CLOSED: The Red Palace

By Peach in dc bars
Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 4:04pm. (Updated: 1/23/15 at 4:19pm) Add comments

The Red Palace

  • Venue Type: Dive Bar, Carnival Freak Show, Live Music Venue
  • Estimated Size: 200
  • Amenities: Happy hour, open 7 days a week, bar food, live music, karaoke, variety and side shows, burlesque
  • Cover Charge: $0 – $15
  • Hours: Daily 5PM-Last Call
  • Dress Code: Anything Goes
  • Age Requirement: 18+ (depending on the show)
  • Neighborhood: H Street
  • Address: 1212 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002.  (202) 399 3201
  • Website:
  • Atmosphere:   With the merger of the two beloved dives Palace of Wonder and The Red & Black, their love child, The Red Palace was born unto H St. as an indie rock, freak show haven for hipsters and scenesters of all ages (depending on the show).   The rockin’ burlesque venue mashed everything you love about a dive bar- cheap drinks, no dress code, hardcore drinkers with a circus side show freak fest.  Come to check out the tassel twirling burlesque dancers, indie bands, and variety shows while you knock back eclectically named beer and no named whiskey shots!
Venue Overview

This place is Freak Show, Circus, Vaudeville, Kitch, and bar rolled into one amazing package.  Downstairs, the vibe remains mostly dive bar with 2 full bars, tables, booths, photos on the ceiling and lit-up wizards’ heads from boardwalks of yester year. Beer lists on chalkboards, with selections like Flying Dog Raging Bitch Belgian Style I.P.A., Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’, Founder’s Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale, Stoudt’s Fat Dog Imperial Oatmeal Stout, draft beer selections and much more.

The upstairs, to the live music space complete with exposed beams, creaky floors, and a wooden bar reminiscent of an abandoned shed.  There is no seating upstairs, thus to encourage dancing and mingling amongst guests, but there is an outdoor patio for the warm months.

Concert Crowd

Raging fans of the indie rock music scene at The Red Palace 


Performers at Red Palace

Sword Swallowers and Burlesque Dancers add to the Circus Side Show

Performances can include trapeze artists, fire dancers, burlesque performers and a guy who actually hammered a nail into his face and bicep.

The dark lit funhouse is full of freakish oddities including mannequins of elephant men, a shriveled 5-legged dog in a case, babies in jars and what looked like a pair of lips in a jar of formaldehyde.

If you still have an appetite, The Red Palace just added a full kitchen, which churns out a menu of gourmet burgers and sandwiches, appetizers, salads, tons of delicious sides and desserts. Don’t worry there are no babies with a dorsal fin or 100 year old eggs on the menu.


Happy Hour: 5PM-8PM Daily
Tuesday 1/2 Priced Burger Night
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Red Palace Venue

The main stage and patio area

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The upstairs bar and the ceiling murals

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Pats vs. G-Men in Peyton’s House

2012 Superbowl deals DC sports barsWhen: Sunday 02.05.12

Where: Barcode Restaurant, Bar and Lounge

Time: Doors at 4PM, Game at 6:25

Who: New England Patriots vs. New York Giants at Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, Indiana

Betting: As of 12PM Thursday:
NYG +3, O/U 54

Special Barcode Menu:

  • $1 Bud Light + $2 Guinness
  • 1/2 off select cans
  • $5 Margherita Pizza
  • $6 Hot Dog w/ slaw & chips
  • $9 (3) Beef/Chicken Tacos w/ avocado dip, salsa

There are many sports bars in Washington DC, but none are as clean as Barcode. We’ll put money on that right now. Over/Under 1 DC sports bar cleaner than this place. Seriously.

The $1 Bud Lights are an unbeatable DC bar special too! Combine that with the food, the HD projectors and HDTV’s and you’ve got yourself one helluva Washington DC super bowl party!

Barcode Restaurant, Bar and Lounge

1101 17th St NW
Washington DC, 20036

(202) 955-9001
(Entrance on L Street)

Lost Society

By Ravi in dc bars, DC Lounges, Dc Nightclubs, DC Nightclubs and Nightlife Guide
Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 2:16pm. (Updated: 6/18/14 at 4:37pm) Add comments

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  • Venue Type: Boutique Steakhouse, Bar, Lounge
  • Estimated Size: 300
  • Amenities: Happy Hour
  • Cover Charge: $0 – $10
  • Hours: Tue: 5:30pm -10:00pm, Wed/Thu: 5:30pm – 2:00am, Fri/Sat: 5:30pm – 3:00am,  Sun: 11:30am – 4:00pm
  • Dress Code: Dressy casual
  • Age Requirement: 21+
  • Location: U Street
  • Address: 2001 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009. (202) 618 8868
  • Website:
  • Contact:
  • Atmosphere: According to owners Dave Karim and Rich Vasey, Lost Society’s name refers to “the lost art of getting along… We want everyone to feel like they belong.” The diverse, upscale demographic suggests success. The DC restaurant & lounge feels like someone took their very upscale vintage home, put it on U Street and said, “sure, we can party every night!” The crowd is about 25-40, out for a good time but nothing crazy and looks good.
Venue Overview

Lost Society sits in the 2nd and 3rd level of an unassuming building on the corner of 14th and U Street. The ambiance inside is a far cry from the exterior.

Ascending the staircase brings DC foodies into a dining room full of rich colors and plush fabrics. Intimate corners and low light create an intimate yet upbeat atmosphere. A circular bar and southfacing windows provide a nice view of the action on U street.

Head Chef Joseph Evans, formerly of Smith & Wollensky, uses a 1,800 degree broiler to produce some of the best steak in DC!

Lost Society Washington DC steakhouse

A view of 14th and U from the deck at Lost Society. We call it a deck, but its really like a room that happens to be outdoors

The top floor is where the real action is. Designed to contrast with the second level; the white walls, wood floor, wall candles and chandeliers bring a sleek, more modern contrast to the comfort below. With a DJ booth at the end of the room and large deck with its own bar (tented in winter), the top floor of Lost Society is a great choice for going out in DC. The crowd is upscale, diverse and always smiling.

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Clockwise from top left: A packed top level, the top level during the day, the third floor deck, opa!!!!


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Comfortable dining at Lost Society!

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Two DC Breweries featured at Barcode Restaurant, Bar, Lounge

Enjoy the best happy hour in DC Monday through Friday, 3-7.
Barcode Happy Hour features half-price beer, wine and rail drinks!
DC Brau

Local breweries washington dcThe first brewery within the Washington DC city limits since 1956, the DC Brau Brewing Company features an eclectic selection of brews available both year-round and seasonally.

Barcode is happy to offer DC Brau’s January 2012 seasonal offering of ‘Thyme After Thyme,’ a strong, Belgian winter ale.

It features a zesty orange rind and herbal aroma; white grape and subtle, herbal character; mild warmth on the tail end of the finish; and added orange peel and thyme. The 9% alcohol, draft-only brew is a well balanced spiced ale perfect for lounging.

DC Brau offers nine different brews, three of which are served year round. Located in NE DC near NY Avenue, the brewery hit it big during St. Paddy’s Day 2011 and hasn’t looked back since!

Lost Rhino

local breweries washington dcLost Rhino, located in Ashburn, VA, brings its Rhino Chaser Pilsner (5.6%) to Barcode this winter. Formerly at Old Dominion brewery, Rhino’s founders moved a mile down the road and started their own thing when the original plant moved to Delaware.

A rich, golden lager with a creamy head and sweet backbone, the Rhino Chaser Pilsner features grassy, fresh aromas, no bitternes and a smooth aftertaste.

Lost Rhino currently offers 5 distinct brews and sponsors community events through Northern Virginia!


By Ravi in dc bars, DC Clubs, DC Lounges, Washington DC neighborhoods
Friday, January 20, 2012, 7:30pm. (Updated: 11/07/13 at 5:20pm) Add comments

Clarendon is the heart of Arlington, VA’s nightlife and dining scene. A variety of restaurants, clubs, lounges, live venues and bars makes it an eclectic, middle-of-the-road destination. With new restaurants, retail space and luxury condos being built, this DC suburb located just over the Key Bridge from Georgetown is full of young professionals looking for a good time.

Madrose Tavern

MadroseLocated at the intersection of Washington and Clarendon Blvd: Madrose features a large outdoor patio outside while the inside contains a lounge and dining area.

The food is pub-inspired complete with an extensive beer selection and full bar.

Madrose serves dinner from 4 to 11 pm but the party doesn’t stop until 2am as guests party the night away. Weekends also feature a lively brunch 10:30am to 2:30pm.


A-Town caters to every crowd from family dinner to a wild night out on the town!

A-Town is popular as a sports bar, specifically during football games and features one of the biggest Sunday brunch buffets you’ll ever see.

Clarendon Ballroom

Clarendon Ballroom Arlington NightlifeClarendon Ballroom in Arlington is exactly what the name says.

The room is huge, the dance parties are awesome and you can rent it out for private parties. There’s also an ill roof.

The crowd is ready for whatever!


hookah bars washington dcOwned by the same group as Chi-Cha lounge, Guarapo is Clarendon’s top hookah spot.

It’s the only place in town that offers Guarapo cocktails (sugar cane syrup mixed with vodka and lime juice).

With a nice tapas menu and DJs, its always a safe bet.

Spider Kelly’s

bars in clarendon arlington vaSpider Kelly’s is kinda like Chuck-E-Cheese for big kids that wanna get wasted. We love that.

Bigger and better than ever, recent renovations brought a new bar, lounge areas, pool tables, shuffleboard, darts and video games to the neighborhood spot that’s open late every night!

Liberty Tavern

Arlington Bars washington dcInside sources tell us this a great place to hunt big cats, if ya know what we mean.

Dining room upstairs, bar downstairs, nice beer/wine/cocktail menu… happy hunting!

Ri Ra

bars in arlington vaFrom the website and description you’d think this Irish pub was more suited to a 30’s crowd, but we heard different!

With so many young pros and college students in the area, Ri Ra can get pretty crazy.

Arlington Rooftop

best bars in arlington VAMovie night, trivia night and obviously a bad ass rooftop in the heart of it all.

Definitely a little more of a young professional than a ‘let’s get wasted’ kind of place. But all that means is good beer and a clean roof.

Rock & Roll Hotel

By Ravi in dc bars, DC Concerts, DC Nightclubs and Nightlife Guide
Friday, January 20, 2012, 1:30am. (Updated: 6/18/14 at 4:44pm) Add comments
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Rock & Roll Hotel is a Washington DC concert, bar and dance party venue with live music, DJs and tons of places to sneak off to!


By peter in dc bars, Washington DC neighborhoods
Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 6:27pm. (Updated: 5/22/12 at 11:26pm) Add comments
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Looking for places to go out in DC? Check out these venues in Georgetown, DC!

The Gibson

By Peach in dc bars, Whats hot in DC Nightlife
Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 3:30pm. (Updated: 11/28/11 at 3:54am) Add comments

The Gibson Washington DC offers an intimate setting for the less rough of U Street’s colorful population.

Dirty Bar

By Ravi in dc bars, DC Nightclubs and Nightlife Guide, DC Nightlife
Thursday, September 22, 2011, 7:40pm. (Updated: 6/18/14 at 5:08pm) Add comments
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Dirty Bar Washington DC offers a nod to the Moulin Rouge. It’s the perfect club in DC to let your naughtiest fantasies come alive. The swing, cage, coat of arms, exposed brick and 20’s decor add to the ambiance.

MNF: Redskins vs. Cowboys 9/26/11 [BΛRCÖDE]

By Garrett Blakeman in dc bars, DC Restaurants, Past Events
Saturday, August 27, 2011, 12:45am. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:59pm) Add comments
Monday Night Football at Barcode: Redskins Vs Cowboys

Beer, wings, burgers, and football. What more can you ask for? Head to Barcode and watch the Redskins crush the Cowboys!

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