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Date Nights DC Itinerary: Creative Gay


Treat yourself with a stay at The Embassy Row Hotel. The gay-friendly, newly remodeled hotel proudly waves the rainbow flag out front. Enjoy an in-room spa treatment or the hotel's weekend "boozy brunch" at Station Kitchen & Cocktails.


Take a cab or Metro over to Oyamel Cocina Mexicana for delicious fare a la Jose Andres before the theater. Your dining experience comes alive amidst the vibrant colors and bustling dining room. Order fresh guacamole (prepared tableside with serrano chile, green tomatillo and crumbled queso fresco) while you decide which signature margarita to sip.


Catch an offbeat play at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, like Guards at the Taj (Feb. 1-28), a tragicomic play about two 17th-century imperial guards at the Taj Majal who are tasked with a bloody mission.


After the show, take the Yellow or Green Line to Nellie’s Sports Bar on U Street. The vibe is always friendly, the cocktails always strong and there’s something different and fun every day of the week – read: Saturday night dance party.

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