7411 New Hampshire Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Phone: (301) 439-3003
Fax: (301) 431-0569
Located on the DC side of the Maryland-District line, Takoma Station has long been hosting some of the finest local jazz acts in the area. This street-level establishment glows with blond wood and soft lighting. The large crowds that gather here can be seen from the street through a large plate-glass window. Although jazz is usually the featured entertainment, R&B and reggae acts also appear regularly. Sneakers and athletic wear are strictly prohibited. A full menu is available and includes burgers, sandwiches and the like.
Although Solar Eclipse offers club membership, you can drop in to enjoy your evening of socializing and dancing, albeit at a small fee. Dance classes are also held here. The club also has dance programs where enthusiasts can learn African form of hand dancing. Not just a place to learn a new dance form, the club makes a good venue for parties and events as well. Call for a complete schedule of events and parties held on a regular basis.
With an atmosphere that borders on dive, a large number of domestic and imported beers on tap, and boisterous live music, it is small wonder that the Wonderland Ballroom has become a local favorite. Unlike some of the trendier establishments in the city, this unpretentious bar offers a laid-back vibe with its worn wood-paneled interior and roomy outdoor patio (a great place to cool off after a bout of dancing inside). Also be sure to check out the pub-grub menu, with such notable favorites as the Motor City Chili Dog. When in search of a night out that doesn't require the latest in fashion, or if you just want to share an inexpensive pint with new friends, the Wonderland Ballroom has it covered in the Columbia Heights / Mount Pleasant district.
Formerly known as the Tunnel, Club Envy in Washington is one place you will not regret visiting. With some of the best bartenders mixing up great drinks and top DJ's like Nurse Allison, Jen Lasher and Misguided spinning their records to the latest beats, the place is never short of quality music. Also, performers like Steve Archer of the band 'Ego' have appeared here. Party animals and music lovers are bound to have a good time at this venue. Club Envy also has events like the Go-Go and Dance Hall Reggae shows along with the weekly Goth Night, and on some nights music concerts are also held.
Adorned with a rich decor, the 24 Nightclub is a trendy club that is visited by the creme de la creme of the city. The club entices patrons with its stylish interiors, enchanting lighting system and phenomenal acoustics, which makes it an ideal location to spend quality time amidst good music. The club also arranges DJ nights for the dance enthusiasts who come to the club. The 24 Nightclub hosts private parties upon patrons' request as well. Check website to know more.
This club resembles Frank's Laboratory in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The large, open space features a bar and a chest-high stage with a rather impressive sound and lighting system. A balcony encircles the room, where patrons drape themselves stylishly over the railing. Four bars are located throughout the venue, serving premium draft and bottle beers. Light snacks are also available when those late night hunger pangs attack with items like sandwiches, wraps, panins, sweets and other options. Parking is available for a nominal fee and all ages are welcome at all shows.
Chief Ike's Mambo Room is all about the serious business of showing patrons a good time. With its wildly varied attractions each night, a wide range of people—from college students to professionals—enjoy drink specials and music. Professional musicians take center stage on Tuesday nights, local DJ legend Stella Neptune spins dance tunes a couple times a week and "Gross National Product", a political satire troupe—entertains the crowd on weekend nights. Chief Ike's Mambo Room is open daily 9 pm onwards.
Located in the capital, Town Danceboutique is a friendly and open LGBT dance club. It's fast becoming popular among the locals, especially on Saturdays with electrifying music. The hip crowd along with the music and food, makes the place lively and noisy. The club is spacious with multiple dance floors, a lounge area and a smoking area outside. Extensive production performances happen throughout the week from drag shows and cabaret to dance troupe choreography and comedy sketches. The dance floor is usually filled with fabulously dressed people dancing the night away to the latest tunes from the DJ. Expect the unexpected at this colorful establishment.
Kili's Kafé & Lounge was the successor to Kilimanjaro Restaurant and Nightclub, formerly located in the Adams-Morgan section of northwest Washington DC during the 1980s. It is truly a melting pot of internationally flavored entertainment and cuisines. The cuisine here specialize in African, Caribbean and Latin, the music is an interesting blend of African and Caribbean styles. Kili's also hosts events and caters to private parties.
The brainchild of Dave Rosenberg and Afshin Mottaghi, Flash is a popular nightclub in the neighborhood of Shaw. With state-of-the-art sound systems and lighting, this place booms with music. Only the best of DJs play here, giving you a sense of exclusivity yet being very reasonable. Delish tidbits and fabulous drinks are in the offing for those clubbing here. Definitely worth a visit to get a glimpse of DC's nightlife.
DC9 is committed to bringing you the best in music, with an eclectic mix of local and national acts. Whether you like cutting edge DJ's or the best new up and coming band this is your spot. A great local haunt in the hip U Street corridor of DC, DC9 is ideal as the final evening destination. Check the website for upcoming shows, schedules, and prices.
Nellie's Sports Bar combines the best in sports and entertainment with food and drinks. Watch the football and baseball matches of the season along with other sport enthusiasts. Cheer your favorites and celebrate your teams victory with unlimited rounds of beer. Big television screens, cheap yet tasty bites double up the fun. For more information about the forthcoming events, check the website or simply walk into Nellie's.