Centered around Connecticut Avenue just a few blocks south of Dupont Circle, Midtown is a small but powerful section of DC that offers an incredible selection of nightlife venues. With so many clubs, lounges, bars, and drunk people in such a small area, it’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed when going out in Midtown! To alleviate some of that stress, we’ve made a list of some of the best venues in that area:
Set in an 19th Century Victorian mansion formerly owned by President Theodore Roosevelt, ESL is a landmark of DC nightlife.
Owned by the legendary Thievery Corporation, Eighteenth Street Lounge is a must-visit for anyone.
Walking into Current Sushi and Lounge is like stepping into a futuristic yacht. The sushi is great too!
Upstairs patrons find one of the best bar/club patios in DC, completed by the Rose Bar.
Velvet ropes, exclusivity, a ballroom and, oh yeah, a library.
With design influences from Las Vegas, The Huxley is a premium bottle service lounge with welcome twists.
Beautiful decor, stylish patrons, sophisticated drinks, a walk-in humidor and intricate lounge space.
The roof is retractable and is one of the best spots in DC during the summer.
The king of DC sports bars.
With over 40 TVs, a dance floor, rooftop and plenty of beer, Public Bar is an incredibly popular place for DC sports fans to watch the game and get hammered.