Washington DC has no shortage of nightlife, with bars, clubs, theaters and more to keep night owls busy. You are unlikely to find a bar or club that’s open all night, but you will find plenty of places to dance for several hours. Whatever style of dance you prefer, there’s a place for you. When you feel the need to dance the night away, these places would love to have you.
Flash
645 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 827-8791
www.flashdc.com

Nightclubs are a dime a dozen in major cities, with new ones opening every year, and others closing within months. Flash is one of the newer bars that have managed to make it work. Part of the reason it works is because of the unique way you enter the dance floor. To get to the floor you have to go through a photo booth, and you even get to keep the pictures. Those who love techno, house and electronic music have fun at this Florida Avenue weekend bar.

Town Dance Boutique
2009 8th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 234-8696
www.towndc.com

The largest gay club in D.C., Town Dance Boutique has been a popular destination for members of the LGBTQ community for what seems like forever. With nightly drag shows, special monthly dance parties, and other special events, the club is constantly packed on the weekend. You’ll find a mix of those super excited for the drag shows, young college kids looking to stay up all night, older folks schooling the younger one, and for sure a bacherlorette party. The music ranges depending on what floor you are on, but it can be anything from 80s pop, house, top 40, mashups, and remixes. Go for the drag show, stay to dance until you drop.

Café Citron
1343 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 530-8844
www.cafecitron.com

Café Citron has all the three Ds of nightlife – dinner, drinks, and dancing. And you can get all three six nights of the week at the Latin American restaurant, bar, and nightclub. If Bachata is your thing, they have free classes on Monday nights. They also offer free salsa lessons on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights. With three floors of Latin house, salsa, bachata and kizomba, this is where people who know more than how to Dougie go to dance. You’ll see people showing off their moves and others watching in amazement. Doesn’t matter how well you can dance, you’ll have fun with everyone else.

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Little Miss Whiskeys
1104 H St NE
(202) 555-1212
Washington, DC 20002
www.littlemisswhiskeys.com

The northeast H Street neighborhood used to seem so far away just a few year ago. But with the new developments, it’s become a whole new place, with a whole new group of people enjoying what it has to offer. One of the places people love going to is Little Miss Whiskeys. The small bar has a neighborhood bar feel, with a tiny dance floor upstairs. Despite the size of the dance floor people love going for the alternative 80s, disco, funk, hip hop, and whatever the guest DJs have in store.

Tropicalia
2001 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 629-4535
www.tropicaliadc.com

You could walk down U Street and pass Tropicalia every time. The international bar and club is right on the corner of 14th and U, but hidden because it is below the Subway. With an African, Carbbean and Latin American focus, the club draws in all those who love dance to more than what’s on the radio. In addition to guest DJs, they also host OkayAfrica’s dance parties in DC. Be prepared to show off your best azonto.

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Folashade Oyegbola is a freelance writer covering all things D.C. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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