Even lawmakers need to cut loose every once in a while. Fortunately the Washington DC nightlife scene delivers. Fun things to do in DC run the gamut from dancing at the Ultrabar to bowling a few frames at Lucky Strike DC. Historic hotel bars let patrons sample old-fashioneds and negronis while concerts in DC teach people why the city is not only the nation's capital, but a national center for the arts. If you end up hungry after a night on the town, you can always grab a bite at New Big Wong Chinese Restaurant, which serves its classic Chinese eats until 5 a.m. on weekends.

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