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Washington DC Nightlife


Most people tend to associate the capital city with politics - the White House and Capitol Hill - but the nightlife in Washington DC will satisfy even the most hardcore party animal.

Atlas District is DC's newest and trendiest bar and club scene. Other popular areas include Adams-Morgan; Dupont Circle, along Connecticut Avenue; the Penn Quarter; and Georgetown. The city's hippest nightlife can be found in these areas, with just about everything from dance clubs, jazz bars, rock bars and pubs. The best place to go for gay clubs is Dupont Circle.

Arlington Row is a more laid-back area that attracts a crowd of all ages, where excellent live music is the order of the day. If a comedy show is what you're after, check out the Warner Theatre to see who's appearing. If you can't decide what you want, the Boomerang Bus stops at half a dozen venues, giving tourists a chance to sample the best of Washington DC nightlife.

Washington DC also has a first-rate performing arts scene, presided over by the renowned Kennedy Center. On any given night there is a wide variety of local and international performances ranging from Shakespeare, opera and ballet to jazz, rock bands, and Broadway shows. Ticketmaster and InstantSeats.com offer tickets to pretty much any event, while TICKETplace at 407 7th Street offers discounted last-minute tickets to anything that isn't sold out.

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