A place where neon lights and slinky fashion go to look sexy, "the club" is the third-most likely place to spot hip-hop superstars after archaeological digs and supermarket deli lines. People-watch and booty-shake in equal measure with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get admission for two people (a $40 value) and $40 worth of drinks at Eden, located just a few blocks from the White House. Reservations are required and the dress code is strictly enforced.
A pulsing four-level nocturnal hotspot that's been dimensionally displaced amid a row of office low-rises, Eden gives stressed senators and their interns a place to not recognize each other under a canopy of mood lighting, artful shadows, and thumping bass lines. In Eden’s first-floor Green Room, visitors can interact with giant LED displays of nature moving and growing around them, or take in a figurative drink of the giant waterfall stretching behind the bar. Setting a well drink ($7–$10) or a top-shelf beverage ($12) onto the bar causes high-definition koi to scatter, while plants and flowers bow in the wind as you breeze by toward a possible attractive mate or invisible childhood friend. When partiers aren't taking turns jamming to one another's ringtones, DJs such as Carlos Melange, Trayze, and Jose bounce beats back and forth, accompanied by live percussion and unsolicited audience beatboxing.
Creating a tropical getaway amid snow-buried national monuments, the rooftop bar at Eden stays summery throughout the winter with a tiki bar, bamboo details, and lush jungle plants ensconced in heat lamps for comfort. VIP guests can give air to their largess with bottle service, and a happy-hour food menu keeps the alcohol-infused from floating away with weighty bites of shrimp and vegetable tempura ($7) and spicy chinese ravioli ($4.50).
- It's an oasis among the office blocks, with plants along the walls and a slat-wood floor underfoot. – Fritz Hahn, Washington Post
- The spot features 4 levels, an incomparable rooftop terrace, and holds approximately 400 guests. With 3 live DJ’s, what better place to party all night long? – Olivia Clark, Washington Life
1716 I St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20007Get Directions