Midtown

By Ravi in DC Nightclubs and Nightlife Guide, DC Nightlife
Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 3:25am. (Updated: 6/18/14 at 5:04pm) Add comments
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The Midtown ‘Partyplex’ offers three distinct floors for everyone – and a sweet view!

  • Venue Type: 3 Level Bar/Club
  • Estimated Capacity: 700
  • Amenities: Bottle Service, Coat Check, Valet, Bar Games, Private Parties
  • Cover Charge: Differs nightly
  • Hours: W/Th: 10pm – 2am
    Fr/Sa: 10pm – 3am
  • Dress Code: Relaxed but proper.
  • Age Requirement: 18+
  • Location: Connecticut Ave/Midtown
  • Address: 1219 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036. (202) 681-1219
  • Website: www.midtown-dc.com

Atmosphere: Midtown feels like your cool friend’s party-loft in downtown [insert city here]. It’s got the VIP, super VIP, a nice view of the area in DC its named after, and a nice overall vibe. Lots of bars try too hard to be clubby – Midtown does a nice job of maintaining the proper balance. Every floor maintains the perfect ‘bar with a kick ass dance floor’ feeling. The people are always having a great time!

Venue Overview

A three floor loft perched above the intersection of Connecticut Ave and 18th street NW (across the street from 18th Street Lounge), the only bad thing about going to Midtown is finding parking! Arriving early to the neighborhood that’s very much a hub of DC nightlife is highly recommended.

A bar greets patrons as they walk in to the building’s 2nd floor. A shifting LED backdrop sends a spectrum flashing across the entire wall, from bar, across VIP, to the DJ booth at the end of the room. To the left are bathrooms and a super VIP area which has a 5-6 step staircase leading to it. To the right is a dance floor, VIP on the bar side, a platform with poles for the venue’s adventurous female patrons, and third, semi-raised VIP section.

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From 2nd floor dancing to loft partying to penthouse calm, the Midtown Partyplex offers something for everyone!

The third floor of Midtown, referred to as ‘The Loft’ has a DC sports bar feel. The DJ booth sits in the middle of the room with a solid dance floor. To the left sits a bar, tables, pool table and other bar games. To the right of the dance floor is a raised VIP section with a private bar and the perfect view of the crowded DC bar action in the streets below. Exposed brick and wood floors give the room an authentic industrial atmosphere.

The intimate Midtown Penthouse, located on the top floor of the building, features a serene, zen-like escape from the dance floor/sporting themed action below. With plush couches, candle light and a statue of Buddha guarding the floor, this area is a nice change of pace.

Parties
  • Monday-Wednesday: Reserved for private events
  • Thursday: College Night feat. Open Bar 10-11
  • Friday: 3 floors of crazy times at the Midtown Partyplex!
  • Saturday: No Promoter Saturdays! No cover, no guest list.
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Between the Sports Bar and lounge sits a centered DJ booth with ample space to dance!

Photo Tour: The Penthouse at Midtown
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The Buddha watches carefully as you pour your shots!

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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
DC bars Dirty Bar

Once the home of the infamous 1223 and Spank nightclubs, the address now features the Dirty Martini restaurant and a ‘Speakeasy’ called Dirty Bar!

  • Venue Type: Bar/Club
  • Estimated Size: 250 people
  • Amenities: Bottle Service, Coat Check, Valet
  • Cover Charge: None
  • Hours: Tues – Thurs: 10pm – 2am, Fri – Sat: 10pm – 3am, Sun: 10pm – 2:00am
  • Dress Code: Sexy
  • Age Requirement: 18+
  • Location: Connecticut Ave/Midtown
  • Address: 1223 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036. (202) 427 9610
  • Website: www.dirtybardc.com
  • Atmosphere: A nod to the Moulin Rouge, Dirty Bar is the perfect setting to let your naughtiest fantasies come alive. Complete with an unassuming entrance, high-end 20’s style decor and exposed brick, this 3rd floor hideout is the perfect place to escape the bland streets below. Tight skirts, house/top 40 and a legit cage bring an air of debauchery to DC nightlife.
Venue Overview

Above the swank, low-key lounge known as Dirty Martini sits a 1920’s speakeasy complete with swing, suit of arms and cage for the venue’s dancers.

Upon entry partygoers find a coat check to the right (with the swing just ahead) and bottle servie booths to the left. The ceilings are high and the exposed brick, wood and decor makes one feel as if they stepped into a 100 year-old mansion.

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From the DJ booth looking out. Note the bartender! To the left of the photographer is a dancefloor.

Walking through the rectangular space, to your right is a curtained VIP area, to your left the bar. In the back is a DJ booth, dance floor, cage and in the summer an outdoor patio! The sound system is well-above the norm for most DC club venues.

The crowd at Dirty Bar is quite attractive and always ready for anything the evening brings their way.

Parties
  • Wednesday: Dirty SINs, Service Industry Night w/ The House Tribe, drink/bottle specials.
  • Thursday: Dirty Bar Provocateur, hosted by Midnight Group, DC A List and Project DC
  • Friday: Ladies Night, groups of 6+ ladies receive a free bottle of house champagne
  • Saturday: A Night in Paries, International Night
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There’s that swing we were talking about!

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Panorama Productions is Looking for a New DJ

By Ravi in Dc Nightclubs, DC Nightlife, Whats hot in DC Nightlife
Monday, September 12, 2011, 7:23pm. (Updated: 9/22/11 at 4:40pm) Add comments

Calling All DJs in DC/MD/NOVA

Panorama Productions is looking for a new resident DJ to spin Fridays in the Ultrabar Vault!

It’s easy to enter! Here’s how:

  1. Become a fan of Panorama Productions on Facebook
  2. Visit the Poll Question
  3. Enter your name (or your favorite local DJ’s name) in the space where it says ‘Add an option…’
  4. Get all your friends to vote!

Voting ends 9/26 at midnight!

    • The top 8 vote getters will secure a date to showcase their talent on a Friday in October or November.
  • The preferred music format is mash-up/top 40/house/open – It has to be danceable and have mainstream appeal
  • Winners will be determined based on style, skill, # of event attendees and growth potential

Dates, acts and winning parameters subject to change without notice

Labor Day Sunday Social: Sun 9/4/11 [Lost Society]

By Garrett Blakeman in DC Events, DC Lounges, DC Nightlife, Past Events
Thursday, August 25, 2011, 2:08pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:59pm) Add comments

Panorama Productions presents:

Labor Day Sunday Social

Featuring DJ Saam
Sunday September 4, 2011
Lost Society
2001 14th St NW
Washington D.C., DC 20009
Info: (202) 271-1171
Venue: (202) 618-8868
Ages 21+

Latest tracks by DJ Saam

The corner of U and 14th recently welcomed a new and luxurious restaurant and lounge to Washington, DC. Transport into a life of Luxury Labor Day Sunday at Lost Society.

Dinner starts at 6pm. Enjoy 20% off your meal while the Party reaches into the night. DJ Saam, one of DC’s hottest DJs, will provide the music for a night of extravagance.

Tables are available. Bottles of Belvedere start at just $200.

Age Requirement and Dress Code:
Open to ages 21+, Proper ID and Attire is Required. Dress Smart. Guys: No shorts, boots, oversized tees, baggy jeans, tennis shoes, etc.. Girls: Keep it classy.

Venue photos courtesy Lost Society.

The chic DC lounge will play host to Washington’s top nightlife draw.

Josephine will be undergo a major transformation in preparation to host Washington DC’s longest running party! Changes will involve:

Once used exclusively for VIPs, Josephine's Gold Room will soon have a 30+ foot bar along the far wall and open up to the rest of the venue!

Once closed off for VIPs, Josephine

 

  • Removing walls
  • Moving bathrooms
  • Extending the DJ booth
  • Adding new bars
  • Opening space to dance
  • Updating the lighting & interior design
  • Revamping the sound system

 

Miami-based architects have been brought in to provide South Beach-style clubbing to DC nightlife. Bottle service comes to the dance floor at Glow at Josephine.

◊ Glow Thursdays at Lima provide a high-end, high-energy atmosphere.
◊ Glow Saturdays at Fur host max capacity events.
◊ Glow’s recent deal with Live Nation brings live acts to the Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD.
◊ Glow Fridays at Josephine aim to bring a spirited luxury to DC lounges.

Tentative Bookings include:

Glow at Josephine rennovated DJ booth

From the Gold Room, party goers will have a direct line of sight to the newly extended DJ booth at Josephine. To the right of the booth will be 2 bars and more dance space!

  • Robbie Rivera
  • Sharam
  • Mark Knight
  • Riva Starr
  • Fedde le Grand
  • Steve Lawler
  • Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
  • Roger Sanchez
  • Cedric Gervais
  • Pete Tong
  • and many more surprises!

 

The story behind it all:

In 1999, partners Antonis Karagounis and original resident DJ Pete Kalamoutsos launched Glow at Zei club. Their venue partner was Zei Director of Promotions Dave Karim. The venture lasted until Zei’s closing in 2001.

Antonis and Dave were reunited a year later at the legendary MCCXXIII where they hosted a Tuesday college party for the next 7 years. Pete took over a residency at Spank, the club’s VIP as level.

Since 2005 Karagounis has been a partner in top DC nightlife destinations including Lima Restaurant & Lounge, Ultrabar Nightclub, and Barcode Restaurant & Lounge. Karim went on to open Josephine, Policy, Current and Lost Society. Kalamoutsos cemented relationships with the top DJs and booking agencies in dance music.

The Glow brand gained international recognition in 2010 when Armin van Buuren and David Guetta officially named Glow events their favorite in the world. A recent partnership with Live Nation now allows Glow to expand its reach to the US mainstream.

Given the history, combined with dance music’s emerging mainstream appeal; the concept of Glow Fridays at Josephine was inevitable. This September three entrepreneurs of DC nightlife reunite to bring one of the world’s best parties to one of DC’s finest lounges.

Josephine Lounge
1008 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 347-8601

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Live Nation Opens DC Venue

By admin in DC Concerts, DC Nightlife, Whats hot in DC Nightlife
Tuesday, August 2, 2011, 2:58pm. (Updated: 10/21/13 at 3:48am) Add comments
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The Fillmore, a 23,000 sq foot, 2,000+ capacity venue opens in September! Live Nation has brought Club Glow on as a promotional partner for all electronic dance music events!

DJ Enferno: Friday 8/12/11 [Barcode Fridays]

By admin in DC Nightlife, DJ Events, Past Events
Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 5:32pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:58pm) Add comments
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DJ Enferno is set to detonate Barcode this Friday so resident DJ Saam can sit back, relax, and party on his 21st birthday!

Shadow Room

DC’s premium hi-tech lounge featuring everything from state-of-the-art sound and lighting to personal computer tablets and iPhone drink ordering. Looking for an upscale experience and unique features with a rich luxurious feel for your night out? Look no further.

Illumination: Sat 7/23/11 [Ladies Night at Ultrabar]

By admin in DC Nightlife, DJ Events, Past Events
Monday, June 20, 2011, 9:15pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:58pm) Add comments
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Come rock out at Ultrabar amid the Blacklights, Glowsticks, Techno, White shirts, Neon Colors, and more. Its “Illumination” time this Saturday at Ladies Night at Ultrabar! Show up, we supply the music and glow sticks, you dance the night away!

Sundress Party: Sat 7/16/11 [Ladies Night at Ultrabar]

By admin in DC Clubs, DC Nightlife, Past Events
Monday, June 20, 2011, 8:19pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:58pm) Add comments

Summer is in the air, the sun is shining bright, and it’s the perfect time to try on that sundress that’s been collecting dust! Light and flowy doesn’t need to mean plain and boring, it can be cute and sexy. Join us and don’t forget your free drink at the open bar (9-10pm 21+).

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