30+ Great Washington DC Party Venues

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Whether you are planning a grand celebration or an intimate gathering, Washington DC has hundreds of places to host a party. Washington DC’s best restaurants offer inviting private dining spaces to accommodate a variety of needs. The following guide highlights the best party venues in the region, spaces that would be appropriate for holiday parties, business dinners, birthday parties, anniversary parties, and more. Please note that details are subject to change. Please call the restaurant to confirm room capacity.

(Listed in Alphabetical Order)

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1789 Restaurant

Address
1226 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
Phone
+1 202-965-1789
  • 1226 36th St, NW Washington DC 
  • Cuisine: American
  • Capacity: 125

The two-story restaurant in Georgetown has three dining rooms that can be rented for private parties accommodating 18-60 guests. For a larger gathering of up to 125 guests, check out F Scott's, the private party Art Deco club next door.

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Agora

Address
1527 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Phone
+1 202-332-6767
  • 1527 17th Street, NW Washington DC
  • Cuisine: Turkish
  • Capacity: 80

The Solen Room, on the second floor of the restaurant, accommodates up to 50 seated guests and receptions of up to 80 people. Agora’s party room mimics the Mediterranean oasis atmosphere of the lower level and provides a unique backdrop for meetings and special gatherings.

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Art and Soul

Address
415 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
Phone
+1 202-393-7777
  • Liaison Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW Washington DC
  • Cuisine: American
  • Capacity: 500

The restaurant features modern, southern cuisine by an award-winning chef and offers a variety of party venues in a chic setting accommodating small groups and large parties.

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BToo

Address
1324 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
Phone
+1 202-627-2800
  • 1324 14th St NW, Washington DC 
  • Cuisine: Belgian
  • Capacity: 175

This Belgian restaurant located on bustling 14th Street serves seasonal and inventive modern cuisine, with more than 180 beers available and an extensive wine list. Private rooms and wine cellars to accommodate large groups and private parties for up to 175 people, with custom A/V and an in-house pastry chef who can customize birthday cakes and more.

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Beacon Bar and Grill

Address
1615 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036-3205, USA
Phone
+1 202-872-1126
  • 1615 Rhode Island Avenue NW Washington DC
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Capacity: 250

The restaurant provides multiple atmospheres to choose from including private elegant wood paneled rooms and a private patio. Private dining rooms can seat up to 100 people.

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Belga Cafe

Address
514 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
Phone
+1 202-544-0100
  • 514 8th St SE, Washington DC
  • Cuisine: Belgian
  • Capacity: 80

Belga offers classic Belgian fare and private dining for birthday parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, special events or business meetings. The main dining room seats up to 80 guests, semi-private dining room with chefs table seats up to 20 guests. The private dining room Betsy, is its rooftop gin garden, features a beautiful rooftop terrace and can accommodate up to 50 for a cocktail reception or 35 for a seated dinner, weather permitting.

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Bibiana Osteria Enoteca

Address
1100 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
Phone
+1 202-216-9550
  • 1100 New York Avenue, NW Washington DC
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Capacity: 85

A dramatic stainless steel beaded curtain defines a semi-private dining area for up to 10 guests. ​The restaurant also has a large private dining room with two walls of expansive windows, that can seat 48 and comfortably accommodate up to 85 guests for a reception. The main dining room can also be reserved for a private celebration.

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Bistro Bistro

Address
1727 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009-1108, USA
  • 1727 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 
  • Cuisine: French
  • Capacity: 280

The upstairs dining area is ideal for private events, corporate/organization meetings, and special celebrations.

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Bombay Club

Address
815 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
Phone
+1 202-659-3727
  • 815 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington DC 
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Capacity: 120

In addition to the restaurant being easily altered into a semi-private setting to seat groups of 20-45 people, the restaurant offers a private dining room for intimate gatherings of 10 to 20 persons. The main dining space is also available for gatherings of up to 120 people.

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Brasserie Beck

Address
1101 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
Phone
+1 202-408-1717
  • 1101 K Street, NW Washington DC
  • Cuisine: Belgian
  • Capacity: 80

The restaurant offers one hundred Belgian beers on tap with matching glassware. Two private dining rooms are available, each capable of seating up to 35 guests for lunch or dinner and up to 50 guests for a cocktail reception. The rooms can also be combined to create a larger space for up to 70 guests seated or 80 plus guests standing.

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Bourbon Steak

Address
2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
Phone
+1 202-944-2026
  • Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington DC
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American / Steakhouse
  • Capacity: 220

The stylish Georgetown restaurant offers distinctive private dining rooms to accommodate up to 22 people. The entire restaurant can be rented for larger events.

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Carmine's Restaurant

Address
425 7th Street NW at, E St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Phone
+1 202-737-7770
  • 425 7th Street NW Washington DC
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Capacity: 200

The family-style restaurant has 9 private dining rooms with 700 seats and state of the art technology available for meetings and special events. Carmine's specializing in catering for large parties.

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Charlie Palmer Steak

Address
101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
Phone
+1 202-547-8100
  • 101 Constitution Avenue NW Washington DC
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Capacity: 500

The restaurant offers panoramic views of the Capitol Building and private dining rooms that can accommodate 10 to 70 guests for a seated dinner or 20 to 160 guests for a cocktail reception. Exclusive use of the main dining room can accommodate events of up to 200 guests for a seated dinner. The rooftop terrace can also be used for a cocktail reception and up to 230 guests for a seated dinner.

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

Address
801 9th St NW suite a, Washington, DC 20001, USA
Phone
+1 202-408-1600
  • 801A 9th Street, NW Washington DC
  • Cuisine: Cuban
  • Capacity: Seated-224/Reception-500

The restaurant exudes the ambiance of an Old Havana street scene, complete with an indoor courtyard and replicated building facades featuring balconies, windows, and arched entranceways. Two private dining rooms are available with audio-visual capabilities accommodating up to 52 seated guests and receptions of up to 70 people. Full or partial buy-outs are available for corporate, social or convention events. A variety of entertainment options are offered including cigar rolling, floorshows, salsa lessons, professional dancers, and musicians.

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Firefly - DC

Address
1310 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036-1502, USA
Phone
+1 202-861-1310
  • 1310 New Hampshire Ave NW Washington DC
  • Cuisine: American
  • Capacity: 125

The restaurant offers contemporary American comfort food and has the charm of a neighborhood restaurant. Private dining rooms provide intimate settings accommodating up to 40 guests. The entire restaurant is available for larger events.

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Fourth Estate Restaurant

Address
529 14th St NW 13th floor, Washington, DC 20045, USA
Phone
+1 202-662-7638
  • National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington DC
  • Cuisine: American
  • Capacity: 175

The historic setting of the National Press Club is available for special events. The private dining room seats up to 36.

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Hill Country Barbecue

Address
410 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Phone
+1 202-556-2050
  • 410 7th Street NW Washington DC
  • Cuisine: Texas Barbecue
  • Capacity: 600

The Texas roadhouse with towering, industrial-height ceilings, two full bars, offers the entire space, the lower Club Level, and several semi-private areas for special events. The lower Club Level has a stage, state-of-the-art sound and video equipment, a large bar, and seats 125, with capacity for 200-225 for standing cocktail receptions. Hill Country also has several semi-private spaces for smaller groups of 10 – 60 guests. Country, Rock, Blues, and even Karaoke bands can be booked for any private event.

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Logan Tavern

Address
1423 P St NW, Washington, DC 20005-1907, USA
Phone
+1 202-332-3710
  • 1423 P St NW, Washington DC
  • Cuisine: American
  • Capacity: 190

The Red Room has a seating capacity of 55 guests and cocktail reception (limited seating) capacity of 80. Menus for parties are derived from the restaurant's full offerings and highlights seasonal produce from the company's farm in nearby Maryland as well as other local vendors. There is no room rental fee, simply a food and beverage minimum. Full rental of the restaurant is also available for larger groups.

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Mansion on O

Address
2020 O St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Phone
+1 202-496-2020
  • 2020 O Street, NW, Washington DC 
  • Capacity: 300

Located in Dupont Circle, The Mansion is home to over 100 rooms and 32 secret doors offering a variety of unique romantic spaces.

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Marcel's Restaurant

Address
2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037-1730, USA
Phone
+1 202-296-1166
  • 2401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. Washington DC
  • Cuisine: French/Belgian
  • Capacity: 250

The elegant restaurant provides a great venue for entertaining. The Palladin Room seats 60. The entire restaurant can be rented for a large party.

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Occidental Grill and Seafood

Address
1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Phone
+1 202-783-1475
  • 1475 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC
  • Cuisine: American
  • Capacity: 200

The historic restaurant has several event spaces and will assist with floral arrangements, video equipment, and other services. The Monument Room can accommodate 200, Presidential Rooms (East and West) 60, Wine Room 22, Courtyard 100, Patio 200.

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Oceanaire Seafood Room

Address
1201 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Phone
+1 202-347-2277
  • 1201 F St., NW Washington DC
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Capacity: 300

Private Dining in the Barracuda Room can accommodate up to 20 people and the Marlin Room can accommodate up to 50 people. The main dining room can also be rented for large parties.

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The Oval Room

Address
800 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
Phone
+1 202-463-8700
  • 800 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington DC 
  • Cuisine: Modern American
  • Capacity: 250

Located just steps away from the White House, the power dining hotspot features three private dining rooms, which combined to host 250 guests for a special event. For a more intimate gathering, The Oval Room can accommodate 70 people in the main dining room, 40 people in the Green Room and 10 people in the semi-private dining area.

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Oyamel

Address
401 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Phone
+1 202-628-1005
  • 401 7th Street, NW Washington DC
  • Cuisine: Mexican 
  • Capacity: 60

The restaurant features a lovely private dining room that accommodates up to 50 guests for a seated dinner and 60 for a standing reception. For small social gatherings, the Butterfly Bar is available for groups of up to 25 guests.

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The Park at 14th

Address
920 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
Phone
+1 202-550-0300
  • 920 14th St NW, Washington DC
  • Cuisine: American
  • Capacity: 200 Seated/1000 cocktail reception

Overlooking the treetop views of historic Franklin Square, the event space can accommodate large corporate functions or intimate holiday gatherings. Welcoming balconies and lounges offer a nice ambiance for mingling and merriment.

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Roof Terrace Restaurant & Bar

Address
2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566, USA
Phone
+1 202-416-8555
  • John F. Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street NW Washington DC 
  • Cuisine: American
  • Capacity: 250 seated/350 cocktail reception

The Kennedy Center's restaurant offers a unique venue with stunning skyline views of the Metropolitan Washington, DC area. The full space can be rented or smaller parties can enjoy an intimate setting in the private dining room, which can seat 30 for dinner and up to 45 for a reception.

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Sonoma

Address
223 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
Phone
+1 202-544-8088
  • 223 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE Washington DC
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Capacity: 175

The intimate neighborhood restaurant showcases naturally-raised and local ingredients, paired with an expansive California and Italian influenced wine list. Sonoma is available for parties ranging from 15 to 175, with a private lounge hour complete with working fireplace and bar ideal for receptions in addition to the private dining room.

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Taberna del Alabardero Restaurant

Address
1776 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
Phone
+1 202-429-2200
  • 1776 I St. NW Washington DC
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas
  • Capacity: 160

The elegant restaurant offers two private dining spaces that can seat up to 30 people and a semi-private room that seats up to 50 people.  Menus can be customized to meet specific needs.

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Town Tavern

Address
2323 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
Phone
+1 202-387-8696
  • 2323 Eighteenth Street NW Washington DC
  • Cuisine: Sports Bar
  • Capacity: 200

The sports bar, located in Adams Morgan, offers multiple private party spaces, discounted drinks for all booked parties, buffet-style food options and accommodations for groups of any size up to 200 people.

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Urbana Restaurant

Address
2121 P St NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
Phone
+1 202-956-6650
  • 2121 P Street, NW Washington DC
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean 
  • Capacity: 200

The restaurant has many options from private and semi-private dining to lounge reservations. With a wide variety of seating arrangements, the restaurant is ideal to celebrate a special occasion.

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Zaytinya

Address
701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
Phone
+1 202-638-0800
  • 701 9th St, NW Washington DC 
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Capacity: 300

Zaytinya offers an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese cuisines served in a sleek and modern setting. The restaurant offers a semi-private mezzanine on the upper level overlooking the entire dining room. This space is ideal for cocktail receptions and parties and can accommodate up to 42 guests seated. A smaller lower area can be combined with the upper mezzanine to accommodate a maximum of 58 guests seated.

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