Eighteenth Street Lounge

Dupont Circle
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Love it or hate it, ESL remains the city’s trendiest and most exclusive lounge, widely renowned (or notorious) for its strict door policy. Should your attire (or your connections) please the notoriously fickle doormen and you’re granted entrance through the unmarked wooden door, you’ll find hipsters mingling and dancing to live jazz or down-tempo electronic music spun by the city’s best DJs.

Venue name: Eighteenth Street Lounge
Address: 1212 18th Street, NW
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC

Cross street: M Street & Jefferson Place
Opening hours: 5.30pm–2am Tue–Thur; 5.30pm–3am Fri; 9.30pm–3am Sat; 9pm–2am Sun
Transport: Farragut North or Dupont Circle Metro
Price: $5–$10
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