One of the new kids on the block, Orchid can be found on the popular Barracks Row strip in historic Capitol Hill. The first floor features Level One, a restaurant with bottomless drag brunches, Sunday burger specials and a super affordable happy hour. Finally, see and be seen on the refurbished, year-round upstairs patio that boasts a DJ and plenty of dancing. Perhaps the most under-the-radar gay bar to outsiders, as well as the most political of Washington's gay bars, the Diner is home to high-profile Democratic and Republican operatives who regularly put aside politics when they arrive for the party. Tucked into an otherwise unassuming alleyway off of Thomas Circle near Downtownthe bar is located in a converted two-story carriage house. Choose from an array of martinis with — you guessed it — Grey Goose vodka, kick back and relax. A post shared by Orchid Bar orchidbardc on May 17, at 2:
Finally, see and be seen on the refurbished, year-round upstairs patio that boasts a DJ and plenty of dancing.
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It's rumored that food can be obtained, but if so, it's only by request. The most popular night is Thursday when the long-running Best Body Contest plays to an overflowing crowd, but Cobalt also holds a popular lesbian party once a month and gogo dancers make It might come as a surprise to learn that Washington, D. The first floor plays host to drag shows, while on the top floor, dancers writhe and sway on poles and podiums, and even behind glass in a steamy shower. But locals simply call it Cobalt. Head upstairs for black lights and DJs, and those strong drinks should have you dancing all night. Get there before 9 p.
Finally, see and be seen on the refurbished, year-round upstairs patio that boasts a DJ and plenty of dancing. For years, the bar banned dancing but finally relented after a decade of pressure by patrons—not that there's much room to dance; between trivia nights and happy hour, it can be packed cheek-to-cheek most of the time. Gay women are always hard up for great bars, and recent years have seen the closing of long-established lesbian joints in many cities. It might come as a surprise to learn that Washington, D. A short walk down P Street will bring you to this dive bar. At night, however, the tables are cleared away for the drinking crowds. Climb the stairs to 30 Degrees, which boasts a loungey vibe with its couch-lined walls — a good place to take a breather.