Archive | February, 2008

The Regent

The Regent, or Regent Thai, or the Regent Thai Cuisine (personally, I called it Regent Thai for three years until I wrote this review) is a relatively new Thai restaurant on the 18th Street corridor between Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle. The owner is Chuchart “Bobby” Kampirapang, who worked as a waiter and cook at […]

Best Bars in DC

DC City Blog is happy to introduce our picks for the best bars in DC. In addition to venues that were simply bars, clubs and lounges with substantial bars were also up for consideration. Selections were made based on quality of service; design and décor; and general ambiance of the venue. In addition, the DC […]

Rock and Roll Hotel

The Rock and Roll Hotel is a concert venue / club located in the allegedly up-and-coming H Street corridor in Northeast. It includes the name ‘Hotel’ in its moniker because it allows for the renting out of private rooms in the upstairs bar/lounge area. Cost – $$ Service – B I guess the plus-side to […]


Gazuza is another cool lounge by Latin Concepts, the company responsible for bringing Chi Cha and Mate to DC. Located north of the circle, Gazuza normally doesn’t have the long waits and hassles of some of the other Dupont establishments which suits me just fine. I don’t always think of coming to this spot, but […]

Chi-Cha Lounge

Chi-Cha Lounge is one of the older lounge/clubs in the DC area and one of the first real hot-spots in the U Street area. Over the past decade, it has built up a loyal following and a reputation as one of the best lounges in the DC area. These days, it continues to be a […]

Café Saint-Ex

Music photographer Mike Benson opened Café Saint-Ex in 2003 and it was an immediate hit. Over the past four years, its popularity hasn’t waned although its weekend scene has definitely transitioned a bit. During the evening, Café Saint-Ex is a restaurant that offers contemporary American cuisine and at night, turns into one of the hot-spots […]

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History to Host Butterfly Exhibit

2/15: Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History opens the new exhibition hall “Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution.” The permanent exhibition is an integrated resource featuring an exhibit gallery, displays and a walk-through Live Butterfly Pavilion. For more information visit the exhibit Web site at admin

Apes Release Party

2/29: Apes have scheduled a special performance to coincide with the Ghost Games release for their hometown of Washington, DC on Friday, February 29 at Black Cat (mainstage). Opening the evening will be an electrifying electronic dance set by the inimitable Kid Congo Powers of The Cramps/Gun Club/Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds fame – […]

Sam Adams Beer Collection at Morton’s

2/21: An evening of pilsners, pale ales, stouts and steak. Enjoy five courses of Morton’s signature cuisine paired with Samuel Adam’s Award Winning Beer Collection, featuring the limited release of Samuel Adam’s special brew, Utopias. Where: Morton’s the Steakhouse 1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC When: Thursday, February 21 Reception: 7:00 Dinner: 7:30 PM Cost: […]