Rina Rapuano is a Washington DC-based freelance writer who has contributed to a number of guides for Time Out DC. He has written for Food Network, USA Today’s GoEscape magazines, the Michelin Guide, and Washington Post Food

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The 8 best singles bars in DC

The 8 best singles bars in DC

We know, we know. The apps have taken all of the fun and the spontaneity out of dating. It’s becoming increasingly rare to approach someone in a bar like the good old days. But if you’re part of the Lonely Hearts Club, don’t despair. There’s plenty of singles out there, you’ve just got to know the right places to get out there and meet them. And luckily, Washington DC has plenty, from the neighborhood favorites at the centre of it all (H Street, U Street, Adams Morgan and the likes) to dive bars, sultry cocktail bars and more. Oh, and a few dancing spots for the late hours too. Here are the best singles bars in DC.  RECOMMENDED:🍺 The best bars in DC🎷 The best jazz clubs in DC🍽️ The best restaurants in DC🏘️ The best Airbnbs in DC This guide is by DC-based writers Holley Simmons and Rina Rapuano. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.

The 16 best cheap hotels in Washington, D.C.

The 16 best cheap hotels in Washington, D.C.

Whether in town to check out the best Washington DC attractions (which has to involve a visit to the White House), eat your way through the best restaurants in DC or get some solo time in while relaxing at the best local parks, one thing is certain: saving money always feels awesome. Enter the best cheap hotels in DC: comfortable and beautiful accommodation that won’t break the bank. And trust us, you’ll want to use that extra cash while shopping around the capital.  RECOMMENDED:The best hotels in Washington, D.C.The best neighbourhoods in Washington, D.C. Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every hotel featured below, we've based our list on top reviews and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

The best nightclubs in D.C. to party all night

The best nightclubs in D.C. to party all night

After diving deep into the intricacies of judicial procedure and the debt ceiling, it pays to know where to let off steam in D.C., and thankfully the options are plenty. Start with a solid pre-game at one of the city's best bars before hitting the town. Wherever you find yourself (spoiler alert: probably U Street), this list promises a good time. From electronica to Latin beats, brunches that never end and clubs that serve up pho for your late-night cravings, these are the best clubs in Washington, D.C. right now. RECOMMENDED:🌿 The best cannabis dispensaries in D.C. 🍴 The best restaurants in D.C.📍 The best things to do in D.C.📸 The most Instagrammable places in D.C.🏘️ The best Airbnbs in D.C.

The 7 best jazz clubs in DC

The 7 best jazz clubs in DC

Washington, D.C. might be known as a pretty serious place, full of history and politics, but if you’re looking for jazz, this is legendary turf. DC is the home of jazz legends Shirley Horn and Duke Ellington, to name just a few, and its jazz scene is long established (and thriving).  Of course, the heart of it all remains to be U Street Corridor, full jazz bars, restaurants and shopping spots oozing with cool, but by now the vibes have spread all across the city. Here you’ll find everyone from the most famous names in the business to up-and-coming acts you might have never heard of before. Here are the best jazz clubs in Washington, D.C.  RECOMMENDED:🍺 The best bars in DC🍽️ The best restaurants in DC🏘️ The best Airbnbs in DC📍 The best things to do in DC 

Where to eat the best dim sum in DC

Where to eat the best dim sum in DC

Tired of devouring the best hot dogs in DC every day for lunch? Looking to switch it up and forego the best burgers in DC at least once a week? Experimenting with out-of-the-ordinary cuisine and have already eaten your way through the best Thai food in DC? We’ve got you covered with the best dim sum in DC. From delicious vegetable dumplings to tasty pork buns, these restaurants will serve you authentic Chinese food in both modern and more quaint settings.