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Eighteenth Street Lounge

Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
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Address: 1212 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2536
Phone Number:
+1 202-466-3922
Today
17:30 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 21:30 - 02:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 02:00
Fri 17:30 - 03:00
Sat 21:30 - 03:00

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Weekend evening

I've been here a few times on the weekends on a late night. It's a very cute, quaint place and is very laid back. There's a lot of space and various areas to explore. The main bar... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Melanie M
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Williamsburg,
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Williamsburg,
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I've been here a few times on the weekends on a late night. It's a very cute, quaint place and is very laid back. There's a lot of space and various areas to explore. The main bar can get pretty busy and I would recommend moving to another one of the bars to get your drink or else you could... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Everything I expected to experience since I knew Garza and Hilton (Thievery Corporation) started this place. Difficult to find at simple glance, the entrance to the Lounge is just a door between two shops, leading to a staircase. Really unassuming from the outside. Once you get in, you start hearing really good music the DJ is playing, right beside the... More 

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Thank Camello_Blanco
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is one of my favorite clubs to visit anywhere. The music is diverse on all floors and the live bands that are there are top-knotch along with creative DJing. Non-intimidating scene. This is not the type of club that attracts the bro-crowd.

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1 Thank SalErgrapes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Really cool concept. Each room/floor is a different theme. On the top floor there was live jazz, the rooftop was world music (middle eastern and Indian music), the center floor was hip-hop/EDM and the last room was disco/techno-ish mixed up. It was a good time, however I think this place could be even better. The music selection was mediocre and... More 

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2 Thank cphyt7
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

As big Thievery Corporation fans we were really excited to visit the lounge on a recent trip to DC. Several different rooms with bars and DJ's, and the first night we went (Saturday) there was a live band upstairs after 11. We went back on Sunday for house music and were not disappointed. Patio out back that allows smoking. Really... More 

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Thank Erin M
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Went briefly and loved the space but music and drinks were not hitting to my caliber. Perhaps on another occasion I will try again

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Thank NeeNee717
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

This was a great place for getting our night started after dinner. Multiple rooms with different music, including a jazz band upstairs. Cindy was great behind the bar, accommodating & welcoming. Whenever I make it back I'll be going to 18th street.

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Thank Mark H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

Raggae night on Wednesday with a free live concert !! This place is amazing and The patio is really nice !

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

It's tasteful decorated and it has comfy seats. It has a nice backyard. It's a nice place to have a drink. The noise level is not very exaggerated. During the happy hour you can have a gin & tonic for $5.

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Thank HelenaGuerra
Winter Park, Florida
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

I had to check the address several times as I was outside. It looks like it's someone's townhouse, and maybe that's the intent. Very cool and hip vibe. DJ's spinning upstairs, and people tango dancing in the backroom (with no sound, strange/artsy). I liked this place and would come back again.

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