By peter in dc bars, Washington DC neighborhoods
Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 6:27pm. (Updated: 1/27/15 at 5:10pm) 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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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.

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!

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 U Street Corridor’s Hidden Gem

Low lights and intimate conversation make The Gibson a perfect escape

A classy, intimate 14th Street bar and lounge, the Gibson offers an unmarked, undercover locale for quiet, low-key evenings.


2009 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20003
Neighborhood: U Street Corridor


(202) 232-2156



Mon-Thu, Sun 6PM – 1AM, Fri-Sat 6PM – 2AM

Upon strolling down 14th street, one would never notice the unmarked, pale door next to Marvin. Marked only by the smoking host that chills outside the door, Gibson looks like what one can only guess an illegal bar might look like during Prohibition.

The host kindly walks guests into the VERY dark room and escorts parties to a table, or the bar.  Next, the waitress approaches with an extensive cocktail menu placed on the table lit only by a glowing candle or several.  These candle provides the ONLY light in the establishment, minus some drooping lightbulbs over the bar.  This can be sexy right? Just be careful walking to the bathroom.

Feeling like one is in the Underground Railroad, fancy drinks are served like the Glittery Bitch, a mix of clear crème de cassis, Rothman & Winter peach liqueur, Maraschino, and champagne or the Tramp a mix of green chartreuse, lime, grenadine, and angels’ bitters.

Once you figure out what the ingredients are, drinks are served with quite the presentation.  Cocktail waitresses adorn glasses with lit lemons and fancy extras. If looking for a different, quite date night the Gibson offers just that, if you can find it.

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
DC bars Dirty Bar

Once the home of the infamous 1223 and Spank nightclubs, the address now features the Dirty Martini restaurant and a ‘Speakeasy’ called Dirty Bar!

  • Venue Type: Bar/Club
  • Estimated Size: 250 people
  • Amenities: Bottle Service, Coat Check, Valet
  • Cover Charge: None
  • Hours: Tues – Thurs: 10pm – 2am, Fri – Sat: 10pm – 3am, Sun: 10pm – 2:00am
  • Dress Code: Sexy
  • Age Requirement: 18+
  • Location: Connecticut Ave/Midtown
  • Address: 1223 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036. (202) 427 9610
  • Website:
  • Atmosphere: A nod to the Moulin Rouge, Dirty Bar is the perfect setting to let your naughtiest fantasies come alive. Complete with an unassuming entrance, high-end 20’s style decor and exposed brick, this 3rd floor hideout is the perfect place to escape the bland streets below. Tight skirts, house/top 40 and a legit cage bring an air of debauchery to DC nightlife.
Venue Overview

Above the swank, low-key lounge known as Dirty Martini sits a 1920’s speakeasy complete with swing, suit of arms and cage for the venue’s dancers.

Upon entry partygoers find a coat check to the right (with the swing just ahead) and bottle servie booths to the left. The ceilings are high and the exposed brick, wood and decor makes one feel as if they stepped into a 100 year-old mansion.

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From the DJ booth looking out. Note the bartender! To the left of the photographer is a dancefloor.

Walking through the rectangular space, to your right is a curtained VIP area, to your left the bar. In the back is a DJ booth, dance floor, cage and in the summer an outdoor patio! The sound system is well-above the norm for most DC club venues.

The crowd at Dirty Bar is quite attractive and always ready for anything the evening brings their way.

  • Wednesday: Dirty SINs, Service Industry Night w/ The House Tribe, drink/bottle specials.
  • Thursday: Dirty Bar Provocateur, hosted by Midnight Group, DC A List and Project DC
  • Friday: Ladies Night, groups of 6+ ladies receive a free bottle of house champagne
  • Saturday: A Night in Paries, International Night
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There’s that swing we were talking about!

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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

Monday Night Football

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With a strong season start at 2-0, the Washington Redskins are ready to take on the Dallas Cowgirls Cowboys.

Fighting to maintain their #1 position in the NFC East, the Skins certainly have an important game ahead. Quarterback Tony Romo and the pass-happy Cowboys will put the Skins to the test, do they have what it takes to defeat their Texas nemesis this season?

The two teams last met on December 19th in 2010 with a minor victory of 33-30 by the Cowboys. The Redskins’ record in the rivalry is not good (60-38-2 since 1960 to be exact) but on Monday nights the record is even. There hasn’t been a Monday night battle between the rivals since 2005 when the Redskins prevailed with a 14-13 victory.

Barcöde will be showing the game of course. With 2 70″ projectors and 10 42″ HDTVs you won’t miss a second of any Monday Night Football action. Refreshments will include an extended happy hour until 2AM with half off all beer, wine, and rail drinks. If food is in your forecast $5 cheeseburgers and wings are available and the full menu is available every day until midnight. Reservations are available, call 202-955-9001 to carve out your spot for lunch, dinner, or bottle service.

Mayweather vs. Ortiz: Sat 9/17/11 [Barcöde]

By Garrett Blakeman in dc bars, Past Events, Whats hot in DC Nightlife
Thursday, August 25, 2011, 7:53pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:59pm) Add comments

Mayweather Vs Ortiz

Mayweather Vs. Ortiz

Saturday September 17, 2011

1101 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

(202) 955- 9001


Saturday, September 17 is Fight Night at Barcode! Victor Ortiz takes on undefeated Floyd Mayweather in an epic battle for the World Welterweight championship.

Reservations for dinner and bottle service are available. Just call 202.955.9001 to get things moving along. Enjoy this exciting event Live and for free at Barcode. As always, the kitchen is open until midnight so there’s no need to go hungry.

After the fight stick around for a bit, DJ Kam will keep the party going until 3am.


By admin in dc bars, DC Clubs, DC Lounges, DC Nightclubs and Nightlife Guide, DC Restaurants, washington dc guide
Monday, May 23, 2011, 6:23pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:52pm) Add comments
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“Ozio is like a Martini. It’s a classic that will never go out of style.” – Steve Swetlow – former GM, bar tender extraordinaire and all around good guy.

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