By amelia in dc bars, DC Clubs, Dc Nightclubs, DC Nightclubs and Nightlife Guide, DC Nightlife
Monday, August 10, 2015, 3:52pm. (Updated: 8/10/15 at 4:05pm) Add comments
  • soundcheck_dancefloorVenue Type: Underground nightclub with studio-quality sound and equipment
  • Amenities: Full bar, VIP bottle service
  • Hours
    • Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10pm-4am
    • Friday, Saturday: 10pm-5am
  • Dress Code: None on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday nights; dressy casual on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Location: K Street
  • Address: 1420 K Street Northwest
  • Contact: 202.789.5429
  • Website:  |




If you want to go out and dance, but can’t decide between a large club or a smaller lounge: this is the place to go. Designed to remind club-goers of the golden age of underground dance, Soundcheck has been outfitted with LED walls, lights and lasers that rival Echostage, and the classic, necessary disco balls.

The new space (formerly Lotus) is also, more notably, designed to imitate a recording studio. It has “state-of-the-art d&b audiotechnik Y-series speakers, installed by the same team behind Echostage’s sound system, and [has a] system of honeycombed acoustic panels on the walls and ceiling, and the reinforced cork floor” (Washington Post). So don’t be fooled as you first walk through the ground-level entrance to head downstairs, because you won’t hear the enormous party raging downstairs. And we mean enormous: they’ve already got the likes of Pete Tong, the Stafford Brothers, and Audien on their list of upcoming DJs.






Glow Washington DC presents:

Ruby Rose

with Michael Woods

Friday September 4, 2015

 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE • Washington, DC


Yes! The one and only Ruby Rose, who gained fame recently by appearing in the Netflix hit Orange is the New Black, is coming to Echostage on Friday September 4th for a full live DJ set with Michael Woods!

Many may not know that Rose has critical acclaim first and foremost as a DJ. In 2012 she released her first single with Gary Go and she’s continued performing between television and charity appearances ever since.

Tickets go on sale Friday July 31 at noon!


More information  |  |  Tickets on sale Friday 7/31 at 12pm!

Halloween Fright Fest Weekend

By amelia in Dc Nightclubs, DC Nightlife
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 12:00pm. (Updated: 10/27/14 at 11:10am) Add comments

DCClubbing presents

Halloween Fright Fest Weekend



We take Halloween very seriously here at DCClubbing, and with only 1 week left until the scariest time of year we think it’s time for you to get on our level.

Thursday 10/30: hAUnted Rooftop – Eden

Friday 10/31: Nightmare on F Street – Ultrabar

 Saturday 11/1: Naughty or Nice – Ultrabar

If an EDM fanatic, the genres and culture surrounding dance music are currently literally included in every aspect of our lives. From the mall, to the gym, even the muzak in the elevator as we’re headed into the office in the morning could feature tunes by Krewella, Zedd, Avicii and more. If you’re like me, there are people in your life who are either curious or dismissive of EDM related venues in DC until they inevitably find a song that gets them interested in learning and/or hearing more. Thankfully, if in the DC Metropolitan area at the moment, there a diversity of nightspots that – given the characteristics of the person who’s interested – will entertain them and possibly win them over as new fans of electronic dance music and electronic dance music culture. From U Street to Northeast, Downtown and more, there’s certainly something for everyone.

Person #1
Your boss is in her early 40s and awkwardly stops by your cubicle every time she sees you silently raging to that Dada Life mix. As well, she always brings up raving in high school while listening to Depeche Mode, and she name drops “Voodoo People” by The Prodigy as the song that set off her college parties. Currently, she doesn’t listen to much on the radio, but she definitely scores tickets for Moby whenever he’s in town.


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The best DC nightlife spot for Person #1Send your boss down to U Street Music Hall’s bass heavy black box venue. Though she definitely has seen her fair share of bright lights and glowsticks, she’s going to want to take some time before jumping into the deep end of the EDM pool. Nights when electronica-era acts like techno king Plastikman play, it’s typically a reminder of everything old with a teaspoon of new material. Or, have her check out local DJ/producer and club owner Will Eastman’s Bliss parties. Known for less raging and more vibing, it may become her favorite monthly DC night on the town.

Person #2
So, there’s this woman you see in Zumba class when you walk by that giant glass window that is on the way to the men’s locker room. She never misses a step, looks like she doesn’t mind getting sweaty, and guess what, you have her phone number and you are supposed to be going out on Thursday night. Is there a club in town that can satisfy her funky, percussive dance needs? Of course there is!


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The best DC nightlife spot for Person #2 – Tropicalia’s name matches the vibe of what happens so often in the club. On the corner of 14th and U and built beneath Lost Society and Subway, for what Tropicalia lacks in being particularly eye-catching, it more than compensates for in the heavy Afro-Latino funk vibes of the DJs regularly spinning at the club. Definitely check the calendar for local DJs Mista Selecta and Mane Squeeze keep things drum-heavy and diverse.

Person #3
So, your college roommate is moving into town. He was always a bit off the beaten path, and may enjoy science and a night with Dr. Who on Netflix after a day of working as a web coding specialist over pulse pounding electro rhythms. However, you two haven’t seen each other in five years, and he wants to have “a different night on the town.” It just so happens that the DC area has one of America’s best nightclub experiences for the “non-EDM person.”


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The best DC nightlife spot for Person #3 – Echostage. Between a mammoth LED wall, enormous ground-level dance floor, second-level VIP seating, and a system that is calibrated well enough to allow for music to be loud and not quite grating against the senses. A sensory overload in the best way possible, Echostage is probably an experience in the Nation’s Capital that a non-EDM aficionado would be willing to have over and over again.

Person #4 (and 5)
Your best friend’s mom and dad are in town and they’re certainly known for being the “adventurous” sort. Though appearing very straight laced on the surface, the mother sky-dives, paints and has traveled the world, while the father knows five languages, brews his own beer and does Crossfit. While at dinner, with you and your friend, they want to “let their hair down” and “dance.” Where to take them?


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The best DC nightlife spot for Person #4 (and 5) – To give those crazy lovebirds the night they likely want to have, check out Eighteenth Street Lounge. Eclectic, yet fun, the main room and outdoor patio specialize in all manner of house and disco. For parents looking to bump a bit while dancing cheek to cheek, or maybe feeling something a bit more adventurous, yet house-driven with DC-area legend Sam “The Man” Burns in the back room.

Person #6
The guy who sits next to you on your uptown to downtown Metrobus ride every morning listens to 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar while he sees that your iPOD is filled with Kaskade and Dillon Francis. His girlfriend digs “your music” though, and he needs somewhere to take her where he can hear a bit of things they both like.

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The best DC nightlife spot for Person #6 – Tell your Metrobus buddy that the best bang for his bucks can be found at Ultrabar. Five levels of different types of partying absolutely ensures that from A$AP Rocky to Steve Angello, they’re going to hear a solid mix of everything they both require to have a quality night on the town.

Labor Day Carnival White Out: 8.31.14 at Ultrabar

By amelia in DC Events, Dc Nightclubs, DC Nightlife
Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 12:00pm. (Updated: 9/01/14 at 5:14am) Add comments
Panorama Productions and Ultrabar Present:

Labor Day Carnival White Out

Half off drinks 10pm-11pm!

Sunday, August 31, 2014 | Ages 18+
Ultrabar • 911 F Street NW • Washington, DC

Drawing inspiration from the biggest party in the world, Panorama and Ultrabar fuse elements of the Brazilian, Portuguese and Caribbean Carnivals as well as New Orleans Mardi Gras into one massive event this Labor Day!

With free party favors, balloon drops, vodka pops, gummi bear shots, confetti blasts, masks, and live performers, Carnival at Ultrabar is DC nightlife’s escape to the no-holds-barred party world.

Featuring 5 floors, 6 bars and $5 Fireball shots till midnight!

  • 5 Levels, 4 DJs spinning Top 40, House and International
  • $5 Fireball shots until midnight
  • Half off drinks 10pm-11pm
  • $150 bottles of Stoli
  • Bottle service available at (202) 271 1171
  • Ages 18+ w/ valid ID
  • Dressy Casual

Date Night: 2.14.15 at Ultrabar

By amelia in DC Clubs, DC Events, Dc Nightclubs, Ultrabar DC
Sunday, June 1, 2014, 12:00pm. (Updated: 2/15/15 at 11:32am) Add comments

With drink specials and reduced entry, there’s no reason you can’t treat your lady (or yourself!) to a night out on the town this Valentine’s Day!

Heaven and Hell: 11.1.14 at Ultrabar

By amelia in DC Events, Dc Nightclubs, DC Nightlife
Sunday, June 1, 2014, 12:00pm. (Updated: 11/02/14 at 11:56am) Add comments

Do you dress funny or sexy? Homemade or store bought? Clever or classic? Whatever your choice is for this year, we want to see it!


One of the best DC club events, Ladies Night at Ultrabar features 6 bars, 5 levels, 4 DJs and amazing DC nightlife drink specials!

Carnival: 3.6.15 at Ultrabar

By amelia in Dc Nightclubs, DC Nightlife, Ultrabar DC
Saturday, May 31, 2014, 1:00pm. (Updated: 3/07/15 at 8:32am) Add comments

It’s back by popular demand: Carnival returns to Ultrabar this Friday!

Little Black Dress Party: 8.22.14 at Ultrabar

By amelia in DC Clubs, DC Events, Dc Nightclubs, DC Nightlife
Saturday, May 31, 2014, 1:00pm. (Updated: 8/23/14 at 5:31am) Add comments

You can’t have the perfect Girl’s Night Out without your Little Black Dress.

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