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Washington Gay Bars

Washington DC has a good selection of gay bars. Here’s a list of the best gay bars and LGBT-popular pubs in the city.

Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine

1435 P St NW, Washington | map

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+1 202 986 0999 |

weekday: 17:00 - 02:00

weekend: 15:00 - 02:00

Modern nightclub on two floors in Washington DC. Number Nine has a video bar & lounge upstairs, serves handcrafted cocktails. Happy hour 5pm-9pm daily.

The club organises regular parties with DJ’s and themed nights such as Drag Race Viewing Party. Located in the heart of the bustling Logan Circle,  just moments from DC’s best gay nightlife.

features: bar, music, dancing, drag shows | Updated: 23-Sep-2018

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JR’s Bar
JR’s Bar
JR’s Bar
JR’s Bar
JR’s Bar
JR’s Bar

1519 17th St NW, Washington | map

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+1 202 328 0090 |

weekday: 16:00 - 02:00

weekend: 13:00 - 03:00

JR’s is a popular gay bar on Church Street in Washington DC. There’s a large bar downstairs and a seating area in the loft upstairs. It doesn’t really have a dancefloor.

Many of the patrons are hot – just sayin’. It’s often busy and the music varies from contemporary tracks to diva classics. There are also video screens on the walls.

There are often show tune singalongs. If you’re a wannabe Babs get up and make some noise.

nearest station : Dupont Circle

features: bar, music, show tunes | Updated: 11-Dec-2018

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Larry’s Lounge
Larry’s Lounge

1840 18th St NW, Washington | map

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+1 202 483 1483 |

weekday: 16:00 - 02:00

weekend: 16:00 - 03:00

Gay bar in DC and a popular hangout amongst locals and tourists. Larry’s Lounge has a low-key, relaxed vibe. The friendly staff serve generous food portion and tasty cocktails.

Located in Dupont Circle, home to Washington DC’s lively gay scene.

features: bar, music | Updated: 23-Sep-2018

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Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant
Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant
Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant
Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant
Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant
Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant

555 23rd St S, Arlington, Washington | map

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+1 703 685 0555 |

weekday: 16:00 - 02:00

weekend: 22:00 - 02:00

Lively and colourful gay bar and restaurant in the Arlington district of Washington. This place is very popular so advanced booking is recommended.

The decor is satisfyingly over the top. Decorative objects include barbies and feather boas.

There are regular karaoke nights and themed events.

features: bar, music, restaurant | Updated: 11-Dec-2018

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DIK Bar
DIK Bar

637 17th St NW, Washington | map

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+1 202 328 0100 |

weekday: 16:00 - 00:00 / 01:00

weekend: Fri,Sat 16:00 - 03:00; Sun 12:00 - 00:00

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TODAY Karaoke

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DIK (Dupont Italian Kitchen) gay bar & restaurant serves fresh Italian food and hosts karaoke nights in the heart of Washington DC’s Dupont Circle area.

Friendly bar staff. DIK is frequented by an older crowd, but everyone is welcome. Open 7 days a week. Other gay venues are nearby.

nearest station : Dupont (Red Line)

features: bar, music, karaoke, restaurant | Updated: 23-Sep-2018

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The Fireplace
The Fireplace
The Fireplace
The Fireplace
The Fireplace

2161 P St NW, Washington DC | map

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+1 202 293 1293 |

weekday: 13:00 - 02:00

weekend: 13:00 - 02:00

The Fireplace is a lively gay dive bar in Washington DC. Located in Washington’s old gaybourhood, DuPont, this is the last remaining gay bar from that scene. The drinks are pretty cheap, the people are friendly and the music is old school.

There are two floors, each with separate bars.

This is a great place to meet some locals in a laid-back environment. It can get quite busy. Happy hour is very happy.

Cash only.

nearest station : Dupont Circle

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 11-Dec-2018

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Nellie’s Sports Bar
Nellie’s Sports Bar
Nellie’s Sports Bar
Nellie’s Sports Bar
Nellie’s Sports Bar
Nellie’s Sports Bar

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+1 202 332 6355 |

weekday: 17:00 - 01:00

weekend: 11:00 - 03:00

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TODAY Drag Bingo / Karaoke

TOMORROW Trivia

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Friendly, casual bar in Washington D.C. for sport-loving LGBT friends. LGBT serves a good selection of drinks, food and light meals.

Weekly themed nights include Drag Brunch on the weekend, with karaoke, happy hour, game nights and dance parties.

features: bar, music, karaoke, drag show, restaurant, shop | Updated: 11-Dec-2018

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Green Lantern
Green Lantern
Green Lantern

1335 Green Ct NW, Washington | map

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+1 202 347 4533 |

weekday: 16:00 - 02:00

weekend: 16:00 - 03:00

Lively gay bar in Washington DC. There’s quite a “Cheers” vibe – a lot of regulars drink here and everyone seems to know everyone.

Best to get an Uber as it’s located down an alleyway (matron!). They host shirtless nights and underwear night, too.

There’s dancefloor upstairs, screens playing music videos and a very cheap happy hour.

Shirtless men drink free – 22:00 – 23:00 and men in underwear drink free between 00:00 – 00:30.

Happy hour goes on all night Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 11-Dec-2018

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Shaw’s Tavern
Shaw’s Tavern
Shaw’s Tavern
Shaw’s Tavern
Shaw’s Tavern
Shaw’s Tavern

520 Florida Ave NW, Washington | map

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+1 202 518 4092 |

Shaw’s Tavern isn’t a gay venue but it hosts gay events, such as Dinner-n-Drag every Sunday. The food is classic Southern Americana. Think burgers, chips and lots of chocolate cake.

Reservations are required for the drag dinners. The presiding Queen is Miss Kristina Kelly.

nearest station : Shaw-Howard University

features: bar, drag | Updated: 11-Dec-2018

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The Bachelors Mill

1104 8th St SE, Washington | map

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The Bachelors Mill is a rough and ready gay dive bar in Washington. Nothing fancy but lots of fun. It draws a mixed and often older crowd.

It gets busiest on Saturday nights. Be warned: the drinks are strong.

nearest station : Potomac Avenue

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 11-Dec-2018

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