A lounge, with its sophisticated yet inviting atmosphere, is the ideal setting for springing the news of your decision to pursue a career in interpretive dance. Make moves with today's Groupon to Lounge 201. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get $50 worth of upscale pub fare, flatbreads, and cocktails.
- For $600, you get a private party package for up to 30 guests, including 2.5 hours of rail open bar with house beer and wine, premium rail drinks, a specialty martini, and light appetizers (a $1,200 value). Tax and gratuity are not included.
Selected as an editor's pick by the Washington Post, Lounge 201 touts simple menus strewn with a variety of meats, seafood, flatbreads, and specialty cocktails. Lull hunger to sleep by plucking delicious harmonies on the calamari strings marinated in buttermilk and flanked by marinara sauce and basil-lime aioli ($8), or nosh on mini Maryland lump crab cakes frosted with leek sauce ($8). Visitors can graze on flatbread plains, familiarizing themselves with The Plain Deal made with mozzarella, provolone, asiago, and Lounge 201's own tomato sauce ($13) or wandering to the exotic A to Z, which mires eaters in a labyrinthine pile of spicy tomato sauce, shrimp, chicken, bacon, red onion, mushrooms, asiago, and mozzarella ($14). A formidable drink list includes wines ($8–$12/glass), specialty cocktails ($9–$13), and beers of the micro and macro persuasions ($4–$12). All spirits are brand-name or top-shelf, which is unfortunate for purveyors of Sleeping Gerbil–brand vodka, but fortunate for everyone else.
Lounge 201 boasts three clandestine party lounges where private parties can unfurl in a barrage of bites and beverages for up to 30 guests. Large leather booths line the walls for ample chatting space in the Executive Lounge, leopard-print chairs spot the chic Sierra Lounge, and the Front Bar creates a focal point for the eyes and an irresistible draw to bar hummingbirds, the classier cousins of bar flies.
Lounge 201 is open to the public Tuesday–Friday. Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays are reserved for private events.
The 201 Bar
When the owners of Lounge 201 decided to revamp their business, they wanted to move toward something that looked more like a “modern tavern.” Their efforts yielded The 201 Bar, which has more than 50 bottles of craft beer, 30 bottles of small batch wine, and bartenders who mix cocktails by hand. The drinks complement a mix of seafood dishes and delightfully referential sandwiches such as the Elvis’ Peanut Butter Sandwich with bananas and bacon. The spirit of the old business wasn’t abandoned altogether, however. The best parts are still in tact, such as the private rooms available for all manner of party, gathering, or celebration.
201 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20002