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.

dc mayor 4am bar proposal

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

By Garrett Blakeman in DC Nightlife, DJ Events, Whats hot in DC Nightlife
Sunday, March 25, 2012, 7:42pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 6:00pm) Add comments

DC's Best DJs

Presenting Washington, DC’s top 50 DJs as determined by the DC Clubbing Top 50 DJ Poll

DC’s Top 5 DJs listed alphabetically:
DJ Benny C
DJ Benny C
DJ Geometrix
DJ Geometrix
DJ Lookz
DJ Lookz
DJ Saam
DJ Saam
Sean Falco
Sean Falco

DC Clubbing’s Top 5 DJs to be announced in official order Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at an award ceremony at Lima Lounge. Stay tuned for details! Congratulations to all the DJs of Washington, DC who placed in the top 50 and specials thanks to all those that participated as well as Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center for providing the prizes. Below are DJs 6-50 in official order.

  1. Chris Styles
  2. Danny House
  3. Epoch
  4. Roberto Gonzalez
  5. DJ Pootie
  6. DJ Kid Lucky
  7. Sicarii
  8. Aluko
  9. Crowdrocker DJ Kam
  10. Flounder
  11. Phlipz
  12. Tektronics
  13. House Tribe
  14. DJ Quicksilva
  15. DJ Mixalis
  16. DJ Spinser Tracy
  17. George Tsakiris
  18. Big Tigger
  19. Chest Rockwell
  20. Pauly van Doorn
  21. DJ Suelto
  22. DJ Alizay
  23. DJ Sountrax
  24. DJ Lovely
  25. DJ Gemini
  26. DJ Vicious
  27. Brad Piff
  28. LJMTX
  29. DJ Explosive
  30. DJ Cuban
  31. Matt Goldman
  32. DJ Analyze
  33. DJ Neekola
  34. Jon Deke
  35. DJ Ramzy
  36. Max Rewak
  37. Sabeel Chohan
  38. DJ Piojo
  39. DJ Joe
  40. DJ Khaleel
  41. Boris Gluck
  42. Alex Bernal
  43. DJ JD
  44. DJ Groove
  45. DJ Mario

DC Clubbing Top 50 DJ Poll

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

By peter in DC Nightlife, Whats hot in DC Nightlife
Monday, March 12, 2012, 6:45pm. (Updated: 3/18/12 at 4:48am) Add comments

Ladies Night at Ultrabar: St. Patrick’s Day Edition

ladies night st patrick's day washington dc

DC Nightlife St. Patrick’s Day party

Drink Specials:

  • FREE Green Jello Shots
  • $3 Guinness
  • $6 Melon Drops




Saturday, March 17


Doors at 9PM

After you’ve finished up with Happy Hour at Barcode, stumble over to Ultrabar for ladies night this St. Patrick’s Day. In the spirit of the Irish, we’ll be serving up free Jello shots and $3 Guinness. Rumor has it that if you wear green underwear, you might even get extra lucky on this night of mayhem!

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


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
DCC Top 50 chuck levins

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.


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 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


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:
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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.

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

By peter in DC Nightlife, Whats hot in DC Nightlife
Friday, February 10, 2012, 6:58pm. (Updated: 8/09/12 at 2:31am) Add comments

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]

By Ravi in DC Nightlife, Past Events, Whats hot in DC Nightlife
Thursday, February 9, 2012, 3:49pm. (Updated: 2/20/12 at 1:02am) Add comments
Sunday clubs in washington dc

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!

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.


The world’s biggest paint party returns to Washington DC on April 14, 2012 for more paint, bodies, live performances and DC nightlife mayhem! 8,000 people, the biggest DJs in the world, thousands of gallons of paint and you!

Thursdays: International Night at Barcöde

By admin in Dc Nightclubs, DC Nightlife
Friday, February 3, 2012, 8:00am. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:50pm) Add comments
International parties in DC

Barcode brings young professionals of DC nightlife a heated outdoor patio, bar, dance floor and lounge. This DC restaurant’s kitchen is open ’til Midnight. Thursdays feature international music, hookah/shishah and some amazing bottle specials!

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