Get Wet this Summer in DC

By Peach in DC Nightlife, DJ Events, Get in Style
Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 4:33pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 6:00pm) Add comments

DC Summer Pool and Pool Party Guide

One may imagine a DC pool party to be a sea of pale coeds mixed in with politicians in American flag draped Speedos donning their white socks, dress shoes and bow ties. Ladies would be showing off their giant hats and cowering under the poolside umbrellas.

Contrary to DC’s conservative reputation, DC boasts several summer pool parties that look more like the left overs still hanging on for dear life from last’s night revelry in the DC nightclubs and bars. This guide will offer the best in poolsides in DC, even if it’s just a hole with water in it so you can cool off!

The Capitol Skyline Hotel

Where:  10 I St SW, Washington DC
What:Pool Party Photo Voted DC’s #1 Pool three years running by The Washingtonian.

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, it’s not hard for guests to feel as if they have left the city for a more exotic destination. Visit the poolside bar.  Enjoy some food from the grill.  Mingle or just relax.

Renowned for lively parties Saturdays and Sundays

Mother Trucker, seven Saturdays this summer starting May 19, 11am-7pm, $15 to enter pool area

  • 10 bars will be slinging mixed drinks and beer
  • 20 food trucks decamped in the parking lot
  • Four local DJs spinning all day
  • Fire-breathers, aerial artists, multiple moon bounces and a giant Slip ’N Slide on the parking deck

Adult Swim, hosted by, Liquid Lifestyle Sundays this summer starting May 27, noon-6pm (private soft-launch May 20, 2-5pm), $20. Tables are $500, including 2 bottles.

  • Six bars
  • Bottle service (champagne and liquor)
  • A giant grill turning out burgers and dogs all day
  • Local DJs, along with live musicians like bongo drummers and saxophonists
  • Blow-up pool toys and costumed dancers throughout the day

Two summers ago, the Capitol Skyline’s 17,000 square feet pool party event was featured on MTV’s the Real World when the cast made a cameo appearance.  The pool also received coverage from the Washington Post, and DC Magazine.

Adult Swimmers can stay the night at the Capitol Skyline Hotel for the special room rate of $99 by visiting http://www.CapitolSkyl… and entering promo code “ADULT”.

To RSVP, patrons must text their full names to 202-RESERVE. After 1 p.m. or without a text RSVP, cover charge is $20 at the door. For additional information, visit www.DCPOOLPARTY.com.

Fees:  Single: $325 (Summer all access pass)

Donovan Hotel

Where:  1155 14th St. NW
Donovan House PoolWhat:

Situated on the rooftop of Donovan House, this Thompson hotel is home to a smaller pool, which is more of a trendy place to see and be seen rather than swim.  The pool’s bar menu features fare from the hotel’s signature restaurant ZENTAN, specialty cocktails, and an extensive wine list, making it ideal for an early cocktail or a late-night rendezvous in a beautiful setting.

The swimming pool is reserved for hotel guests only during the day.

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Pool Hours:

  • Monday-Friday 7 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 7 am – 7 pm

Bar Hours:

  • Monday-Friday 5 pm – 1 am
  • Saturday & Sunday 7 pm – 1 am
  • Last call 12:45 am

Liaison Capitol Hill

Where:  415 New Jersey Avenue NW DC
Liasion Hotel PoolWhat:

Sit by the pool after a long day bumping elbows with the politicians on the Hill then come relax at the rooftop pool. The Hill’s one-and-only rooftop pool and bar offers drinks and food and yoga to the public and hotel guests.

No room booked? No problem! The open-air rooftop bar offers free admission daily after 5PM. If you want to soak up the rays and work on that skin cancer, buy a day pass for $20.

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The pool is open May 14- Labor Day:

  • Swimming: 10am-10pm
  • Bar Open: 11am-11pm
  • Relax and unwind until midnight

Hilton Embassy Row

Where:  2015 Massachussetts between 20th and 21st
Hilton Embassy Row Swimming Pool

 

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Get a bird eye view of the embassies that line embassies that line Massachusetts Avenue while sitting by the heated outdoor pool and sprawling deck from May until October! Just walk up to the front desk, ask for a day pass to the pool, and pay $15 for a day in the sun and enjoy some nice views of Dupont Circle from its rooftop.

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  • The pool is open May 1-Oct 31
  • Monday – Sunday: 6am – 10pm

Washington Plaza Hotel

Where:  10 Thomas Circle NW DC
Washington Plaza Hotel

 

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Located on Thomas Circle, this hotel is more like a DC resort steps from iconic nation’s capital attractions and nightlife.  Probably DC’s most beautifully landscaped swimming pool, it’s ideal for relaxing, with al fresco dining.

 

 

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  • The pool is open May 19- Sept 9
  • A day pass $50
  • A season pass $800/single or $1400/couple.

Or check out the DC Department of Parks and Recreation local pools with free access for DC residents.

Francis Outdoor Pool: Francis Pool is listed as an “aquatic gem” with three pool areas of varying depths. Francis is a great place to cool off and is free to DC residents.

  • Where: 2435 N Street, NW
  • When: Mon-Fri 1:00pm – 8:00pm; Sat & Sun 12:00pm – 6:00pm (Closed Tues)

Wilson Aquatic Center: Wilson Aquatic Center is a great place to swim, especially if you prefer the shade to the sun. The facility offers a large 50-meter lap pool, a leisure pool, and a whirlpool.

  • Where: 4551 Fort Drive, NW
  • When:  Mon-Fri 6:00am – 9:00pm; Sat, Sun 9:00am – 5:00pm

Volta Park Outdoor Pool: This popular pool spot is located in the heart of Georgetown. The Volta Park Pool is surrounded by a “green oasis” and includes other facilities for summer fun such as tennis & basketball courts and a playground for children.

  • Where: 1555 34th Street, NW
  • When: Mon-Fri 1:00pm – 8:00pm, Lap Swim 8:00am – 9:30am; Sat & Sun 12:00pm – 6:00pm (Closed Mon)

Not a DC resident? No problem DPR charges $7 for daily passes.

Want to get out of the City? Check out this guide to DC Summer Beach Escapes and Beyond

Ladies, Go Buy Now: High Fashion Sneakers

By Ravi in DC Nightlife, Get in Style, Lifestyle
Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 9:54pm. (Updated: 5/22/12 at 11:27pm) Add comments

They say beauty is pain.
But does it have to be?
Contributing Writer Amanda Hanowitz

pain from high heelsDo you wear heels because they make you look leggy? Or because they make you look fly? Or is it just because they make you look like an individual who gets down when its dark out?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, congratulations! You’ve got style… but your feet are probably killing you!

Beauty does not have to be pain. You can be cool, hot and stylish while still being comfortable. Sounds crazy, we know, maybe even impossible. So let’s digress into the problem and a possible solution: sneakers.

You’re probably reading this and saying “Sneakers, for a night out in at the clubs in DC? You must be dreaming… or insane!” But in fact, this idea is not crazy, it is ingenious. It’s actually surprising no one has thought of this before.

high fashion sneakers for womenLucky for you, someone finally did. And now you can rock the wedged sneaker without a care in the world. And more importantly, without a blister on your foot.

Just to clarify, this is not an insinuation for you to go out and buy New Balance sneaks for a night out. No, DC nightlife isn’t comparable to a trip to the gym; instead, what you should be drooling over is the high fashion sneaker.

If the comfort factor isn’t enough for you, maybe the fact that Kate Bosworth rocks these sneakers is motivation enough. All the fashion followers wear them to fashion shows. If that doesn’t scream high fashion, I’m not quite sure what does.

This fancy shoe has a wedge which gives you just a tiny bit of height, and just generally makes you look hardcore and awesome.

 
high fashion womens sneakersRock them with some skinny jeans, perhaps jeggings, or even those bandage skirts; people will envy the comfort on your feet and you can jump around and dance the freaking night away in style.

So, lovers of fly kicks, GO BUY NOW: high fashion sneakers.

Here’s 5 looks to getcha started:

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The Top 50 DJs in Washington DC

By Ravi in DC Clubs, DC Lounges, DC Nightlife, Whats hot in DC Nightlife
Friday, April 20, 2012, 1:45pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 9:39pm) Add comments

Over 500 DJs entered the 1st Annual DC Clubbing Top 50 DJs Poll. The 2 week voting period tallied over 4,000 votes. When the dust settled, we were left with the top 50 DJs in Washington DC.

They spin at some of the best bars, lounges and nightclubs throughout every neighborhood in The District.

Huge thanks to Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center for providing over $5000 in prizes and being the best audio/lighting outlet in DC. Whether you’re opening a venue, need DJ gear or want to build a studio, Chuck’s is your starting point.

And of course, thanks to everyone who voted!

See the official rules, scoring, prizes and about page

DC Clubbing #1 DJ: DJ Lookz – @djlookz

Style: Open Format & Sexy Beatz
Weekly Residencies: Ozio Rooftop, The Park, Josephine
Equipment Used: Technics, CDJs, Serato, Rane, Pioneer & Cassette.Tape.Decks
Favorite club/bar/lounge in DC: Lima
Favorite place to go out in DC: Sax
Favorite drink: Redbull Vokda (Sugar Free!!! Yeaaa I said it, watch dem calories!)
Track that never fails: BBD – Poison (any remix)
Best track of 2011: Pitbull ft Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer – Give Me Everything (Tonight)[Dewey Beach Remix]
Favorite DJ in DC other than yourself: DJ Miasma
Favorite DJ worldwide: Porter Robinson
Best thing about being a DJ is… making people dance! Nothing better than creating the soundtrack to party rocking, fist pumps & standingoncouches.com #yolo lol
DC Clubbing #2 DJ: Benny C – @DJBennyC

Style: The right music, mixed appropriately.
Weekly Residencies: Tattoo Bar, Push Nightclub (Harrah’s Tunica), VooDoo Lounge (Harrah’s Kansas City), Wonderland Ballroom.
Equipment Used: Serato w/ Mix Emergency on DJM-800/900, Technics 1200s, 2 CDJ-800/1000s w/ M-AUDIO Trigger Finger.
Favorite club/bar/lounge in DC: Wonderland Ballroom
Favorite place to go out in DC: Churchkey
Favorite drink: Chocolate City Beer’s “Cerveza Nacional” or a Jameson on the rocks.
Track that never fails: Al Green – Love & Happiness
Best track of 2011: Remix of Big K.R.I.T.’s “Country Shit” featuring Ludacris and Bun B.
Favorite DJ in DC other than yourself: Phlipz. He’s dreamy.
Favorite DJ worldwide: Kevin Scott, Don Lynch, Jay E, Jordan Laws, Steve1der, 2nd Nature, Costik, Brett B, Bobby Keys.
Best thing about being a DJ is… getting to play the music I like knowing that the dance floor will be on my side in short time.

DC Clubbing #3 DJ: Sean Falco – @falcodc

Style: House/Electro
Weekly Residencies: M.I.A. Lounge, Eden Rooftop, District, Midtown Penthouse
Equipment Used: CDJs, Traktor
Favorite club/bar/lounge in DC: Eden Rooftop
Favorite place to go out in DC: Georgetown
Favorite drink: Redbull Vodka!
Track that never fails: Avicii – Levels
Best track of 2011: Sandro Silva & Quintino – Epic
Favorite DJ in DC other than yourself: Much love to all DC DJs…can’t choose one!
Favorite DJ worldwide: Tiesto/SHM/Alesso/Avicii/Afrojack
Best thing about being a DJ is… the connection to the people around you when every person in the room is empowered by the energy of the music… the hands in the air, the facial expressions, the screaming and the love!

DC Clubbing #4 DJ: DJ Saam – @DJ_Saam

Style: High energy open format
Weekly Residencies: Lima (T), Dirty Bar (W), Josephine (Th), Barcode (F), Ultrabar (S)
Equipment Used: Serato
Favorite club/bar/lounge in DC: Lima
Favorite place to go out in DC: I don’t get to go out that much because I work on the weekends. Whenever I do find myself off on a night you’d most likely find me at Glow events!
Favorite drink: Anything Vodka
Track that never fails: Chris Brown- Yeah 3x
Best track of 2011: Pitbull, Ne-Yo and Afrojack – Give Me Everything
Favorite DJ in DC other than yourself: Biks, Phlipz and C-Lo
Favorite DJ worldwide: DJ Enferno
Best thing about being a DJ is… having the ability to control the crowd with your style and music. There’s no greater high in the world than when a huge crowd is moving with you. As a DJ, you feed off the crowd’s energy

DC Clubbing #5 DJ: DJ Geometrix – @DJGeometrix

Style: Open Format (Top 40 Dance, Hip-Hop, Classics)
Weekly Residencies: Ultrabar (F), Fur (S)
Equipment Used: Serato Scratch Live, MixEmergency, Ableton Live, Technics SL-1200 Turntables, Pioneer CDJs, Pioneer DJM-800, Rane ttm-57, Novation Dicer
Favorite club/bar/lounge in DC: Ultrabar
Favorite place to go out in DC: Sundays at 18th St Lounge w/ Sam the Man Burns, Tuesdays at Recess Lounge w/ Jerome Baker III
Favorite drink: Grey Goose & Cranberry
Track that never fails: Daft Punk – One More Time
Best track of 2011: Kanye West & Jay-Z – N#ggas in Paris
Favorite DJ in DC other than yourself: DJ Stylus Chris
Favorite DJ worldwide: DJ Enferno
Best thing about being a DJ is… I get to play music for other people and it pays my mortgage


DC Clubbing #6 DJ: Chris Styles – @djchrisstyles

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DC Clubbing #7 DJ: Danny House – @DANNY_HOUSE_

Style: Progressive/Deep/Tech/House, Open Format
Weekly Residencies: Masa 14, Shadow Room, Eden Rooftop
Equipment Used: CDJ 2000s, sometimes Serato
Favorite club/bar/lounge in DC: Cafe Citron, Josephine, Eden
Favorite place to go out in DC: U Street Corridor
Favorite drink: Mojito & Tokyo Tea
Track that never fails: Dohr & Mangold – Love No Pride (Eddie Thoneick Remix)
Best track of 2011: Not “Levels”
Favorite DJ in DC other than yourself: Alex Eljaiek, Long Jawns, Saeed Younan, Alvin Risk
Favorite DJ worldwide: Erick Morillo
Best thing about being a DJ is… Watching the expressions on peoples faces and that energy transferring into a wave of dance motions. The fact that you are surrounded by music the whole time, and you get your own booth to play it!

DC Clubbing #8 DJ: Epoch – @TheRealEpoch

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DC Clubbing #9 DJ: Roberto Gonzalez – @robertogonzale

Style: Progressive/House/Trance
Weekly Residencies: Glow Washington DC
Equipment Used: USB sticks, SD Cards
Favorite club/bar/lounge in DC: Fur Nightclub, last big club left in the city.
Favorite place to go out in DC: Lima
Favorite drink: Vodka Soda and Patron of course ;-)
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Best track of 2011: Robin S. vs Kaskade- Be Still and Show Me Love
Favorite DJ in DC other than yourself: DJ Enferno
Favorite DJ worldwide: Tiesto, Markus Schulz
Best thing about being a DJ is… meeting new people that support what I do and enjoy the music as much as I do!!

DC Clubbing #10 DJ: DJ Pootie – @djpootie

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DC Clubbing #11 DJ: Kid Lucky – @djkidlucky

Style: Open-Format, House
Weekly Residencies: Barcode (T), Ultrabar (F, S)
Equipment Used: Serato, CDJs
Favorite club/bar/lounge in DC: Fur
Favorite place to go out in DC: Lima
Favorite drink: Heineken
Track that never fails: Whoomp There It Is
Best track of 2011: Levels
Favorite DJ in DC other than yourself: DJ Phlipz
Favorite DJ worldwide: Chachi
Best thing about being a DJ is… the ability to communicate with an audience through music!

DC Clubbing #12 DJ: Sicarii – @djsicarii

Style: Progressive & Electro House
Weekly Residencies: Nü Entertainment
Equipment Used: Ableton Live, APC 40, Launchpad, occasionally Traktor
Favorite club/bar/lounge in DC: Ibiza
Favorite place to go out in DC: U Street
Favorite drink: Bloody Mary
Track that never fails: Savoy – California Dreamin (Original Mix)
Best track of 2011: Eric Prydz – 2Night (Original Mix)
Favorite DJ in DC other than yourself: DJ Nügen
Favorite DJ worldwide: Deadmau5
Best thing about being a DJ is… sharing my music with people of vastly varying backgrounds. I consider myself a producer first and a DJ second; there are few feelings that rival watching a crowd groove to your own material. I’ve lived on 5 continents and I continue to marvel at the unifying power of dance music. From Seoul to Harare, I’ve found that if you play it, bright-eyed escapists will come.

DC Clubbing #13 DJ: Aluko – @OfficialAluko

Style: EDM (progressive house)
Weekly Residencies: The Rosebar at Current, Josephine Lounge
Equipment Used: Traktor
Favorite club/bar/lounge in DC: The Rosebar at Current
Favorite place to go out in DC: DuPont
Favorite drink: Anything with sour mix
Track that never fails: Tristan Garner and Gregori Klosman – Fuckin’ Down
Best track of 2011: Coldplay – Every Teardrop is A Waterfall (Swedish House Mafia
Remix)
Favorite DJ in DC other than yourself: Epoch
Favorite DJ worldwide: Dirty South
Best thing about being a DJ is… playing your own original productions and seeing how the crowd reacts.

DC Clubbing #14 DJ: Crowdrocker DJ Kam – @djkamdc

Style: Open-Format (Top 40, EDM, Rock, Hip Hop, Mashups)
Weekly Residencies: MIA (Th, bi-monthly) Panorama Productions (F), Barcode (S)
Equipment Used: Serato
Favorite club/bar/lounge in DC: Barcode
Favorite place to go out in DC: Glow at Lima
Favorite drink: H2O
Track that never fails: LMFAO – Shots
Best track of 2011: Avicii – Levels
Favorite DJ in DC other than yourself: DJ Geometrix
Favorite DJ worldwide: DJ Enferno
Best thing about being a DJ is… being able to share my love for music, deliver new tracks and old, seamlessly blend music live, and deliver an experience that cannot be replicated by anyone else. Building the energy of the crowd to the climax of the night when you drop a massive track on the crowd and everyone screams or puts their hands in the air. Knowing at the end of the night when you finish, everyone leaving had a great night and they come up to the booth to thank you, it humbles me every single time. Constantly learning, improving, and interacting with the audience inside and outside of the club.

DC Clubbing #15 DJ: DJ Flounder – @djflounder

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DC Clubbing #16 DJ: DJ Phlipz – @djphlipz

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DC Clubbing #17 DJ: DJ Tektronics – @djtektronics

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DC Clubbing #18 DJ: House Tribe – @djramsesdc & @jonnytrust

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DC Clubbing #19 DJ: DJ Quicksilva – @djquicksilva

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DC Clubbing #20 DJ: DJ Mixalis – @djmixalis

Style: House, Euro, Greek, International
Weekly Residencies: “To Glenti” at Chroma (Ultrabar) and Barcode
Equipment Used: CDJs
Favorite club/bar/lounge in DC: Barcode, Lima
Favorite place to go out in DC: Barcode
Favorite drink: Grey Goose/Redbull, Amstel Light
Track that never fails: Avicii – Levels
Best track of 2011: Calvin Harris – Awooga
Favorite DJ in DC other than yourself: Pete Moutso
Favorite DJ worldwide: Axwell
Best thing about being a DJ is… creating and controlling the atmosphere in the club. Watching people have a great time to me is a satisfaction that can be even better than sex.

DC Clubbing #21 DJ: Spinser Tracy – @spinsertracy

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DC Clubbing #22 DJ: George Tsakiris – @dj_geotsakiris

Style: Open Format
Weekly Residencies: Ultrabar
Equipment Used: Serato, CDs
Favorite club/bar/lounge in DC: Ultrabar, Barcode
Favorite place to go out in DC: Barcode
Favorite drink: Water
Track that never fails: Enur – Calabria
Best track of 2011: Pitbull feat. Ne-yo & Nayer – Give Me Everything Tonight
Favorite DJ in DC other than yourself: DJ Geometrix
Favorite DJ worldwide: Hardwell
Best thing about being a DJ is… experiencing a crowd (no matter the size) scream at the TOP of their LUNGS to your music…….OVER and OVER again, nothing can compare to that..

DC Clubbing #6 DJ: Big Tigger – @Bigtiggershow

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Subscribe to Big Tigger’s Podcast via iTunes

DC Clubbing #24 DJ: Chest Rockwell – @djchestrockwell

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DC Clubbing #25 DJ: Pauly van Doorn – @paulyvandoorn

Style: Electro, Progressive house/trance
Weekly Residencies: Level 2 (Harrisburgh, PA)
Equipment Used: Traktor
Favorite club/bar/lounge in DC: Fur
Favorite place to go out in DC: Georgetown
Favorite drink: Vodka Redbull, Water
Track that never fails: Chuckie – Who Is Ready To Jump (Dada Life Remix)
Best track of 2011: Gareth Emery – Tokyo
Favorite DJ in DC other than yourself: Pete Moutso
Favorite DJ worldwide: Marcus Schossow
Best thing about being a DJ is… the party life

DC Clubbing #26 DJ: Chris Suelto – @djsuelto

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DC Clubbing #27 DJ: DJ Alizay – @djalizay

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DC Clubbing #28 DJ: DJ Soundtrax – @djsoundtrax

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DC Clubbing #29 DJ: DJ Lovely – @DJLovely_Inc

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DC Clubbing #30 DJ: DJ Gemini – @DjGEMINIlive

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DC Clubbing #31 DJ: DJ Vicious – @Dj_Vicious

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DC Clubbing #32 DJ: Brad Piff – @bradleypiff

Style: Trouse, Progressive House, Electro
Weekly Residencies: Lima (W), Dirty Bar (Th), MIA (F), Rosebar at Current (S)
Equipment Used: CDJs w/ USBs + Rekordbox ftw!
Favorite club/bar/lounge in DC: Rosebar (Current)
Favorite place to go out in DC: Verizon Center (GO CAPS)
Favorite drink: Blueberry Stoli + Sugar-free Redbull
Track that never fails: Green Velvet vs. Sander van Doorn vs. RHCP – Flash vs. Intro vs. Otherside (Romain G Pump Up The Chilli Reboot)
Best track of 2011: Bassjackers – Mush, Mush (Original Mix)
Favorite DJ in DC other than yourself: DJ Phlipz
Favorite DJ worldwide: Axwell, Thomas Gold
Best thing about being a DJ is… the people. Introducing them to new music and actually liking it! The energy. Everything! The moment when you’re mixing in a track and you can see people’s facial expressions like oh shit, that’s my song that’s about to come in and we share that moment where our hands are in the air. Then as that drop hits, we both start jumping and raging. That connection is truly amazing.

DC Clubbing #33 DJ: LJMTX – @LJMTX

Style: Electro, progressive house
Weekly Residencies: Transit (W)
Equipment Used: CDJs, Serato
Favorite club/bar/lounge in DC: U Street Music Hall
Favorite place to go out in DC: Glow at Fur
Favorite drink: Vodka & Cranberry
Track that never fails: Pretty much any version of Show Me Love
Best track of 2011: Fast Foot & LJ MTX – Drugs Sex Money Electro (Revolvr & Donald
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Favorite DJ in DC other than yourself: Jon Deke
Favorite DJ worldwide: John B
Best thing about being a DJ is… all of the free bacon

DC Clubbing #34 DJ: DJ Xplosive – @DJXplosiveBOOM

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DC Clubbing #35 DJ: DJ Cuban – @djcubanservices

Style: To please my crowd with a diverse tune selection and blend the music smoothly to keep the party rocking.
Weekly Residencies: Venechi Events
Equipment Used: Clubs: Serato, CDJs; Private: DDJ-S1, Serato Itch
Favorite club/bar/lounge in DC: Ultrabar
Favorite place to go out in DC: Panorama Events
Favorite drink: Redbull & Vodka
Track that never fails: LMFAO – Shots
Best track of 2011: Avicii vs Flo Rida – Good Feeling (LX Tronix Mashup Mix)
Favorite DJ in DC other than yourself: DJ Mario
Favorite DJ worldwide: Afrojack
Best thing about being a DJ is… I get paid to party

DC Clubbing #36 DJ: Matt Goldman – @mattgoldman15

Style: Flamboyant
Weekly Residencies: Glow Washington DC
Equipment Used: CDJs
Favorite club/bar/lounge in DC: Lima
Favorite place to go out in DC: Lima
Favorite drink: Jager w/ nut checks to chase
Track that never fails: TJR – Funky Vodka
Best track of 2011: Deniz Koyu – Hertz
Favorite DJ in DC other than yourself: Roberto Gonzalez
Favorite DJ worldwide: Mark Knight
Best thing about being a DJ is… hanging out with Ravi all the time.

DC Clubbing #37 DJ: DJ Analyze – @djanalyze

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DC Clubbing #38 DJ: DJ Neekola – @djneekola

Style: Commercial House
Weekly Residencies: L2, Harrah’s Atlantic City, Opera
Equipment Used: Everything
Favorite club/bar/lounge in DC: Lima
Favorite place to go out in DC: Peacock Cafe
Favorite drink: Shirley Temple
Track that never fails: Super Mario
Best track of 2011: Playtime
Favorite DJ in DC other than yourself: Not fair. So many are like my family. Impossible to name just one.
Favorite DJ worldwide: Dr. Kucho!
Best thing about being a DJ is… I get to work with MUSIC EVERY DAY.

DC Clubbing #39 DJ: Jon Deke – @jondeke

Style: House
Weekly Residencies: Glow Washington DC
Equipment Used: CDJs
Favorite club/bar/lounge in DC: Cafe Citron
Favorite place to go out in DC: Bistro Francais
Favorite drink: Rum & Coke
Track that never fails: Stardust – Music Sounds Better with You
Best track of 2011: SebastiAn – Embody
Favorite DJ in DC other than yourself: DJ Geometrix
Favorite DJ worldwide: DJ Mehdi
Best thing about being a DJ is… the money and the hoes.

DC Clubbing #40 DJ: DJ Ramzy – @djramzy

Style: Open Format/Fast
Weekly Residencies: Rockville Rooftop (Th), Ultrabar (S)
Equipment Used: Serato/Vinyl
Favorite club/bar/lounge in DC: Barcode
Favorite place to go out in DC: Lima
Favorite drink: Absolut Citron on the rocks
Track that never fails: Enur – Calabria
Best track of 2011: Ne-Yo ft. Pitbull – Give Me Everything Tonight
Favorite DJ in DC other than yourself: DJ Saam
Favorite DJ worldwide: DJ Jazzy Jeff
Best thing about being a DJ is… you get paid to do what you love!

DC Clubbing #41 DJ: Max Rewak – @mrewak

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DC Clubbing #42 DJ: Sabeel Chohan – @DJSabeelChohan

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DC Clubbing #43 DJ: DJ Piojo – @djpiojo

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DC Clubbing #44 DJ: DJ Joe aka Cat Daddy – @djjoecatdaddy

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DC Clubbing #45 DJ: DJ Khaleel – @KHAL33L

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DC Clubbing #46 DJ: Boris Gluck – @borisgluck

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DC Clubbing #47 DJ: Alex Bernal

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DC Clubbing #48 DJ: DJ JD – @jdiaz_3

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DC Clubbing #49 DJ: DJ Groove – @djgroovedc

Style: House/Mainstream/Mashups/Hip Hop/Reggae/Top 40 Dance
Weekly Residencies: Ultrabar (F), District (S)
Equipment Used: Serato
Favorite club/bar/lounge in DC: Midtown
Favorite place to go out in DC: Barcode
Favorite drink: Grey Goose/Johnny Black
Track that never fails: Fatman Scoop – Faithful
Best track of 2011: Avicii – Levels
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Favorite DJ worldwide: DJ Geometrix
Best thing about being a DJ is… witnessing hard work paying off. Feeling the crowd embrace your music and taking the dance floor by storm, into higher levels of pure musical ecstasy.

DC Clubbing #50 DJ: DJ Mario

Style: South American
Weekly Residencies: Barcode (W), Diamond Lounge (Th), Eden (F), Ultrabar (S)
Equipment Used: Serato
Favorite club/bar/lounge in DC: Barcode
Favorite place to go out in DC: Ultrabar
Favorite drink: Captain & Sprite
Track that never fails: Beyonce – Single Ladies
Best track of 2011: Avicii – Levels
Favorite DJ in DC other than yourself: DJ Piojo
Favorite DJ worldwide: Avicii
Best thing about being a DJ is… the music. I love the music.

Alesso at Dayglow – 04.14.12

Alesso – Nillionaire edit w/ Porter Robinson – Unison (Knife Party Remix)

Dayglow 2012 with Alesso at RFK Stadium Grounds went just as we thought… f***ing crazy! The performances, DJs, paint and above all else, the crowd, lived up to all expectations. DC nightlife was in full force for sure.

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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?

Presenting: DC Clubbing's Top 50 DJs

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Sunday, March 25, 2012, 7:42pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 6:00pm) Add comments
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Presenting Washington, DC’s top 50 DJs! Brought to you by Panorama Productions and Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center.

St. Patrick's Day Party in DC: Sat 03.17.12 [Ultrabar]

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Monday, March 12, 2012, 6:45pm. (Updated: 3/18/12 at 4:48am) Add comments
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Wear green and get lucky at Ultrabar’s Ladies Night this St. Patrick’s Day!

1st Annual DC Clubbing Top 50 DJ Poll

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 6:55pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 6:00pm) Add comments
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Who is Washington DC’s best DJ? Cast your vote here!!!

Valentine's Day Party in DC: Tues 02.14.12 [Lima]

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Friday, February 10, 2012, 6:58pm. (Updated: 8/09/12 at 2:31am) Add comments
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Lima Lounge on Valentine’s Day is the place to be if you’re single or want to take your date out for a fun night!

President's Day Party in DC: Sun 02.19.12 [Ultrabar]

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Thursday, February 9, 2012, 3:49pm. (Updated: 2/20/12 at 1:02am) Add comments
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Ultrabar is open for business on Sunday 2/19 for Presidents Day! With a $20 open bar and $100 bottle/table specials, ya probably wanna come out for this!

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