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Buddha Bar DC

With locations spanning the globe – from Kiev, to Sao Paolo, to Dubai and more, the illustrious Buddha Bar finally has a home in DC.  Although its location is a bit of a stretch – in the up-and-coming neighborhood down near 5th and Mass – its brand has elicited quite a response from the DC […]

L2 Lounge

It has been a while since I visited L2 Lounge, located down on Cady’s Alley in Georgetown.  The reason I haven’t frequented L2 in is not because I didn’t appreciate the venue; in fact, after initially visiting L2 over a year ago I immediately rated it as one of the top lounges in the District.  […]


I’m not entirely sure what an ultra-lounge is but I suppose Spot would fall into this category.  I tend to stay away from the cluster of clubs on 18th Street but the buzz surrounding Spot has been good so far so I figured it was worth a looksee.  Built on the ashes of Andalu in […]

Best Lounges in DC

Washington, DC has long been known for it’s collection of lounges. In past years, the ambiance of these venues has been a perfect fit for a DC crowd looking for a more laid-back nightlife experience. Recently, the surge in high-end clubs has created a more stratified array of options but the lounges are still going […]

The Gibson

Last night I was entertaining a buddy who just moved to town and we were looking for a laid-back venue where we could have a few good drinks.  A close friend who lives in the U Street area had been raving about The Gibson, a speakeasy-esque lounge surreptitiously located directly next to Marvin, so we […]

Policy Restaurant and Lounge

With the onset of Spring in the Nation’s capital, people flock to the streets and the city comes to life.  Combating a nasty case of hay fever, I set out with Dean to the U Street neighborhood to check out one of the most recent DC hot spots, Policy.  Policy is the brainchild of former […]

Russia House

Russia House is a staple in the north Dupont section of Washington, DC. It was opened over ten years ago to “promote East-West business development.” If this is a euphemism that means Russians selling copious amounts of vodka to drunken Westerners then I would say that the Russia House has accomplished it’s original goal. Cost […]


Located above the Spy Museum, Zola flies a little under the radar compared to some of the other notable destinations in Penn Quarter. That said, not having a to deal with the an overcrowded bar scene in a little more sophisticated than usual setting is part of the draw for some. I don’t want to […]