May 24, 2010 | by WBadmin
Nightlife Guide

WASHINGTON, DC

30 Degrees

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1639 R St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-462-6569

In Dupont Circle area; popular with men but check schedule for other events.

1409 Playbill Café

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1409 14th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-265-3055

Logan Circle area restaurant and bar (Dupont Circle Metro) popular with the theater crowd and featuring open-mike nights, karaoke and other special events.

Academy of Washington

thewashingtonacademy.com

Longtime organizers of drag events in the city; most events held at Ziegfeld’s. See web site for full list of upcoming events.

Annie’s

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1609 17th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-232-0395

In Dupont Circle area; popular longtime restaurant and steakhouse with recently renovated Upstairs Lounge.

Apex

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1415 22nd St., NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-296-0505
apex-dc.com

In Dupont Circle area; popular with men, but check schedule regularly for other events.

Bachelor’s Mill

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1104 8th St., SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-544-1931

Longtime bar popular with African-American men in Capitol Hill area.

Banana Café

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500 8th St., SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-543-5906
bananacafedc.com

Popular Capitol Hill area restaurant and bar (Eastern Market Metro) for both men and women. Features Cuban, Mexican and Puerto Rican cuisine.

Blowoff

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815 V St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
blowoff.us

Created by musicians Bob Mould and Richard Morel, Blowoff is an occasional dance event popular with men. Events are held in clubs around the country; D.C.’s Blowoff parties are held at the 9:30 club in the popular U Street corridor.

B.O.I. Productions

boimarketing.com

Organizes regular women’s events around town. Check web site for updated information.

Cobalt

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1639 R St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-462-6569
cobaltdc.com

In Dupont Circle area; part of complex of LGBT businesses at this address, including Level One restaurant on street level and 30 Degrees bar.

Crew Club

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1321 14th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-319-1333
crewclub.net

Men’s 24-hour gym in Logan Circle area, featuring steam rooms, lounges, private dressing rooms and more.

DC Eagle

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639 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-347-6025
dceagle.com

The popular Levi/leather bar’s origins date to the 1960s. Features billiards, regular tournaments and other special events. Located near the convention center, two blocks north of Gallery Place Metro.

Delta Elite

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3734 10th St. NE
Washington, DC 20017
202-546-5979
thedeltaelite.com

Longtime bar popular with African-American men in Brookland neighborhood; hosts regular ladies night. Check web site for special events.

DIK Bar

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1637 17th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-328-0100
dupontitaliankitchen.com

In Dupont Circle area, above Dupont Italian Kitchen.

Duplex Diner

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2004 18th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-265-9599
duplexdiner.com

Popular restaurant and bar in the Adams Morgan area; happy hour specials and many other special events. See web site for updated schedule.

EFN Lounge

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1318 9th St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-341-8281
efnlounge.com
twitter.com/EFN_Lounge

Funky, edgy neighborhood lounge in Logan Circle with special events galore. Popular with men and women; features dancing, videos. Check web site for event schedule.

Fab Lounge

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1805 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-797-1122
thefablounge.com

In Dupont Circle area; popular with men but hosts regular women’s events.

Fireplace

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2161 P St., NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-293-1293

In Dupont Circle area; neighborhood bar popular with men.

Green Lantern

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1335 Green Court, NW
Washington, DC 20005
greenlanterndc.com
twitter.com/greenlanterndc

Friendly bar for men hosts regular happy hours and special events, including karaoke and shirtless drink special nights. Check web site for details. McPherson Square Metro.

Jack’s

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1527 17th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-332-6767
jacksdc.com

Dupont Circle area restaurant popular with men and women.

JR.’s

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1519 17th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-328-0090
jrswdc.com

Longtime friendly Dupont Circle area bar popular with men; videos, regular special events.

Lace

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2214 Rhode Island Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20018
202-832-3888
lacedc.com

Every night is ladies night at Lace; features regular special events for women in Brookland neighborhood. Check web site for details on happy hour specials.

Larry’s Lounge

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1836 18th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-483-1483

Dupont Circle area bar and restaurant popular with both men and women.

MIXTAPE

Different locations
mixtapedc.com
twitter.com/MIXTAPEdc

Alternative dance party for queer men and women featuring electro, alt-pop, indie rock, house, disco and New Wave. Check web site for 2010 schedule of events.

MOVA

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1435 P St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-797-9730
movalounge.com

Trendy Logan Circle bar and lounge popular with men features regular happy hour and other specials. Formerly known as Halo, MOVA re-launched in early 2010 as a environmentally friendly bar with an emphasis on community service.

Nellie’s Sports Bar

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900 U St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-332-6355
nelliessportsbar.com

Sports bar featuring poker events, drag bingo, trivia contests and other specials. Popular bar with massive outdoor deck and plenty of TVs for watching sports.

Omega

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2122 P St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-223-4917
omegadc.com

Dupont Circle area bar and club popular with men featuring dancing, drag and other special events.

Phase 1

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525 8th St., SE
Washington, DC 20003
phase1dc.com
twitter.com/phase1dc

The Phase opened in 1970 and remains a popular lesbian bar and club. Features regular special events, including Jell-O wrestling, 80s theme nights and more. Check web site for details.

Remingtons

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639 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-543-3113
remingtonswdc.com
twitter.com/remingtonsWDC

Popular country/Western nightclub in Capitol Hill neighborhood with more than 6,000 square feet of space for dancing and billiards. One half block west of Eastern Market Metro.

Town Danceboutique

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2009 8th St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-234-TOWN
towndc.com

Dance club and bar popular with men and women, features regular drag performances. U Street Metro.

Ultra bar

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911 F St., NW
Washington, DC 20004
ultrabardc.com
twitter.com/UltraBar

Large dance club with gay-friendly events and vibe located downtown near Metro Center.

Ziegfeld’s/Secrets

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1824 Half St., SW
Washington, DC 20024
202-863-0670
secretsdc.com

Featuring all-nude male dancers Wednesdays-Sundays, drag performances, large dance floor and many regular special events, contests and more. Large parking lot available; located in Buzzard’s Point warehouse district.

BALTIMORE

1722

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1722 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Multi-level after-hours dance club attracts a mixed crowd but remains gay-friendly.

Baltimore Eagle

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2002 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
410-82-EAGLE

Longtime Levi/leather bar not far from Mount Vernon offers friendly bar, billiards, outdoor patio, videos and a full store for your leather needs. Mostly men, but welcoming to women.

Club Phoenix

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1 W. Biddle St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-837-3906

Mount Vernon-area downstairs bar attracts men and women; friendly service.

Drinkery

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205 W. Read St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-225-3100

Another of Baltimore’s friendly neighborhood bars in Mount Vernon featuring billiards, jukebox and welcoming service.

Gallery

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1735 Maryland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-539-6965

Longtime bar and restaurant popular with African-American clientele.

Grand Central

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1001 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-752-7133
centralstationpub.com

Large entertainment complex featuring friendly pub, lesbian bar Sappho’s upstairs and a dance club on the first floor.

Hippo

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1 W. Eager St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-547-0069
clubhippo.com

Large club popular with men and women featuring billiards, top DJs/dancing, karaoke, videos and more. Opened in 1972, Hippo’s motto is “where everyone is welcome.”

Jay’s on Read

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225 W. Read St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-225-0188

Piano bar attracts a mostly male crowd, though welcoming to women and straight patrons.

Leon’s/Tyson Place

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870 Park Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-539-4993
leonsbaltimore.tripod.com

In business for more than 50 years, Leon’s is the oldest gay bar in Baltimore and among the oldest in the country. Friendly bar with jukebox gets especially busy on Sunday nights. Tyson Place is a restaurant bar located behind Leon’s with a separate entrance.

Port in a Storm

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4330 E. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-534-0014

Friendly neighborhood lesbian bar gets especially popular when the Ravens play. Features billiards, music and more.

Quest

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3607 Fleet St.
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-563-2617

Neighborhood bar in Highlandtown area is popular with men and women and offers billiards.

Sapphos

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1001 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-752-7133
centralstationpub.com

Part of the Grand Central complex, Sappho’s attracts a lesbian crowd and offers comfy couches, outdoor patio and more in its second floor location.

ARLINGTON, VA

Freddie’s Beach Bar

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555 23rd St. South
Arlington, VA 22202
703-685-0555

Freddie Lutz’s Virginia establishment includes a restaurant and friendly bar, regular specials and is popular with men and women. Crystal City Metro.

LAUREL, MD

PW’s

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9855 N. Washington Blvd.
Laurel, MD 20723
301-498-8202
pwssportsbar.com

Restaurant and bar is popular with gay and lesbian sports fans and is known for its superb burgers.

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