Democrat and Republican: They're Not the Only Parties in the District

Filibusters, bills and political squabbles may get all the headlines out of Washington, D.C. but the nightlife scene is truly newsworthy when you see how much the district has to offer visitors and residents alike. There really is something for everyone to enjoy. If you want to see some of the most popular names in music then head on over to Nightclub 9:30 or check out The Black Cat to see up and coming performers in the indie rock genre. Both offer patrons the opportunity to see great music in an intimate setting.

Sometimes people just want to watch their favorite sports teams play. Whether they are celebrating a victory or commiserating in defeat, Buffalo Billiards offers multiple televisions, great refreshments and games to play including ping pong and pool. For those who prefer wine to beer and liquor, we offer Cork Wine Bar which boasts at least 50 wines by the glass. In need of a good laugh? DC Improv is one of the best comedy clubs in the nation offering big names and even larger laughs.

But, let's be honest. When we get all dressed up for a night on the town, we want to dance. The nation's capital has a number of dance clubs like The 18th Street Lounge and Josephine to keep your hips moving until they announce last call. Whatever your choice, the district offers so much to choose from after dark.

Buffalo Billiards

Buffalo Billiards is a man cave dream brought into reality. With 15 pool tables, five dart boards, ping pong and foosball tables and four Skeeball machines, this upscale pool haul located in Dupont Circle offers patrons the opportunity to not...  Read More

Logan Circle

Washington, D.C. nightlife can get rather chaotic and overwhelming. Sometimes you just need a place to sit and enjoy a nice glass of wine with some simple, local food. Enter Cork Wine Bar on 14 Street in Northwest. Cold and hot menu items are...  Read More

Kabin Lounge
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Playing the hottest Top 40, hip hop and house music, Kabin Lounge aims to provide guests with a premium clubbing experience. The 3,200 square foot space resembles a posh Aspen mountain cabin and includes 14 VIP Tables with bottle service. The...  Read More

DC Improv

Everyone needs a good laugh and what better way to tickle your funny bone than to come to DC Improv, one of the top comedy clubs in the nation. A 'Who's who' of comedians have performed here including Ellen DeGeneres, Dave Chappelle, Lewis Black...  Read More

Named for the Adams Morgan neighborhood the venue calls home, Madam's Organ features live entertainment seven days a week and bills itself as the place "where the beautiful people go to get ugly." While known for showcasing jazz and blues bands,...  Read More

Walk through the doors of this Georgetown gem and you will be transported back to the supper clubs of the 1920s and 1930s. Founded in 1965, many well-known artists have played here including Dizzy Gillespie and Wynton Marsalis. While taking in a...  Read More

U Street

Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, Radiohead and The Strokes are just some of the bands that have played The Black Cat. Since 1993, the club has been bringing patrons the best in live independent music. The 7,000 square foot main concert room hosts...  Read More


Once you get inside, which is half the battle, Josephine features a feast for your eyes. Not only are most of the guests beautiful but so is the atmosphere. Plush couches allow club goers to rest their feet after tearing up the dancing floor to...  Read More

Nightclub 9:30
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The official title is Nightclub 9:30 but most know the venue as the 9:30 Club. Some of the most popular names and bands in music perform at this intimate venue. Just scroll through the upcoming shows list and you will be amazed by the talent....  Read More

Co-owner Farid Nouri wanted to establish a nightlife spot that he would want to go to himself. "Enough energy for a party but a place where people can socialize in an intimate environment." Known as "The Lounge," the club has five areas to...  Read More


Meet Gina Gallucci White

Gina Gallucci White is an award winning freelance writer with articles appearing in such regional publications as Frederick Magazine, The Daily Record, Montgomery Magazine and The Gazette. She...  More About Gina