace at 515 15th St. NW. It’s in Hotel Washington. You’ll be able to see the White House and the Washington Monument from the beautiful terrace.
For jazz, try The Smithsonian Atrium Cafe at 10th St. NW and Constitution Ave. This spot is in the National Museum of Natural History. Fridays from 6 to 10 pm this becomes a jazz cafe for locals with a $10 cover charge. HR-57 at 1610 14th St NW also features good jazz music from Wednesdays to Sunday after dark.