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Date Nights DC Itinerary: By the Numbers


Between 4-7 p.m. on weekdays, compose a casual meal of the sizeable bar snacks at 15 Ria inside the Doubletree Washington. Enjoy shareable comforts like smoked chicken wings, beef sliders or house fries.


Once properly fueled, cruise to the 9:30 Club, the city’s premier venue for popular live music. The lineup is eclectic and advance tickets are a must, but the sound system is bangin’ and the intimacy of the space is well worth it.


After the show, order a round at ChurchKey. This long, dark bar is a beer lover’s Eden. More than 500 hard-to-find craft beers are on the menu, as are crispy, oozy mac and cheese sticks. Oh my!


Spend the night at One Washington Circle, a boutique hotel above the eponymous circle near George Washington University. Both the Dupont Circle and Georgetown neighborhoods are a walkable distance away.

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