Nightlife

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Sitting Down with Jamie Leeds, Owner of Hank’s Oyster Bar

Ten years ago, the crab cake was king of local menus, then Jamie Leeds opened a niche market: oysters. Thanks to her, the capital is enjoying oyster-centric gastropubs, but her baby, Hank's Oyster Bar , stands tall above them all. Leeds sat down with us to answer a few of our most burning questions...

Hank's Oyster Bar - Dupont Circle - Washington, DC
10 Breweries to Check Out in Washington, DC

When you’re looking for a cold one, look beyond the big beer producers and taste something distinctly DC. Frosty, frothy, heady, hoppy, sour – whatever your preference, you can find it at any of these local breweries.

3 stars brewing company
10 Things to See & Do On U Street

From the underground U Street Music Hall to the spacious 9:30 Club , live music abounds. Catch jazz or eat brunch gospel-style at Howard Theatre , get down to funky ska bands, European-imported DJs, EDM sets, and so much more.

Washington, DC Skyline from U Street
20+ Rooftop Bars & Restaurants to Try This Summer in Washington, DC

Summertime is the right time to head out on the town, find the nearest rooftop bar and order up your favorite cocktail or draft beer. Feel the breeze and ease back at these District locales, who have set up shop up top for your warm weather pleasure.

DNV Rooftop at The Donovan Washington, DC
12 Must-Visit Nightlife Hot Spots on U Street

With an unparalleled music and nightlife scene, U Street draws locals and visitors looking to stay up late and have a good time. From underground danceclubs (there's more than one in this 'hood) to industrial-chic spaces where you can sip artfully crafted cocktails and everything in between, this...

Tropicalia - U Street - Washington, DC
8 Historic Hotel Bars with Character & Cocktails

In its more than 200-year-history, DC has been home to hotels from humble 18th-century rooming houses to grand 19th-century overnighters. Raising a cold glass of something at a historic hotel bar is a time-honored tradition, and it’ll land you both in good company and in atmospheric surrounds.

The Dubliner - Capitol Hill - Washington, DC
15 Things to Do This Weekend in Washington, DC

Friday Witness the blooming of the Corpse Flower at the U.S. Botanic Garden One of the most distinctive creations in the plant kingdom, the Corpse flower, also known as the “titan arum,” is the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world, meaning it has hundreds of flowers at its base that come...

DC United Crowd at RFK Stadium
10 Distinctly DC Music Venues You Have to Experience

When it comes to DC’s music legends, the landscape is as diverse as the city itself: Duke Ellington, Chuck Brown, Marvin Gaye, Ian MacKaye, Dave Grohl and Wale all share space atop the District’s musical Rushmore. Each artist has influenced the local landscape for years, but what’s the scene like...

Amazing Live Music Venues - Washington, DC
Never-Ending Excitement on 14th Street

Bars, restaurants, galleries, boutiques, coffee shops, music venues, vintage stores: the 14th Street scene has an experience for everyone. Locals and visitors throng to this exceptional streetscape for its endless allure and ceaseless excitement. Read up on the spots that make 14th Street buzz.

@chrisbogen - 14th Street - Washington, DC
20+ Things to Do This July in Washington, DC

Events Fourth of July in Washington, DC Take a look at our 20 ways to celebrate the holiday in the District, which includes character demonstrations at the National Archives , fireworks on the National Mall and a free concert at the U.S. Capitol . We have also compiled a list of the best spots to...

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2015 - Engineers from Quehue, Peru, complete the Q’eswachaka Bridge