Adams Morgan

By peter in Washington DC neighborhoods
Friday, January 20, 2012, 8:00pm. (Updated: 1/27/15 at 5:03pm) Add comments

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AdMo, as it’s often called, has a vibrant night life scene catering the mid 20’s to 30’s crowd that still wants to party like its college. The DC neighborhood also has a ton of hookah bars and ethnic restaurants. Be careful driving down 18th street on a Friday/Saturday night… parking is horrible, people will be walking in the streets and cops will definitely pull you over for failing to yield.


Federal Washington DC

Federal brings food, drinks, late-night dancing, brunch and more under one roof.

Federal Lounge is located beneath the restaurant with two bars, lounge areas, a giant LED display and more. Federal Lounge is open nightly thursday through Friday with no cover charge.

Grand Central

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Open 7 days a week until 2 or 3AM, Grand Central features a main bar, sunken dance floor and upstairs bar/lounge.

The center of it all in Adams Morgan, the venue never has cover and has a great patio that lets you catch all the action in DC’s craziest nightlife neighborhood.

Heaven and Hell

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Home to one of the largest dance floors in Adams Morgan, Heaven and Hell offers theme nights and live music and DJs.

Madam’s Organ

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Listed as a favorite hangout by Playboy and Stuff Magazine, Madam’s Organ Blues Bar is a DC landmark for blues and soul food.

Rumba Cafe

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Featuring live Latin music four nights a week.

Come out and learn how to do the tango, samba, bossa nova, cumbia, vallenato, salsa, danzon, rumba, and more!


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Not a nightlife venue per se, but Tryst is definitely a place to be in Adams Morgan.

Featuring quality coffee and espresso, pastries, small plates and free WiFi, Tryst is the equivalent to a British pub or Greek taverna.

It’s ‘that third place’ between work and home for people to relax.

Hookah Bars and Lounges

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Adams Morgan is famous for its numerous hookah bars and lounges.

Some are nice, some are nice but full of shady-looking dudes.

All are great places to pre-game and figure out where you want to go. We recommend Soussi.

6 Responses to “Adams Morgan”

  1. sherry watson says:

    Will be coming to the DC area this weekend looking for a place to do some old school Salsa dancing. Looking for a mature crowd.

  2. Charlotte says:

    I miss Washington DC metropolitain area so much, there are many nice nightclubs over there most of Fridays, Saturdays, Christmas and New Year Eves i spent more time in there but now now i live in North Carolina. Parking lots are horrible, to have an available parking spot at the best time is to come early to gain a parking thank God also i always take the metros.

  3. William says:

    Why isnt Tom Toms on here….thats my spot

  4. Nicole says:

    They just started a body paint theme party at the carriage house every Friday , drinks are really cheap and they are naked people in body paint walking around, kind of awesome

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