The Muse Lounge

I had seen The Muse Lounge & Nightclub popping up on people’s Facebook newsfeeds (I’m so 2008) so last weekend I decided it was time to check out the venue.  Built on the ashes of the somewhat amusing, very cheesy, ultimately unsuccessful Coyote Ugly, Muse Lounge has a solid ownership group with a wealth of experience in building solid clubs in DC.

Cost – $$$

Service – B+
We ordered drinks at the first and second floor bars and I found the bartenders to be friendly and prompt. I spent a minute or so chatting with the second floor bartender and found the conversation to be fairly amusing. I don’t know if I’d refer to the Go-Go dancers in the ‘service’ category but it’s worth mentioning that they were of a high caliber.

Food – ?

Decor – B
The color-scheme and neon paneling reminded me a bit of Midtown Lounge however there is a certain visual energy that sets Muse apart, a result of the generous distribution of flat screens throughout the venue, which actually reminds me a bit of Tattoo. They have done a good job differentiating the venue from its predecessor and creating a more upscale atmosphere and I’m looking forward to seeing what they do with the rooftop once the weather starts to turn.

Feel – B+
As I mentioned before, the management has done a good job creating an atmosphere that is a 180 degree shift from Coyote Ugly. The general feel in the place reminds me a bit of MCCXXIII, which is a good thing because that venue has drawn consistent crowds for a long time. Like MCCXXIII, the crowd is relatively heterogeneous, always a plus in my book, with a bit more of an Asian skew. On the whole, the crowd is young and energetic and the venue is definitely worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood.

The Muse is located at 717 6th St NW. They can be reached at (202) 842-9800.

3 Responses to “The Muse Lounge”

  1. Jason February 1, 2009 at 12:34 am #

    I went to Muse last Thursday invited by a Liton events,for the first time, was very pleased with the service and the atmosphere. I believe it was a college night full of young girls : )

    But it was a good time with bunch of my college buddies and we will be there again, need to speed up the front door process though, we were in the line for long time in cold but inside was worth it.

  2. Jiyan February 2, 2009 at 5:56 pm #

    Thanks for sharing your input, Jason. We dig the venue as well.

  3. Ms. Ree June 14, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    Would you recommend a group of 20 celebrate a 42nd bday pary at the Muse?!?!

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