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Ozio Martinit and Cigar Lounge
An upscale smoking lounge in a popular part of D.C., Ozio features four levels and D.J.s playing a variety of different music styles throughout. Ozio is definitely a more relaxed and laidback club for those looking to kick back with a cigar and sip on a drink.
1813 M St. NW
Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C.
With past popular guests such as Beyonce and The Roots, Love is crowded nearly every weekend and is said to be Washington's most popular nightclub. Inside there are four different floors, with the main dance floor and stage where hip-hop acts perform on Fridays located on the second floor.
Ultrabar features four floors for dancing and is a popular student destination next to Love and Fur. It's definitely a more upscale club so students headed into D.C. to do some club hopping should dress the part. The club has hour-long open bars every Friday and Saturday night and free admission for the girls on Fridays for ladies night.
Featuring nightly drag shows and two large dance floors, Town is a fun place for students to hang out on the weekends and let loose.
2009 Eighth St. NW
U Street, Washington, D.C.
Club Heaven and Hell
Club Heaven and Hell is a two-story, two-bar hot spot in Adams Morgan complete with flashing lights, a mid-sized dance floor, and tons of different kinds of music depending whether you're upstairs in Heaven or downstairs in Hell.
Apex is the longest running gay dance club in the city and hosts over-the-top dance and drag parties to serve the D.C. metropolitan area's gay community.
1415 22nd St. NW
Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C.
Ibiza is a massive club with seven bars, numerous VIP areas, a rooftop lounge and huge dancing areas.
Fur is a mix between a large dance-oriented nightclub and a small intimate lounge. The club has a large dance floor area, but also accommodates guests who like it a little quieter with intimate lounges and a late-night cafe area.
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McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon
McFadden's is one of the best Irish Pubs in the city, centrally located on Pennsylvania Avenue. The restaurant and saloon features happy hour drink specials Monday through Friday and has a live D.J. Tuesday through Saturday.
Featuring a different musical act nightly, Jammin' Java features a wide selection of beers, wines, liquor, and coffee. Though it's about 20 minutes from campus, the venue is a good place to catch some local favorite bands as well as washed-up or smaller-name acts like Aqualung or Crash Test Dummies, to name a few.
Despite the name, Patriots Cafe isn't much of a college bar, however it is close to campus. Wednesday through Saturday night, the dive-bar and restaurant offers up cheap pitchers and drafts for its karaoke nights.
Restaurant by day, popular student destination yy night, Skidoos is a homegrown Fairfax favorite, not a chain as many believe. Several times a month the restaurant hosts local acts on a small stage by the bar, and also has outside seating.
Hard Times Cafe
Located right down the street from campus, Hard Times has a great atmosphere, with a downstairs and upstairs sections featuring pool tables and a basement bar. The restaurant and bar also has a patio out front and plenty of televisions for catching the big game. During happy hour, Hard Times has $2 domestic beers and $1 off all other drinks.
Located across the street from campus in University Mall shopping center, Brion's Grille restaurant and bar's walls are lined with Mason memorabilia. The
The Auld Shebeen
The Auld Shebeen, located in downtown Fairfax, is an authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant. On Fridays and Saturdays, the bar hosts live Irish bands, and every Tuesday they have a trivia night. The Auld Shebeen had been called one of the best Irish pubs in Washington and is a popular weeknight or weekend destination for students since it's so close to campus.
Fat Tuesday's is a New Orleans style dive bar that features live music nearly every night. Located across the street from the University in University Mall, the bar is a fun college hangout that hosts special party nights for different holidays throughout the year.
With four locations in the Northern Virginia and D.C. area, Fast Eddie's is a typical sports and billiards bar that features live entertainment on Friday nights.
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Find a friend with a car and head to Vienna to check out Lebnan Zaman, a Lebanese restaurant and hookah bar that provides the perfect Friday outing for the under 21 crowd.
DC Improv Comedy Club and Restaurant
The DC Improv is an 18 and up comedy club located in D.C., that brings in up-and-coming comics, as well as well-established performers like Rob Schneider and Aisha Tyler for nightly entertainment. Since it's located in D.C., it's a fun option centrally located in the city for students under 21.