Nightlife & Music

Best Gay And Lesbian Bars In DC

January 28, 2011 5:25 AM

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1639 R Street, NW (Corner of 17th and R)
Washington, DC

Located in DC, Cobalt is the place to be for the gay scene! Providing non-stop, non-traditional entertainment like a dancing Vogue Off competition, Karaoke and Flip Cup Tournament, Best Package contest, and overall great drinks, this bar has a plethora of loyal club-goers attached to its name.

JR’s Bar and Grill

1519 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

This really laid back atmosphere provides for a very comforting experience, no matter the gender. It’s also noted for having one of the best Happy Hour specials in town.

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525 8th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

Phase 1 is the oldest lesbian bar in DC. Known for events like jello wrestling night, this club is sure to bring back partygoers attracted to affordable drinks, a good mixture of music, and excellent food.

Town Danceboutique

2009 8th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Dance, dance, dance! DC’s first ever all dancing, all the time, gay bar is a mixture of an upscale lounge and an energy-pumping club with multiple dancefloors. Also enjoy performances, themed shows, and drag parties scheduled on different days of the week.

Nellie’s Sports Bar

900 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

This local celebrity bar has had the pleasure of being graced by The Real Word DC cast members, and also boasts the title of one of the most well-known gay bars in DC. Sports lovers, gay lovers, and plain ol’ good food and fun lovers can come and enjoy Drag Queen Bingo and other themed nights both indoors and outdoors.

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