The planners behind SocialBot Events have a knack for putting together social events to help both long-time residents and newcomers navigate the DC area and meet locals. Many of these events are geared toward singles, such as speed-dating nights, which help people pair up without needing to resort to lines like, "So, do you come here often?" or, "You must have fallen from heaven, because your hair looks wind-blown and you seem confused." But SocialBot's events include activities to help folks make new friends as well, such as the winter day trips. Attendees load up into a bus and spend a day together skiing or snowboarding the slopes of Snowshoe Mountain.
Nestled inside a stately three-story building, 18th Amendment pays homage to its moniker with a speakeasy-style basement space and an upstairs lounge where a plethora of libations flow. Revelers sink into plush, red couches, perch at small tables, or sidle up to the curved bar for sips from a lengthy drink list brimming with craft beers and wines of myriad varietals. A contemporary New Orleans inspired menu encompasses brunch, lunch, dinner, and late night bites such as Cajun crawfish mac 'n' cheese and Prohibition beef sliders that rap diners' knuckles as they reach for their beverages. To give bar goers a reason to party, events, such as game day specials and karaoke, sprinkle the calendar of the bustling hotspot.
Adjacent to the P Street Corridor and Dupont Circle, the Bier Baron Tavern is more than just a casual eatery, with lodgings upstairs in the Baron Hotel. The tavern itself exudes an old-time European feeling, a bit like an aging London saloon. And for sheer entertainment value, tavern customers have plenty of choices: playing pool in the billiards room, chatting with pals in one of the interconnecting dining areas or enjoying one of the featured performers that dot the upcoming calendar. Pairing one of the kitchen’s casual eats, like a duck breast burger slider, with a brew just adds to the overall delight. After all, this place features about 500 different international beers, lagers, ales, stouts and porters, from Germany to Brazil, and all points in between.
Like the top shelf of local nightlife, Mova Lounge DC showcases the finest flavors and most compelling facets of the city after dark. An active part of the LGBT community, Mova welcomes patrons from all walks of life to sip cocktails together in an upscale environment alive with energy. A team of skilled mixologists create the party atmosphere, playing tunes through the sound system and concocting a medley of signature cocktails that help patrons to feel fancy without putting little top hats on each of their ice cubes. Special events, meanwhile, add variety to Mova?s energetic atmosphere every night of the week with drink specials, college nights, and sing-alongs.
The sleek, club atmosphere of Vita Lounge is quite a contrast to its restaurant counterpart, Penthouse Nine. Here, partiers are transported to a rustic Americana setting where wooden barrels act as tables and mini whiskey barrels line the back of the bar. Drink selections include top-shelf vodkas, international wines, and 20 different types of whiskey, such as Woodford Reserve and an 18-year-old Glenlivet single malt. The dimly lit bar also invites guests to satisfy appetites with a seasonal menu of gourmet American eats or enjoy any of the hookahs at the front of the house.
Night Life Agency's Trick or Treat DC has a place for people to party almost every night of the week leading up to Halloween. Hosted at bars and clubs around the city, Night Life’s nine soirees have a few things in common: spooky costumes, infectious beats, and lots to drink. Party hoppers can make their way from themed event to themed event, including a heroes vs. villains party, a dead-presidents affair, and a masquerade ball. Many of the events feature live DJs and costumed actors, as well as open-bar service where the drinks flow freer than a school of captive salmon released back into the wild.