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 the cluster of clubs on 18th Street, Spot immediately distinguishes itself from its neighbors – how much of that it sustainable only time will tell but in the meantime they have put together a nice little lounge.
Cost – $$
Service – A
Unlike some of the other ultra-lounges in DC, the guys working the front door are extremely friendly. Immediate bonus points. Secondly, Carol is quite possibly the coolest bartender in DC (and not hard on the eyes). More bonus points. They also enlisted the help of a great promoter in Jamie Hess.
Decor – B
I honestly couldn’t tell you the difference between the decor in Spot and any of the other lounges that have popped up in the past 12-months (with the exception of Josephine, which really does have a unique look).
Feel – A
Drawing a crowd upon launch seems to be the easy part and Spot still has a very fresh vibrance. What’s more, I think the club’s management has been shrewd in their approach to staffing and promoting the club. I’m not completely sold on the music (they could do with a top-shelf local DJ) but all the other pieces seem to be in place for Spot to have a healthy, sustainable life.
What’s the Buzz:
July 20, 2009 – Spot Lounge DC (DCSocialite) – So Spot is so new I did not even know it existed. I actually went there because a guy that lives in my building is the owner. Spot is located where Andalu used to be which I only went to once or twice. All I remember about Andalu was that it felt similar to a dungeon. Well Spot changed this. Full Article…
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