DC Going Out Guide Part 3: Clubbing Essentials
Never know what you should or shouldn’t bring with you for a night out in Washington DC? Follow the clubbing essentials guide so the next time you are stuck at the velvet ropes getting your purse checked or your pants frisked you won’t be rejected at the door, stuck with an illegitimate child, or caught in the haze of a garlic breath assassination.
It’s always essential to have cash on hand. You may want to ditch your ride and cab home. Stay over with your one- night-stand. Or tip your bartender. You never know when the ATM could be broken and you could be stranded.
All DC nightlife is going to require a valid government issued ID, no matter how old you are. Even though there are many under 21 nightclubs in DC, you will still need your ID!
Many venues offer discounted passes and promotions on entry specials or even drink specials. So check the venues website before you head out and have your passes ready.
A positive attitude
This seems simple, but nobody wants to be around the Debbie Downer in the group. Bad attitudes foster tension between the venues staff and other guests. Luckily your options of clubbing DC are vast enough to make everyone happy.
Take precautions! Nothing like waking up next to Chubaka then popping out his spawn 9 months later. Watch an episode of “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” to scare you into packing the wrapper.
Some venues don’t allow gum. However, bad breath is a deal breaker. It seeps into every inch of the venue offending everyone from the doorman to the bartender, and your one-night-stand.