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The Magic Duel
#1 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
- You can bring drinks in from the lobby bar! Mark and Brian are great ambassadors for the art of magic!
There is a topnotch bar in the Mayflower hotel for a libation before, after or at intermission.
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DC Brew Tours
#2 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
This is a great way to see a few bars and breweries in DC and meet a few like minded people.
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Carpe DC Food Tours
#3 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
We passed by lots of historic jazz clubs where some of the legends got their start and learned lots of cool tidbits.
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Blues Alley
#4 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
What an evening: Great jazz, with 4 musicians who had each played with Miles Davis and were superb in their own right, accompanied by excellent ribs, blackened catfish, jambalaya, crab dip, excellent bar.
It is a supper club and music venue for jazz and blues --many excellent shows on their roster.
Nightly Spirits
#5 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
Our host Steven provided a knowledgable, gregarious, historical tour of DC's ghosts, political history, and bars.
Since we weren't familiar with the city, we thought a haunted pub crawl would be a great way to learn alittle of the history and explore the bar scene.
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GTDC - Guided Tours DC
#6 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
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Crumbs & Whiskers
#7 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
The Dubliner
#8 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
Great bar, authentic, cozy & quaint.
Great bar and restaurant.
Madam's Organ Blues Bar
#9 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
Friendly bar staff, friendly patrons and great neighborhood to feel safe in.
I've been to quite a few bars and neighborhoods in DC and this place blows away every other bar I've been to in that entire city (in my humble opinion).
The 930 Club
#10 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
We like to eat at the Satellite Bar and Grill right next door before show time, fast, casual and easy.
I've been going to 9:30 Club for years and it holds a special place on top as my favorite.
Columbia Room
#11 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
Best Cocktail Bar in America
My only criticism is the decor of the "outdoor" area, with the brightly colored metal cafe chairs, and the "indoor" area, with big club chairs and tufted sofas, does not mesh at all.
The Board Room DC
#12 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
Great selection of local beers and a full bar, you can enjoy an afternoon or evening with friends playing silly board games from your childhood, or turn those games into drinking games.
Full bar, good service, clean, and a good crowd...even on a Wednesday night.
Off the Record
#13 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
Regarded by Forbes.com as one of the World's Best Hotel Bars, Off the Record (OTR) is mere steps from the West Wing.
Intimate & comfortable bar with very friendly staff.
Fado Irish Pub
#14 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
Thunder Burger & Bar
#15 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
We kind of stumbled upon this bar/restaurant our first evening of our DC vacation.
Really comfortable bar for a big burger lunch and beer!
Capital Laughs
#16 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
Sometimes comedy clubs can be very thematic or anchored on a particular style of comedy, which can get old or get you hooked by only a couple entertainers.
We Found this show for less than $20, it was a great time for the price and the bar has a decent selection of beer on tap too.
Pi Pizzeria & The Bottoms Up Bar
#17 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
Eighteenth Street Lounge
#18 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
Home to Thievery Corporation folks, this multi-room, multi-level club has a variety of scenes within the same bar to suit different moods.
An amazing night club with 4-5 bars and different music...
The Next Whisky Bar
#19 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
Classy setting, service was excellent they seemed more than happy to have our teenage son in the bar.
We went there and had a few Manhattans and some other cocktails and the bar staff was great the whole time.
District Tours
#20 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
Morris American Bar
#21 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
Echostage
#22 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
Best Club on the East Coast for Live Music
Bathrooms always clean, no lines, bar was full but the bartenders managed it well.
The Tombs
#23 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
It is almost always busy, but if you don't mind sitting at the bar it's generally quicker than the queue for tables.
Habana Village
#24 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
Began at bar with calamari, chicken croquetas and mojitos - all excellent.
The Bullpen
#25 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
Columbia Station
#26 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
Nice little Jazz Bar! Peter on Keys was amazing and even let me get up there for song.
Bottom Line
#27 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
Found out it was a group of kickball players who were coming from an underground bar.
Bourbon Adams Morgan
#28 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
Rocket Bar
#29 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC
The Gin Joint
#30 of 157 Nightlife in Washington DC