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Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 6:27pm. (Updated: 5/22/12 at 11:26pm) Add comments

Upscale, great shopping and home of DC’s top university, Georgetown is a hopping place for night life in Washington, DC. Home to some of the city’s trendiest shops, bars, and restaurants, Georgetown is an oasis of upscale indulgences. With the scene centered around M Street, Wisconsin Avenue, and the Georgetown Waterfront; students, residents and visitors come together in this affluent playground.

Below is a list of some great venues in Georgetown.


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Described as “the kind of place that serves a solid cheeseburger and good cold beer,” on No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain.

Open since 1967, it’s a popular hangout place for locals.


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George is the epitome of a Georgetown college bar.

It’s got the fashionable/sexy clientele, pricey drinks and students down to get down.

Guest list recommended


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Great place to impress a date.

Good sushi, smooth cocktails, low lighting and close to the waterfront.

Old Glory

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Beer, bourbon, and BBQ.

Old Glory is swamped with college students on weekends and hungry people during the day.

Rhino Bar

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Located in the center of M Street, Rhino Bar has great drink specials and drunk college students.

If dancing and drinking isn’t quite your thing, Rhino Bar also features plenty of sports on its TVs.

Rugby Cafe

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Ralph Lauren’s Rugby Cafe is a cozy, low key alternative to the bustling venues found throughout Georgetown.

While it won’t exactly split your ears, wild times are certainly afoot at the Rugby Cafe!

The Third Edition

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Featured in 1985 coming-of-age film St. Elmo’s Fire, The Third Edition’s bar serves up plenty of brews to its dancing college students.

The kitchen specializes in seasonal America comfort foods.

The Tombs

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Also portrayed in St. Elmo’s Fire, The Tombs is a Georgetown tradition, with food and drinks for days… and days.

If you dine/drink there every day of the semester, you’ll be inscribed on their “99 Days” wall of fame!

Zenobia Lounge

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Georgetown’s hookah bar features middle eastern food, shishah and really strong coffee.

See DC Clubbing’s Your Guide to DC Hookah Bars for more info on Zenobia and other great hookah bars in Washington, DC!

2 Responses to “Georgetown”

  1. Anthony says:

    It was a very nice place 2 seem 2 hang out at

  2. Steven Groben says:

    new bar the wisky room on m street

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