Where to stay/party in DC?


  • Mar 09, 2010 10:39 PM GMT
    Looking for a hotel in/near the gay district.. any ideas? Where are the gay clubs? What's the best gay club there?
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    Mar 10, 2010 1:13 AM GMT
    Do you have any preferences.... price range... you want it to be near XYZ locations?

    There's Hotel Rouge, The Helix Hotel, Donovan House, The Holiday Inn... those are all near the gay area in dupont / logan circle.

    Gay bars are all over... I'll PM you and give you a list I have for gay club stuff.
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    Mar 10, 2010 1:16 AM GMT
    The Bars:

    Town: huge megaclub... located at 8th and U, NW Plays house upstairs and top 40 downstairs. Friday is more college night... lots of young twinky boys who just came out (lol), and Saturday is more fun... its 20s-30's crowd.

    Nellies: 9th and U, NW. "Sports" bar. A fun place to chill and chat with friends. It gets very busy on weekends, so its not really a quiet bar. they have all kinds of activities during the week... drag queen bingo on wednesdays, etc.

    Cobalt: 17th and R, NW. This is my favorite place. Its smaller, more intimate, and has a dancefloor and bar upstairs in addition to the bar area downstairs that is better for meeting people and talking. It attracts all kinds of people.... and they play top 40/house music as well. They have various theme nights during the week, including the ever-popular Thursday night underwear "best package" contest.

    JR's: 17th & Corcoran, NW. A bar bar... no frills. its fun on mondays when they have "Showtunes" night. This is a place where 30-somethings to 40's and older tend to go. Its worth a visit if you like a bar atmosphere. Has a couple billiard tables upstairs.

    Halo: (Now AKA "MOVA") P St, between 14th and 15th. Its a pretty 'classy' bar. It has a lot of loungey feel going on... modern decor and pretty lighting. I'm not the biggest fan of this place bc it can feel a little stuffy and pretentious at times. Its a place you'd want to get a little dressed up for... nice place to START out if you are going out with friends for your birthday, for example. Drinks are good but on the pricier side.

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    Mar 10, 2010 3:17 AM GMT
    When I visited I had fun at Town and Cobalt.
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    Mar 10, 2010 3:18 AM GMT
    everywhere in dupont is gay
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    Mar 10, 2010 3:20 AM GMT
    Omega on P street is a fun place, but AVOID their screwdrivers. The vodka will make you horribly sick. Trust me. Two drinks. Cheap shit.
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    Mar 10, 2010 3:38 AM GMT
    I've visited DC 3 times in the past year, everytime ive make new friends and had a blast! the best place is town, then there is an after hours pizza place that is awesome! and just for shits and giggles head to secrets haha
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    Mar 10, 2010 3:46 AM GMT
    I'm a huge fan of JR's, Nellie's, Cobalt and Jack's. I was there visiting a friend last month during the "snowpocalypse" - one of the most fun weekend's I've had.

    Jack's had a great beer special on Friday night, and Nellie's had $1 rail drinks on Sunday when I was there.

  • Mar 24, 2010 8:59 PM GMT
    Thank you guys SO MUCH for the info! We're staying at the Mariott in/near DuPont near most of the bars. icon_biggrin.gif Do any of the bars have dress codes?