Dining Area
Main Dining Area
  • Venue type: Restaurant/ lounge
  • Amenities: Happy hour, Sunday brunch, Full menu, Happy hour menu, Full bar, Private events, Bottle service.
  • Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 11pm- 2 am Friday- Saturday: 10 pm- 3 am
  • Cover charge: None
  • Dress code: Fashionable
  • Age requirement:  21+ on the weekend
  • Location: McPherson Square
  • Address: 1300 I street NW Washington DC 20005
  • Contact: 202-682-9500
  • Website: www.richardsandoval.com/torotorodc/



Richard Sandoval’s newest DC hotspot is an upscale Latin restaurant serving authentic cuisine during the day, with full bars in both the dining and downstairs lounge areas. Everything in Toro Toro is perfectly Latin themed, from the furnishings to the Day of the Dead bottled beers. Boasting burning amber onyx walls, lush black leather couches, a lit-up bar, glowing orange countertops, and state-of-the art lighting system, Toro Toro creates an ambience of pure elegance.

On the main floor, you can enjoy the quiet, classy atmosphere at the bar, or candle-lit table to unwind from a long day. The happy hour includes reasonably priced and tasty appetizers and cocktails, featuring Latin-inspired dishes such as their chipotle hummus and smoked guacamole.

Located on the bottom level, the 5,000 sqft late night lounge provides an intimate and vibrant setting for guests to dance and converse.VIP tables are placed conveniently by the dance floor with comfy and chic couches for guests. Candles are lit next to plush booths to enhance the intimate ambience. Another notable aspect of this floor is the state-of-the art lighting system, with its beautiful array of bright colors and patterns. The flashing lights are perfectly timed to create a high-energy and sensual vibe on the dancefloor. The beautiful upscale interior is complimented with tasty, Latin-inspired drinks, exceptional service, and uplifting house music.

I would recommend Toro Toro for private events and celebrations. Tables provide an intimate setting for guests to enjoy delicious drinks and for you to have a great time with friends. They also come with excellent service. The VIP hostesses were very attentive and made sure to keep our table stocked throughout the night.

For bottle service specials and rates, call 202.682.9500. Toro Toro is also available for private events.

Written by Roma Moradian and Sana Alloo


Toro Toro Bar

VIP Seating

Toro Toro



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$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: 5/20/14 at 1:34pm) 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: 6/18/14 at 1:47pm) Add comments




  • Venue Type: Nightclub/Lounge
  • Amenities: Full bar, bottle service, private events, no cover charge
  • Hours: Wednesday: 10:00pm – 2:00am, Thursday: 10:00pm – 2:00am, Friday: 10:00pm – 3:00am, 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'

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 10:04pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:48pm) Add comments
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A new Wednesday monthly takes an outside the box approach to DC nightlife.

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Strawberries & Champagne: 10/11/13 at Barcode

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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.

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