Nightclubs Tour, Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. offers a great nightlife. You can dance all night long in any of the clubs from its liveliest neighborhoods, playing rock, hip hop, punk, jazz, country, gospel or alternative music. Make sure not to miss such an exciting opportunity by checking out the tour below with the suggested music and dance clubs.
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Nightclubs Tour Map

Guide Name: Nightclubs Tour
Guide Location: USA » Washington D.C. (See other walking tours in Washington D.C.)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.9 km
Author: irene
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Avenue

1) Avenue

A former 19th century lumber warehouse, Avenue has become a trendy, stylish and hip dance club. The music includes hip hop, '80s classics, reggae and jazz. It is a four level lounge and its exposed brick walls, candle-lit nooks and plush decor blend to create an exclusive ambiance for a chic night of lounging and dancing.
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Rasika

2) Rasika

This is a modern Indian cuisine restaurant that conveys the sense of an older, more regal India. Its artwork brightens the place, which is divided into several dining areas and a central modern bar-lounge. The menu includes Sigri (open Barbeque), Tawa (Griddle), Tandoori and regional dishes.
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18th Street Lounge

3) 18th Street Lounge

This top-notch two-story lounge club is so exclusive that it neither advertises nor dispalys its name on the door. Among its patrons are big-time politicians, celebrity locals and with-it visitants who uphold the high-brow tradition set by the former Prez. Known as ESL, bouncers keep vigil outside, making sure no jeans/trainers-clad folk get inside and disturb the ambiance with glamorous females clad in Prada, Dolce and Versace lying back on the couches and enjoying their negronis, whilst rakish men in Armani puff imported cigars over bourbon on the rocks. Music "cocktails" masterly mixed by in-house DJs fill up the atmosphere with powerful and seductive energy, carried by hot urban tunes and boogie, inciting some of the guests to take to the dance floor.

Operation Hours:

Tues - Thurs: 5.30pm-2am; Fri: 5.30pm-3am; Sat: 9.30pm-3am; Sun: 10pm-2am.
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Tabard Inn

4) Tabard Inn

Dine on New American cuisine in a charming restaurant, located in one of D.C.'s oldest Victorian style hotels. The menu reflects global influences with a regional twist, using the highest quality ingredients. You will be pleasantly surprised by the engaging appetizers, aromatic sauces and the great quality of seafood, meat and poultry entrees.
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Black Cat

5) Black Cat

Black Cat is a venue for live independent and alternative music, featuring local, national and international artists. You can experience indie rock, metal, punk and electronic music, as well as DJ/dance nights. On the first floor you will find the bar/lounge called the Red Room, and the Food For Thought cafe. It serves mainly vegetarian food, along with some meat and vegan dishes.
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Ben's Chili Bowl

6) Ben's Chili Bowl

Founded in 1958 by Ben Ali, it became a landmark restaurant in the city. It is famous locally for its French fries, chili dogs, half-smokes, and milkshakes. It also serves some healthier options like vegetarian chili and veggie burgers. The restaurant is the favorite eating place in DC for Bill Cosby and Chris Tucker.
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9:30 Club

7) 9:30 Club

Nightclub 9:30 (originally known and still commonly referred to as the 9:30 Club) is a nightclub and concert venue in Washington, D.C. Originally located at 930 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C., in the 1970s it was called the "Atlantis Club", and hosted primarily rock, New Wave, and punk bands. After the Atlantis closed, in 1980 the venue reopened as the 9:30 Club, the name reflecting its address. Co-owned by Rich Heinecke and Seth Hurwitz, it later moved to its current location at 815 V Street in Northwest Washington. The 9:30 Club is served by the U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo station of the Washington Metro. The club has a capacity of 1200 people and is a standing-only venue. It won the Top Club award at the 2007 and 2009 Billboard Touring Awards.
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Washington D.C., USA

Create Your Own Walk in Washington D.C.

Create Your Own Walk in Washington D.C.

Creating your own self-guided walk in Washington D.C. is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Souvenir Shopping Part 1

Souvenir Shopping Part 1

It would be a pity to leave Washington DC without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Washington D.C., that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Gardens and Parks Walking Tour

Gardens and Parks Walking Tour

If you are looking for getaway spots from the hustle and bustle of politics and city life, this walking tour in Washington D.C. offers plenty of opportunities for that. There are many large parks and gorgeous gardens where you can admire beautiful flowers, landscape and even learn various historical facts.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km
History Museums Tour

History Museums Tour

Washington D.C. is well-known for its world-class museums. The Smithsonian Institution, the largest museum complex in the world, maintains most of the official museums in Washington, D.C. and the entrance is free of charge. Explore some of the most outstanding ones by taking this walking tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Art Galleries and Museums Tour

Art Galleries and Museums Tour

Looking for inspiring and notable art venues? Washington D.C. is well-appreciated for the wide range of art museums and galleries that it offers. Take this self-guided tour and discover the treasures hidden by these art institutions.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
City Orientation Walking Tour

City Orientation Walking Tour

Washington D.C, capital of the United States, is a cocktail of politics, cosmopolitan energy and multiculturalism manifested in a thriving and diverse dining, nightlife and shopping setting. The city is renowned for its historic neighborhoods, world-class museums, memorials, beautiful gardens and arts venues. Take this self-guided walk and discover the city which defines some of the greatest American values!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 km
Federal Buildings Walking Tour

Federal Buildings Walking Tour

Washington D.C. is a federal district and serves as the permanent national capital. It is is filled with important and memorable places to visit. Most of the nation's monuments and federal buildings can be found in the downtown of the city. The following walking tour will guide you to the most significant federal buildings in Washington D.C.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km

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Whether you are in Washington D.C. for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Washington D.C. has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Saving Money with City Passes


To save yourself time and money visiting Washington DC's multiple sights, you may want to resort to the so-called city passes, such as Washington DC Explorer Pass, Go Washington DC, or Washington DC Sightseeing Pass.

A city pass combines all or multiple Washington DC's top highlights, tours and experiences in one prepaid attractions pass, using which you can save incredible amounts on general admission fees as compared to purchasing tickets separately. Often, a city pass also allows you to skip lines at major attractions, thus saving your precious time.

Staying at Walk-Friendly Hotels


Since you're keen on exploring cities on foot (we assume that you are, and this is why you're here), it is important that you stay at a hotel close to the city's major attractions. It saves you time and energy. Here are a few of Washington DC hotels conveniently located for a comfortable stroll: Club Quarters Hotel in Washington DC, The St. Regis Washington, D.C., The Hay - Adams.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Washington D.C., it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.

Exploring City on Guided Tours


We have a strong bias towards exploring a city on foot, at your own pace, because this is how you get to see things up close with a maximum freedom. You decide how much time you wish to spend at each attraction and don't have to worry about following a crowd. That said, however, we also understand that some of you may want to go with a guided tour. If that is your case, here are some guided tours to consider. Be ready to fork out a bit of money, though, as a guided tour of Washington DC typically costs somewhere between US$30 and US$90 per person:

- Board a hop-on hop-off trolley to enjoy sightseeing of Washington DC in comfort listening in the headsets to the prerecorded narration in a variety of foreign languages or a live on-board commentary (English only) from a local guide, and be able get on and off at any of the stops along the route as often as you like. The tickets are valid for one day (Silver or Gold Pass) or two days (Platinum Pass).

- Pedal your way around Washington DC on a 3-hour educational and fun bike tour to appreciate the city's most spectacular sights while stopping at some of them for a bit of rest, watching the surroundings, and learning interesting facts about the attractions en route from a knowledgeable group leader.

- If you want to pay tribute to the late members of the Kennedy clan including, primarily, President JFK himself, or the unknown soldiers fallen in the wars fought by the United States throughout centuries, you would definitely be interested in taking a 2-hour guided walk around Arlington National Cemetery and get insight into some of the chapters of the American history along the way.

- Embark on a culinary quest in one of DC’s iconic neighborhoods to see what makes U Street so delicious, satisfying both your stomach and cultural appetites alike on the tour set to explore great eats, architectural trends and the history of the neighborhood over the past century.

- Discover the historic side of Washington, DC in a different light on the Monuments By Night tour. See the National Mall, White House, Capitol Hill and other landmarks ablaze with nighttime illumination after the daytime sun yields way to the moonlit magic!

- Cap off your Washington DC experience with a sumptuous 3-hour dining adventure aboard a cruise ship sailing along the Potomac River offering postcard-worthy views of the nation's greatest monuments to complement the freshly-cooked 3-course dinner.

Day Trips


If you have a day to spare whilst in Washington DC, why not use it to explore some of the out-of-town destinations like Mount Vernon, Gettysburg PA, or Charlottesville VA. For as little as circa US$55 to US$150 per person you will get a chance to visit George Washington’s plantation estate in Fairfax, Virginia, set foot on the site of the largest battle ever fought on the American soil to this date and where President Lincoln delivered his historic Gettysburg Address, enjoy the picturesque views of the Maryland and Pennsylvania countryside, explore Monticello - the home of President Thomas Jefferson, learn about his professional accomplishments and personal life, as well as see the University of Virginia founded and designed by Jefferson himself, and so much more. For any of these tours you will be picked up from a designated place in Washington DC and transported by a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to the destination of your choice and back again.