Two DC Breweries featured at Barcode Restaurant, Bar, Lounge

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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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  • Venue Type: Concert Venue & Dance Bar
  • Estimated Size: 600
  • Amenities: Private suites, in-house catering, live music, coat check, roof top
  • Cover Charge: Concert prices vary
    2nd Floor + Roof are free
  • Hours: All Show/Concert Dates: 6pm – Until Late, All Non-Show/Concert Dates: 7pm – Until Late, Saturdays & Sundays: Noon – Until Late
  • Dress Code: None
  • Age Requirement: Concerts: All ages w/ guardian
    2nd Floor + Roof: 21+
  • Neighborhood: H Street
  • Address: 1353 H St. NE Washington, DC 20002. (202) 388-7625
  • Website:
  • Atmosphere: A staple of Washington DC’s H-Street Corridor, Rock & Roll Hotel features indy rock/underground concerts, eclectic dance parties and a helluva good time. It’s got a great mix of non-pretentious people just coming as they are for a great time. Private suites can either be booked or stumbled in on, but you can’t actually rent them overnight! Whether you want live indy rock, a fun dance party, a chill lounge or a rooftop escape, Rock & Roll Hotel has options.
Venue Overview

As one fan of the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington DC put it, “All ya have to do is worry about getting to and from and the rest is taken care of.” While H Street may be a destination DC nightlife neighborhood, it is nonetheless home to a growing, laid back, ‘come as your are’ bar scene.

With a main room outfitted for live concerts, Rock & Roll Hotel serves as a DC concerts destination for indie rock, live funk, hardcore, DJ PAs and just about everything in between. The main room is simple, with a bar to the left, ‘front of house’ set up to the right and stage front and center.

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Cannibal Corpse rocks out to a packed house at Rock & Roll Hotel!

Venturing upstairs brings the 21+ to a dance party with a lounge to the left, place to shake it in the middle and bar to the back. Beyond are the ‘hotel’ rooms, famous for their cozy, eclectic vibes. Ranging in capacity from 10 – 40, the rooms can be booked or stumbled into, if ya know what we mean! Hang out in the My Bloody Valentine Suite, book The Presidential Suite or post up in Chairman Mao’s Studio.

When it’s not filled with the quirky dance moves of H street all-stars, the 2nd floor serves as a place for R&R’s famous drunk spelling bees and other reckless bar games.

And finally, in the winter of 2011/2012 R&R was finally able to open up it’s heated rooftop for 21+ to enjoy the brisk DC weather! When the summer hits this is going to be the spot to be in the H Street Corridor!

  • Concerts vary from indie rock, southern rock and death metal to vocal groups, electro punk and all types of funk. You’ll just have to check the schedule to figure things out.
  • Fridays: Drunk Spelling Bee where you must have a drink in hand to compete! 4th-9th grade word lists, dirty word lists and theme rounds. At the podium you can tell competitors to drink. The MC can make you drink whenever he wants.
  • Saturdays: STANK! – Last Saturday of every month. Heaters, rug burners, tracks to chant to, eastern European music videos, and full out dance floor insanity w/ The Metaphysical. Featuring local DJ’s going all out.
  • Weekend Dance Parties can and will vary in genre. You could get some funky disco, electro, baltimore club, hip-hop, who knows! Best to call and ask what the DJ is spinning!
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DC rock & roll bars

The first floor DC concert set-up at the Rock & Roll Hotel allows for up to 400 people to go wild.


Rock and Roll Hotel DC concerts

Whether it’s a small group or larger party, the Rock & Roll Hotel has plenty of rooms for private hosting.

Video Tour: Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington DC

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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
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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!

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

It’s fight night at Barcode and Mayweather vs Ortiz is set to be an epic battle! Come watch the excitement live for free as Victor Ortiz tries to beat the undefeated Floyd Mayweather.


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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