$5 Fireball

By Garrett Blakeman in Barcode, dc bars, DC Clubs, Dc Nightclubs, Ultrabar DC, Whats hot in DC Nightlife
Thursday, February 6, 2014, 6:02pm. (Updated: 4/02/14 at 3:04pm) Add comments

DC Fireball Special

You love Fireball, we love Fireball.. let’s be honest everyone loves Fireball!

Join us at Barcode on Fridays and Ultrabar Thursdays and Saturdays for $5 Fireball shots 10pm to midnight.

Upstairs Cocktail Lounge

Mari Vanna


  • Venue Type: Restaurant/Lounge
  • Amenities: Full menu, full bar, house-infused vodka, DJ, bottle service, private events, brunch, happy hour
  • Hours: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 1:30am, Saturday: 12:00pm – 2:00am, Sunday: 11:30am – 1:00am
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Age Requirement: 21+ after 9:00pm
  • Location: Farragut North/Dupont Circle
  • Address: 1141 Connecticut Ave NW
  • Contact: 202-783-7777
  • Website: www.marivanna.ru/washington
Venue Overview:

Located close to the Farragut North metro and just outside of Dupont Circle, Mari Vanna is an essential stop for anyone in the DC area. Serving up delicious authentic Russian homestyle cuisine during the day and supplying D.C. with an impressive selection of over 70 house-infused vodka’s by night, Mari Vanna boasts an ambient atmosphere that gives its patrons an eclectic “tea party-meets-grandma’s-house” vibe. The D.C. location is its biggest one yet, and for good reason – this place has a lot to offer.

If you like dancing, good music, great food, and vodka that you don’t need a chaser for, then I would say Mari Vanna is the place for you. The cocktail lounge upstairs is perfect for a night out with friends. It’s got an intimate atmosphere but you’ll never feel like you’re being overcrowded. The crowd stays pretty steady all night, usually a mix of DC natives, tourists, and people from all around the world. Bottle service is available upon request. I would definitely recommend ordering some of their house-infused vodka if you have a group of people with you. Another perk of Mari Vanna is the keys. You can ask the bartender upstairs for a key, which you’ll need on most Monday nights to get in (or be with someone who has one). Bottom line: whether you decide to start or end your night here, going to Mari Vanna is always a good idea.

View their menu here.

Photo Tour:
Store Front

Store Front

First Floor

First Floor

Mezzanine Level

Mezzanine Level

Top Floor Cocktail Lounge

Top Floor Cocktail Lounge

Antonovka Cocktail

Signature Antonovka Cocktail: Russian standard apple liqueur, pear puree and lemon juice, garnished with a slice of granny smith apple

Salo Plate

Salo Plate: A traditional assortment of salt cured pork fatback with onion, garlic, rye toast and Russian mustard


Blinis: Homemade Russian style crepes served with salmon caviar or sour cream

 *All images courtesy of Travis Vaughn and Mari Vanna.


By Ally in dc bars, DC Clubs, DC Lounges, Dc Nightclubs, DC Nightclubs and Nightlife Guide, DC Nightlife, Info Line, washington dc guide
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 4:08am. (Updated: 12/09/13 at 11:59am) Add comments




  • Venue Type: Nightclub/Lounge
  • Amenities: Full bar, bottle service, private events, no cover charge
  • Hours: Wednesday: 6:00pm – 2:00am, Friday & Saturday: 10:00pm – 3:00am
  • Dresscode: Dress to impress
  • Age Requirement: 21+
  • Location: Dupont Circle
  • Address: 1337 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
  • Contact: 202.810.2770
  • Website: www.kabindc.com
Venue Overview

Kabin’s decor has a modern, chic, upscale ski-lodge look to it that’s complete with plasma TVs with images of burning logs. The floors are all hardwood and there’s this really interesting black reflective structure coming out of the ceiling that resembles an ice crystal.If you look at it you can see an aerial view of the whole club in the reflection.  The bottle service area is roped off, featuring granite tables underneath chandeliers. It’s hard not to feel like you’re actually at a cabin.

Kabin is one of those rare places that successfully caters to everyone; the crowd is a melting pot of all types of people. The bar staff is very attentive, I never had to wait more than a few minutes to get a drink, and the prices are reasonable ($9 for a whiskey and ginger). If you’re in your early 20′s – late 30′s then this would be a good place for you to go on a Friday or Saturday night. I would recommend starting or ending your night here. The dance floor was packed, and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves drinking, dancing, and mingling. The DJ, (DJ Heat), played a house set that kept everyone moving.

For bottle service specials and rates, call 202.810.2770. Kabin is also available for private events.

Photo Tour
View from front door

View from front door



Champagne Wall

Champagne Wall

VIP Tables

VIP Tables

Bottle Service Girls

Bottle Service Girls

Front Door

Front Door


For more information check out Kabin on Facebook.

Think Pink: 10/18/13 at Barcode

By Garrett Blakeman in dc bars, DC Events, DC Lounges, DC Nightlife
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 7:08pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:39pm) Add comments
Panorama Productions and Barcode Present:

Think Pink – Breast Cancer Awareness & Charity Event

Friday, October 18, 2013
Barcode • 1101 12th NW • Washington, DC


As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we will be donating door and bar proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. Come out to Barcode this Friday night and honor someone who has been affected by breast cancer.


  • 39 types of beer (12 on tap)
  • 12 specialty cocktails
  • Extensive wine & champagne menu
  • Kitchen until midnight
  • Dance/Top 40 hits
  • (2) 72″ Projectors
  • (10) 40″ HDTVs
  • Color-changing marble, LED walls


  • Heated Patio
  • Removable indoor/outdoor walls
  • $150 Bottles of Stoli
  • $5 Guiness
  • $3 PBR
  • Hookah

Young Professionals have found a home onFridays in DC at the clean, comfortable Barcöde.

Barcode is what you make it. A low key evening on the patio, a wild one on the dance floor or a night of drinking with the boys.

DJ Saam blends the freshest mashups, popular hip-hop and house music.

DC Promoter Goes Outside the Box with 'Rendezvous'

By Ravi in dc bars, DC Events, Whats hot in DC Nightlife
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 10:04pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:48pm) Add comments

The Competition Will Always Be There

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A view from the prime real estate at NE DC’s year-old Echostage concert venue. It was voted #4 club in America in the 2013 DJ Magazine Top 100 Clubs poll.

Whether you’re into DC bars, lounges or clubs, one thing is clear: They’re all competing to show you a good time. From the no-frills bars on H street and upscale lounges of K, to the variety on U street and reckless EDM nights at Glow; DC is home to a wide range of independent and ‘corporate’ night life businesses.

Most venues and promoters work against each other.

Partnerships do exist, but generally it’s because of shared ownership somewhere. Panorama Productions (Ultrabar, Echostage, Glow, Barcode, Josephine) is trying something different.

Starting this Fall, Panorama will host ‘Rendezvous,’ a monthly affair that brings the competition together. Every month will feature Panorama promoting a new venue. It gives people a fresh experience and hopefully, a different take on the many options available in America’s #3 happiest place for young professionals.

This first installment happens Wednesday 10/2 on the Midtown rooftop.

The Midtown Partyplex is a DuPont Circle favorite, featuring multiple floors and tons of singles. With fall weather quickly approaching, there won’t be many rooftop nights left. Break up the week and join Panorama Productions as they go outside the box and inside a new location 1 night/month.

Click on the flyer for details.

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Midtown is a part of the Michael Romeo Group, owners/operators of Midtown/Midtown Loft, Dirty Martini/Dirty Bar, Tattoo, Lotus and the recently-closed Fur Nightclub. There is also talk of a new venue TBA in the near future.

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Any DC cabs that have not applied for a credit card sales system by August 15th will be subject to impound on September 1st. So basically, DC cabs will take credit cards this fall!

Strawberries & Champagne: 10/11/13 at Barcode

By Garrett Blakeman in Barcode, dc bars, DC Clubs, DC Events, DC Nightlife, DJ Events
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 11:00am. (Updated: 10/12/13 at 7:53am) Add comments

Get your weekend started off right with FREE chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne from 9-11PM at Barcöde! No cover all night!

Beach Party: 7/13/13 at Ultrabar

By Garrett Blakeman in dc bars, DC Clubs, DC Events, Dc Nightclubs
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 3:25pm. (Updated: 7/14/13 at 7:46am) Add comments

Bummed you havent made it to the beach recently? Don’t worry because we’re bringing the beach to the club baby!


A guide to the best parties of 4th of July Weekend in Washington, DC. From low key hookahs on the patio to reckless EDM concerts, we’ve covered it all.

Weiners and Hookahs: 7/2/13 at Barcode

By Garrett Blakeman in dc bars, DC Clubs
Monday, July 1, 2013, 6:14pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 6:00pm) Add comments

Join us Tuesday night 7/2/13 10pm at Barcode for a Pre Independence Day Party with Hookahs, Hotdogs and great music!

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