Post Date: July 07, 2019
Are you under 21? Don’t worry, there is no need to be stuck at a house party… or in your parent’s basement. Washington DC has a wide selection of nightclubs, lounges, and live music venues for those who aren’t of the legal drinking age. Check out the list for 18+ clubs, lounges and live venues in DC!
Check out our DC Nightlife Neighborhood Guide for a breakdown of venues by location!
18+ Nightlife in DC:
18+ Clubs in DC:
Address: 1008 Vermont Ave NW Washington, DC 20005 202-347-8601.
Nightlife 18 and over: Thursdays
Atmosphere: Vibrant, urbane nightlife destination with DJs, multiple bars, table service and quirky décor.
Address: 1730 M ST NW Suite 100, Washington, DC 200036 202-827-8274.
Nightlife 18 and over: Thursdays, unless otherwise noted.
Atmosphere: Spacious nightclub conveniently placed in DuPont Circle. Primarily a Hip-Hop atmosphere with some Top 40/EDM.
Address: 1001 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 200036 202-223-5330.
Nightlife 18 and over: Friday and Saturday
Atmosphere: Restaurant during the daytime, nightclub during the evening. Salsa your night away with the hottest trending Latin music.
18+ Lounges in DC:
Nightlife 18 and over: Tuesday
Atmosphere: Walk through the bullhorn doors and the stairs to discover a darkened, intimate space featuring black leather seating and tons of gold.
Address: 1219 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036. 202-853-3498
Nightlife 18 and over: Thursday
Atmosphere: DC’s Only Multi-Level Retro Night Club. Decades is a four-story retro-themed nightclub celebrating club culture, DJs, and the greatest hits from the ‘80s, ‘90s, 2000s and the present. Graffiti, gadgets, gear and more are also showcased throughout the space. Every week college students and 20-somethings pack Decades for a Night full of fun!
Address: 1716 I St NW Washington DC 20006. 202-905-9300
Nightlife 18 and over: Wednesday & Thursday
Atmosphere: 4 floors of aesthetic beauty. Guests of Eden find themselves surrounded by sophisticated LED displays, jungle-esque decor (it is the Garden of Eden, after all) and upscale clientele. Although a narrow venue, Eden provides a unique experience, especially to those lucky enough to make it to the rooftop, which brings a piece of South Beach to DC nightlife.
Address: 901 Wharf St. SW, Washington, DC 20004 202-888-0020
Nightlife 18 and over: All ages (excluding certain shows)
Atmosphere: Music venue located on the DC Wharf offering live music concerts ranging from country to alternative to dance music.
Anthem Theatre, Location: Washington DC, Architect: Rockwell Group