Music & Nightlife

Discover the best DC dance clubs, and the capital’s hottest music venues

Best for stand-up comedy

DC Improv

  • Rated as: 4/5

Catch acts like Judah Friedlander and Bill Bellamy at Washington, DC's legendary stand-up venue, DC Improv

Gay and lesbian clubs in DC

Nellie’s Sports Bar

  • Critics choice

A gay-friendly sports bar? Mais oui, with karaoke on Tuesdays, Smart Ass Trivia Night on Wednesdays, board games

  1. 900 U Street, NW, U Street Corridor, (9th Street)
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Phase One

Phase One has done its best to overcome its image of a rough-gurl hangout where fist-flying bar brawls were the norm,

  1. 525 8th Street, SE, Capitol Hill, (F & G Streets)
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Resurrected from the dead in 2009—it was closed to make way for construction of the ballpark—Ziegfields is now back

  1. 1824 Half Street, SW, Southwest, (T Street)
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