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Friday, January 6, 2012, 6:00pm. (Updated: 1/27/15 at 5:07pm) Add comments

Bustling Nightlife in Midtown DC

Centered around Connecticut Avenue just a few blocks south of Dupont Circle, Midtown is a small but powerful section of DC that offers an incredible selection of nightlife venues. With so many clubs, lounges, bars, and drunk people in such a small area, it’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed when going out in Midtown! To alleviate some of that stress, we’ve made a list of some of the best venues in that area:

18th Street Lounge

Set in an 19th Century Victorian mansion formerly owned by President Theodore Roosevelt, ESL is a landmark of DC nightlife.

Owned by the legendary Thievery Corporation, Eighteenth Street Lounge is a must-visit for anyone.

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Current Sushi and Lounge

Current Sushi in DC

Walking into Current Sushi and Lounge is like stepping into a futuristic yacht. The sushi is great too!

Upstairs patrons find one of the best bar/club patios in DC, completed by the Rose Bar.

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The Huxley DC

Current Sushi in DC

Velvet ropes, exclusivity, a ballroom and, oh yeah, a library.

With design influences from Las Vegas, The Huxley is a premium bottle service lounge with welcome twists.

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Beautiful decor, stylish patrons, sophisticated drinks, a walk-in humidor and intricate lounge space.

The roof is retractable and is one of the best spots in DC during the summer.

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Public Bar

public bar midtown

The king of DC sports bars.

With over 40 TVs, a dance floor, rooftop and plenty of beer, Public Bar is an incredibly popular place for DC sports fans to watch the game and get hammered.

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rumors restaurant washington dcA landmark restaurant on 19th and M with a great outdoor patio.

Rumors features nightlife on Fridays and Saturdays and is always packed with GW students and young people that live in the area.

Science Club

midtown science club dc

An eclectic vegetarian restaurant, bar and lounge, Science Club may be small and narrow but offers a fresh and alternative perspective to nightlife in the Midtown neighborhood.

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