More Than Just Politics
DC Mayor looks to add hour to last call on weekends.

District of Colombia Mayor Vincent Gray recently proposed his 2013 budget plan for the city of Washington.

In trying to avoid tax increases and service cuts, the $10M plan would raise an extra $5.3M by passing a law allowing DC bars, restaurants, lounges and nightclubs to serve alcohol until 4AM on weekends.

More Money for DC
More Press for District Entertainment & Nightlife

With “The Most Powerful City in the World” for a nickname, it’s difficult to imagine getting more press for the US capital. While politics will always be king, the Washington DC Nightlife and Entertainment community is thriving.

Live Nation venues like Warner Theater and the recently opened Fillmore Silver Spring bring world renowned music and comedy acts weekly. Productions like Fela!, Come Fly Away and more show regularly at Sidney Harmon Hall, the world famous Kennedy Center and other DC theater venues. The city is known amongst jazz and blue fans throughout America as the birthplace of the legendary Duke Ellington.

The above-mentioned activities however, are generally closed by Midnight.

Washington DC restaurants, lounges, bars and nightclubs provide invaluable revenue for The District primarily through sales tax on liquor. American nightlife meccas such as New York, Miami and Las Vegas not only have extended hours, they are also recognized as international destinations. Tourism thrives in these cities in part due to their ability to offer late night activities.

Allowing Washington DC nightlife venues to remain open until 4AM on weekends will create fresh buzz for a city dominated in the news by politics.

An extension of liquor sales on the weekends would cascade to the food, transportation, safety and tourism industries to name a few; and create more jobs in a rebuilding economy.

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Nightlife entrepreneurs feel the extra hour will serve more than just their own business interests.

“It’ll be a tremendous boom for the DC economy; providing much needed revenue without effort from the government, or extra taxes on residents. Not only will it be generating more tax revenue, it will also generate more money in terms of salaries for nightlife employees and police details,”

– Panorama Productions owner Antonis Karagounis

DC council members concerned with stability and public rowdiness issues made the following comments:

“We don’t want any of that. We don’t want a Bourbon Street atmosphere.”

“Any suggestions about changing hours of alcohol sales will be met with concerns.”

“… concerned about people in cars, out later at night, drinking for longer periods.”

We feel it’s unfair to equate a 4AM last call with turning DC into one massive Bourbon Street party. The infamous New Orleans party destination is home to bars, restaurants, strip clubs and souvenir shops. All Mayor Grey wants is an extra hour at the bar.

We agree that there are issues that need to be addressed, but being out late in and of itself is not an argument against anything. People driving drunk is a concern whether it’s lunch time, happy hour, dinner or beyond.

Do the Pros Outweigh the Cons?

If DC nightlife is granted an extra hour to serve alcohol on Friday and Saturday nights, it will potentially pay for over half of the Mayor’s proposed budget for 2013. If not from liquor sales tax, where will the money come from? Would you rather pay more taxes out of your pocket? Or would you rather have an extra hour at the bar and let the clubs pay to keep DC great?

Tiësto - Mon 03.26.12 [Glow at Josephine]

By Garrett Blakeman in DC Events, DC Lounges, Whats hot in DC Nightlife
Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 9:51pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 6:00pm) Add comments

Second Date Added for Tiësto in Washington DC
Monday, March 26 – Glow at Josephine

Tickets at www.wantickets.com/tiestojosephine

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When:

Monday March 26, 2012
Doors at 9PM, Tiësto at Midnight

Where:

Glow at Josephine

Tickets:

Limited Number Available:
www.wantickets.com/tiestojosephine

Extra Info:

Table Reservations: 202.271.1171
Ages 21+
Dress to impress. Absolutely no exceptions.
Opening set by Matt Goldman

Please do not delay buying tickets. This event will sell out.

A second date has been added for Tiësto in Washington DC. With a limited number of door tickets at Glow at Fur on Tuesday, March 27; Glow has added an intimate lounge date for the 21+ crowd at Josephine on Monday, March 26.

1401 K Street,
Home of Lima Lounge Welcomes Fujimar

Take an open second floor space,
infuse Latin and Asian flavors.
Mix Sake and Tequila. Sushi and Ceviche.
Drop some downtempo music.
Here is DC’s newest Restaurant
and evening seafood bar.

Fujimar DC SeatingFujimar is the product of combining and renovating Lima Restaurant and Vetro Lounge. Focusing solely on the culinary experience, the second level of Lima Lounge has adopted a more open layout, added a drink bar, sushi bar, and created a menu drizzled in Japanese-South American fusion.

While Lima Lounge remain’s one of DC’s top nightlife destinations, Fujimar will become a choice amongst DC foodies for sushi, ceviche and select items from the former Lima Restaurant menu.

Fujimar DC TableEntering Fujimar from the familiar entrance at 1401 K St. NW, patrons are greeted by an inviting, modern layout. Stainless steel accents at the new drink bar compliment the hardwood floors. Comfortably firm white leather couches, chic velvet-like chairs, minimalist table seating washed by a chroma light display creates a relaxed, high-end atmosphere. Moving further inside, large HDTVs add to the ambience while stone-top tables fit for kings await.

The menu features a combination of Asian and Latin food without the standard con-“fusion” experienced at similar style restaurants. Fujimar instead recreates the unique culinary experience achieved only when two foreign cuisines blend naturally. The result is an interpretation of cuisine forged when Asian immigrants relocated to Latin America.

ceviche at FujimarThese inspirations will result in a menu of sushi and ceviche alongside a selection of fish (including unusual options such as Tasmanian Kin Salmon, and Hapu’up’u), caught and shipped the same day from Hawaiian waters.

Owner Masoud Aboughaddareh ensures the fish will be “hooked, line-caught or speared by divers within American waters to ensure strict fishing regulations” and “chosen with great care, knowledge and sensitivityFujimar Sushi for preserving the environmental heritage of the world’s most coveted seafood.” Other options such as braised short ribs and barbecued chicken with butter and soy sauce will be available as well.

Fujimar’s drink menu features wine list with imports by artisan winemakers, an extensive Saki collection and a hand-crafted beverage program. No thirst will go unquenched.Food at Fujimar

Sushi and ceviche served until 1AM M-Th and 2am F/S enhance an already gratifying experience. Fujimar hopes to infuse something fresh into DC restaurants and the K Street neighborhood.

Seating at Fujimar

CLOSED: One Lounge

By Ravi in DC Lounges
Monday, March 12, 2012, 8:07pm. (Updated: 1/23/15 at 4:17pm) Add comments
One Lounge Washington DC Dupont

One Lounge in Dupont Circle, Washington DC features an intimate, “cool guy” vibe with food, drinks and nice lounging

  • Venue Type: Lounge/Restaurant
  • Estimated Size: 200
  • Amenities: Outdoor patio, bottle service, tapas, kitchen ’til 1AM
  • Cover Charge: $10 – $30
  • Hours: M – Th: 5PM – 2AM
    F/S: 5PM – 3AM
  • Dress Code: None but try and look nice
  • Age Requirement: 21+
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Address: 1606 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009. (202) 299 0909
  • Website: oneloungedc.com
  • Atmosphere: Dimly lit, 2 bars, upstairs/downstairs, lounge and restaurant in the thick of trendy Dupont Circle. When it comes to DC lounges, One has all the buzz. Actors and athletes alike have been spotted relaxing in the low key spot. It feels slightly shady walking in, like there’s ‘some sh*t’ going down. And who knows, maybe there is. If you’re looking for a nice place to bring a girl and need something better than a hookah bar in AdMo, this is your spot. It’s a great place to have a nice, low key, potentially wild night with a group.
Venue Overview

An unassuming restaurant-front in Dupont Circle, an outdoor patio welcomes guests to One Lounge in Washington DC. Walking down a small set of stairs and down a narrow hallway, guests find themselves entering a rather intimate restaurant/lounge. On the left side of the entry hall is a long rectangular room with couches, tables and a very classic lounge vibe. To the right of the entry is a bar and around the corner to the right, a dining area.

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The left side of One Lounge is a great place to relax with a group of friends after work or hang late night and get into some sh*t

Turning the corner from the front-bar you’ll find a small nook with couches, an open room with a DJ booth that connects to the left-side, and a staircase. Upstairs is a private room with bar, Persian rugs, leather armchairs, the whole nine.

Parties

Tuesday: Live Jazz is featured with strings, bass and vocals in an environment where talking and listening are both ideal.
Wednesday: Guest bartenders and great music make this a fun mid week hangout for locals, regulars and people in the restaurant biz. Both bars open.
Thursday: Ladies Night. An all-star female staff rusn things and gives away free bubbly after 10pm to all ladies at both bars.
Friday: The House Party combines the homely nature of One Lounge and House Music until 3am. Both bars are open.
Saturday: Party Night. Saturdays we are usually filled with Special Events like yours and there is always a great mix of people and music on both floors.
Sunday/Monday: The folks at One Lounge are always hanging out, so come in for a relaxed night and food until 1AM.

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To the right of the entry at One Lounge is a dining area and main bar.

 

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To the left of the entry is a long lounge area with plenty of room to chill with friends. The upstairs features a private room for events and VIP.

Watcha Think?

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Put down the pom-poms and leave the hateraid at home. We want honest, real feedback. No cheerleaders, no pissed off rants.

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1st Annual DC Clubbing Top 50 DJ Poll

By Ravi in DC Clubs, DC Lounges, DC Nightlife, Whats hot in DC Nightlife
Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 6:55pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 6:00pm) Add comments

Washsington DC Best DJs

Voting now closed, stay tuned for the results!

Panorama Productions
&
Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center

bring you the 1st annual

DC Clubbing Top 50 DJ Poll

Voting Open Tuesday March 6 – Tuesday March 20

About:

Inspired by the DJ Mag Top 100, the DCC Top 50 aims to shed light on the rising volume of DJ talent based in the DC/MD/VA region.

With home grown acts like Dubfire, Sharam, Saeed Younan, Tittsworth, Volta Bureau, Nadastrom, Andrew Bayer, BT, Alvin Risk, Thievery Corporation, DJ Enferno, Breakfast and Pleasurekraft having established themselves on an international level; this poll has been reserved for the local residents, rising stars and future of clubbing in Washington DC.

DJ Selection:

For the first year, we scoured DC looking to draw the most comprehensive list of mainstream, hip-hop, dance, underground, Latin and mash-up DJs possible. We reached out to club owners, promoters and long-time members of the DC nightlife community in order to ensure transparency.

If you or someone you know is not listed and should be, we apologize and have provided a write-in option. In order for a name to be added, you must have at least (10) people write it in the blank space provided. It will then automatically be added to the drop down list.

DC Clubbing Top 50 voting
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Prizes furnished by
1st Place

Z-Trip’s Sixty-Two Z Mixer by Rane
Retail Value: $2650.00

Comes with Serato software, vinyls, CDs and more.

Spec sheet here.

2nd Place

DC Clubbing Top 50 DJ ContestPair of JBL EON 515XT speakers
Retail value: $1800.00

Durability, high performance, easy to use. Improved input sensitivity, lowered noise floor, and re-voiced system for peak performance and enhanced audio precision. Intuitive on-board 3-channel mixer with adjustable EQ. Sturdy construction and superior ergonomic design.

Specs

3rd Place

DJ backpacks UDG Creator Laptop Backpack + WMC Chuck’s Bucks
Retail Value: $300.00 + $200.00

Holds Interface, Laptop, Mixer, LPs. Pockets for USB/Audio cables, MP3 Player, CD’s, Headphones and Power supplies. Heavy duty, water resistant nylon w/ padded walls and removable inserts. Comfort, moisture absorbent, handle grip, rain cover, pockets, and rear organizer.

More info

4th Place

best DJs in DC contest prizes$150 worth of Washington Music Center Chuck’s Bucks

$150 towards any of Washington Music Center’s amazing products. Microphones, synthesizers, drum kits, headphones, hardware, speakers, amps, cables and any other of your audio needs.

5th Place

Reloop headphonesRHP-10 Gold Rush Reloop Headphones
Retail Value: $100.00

Modern, lightweight design, robust construction, noble materials and luxurious features. Large driver units, plain/compact ear cup. High-end aluminum bracket for stability and lightness. Precise adjustment allows accurate alignment and double casing w/ artificial leather upper and fluid-absorbing Climabsorb net-nylon lower guarantees comfort and robustness.

More info here

Voting/Scoring:

Voting for the DCC Top 50 will be held from 03.06.12 – 03.20.12

To prevent ballot-stuffing, email confirmation will be required to vote. 1 vote per person.

Scoring will be done on a weighted scale:
1st choice: 5 pts
2nd choice: 4 pts
3rd choice: 3 pts
4th choice: 2 pts
5th choice: 1 pt

Poll results will be a reflection of point totals.

DC Clubbing Top 50 voting

Cheating:

Purchasing votes, bribing voters, ballot stuffing in any form, excessive sh*t talking and excessive spamming for votes will result in disqualification.


About Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center

Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center was founded in 1960 by Chuck and Marge Levin. The store was originally located at 12th and H Streets in downtown Washington, D.C. In April of 1968, that location destroyed due to fire in the riots of that same year, following the assassination of Martin Luther King. Two months later, operations resumed at the current location on Veirs Mill Road in Wheaton, Maryland.

Washington Music Center (popularly known as “Chuck’s”) occupies four warehouses and separate repair facilities in close proximity to the main store, as well as state of the art Pro Sound and Home Keyboard showrooms in a building adjacent to the main store. Chuck’s is truly a family operation, and a great deal of our success is directly attributed to the close working relationship of this family. In recent years, the original founders’ two sons, Alan and Robert, have taken over stewardship of the company.

Washington Music Center’s reputation for customer service, competitive pricing, large inventory, reliability, integrity, honesty, dependability, personal attention to details, good will, quality, and customer satisfaction remains unsurpassed by anyone in the retail music industry. For these reasons, Chuck’s has continued to grow and prosper continuously each and every year since it’s inception, winning top sales awards from several of the biggest manufacturers in the music industry. We couldn’t do it without a loyal customer base, and for this you have our utmost gratitude. Thanks everybody!

On the web: www.wmcworld.com/
On Facebook: facebook.com/chucklevins
On Twitter: @chucklevins

About Panorama Productions

Panorama Productions is the largest nightlife entertainment group in Washington, DC. It owns and operates four venues (Lima Lounge, Josephine, Ultrabar, Barcode) and maintains the Club Glow brand. Each of these venues, in addition to Club Glow, brings a unique flavor to the DC nightlife scene.

  • Ultrabar is a four-floor, 9,000 square foot nightclub in Penn Quarter. A bank at the turn of the 20th century, it retains many of the original features including marble accents and a vault-turned lounge area. Open Thursday – Saturday, the DC nightclub draws up to 1,200 clubbers per night.
  • Club Glow, Panorama’s flagship event, is the longest running weekly dance party in DC. It features the biggest DJs in the world at Fur Nightclub, Lima Lounge and Josephine. It was listed as one of the 8 best clubs in America at the 2011 International Dance Music Awards 2011. It was named ‘Best Venue’ (Club Glow) and ‘Best New Venue’ (Glow Thursdays at Lima) in 2010 by David Guetta and Armin van Buuren.Regular bookings include Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Tiesto, Paul van Dyk, Avicii, Markus Schulz, Benny Benassi, Steve Angello, Kaskade, Axwell, Cosmic Gate, Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke, Ferry Corsten and more.
  • Barcode is a modern American restaurant, bar and lounge in a 5,000 square foot space. It features a kitchen open until midnight, 7 days per week. Its prime Golden Triangle location coupled with popular drink specials saw this DC restaurant win a “Best Happy Hour in DC” award from The Washington Post in 2011. It has a 500 person capacity and features weekly parties as well as sporting events and fight nights.
  • Lima Lounge is a restaurant, lounge and bar on K Street designed for those interested in exploring the finer side of food, drink, music and style. The 7,500 square foot space features three separate levels, a year-round outdoor patio and a VIP lounge. Open Monday – Saturday, Lima events regularly draw up to 1,000 energetic college students, young professionals and European trendsetters.
  • Josephine is one of the trendiest and upscale lounges in DC. Located on the corner of K Street and Vermont Avenue, the venue was remodeled in Summer/Fall 2011 to enhance its sleek interior design, add bars, open up the space and increase bottle service options. A 5,500 square foot adult playground, Josephine provides a posh hangout for up to 400 people.

What Does Your Drink Say About You?

By Peach in DC Clubs, DC Lounges, Get in Style
Thursday, February 23, 2012, 6:36pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 4:17pm) Add comments
Group Drinking

Just like the clothes on your back, what you drink can tell a lot about you. Amaretto Sour is for rookies, chilled patron is for p*ssies and boxed wine belongs at the pre-game, not the club!

Robbie Rivera - Fri 02.17.12 [Glow at Josephine]

By Ravi in DC Lounges, Josephine, Whats hot in DC Nightlife
Monday, February 13, 2012, 2:11pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 6:00pm) Add comments
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The king of Miami house brings the freshness to the closest thing DC has to Miami club life – Glow Fridays at Josephine!

Tuesdays: Half-Price Wine at Barcode

By Ravi in DC Lounges, DC Nightlife, DC Restaurants, Weekly Events
Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 2:00am. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 4:49pm) Add comments
DC wine bars

Add DC wine bar to Barcode restaurant, bar and lounge’s resume. Tuesdays at Barcode were voted best happy hour in Washington DC by The Washington Post for their wine special and Modern American kitchen open until Midnight.

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There are no superbowl parties in Washington DC that can beat the Barcode experience. 10 HDTV’s, 2HD projectors, $1 budlights, $5 pizzas and your feet won’t stick to the floors!

Chi Cha Lounge

By Ravi in DC Lounges, DC Nightclubs and Nightlife Guide, DC Nightlife, DC Restaurants
Thursday, January 26, 2012, 4:28pm. (Updated: 6/18/14 at 4:32pm) Add comments
DC hookah lounges

Chi Cha is one of the best hookah bars in Washington! The lounge has one of the best atmospheres in DC nightlife; mixing a dance floor abd comfortable lounge and laid-back and excited 20-somethings together for a great time.

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