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

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  • Venue Type: Lounge, Hookah Bar
  • Estimated Size: 250
  • Amenities: Hookah, bottle service, tons of seating
  • Cover Charge: None
  • Hours: Sun – Thu: 5:00pm – 2:00am, Fri/Sat: 5:00pm – 3:00am
  • Dress Code: None but look nice anyway
  • Age Requirement: 21+
  • Neighborhood: U Street
  • Address: 1624 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009.
    (202) 234-8400
  • Website:
  • Atmosphere: One of the best hookah bars in DC, Chi Cha lounge is more than just a place to smoke shishah. The ample lounge seating, DJ, dance floor and bar maintain the upbeat vibe and keep the 20-somethings dancing and chattering all night long.
Venue Overview

Chi Cha is laid out relatively simple. The DC lounge is split into two halves. The right side where you enter has a coat room and small DJ booth to the right, long bar against the right wall, a small area to dance and booths/lounge seating along the left wall. The left side of the DC hookah bar features more intimate lounge/booth areas to enjoy your hookah. The back of venue houses a kitchen and the bathrooms are downstairs.

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The vibe can go from extremely chill and relaxed, to absolutely nuts. The DC lounge’s decor is comfortable, lighting low and as the website says, “The comfortable couches and chairs are grouped together so informally you often become a part of someone else’s conversation.” Definitely a great place to meet!

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U-Street Music Hall

By Ravi in DC Clubs, DC Concerts, DC Nightclubs and Nightlife Guide, DC Nightlife
Friday, January 20, 2012, 11:39pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 6:00pm) Add comments

U Hall Washington DC

  • Venue Type: Underground Club
  • Estimated Size: 500
  • Amenities: None, and that’s the point. No photo, no video.
  • Cover Charge: $10 – $20, usually free before 11 for 21+
  • Hours: Early shows start at 7pm
    Nightlife generally 10 – 2 or 3
  • Dress Code: None
  • Age Requirement: 18+ must purchase tix in advance
  • Neighborhood: U Street
  • Address: 1115A U Street NW Washington, DC 20009. (202) 588-1880
  • Website:
  • Atmosphere: Famous since its 2010 opening, U Street Music Hall is an underground DJ and concert venue that focuses on the music. No bottle service, no state of the art light system, no bells, no whistles. The sound system however, is arguably the best in DC nightlife. Featuring DJ acts in the evening spinning techno, dubstep, moombahton and underground house; and live acts early doing indy, punk, samba, rap, big band and more; U-Hall caters to the ‘be yourself and party hard’ kind of crowd.
Venue Overview

The building at 1115 U street houses a 7/11, Subway, Dry Cleaner and a door with a small black awning featuring a “U” with a lighting bolt through it. The door leads down a set of stairs, passed a ticketing booth and into U Street Music Hall. The layout is simple, a rectangle and a square are connected at the corners.

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Looking down from the DJ booth, you see a bar to your right, a stage at the other end, and to the left of the stage is another bar and hang-out area

Enterimg U-Hall you find yourself in a hang-out area with a bar, passed that is a large rectangular room with a stage on the near side, DJ booth on the far side, bar on the left-hand wall and kitchen between the bar and stage. That’s it! The beauty of U Street Music Hall is its simplicity. It’s about the music, period.

  • Moombahton Massive happens the last Wednesday of every month. It’s the global flagship party of the DC-born, internationally recognized Moombahton genre of dance music.
  • Red Fridays bring DC nightlife its weekly deep, disco and tech house party featuring local and international DJs.
  • Blisspop happens the 4th Saturday of every month and is hosted by DJ/venue co-owner Will Eastman.
  • Nouveau Riche is a concept by Gavin Holland, Steve Starks & Nacey. They make music and make it literal with a monthly Saturday rager.
  • In addition, outside promoters are known to book international acts like Richie Hawtin, Skream & Benga, Paco Osuna, J. Cole, Lee Foss, Joe Budden and more.
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Get the U-Hall logo (on the awning above) tattooed anywhere on your body and receive free entry/cut the line privileges for life.

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Buddha Bar DC

By admin in DC Nightclubs and Nightlife Guide, DC Nightlife
Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 4:38pm. (Updated: 10/12/12 at 3:02am) Add comments

ATTN: Unfortunately, this venue is no longer open.

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  • Venue Type: Restaurant/Lounge
  • Estimated Size: 300+
  • Amenities: Large Saki and Signature Drink Menus; Complimentary lounge setting, Giant Buddha
  • Cover Charge: None
  • Hours: Lunch:
    M-F 11:30 – 2:30
    Dinner, Nightlife:
    M/Tu 5:30 – 11, 12
    W/Th: 5:30 – 12, 2
    F/Sa: 5:30 – 1, 3
    Su: 5:30 -12, 2
  • Dress Code: Clean and Stylish
  • Age Requirement: 21+ to drink
  • Neighborhood: Gallery Place – Chinatown
  • Address: 455 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20001. (202) 377 5555
  • Website:
  • Atmosphere: The Buddha Bar chain is famous for its intimately lit, posh interiors. Patrons tend to be an upscale 25-45 more akin to sitting with friends than mingling at the bar or dancing. There are plenty of table/lounge areas with couches. A dance floor exists where the lounge, dinner and bar areas meet but is not a focus. The first time you walk into Buddha Bar you will be blown away by its eclectic elegance.
Venue Overview

The Buddha Bar chain is famous for its posh interiors inspired by Asian Temple, Portuguese Estate and Santa Fe influences with colonial style mahogany furniture. The décor consists of Chinese and Japanese artifacts, magic lanterns, elegant chandeliers and light fixtures housed under high ceilings in a large, airy room. In the back sits a giant Buddha, the signature of every Buddha Bar.

Each zone is meant to instill a feeling of weightlessness. Buddha Bar is lit as perfect as a lounge can be with its amber shading. The wood panels, ancient vases, oriental statues, mosaic, golden fabric and lacquer wood add to the prestige.

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Gorgeous decor, dimly lit and an intimate ambiance, Buddha Bar is geared towards professionals in their late 20’s and up.

On the left hand wall of the venue, raised far above the floor sits an illuminated DJ booth where the bouncing flow of house music is mildly channeled through the lounge’s system. The space opens up towards the back and holds a dining room and the chain’s signature, a massive statue of The Buddha, sitting in the back.

Once extremely popular in NY, LA, Paris and throughout the world, recent years have seen Buddha Bar lose its trending status. There are exceptions, such as Barcelona and Lisbon, where actors, athletes and models come together.

Although the nightlife may be subpar when compared to her contemporaries, Buddha Bar DC’s menu features choice Asian fusion cuisines including amazing sushi, hot and cold dishes and an impressive saki menu.

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Buddha Bar Washington DC

A view from the lofted DJ Booth shows the entrance beyond the back right wall, the lounge to the right, and dining room to the left. The bar and kitchen are straight ahead


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Here we see the dining room and signature of every Buddha Bar across the globe.

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GLOW Washington DC presents:


Opening set by DJ Logue

Friday Janaury 27, 2012

1008 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005

(202) 347-8601

Table reservations: (202) 271-1171
Doors at 10pm, Ages 21+

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From: USA (Long Island) | Style: House

Famous Tracks: Lights rmx, Avicii Tweets My Road bootleg, Glowing Money is Hot N Fun bootleg, All Tiesto Does is Win rmx

Best Known For: Fashion Indie Mix Series, being one of NY’s top celebrity DJs

Formerly known as DJ Chachi, the long island recording engineer-turned disc-jockey dropped the jock and went house! As dance music takes over, Chachi has slowly woven his open-format style in with the emerging popularity of artists like Avicii, Dirty South and Swedish House Mafia to bring a fresh take on the best of house!

DJ Pauly D - Sat 02.25.12 [Glow at Fur]

By Ravi in DC Nightlife, Past Glow Events, Whats hot in DC Nightlife
Monday, January 16, 2012, 4:16pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 6:00pm) Add comments

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DJ Pauly D

Saturday February 25, 2012

Fur Nightclub
33 Patterson St NE # A
Washington D.C., DC 20002-3349

(202) 842-3401

Doors at 10pm, Ages 18+

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From: USA (Providence, RI) | Style: Open
Famous Tracks: Beat Dat Beat, Fist Pump
Best Known For: Breaking hearts on the boardwalk

DJ Pauly D makes his triumphant DC nightlife return! The Providence resident-turned MTV reality star-turned international DJ success drops a little bit of everything – house, top 40, hip-hop, mash up and more! Get the champagne ready baby – DJ Pauly D gives DC events a run for their money!!!

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 8:29pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 6:01pm) Add comments
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Take a break from your iPod and soak in the sounds of LIVE music at these DC, Maryland, and Virginia venues!

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Friday, January 6, 2012, 5:57pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:42pm) Add comments

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Pop Fridays at Ultrabar Nightclub: 01.13.12

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Monday, January 2, 2012, 8:58pm. (Updated: 1/14/12 at 2:40am) Add comments
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Top 40 clubs in Washington DC start with Ultrabar Nightclub. With 6 bars, 5 levels and 4 DJs, you can never go wrong – whether it’s Britney, David Guetta, Chris Brown or a mash up of all three!

Latin Wednesdays at Barcode Restaurant, Bar and Lounge

By Ravi in DC Nightlife, Past Events
Tuesday, December 27, 2011, 3:40pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:59pm) Add comments
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Latin Parties in Washington DC begin Wednesday nights at Barcode Restaurant, Bar and Lounge. The DC restaurant also features its weekly fish taco special!

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