CLOSED: MIA Lounge

By Peach in DC Lounges
Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 2:21pm. (Updated: 1/23/15 at 4:51pm) Add comments

Missing in Action

A newer addition to DC lounges, M.I.A. lounge Washington DC boasts 3D projectors, floating torsos, lips, drinks and most importantly… a Bunny.

DC lounges MIA

Address:

1214 18th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20036

Phone:

202-785-9525

Hours:

Wed – Thu: 10PM – 2AM

Fri – Sat: 10PM – 3AM

Official Web Site:

http://mialoungedc.com

Missing in Action (not ‘Miami’) opened its glossy, girly, glittery, hot pink doors in November.

Some may know the Dupont haunt as the former Andalu, or more recently, Lupe Mexican Cantina. Neighbors with Public Bar, M.I.A. brings a fresh concept to the District.

DC lounges stripper polesAt first glance, M.I.A. Lounge DC resembles Beauty Bar, the hipster chain with spots in New York, San Francisco, Hollywood, Vegas, and more with it’s mannequins and pink, shiny décor.

It definitely stepped it up in Midtown by adding some serious out-of-the-box entertainment like the 6-foot, fully-costumed bunny rabbit running wild and getting more photo time than a Playmate.

MIA washington dc bunny rabbitM.I.A. also adds a saxophone player, fire breathers, stilt walkers, and pole dancers!

A little too out there? It’s cool. Bar and bottle service options take guests back to the D.C. comfort zone with solid prices.

“I wanted this club to be unique from any other in the city. Most clubs owned by a man look like they’re owned by a man. This one is designed by a woman because I wanted a feminine touch.”

Mehdi Ben, Managing Partner

Other soft touches include the “lip wall” (a wall loaded with pictures of lips), the “liquid table” that reacts to your touch, silver mannequins adorning the downstairs bar, a giant stripper pole, vinyl seating, and handcuffs & silver machine guns on the bathroom walls.

“We definitely wanted to think outside the box… We wanted everything to shimmer and sparkle.”

-Irene, Interior Designer

Most importantly, who is in that Bunny costume and how does one restrain from ripping off its head? Where did the idea stem from? Was it Donny Darko? Was it It’s All Gone Pete Tong? These are the things that keep us up at night…

4 Responses to “CLOSED: MIA Lounge”

  1. manny says:

    The M.I.A. is definitely hip. I mean, the sound, the girls, the decorations and of course the well drinks. OMG, beautiful people with beautiful people. Dupont Circle area needed MIA. Great concept. The place to be.

  2. sahketthia says:

    How much to get in on Saturday nights

  3. Linh says:

    I was just wondering where can I find pics taken at mia lounge from the sat that just past

  4. Heather says:

    HORRIBLE! DONT GO HERE! RUDE MANAGEMENT AND STAFF! BARTENDER GAVE HERSELF A 100% TIP ON MY CARD. BEEN TALKING TO MANAGEMENT IN HOPE OF GETTING MY MONEY BACK WITH NO RESULTS. THEY RIP PEOPLE OFF. GO TO HEIST OR PUBLIC!

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