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18th Street Lounge

$$ - $$$
Dupont Circle
Bar, Pub
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1212 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2536
+1 202-466-3922
9:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun 9:30 pm - 2:00 am
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Fri 5:30 pm - 3:00 am
Sat 9:30 pm - 3:00 am
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Montreal, Canada
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2017

it was a Tuesday night after new year, so place was not crowded , but i really loved the concept. different rooms different moods.

Thank eloud
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Another one of my favorite places to go shake a little something. The bartenders are always so nice, and the music is the best. I really love that this lounge is muliti-level with patios. I know I can always have a good time on a Friday or Saturday night here.

Thank Nluvwitsports
Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016

For an international city this is a crossroads literally for major avenues and the city's diverse music scene. As space can be limited at most venues to hear music, like on a world music night, or to meet with local friends for a visit - enjoying the earier opening times before it can get crowded is better. There are several... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2016

Wednesday is reggae night and it is so awesome. They have drinks on sale and a live band! It gets crazy busy and always a good time!

Thank CQ W
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231 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

This is a tri-level lounge that has a little something for everyone. I could definitely see myself returning. It was definitely a little pricey though.

Thank Lonnell D
New York City
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2015

Was in DC for one night, and googled what there was for nightlife. I am so happy that I came across this gem! Visited on a Wednesday night, and it was reggae night. The place was packed, the vibe was chill, the drinks were reasonably priced. We paid $10 for the cover charge. You could grab a seat on a... More 

Thank OnlyNYCTravelDiva
Nairobi, Kenya
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122 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Amazing live music in a venue that is a little cramped but that is what makes the atmosphere special. The night we went there was a reggae jazz band that absolutely amazing.

Thank Nadeem N
Los Angeles, California
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132 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Visited for the first time and found the place charming but the staff was horribly rude and host borderline combative. I get the speak easy vibe but it's DC not NYC or LA where much nicer venues like this run wild lines/are hard pressed to get in here. We were treated like second class citizens and these people almost ruined... More 

Thank Capt V
Nashville, Tennessee
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere was wonderful and very relaxing. Eclectic crowd. Mostly 21-35. Live music at 10pm. When walking you will pass the entrance so ask the bouncers on the street.

Thank KLDollar
Dallas, Texas
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2015

The crowd is young professionals. The first floor has a DJ and a dance floor with a bunch of day bed, settees and couches that one can sit one without having made a reservation, which is nice when you need to take a break from shaking it on a dance floor. The second floor has a live band and, again,... More 

Thank Doll33

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Open Hours
9:30 pm - 2:00 am
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
5:30 pm - 3:00 am
9:30 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2536
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-466-3922

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