Atmosphere: Ultrabar is a larger multi-level nightclub appealing largely to the 18-30 crowd. It’s laid out to maximize dancefloor space for those who really like to dance and party, and it definitely gets wild. Boasting 6 bars, 4 dancefloors, 2 mezzanines, and 30+ VIP tables, Ultrabar really sets the standard for Nightclubs in DC.
Ultrabar is an interesting character. The building itself used to be a bank at the turn of the 20th century, and has retained some of the original bank aspects. Ornate marble accents the bar area wall on the main floor, safe deposit boxes are illuminated behind colored glass in the basement vault (which is now a lounge level), true hardwood floors run throughout the club, and the original trim work and masonry has been fully restored but given a colorful paint job.
Combined with the modern LED lighting, Stainless steel accents, Marble bartops, Glass walls, and modern decor, it makes for an upscale, clean, and inviting atmosphere.
Oh, and did I mention the cryogenics? No better way to chill out than liquid nitrogen at -320F!
But don’t let that fool you, this place really gets down. Each floor has its own music format, a talented DJ on the decks, and a big bar to boot. And of course, each floor features all the insane lights and pounding sound that you’d expect to see in a club like this. Each floor also has its own VIP section where private tables can be booked. The main floor additionally has two overlooking mezzanines with bars so you can have your drink and look down at the dancing people below.
The main floor at Ultrabar features 30′ ceilings, two mezzanines, a large dancefloor, and frickin’ laser beams. Yes!
DJ Geometrix playing the main floor at Ultrabar, throwing down a wide range of Top 40, Pop, Dance, and beyond.
Photo Tour: Vault (Basement)
The famous safe deposit boxes in the Ultrabar Vault
The Vault is more intimate, most often featuring House and Dance. There are four segments in this room, each featuring open seating and lounge space.
The lounge segment of the Ultrabar Vault
Photo Tour: Mezzanine (overlooking main floor)
The mezzanine is the best place to book a VIP table, because you won’t get trampled up here.
The mezzanine bar offers an exclusive escape from the craziness of the main dancefloor.
Photo Tour: The Bedroom (2nd Floor)
The Bedroom level at Ultrabar features a balance of lounge space, bar space, vip table space, and dancefloor space
On Fridays and Saturdays, the bedroom features the best in Latin Music playing all night long.
Photo Tour: Chroma (3rd Floor)
Chroma, the top floor at Ultrabar, often is restricted to VIP only. With nicer tables, and a more elite clientele, its the place to be.
The music format varies between Dance, International, and Pop music.
Video Tour: Ultrabar Nightclub DC
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