Dupont Circle Bars and Nightclubs

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.

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Bar Rouge

Bar stools and TVs at a sports bar
Public Bar
Address
1315 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036-2205, USA
Phone
+1 202-232-8000

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.

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The Big Hunt

Address
1345 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036-1801, USA
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.

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Buffalo Billiards

Buffalo Billiards
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Address
1330 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Phone
+1 202-331-7665

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.

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Café Citron

Café Citron
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Address
1343 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Phone
+1 202-530-8844

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.

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Cobalt Nightclub

Cobalt Nightclub
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Address
1639 R St NW, Washington, DC 20009-6436, USA
Phone
+1 202-232-4416

1639 R St. NW Washington, DC (202)462-6569. The gay bar and lounge, located in Washington, DC's Dupont Circle neighborhood, offers a classy martini bar on the first floor and a dance club on the second floor.

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Eighteenth Street Lounge

Address
1212 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036-2537, USA
Phone
+1 202-466-3922

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.

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The Fox & Hounds

Address
1533 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036-6233, USA
Phone
+1 202-232-6307

1533 17th St., NW Washington, DC (202) 232-6307. This bar and lounge boasts a large outdoor patio and attracts a diverse crowd.

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The Front Page

Address
1333 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036-1541, USA
Phone
+1 202-296-6500

1333 New Hampshire Ave., NW Washington, DC (202) 296-6500. The restaurant and bar is known for good food at affordable prices.

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JR’s Bar and Grill

Address
1519 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036-6233, USA
Phone
+1 202-328-0090

1519 17th St., NW Washington, DC (202) 328-0090. This is a popular Dupont Circle gay bar and restaurant.

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Larry’s Lounge

Address
1840 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009-5524, USA
Phone
+1 202-483-1483

1840 18th St., NW Washington, DC (202) 483-1483. The neighborhood bar in Dupont Circle is a great spot for people watching.

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The Lucky Bar

Address
1221 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Phone
+1 202-331-3733

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.

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Madhatter

Address
1319 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Phone
+1 202-833-1495

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.

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Public Bar

Address
1214 18th St NW B, Washington, DC 20036-2538, USA
Phone
+1 202-223-2200

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.

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Topaz Bar

Address
1733 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
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.

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The Best Bars and Nightclubs in Dupont Circle