United States Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Guide Things To Do Essentials Restaurants Nightlife Where to Stay Neighborhoods Events Getaways All Washington, D.C. Dupont Circle Bars and Nightclubs Written by Rachel Cooper Facebook Twitter Linkedin Rachel Cooper is a travel writer who has lived in the Washington, D.C., area for more than 25 years. She is also the author of several books covering the capital and mid-Atlantic regions. Tripsavvy's Editorial Guidelines Rachel Cooper Updated 09/09/19 Share Pin Email Dupont Circle is a popular destination for nightlife in Washington, DC. There is something for everyone in this eclectic neighborhood. Here is a guide to Dupont Circle bars and nightclubs, ranging from casual restaurants and dive bars to lively dance clubs, listed alphabetically. 01 of 13 Bar Rouge View Map Address 1315 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036-2205, USA Get directions Phone +1 202-232-8000 Web Visit website 1315 16th St. NW, Washington, DC (202) 232-8000. This sleek bar/lounge in Dupont Circle is known for its stylish décor and great cocktails. 02 of 13 The Big Hunt View Map Address 1345 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036-1801, USA Get directions Phone +1 202-785-2333 1345 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC (202) 785-2333. A great place for beer lovers, the Dupont Circle hangout offers 27 varieties of beer on tap. 03 of 13 Buffalo Billiards Mr.TinDC / flickr View Map Address 1330 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA Get directions Phone +1 202-331-7665 Web Visit website 1330 19th St., NW Washington, DC (202) 331-7665. Buffalo Billiards is a pool lounge in Dupont Circle offering a variety of beers on tap and a menu of typical bar foods. 04 of 13 Café Citron Bonnie Bogle / flickr View Map Address 1343 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA Get directions Phone +1 202-530-8844 Web Visit website 1343 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC (202) 530-8844. The two-level Latin lounge in Dupont Circle features salsa and international music. Flemenco dancers perform on Thursday nights. Continue to 5 of 13 below. 05 of 13 Eighteenth Street Lounge View Map Address 1212 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036-2537, USA Get directions Phone +1 202-466-3922 Web Visit website 1212 18th St, Washington, DC 20036. (202)466-3922. This is one of the hottest night spots in DC and one of the most exclusive. You have to dress appropriately to get in the door. The club is a restored mansion that was once the home of Teddy Roosevelt. It is a classy place with fireplaces, high ceilings and a dance floor. 06 of 13 The Fox & Hounds View Map Address 1533 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036-6233, USA Get directions Phone +1 202-232-6307 Web Visit website 1533 17th St., NW Washington, DC (202) 232-6307. This bar and lounge boasts a large outdoor patio and attracts a diverse crowd. 07 of 13 The Front Page View Map Address 1333 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036-1541, USA Get directions Phone +1 202-296-6500 Web Visit website 1333 New Hampshire Ave., NW Washington, DC (202) 296-6500. The restaurant and bar is known for good food at affordable prices. 08 of 13 JR’s Bar and Grill View Map Address 1519 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036-6233, USA Get directions Phone +1 202-328-0090 Web Visit website 1519 17th St., NW Washington, DC (202) 328-0090. This is a popular Dupont Circle gay bar and restaurant. Continue to 9 of 13 below. 09 of 13 Larry’s Lounge View Map Address 1840 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA Get directions Phone +1 202-483-1483 Web Visit website 1840 18th St., NW Washington, DC (202) 483-1483. The neighborhood bar in Dupont Circle is a great spot for people watching. 10 of 13 The Lucky Bar View Map Address 1221 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA Get directions Phone +1 202-331-3733 Web Visit website 1221 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC (202) 331-3733. The Lucky Bar is best known as the home to Washington’s longest running salsa night. It’s also one of the best bars in the city to watch soccer. 11 of 13 Madhatter View Map Address 1319 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA Get directions Phone +1 202-833-1495 Web Visit website 1319 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC (202) 833-1495. A popular happy hour spot, the Madhatter's theme is Alice in Wonderland. The longtime DC bar and restaurant features food, drink, music and dancing. 12 of 13 Public Bar View Map Address 1214 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA Get directions Phone +1 202-223-2200 Web Visit website 1214 18th St., NW Washington, DC (202) 223-2300. The restaurant/lounge and sports bar is located in Washington's Dupont Circle neighborhood. The main floor has 31 TVs, common tables, and extra large booth seating. The upstairs lounge has comfortable couches and lounge table seating. There's also a roof top bar with cabana and high-top seating. Continue to 13 of 13 below. 13 of 13 Topaz Bar View Map Address 1733 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA Get directions Phone +1 202-393-3000 1733 N St., NW Washington, DC (202) 393-3000. The upscale lounge, located in the Topaz Hotel in Dupont Circle, attracts a mix of locals and tourists. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! 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