Going Out Guide

The Destination: Lauriol Plaza

Lauriol Plaza, a three-story restaurant with a rooftop patio, located midway between the trendy Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan neighborhoods, is a lively place to take your friends on a weekend night. The restaurant does not take reservations, so be prepared to grab drinks at the bar while you wait. Secure a table in advance […]

The Hangover Brunch: Tryst

You can’t move on from last night without a hearty meal and conversation to hash out the details. Visit one of these classy establishments to recharge. Tryst Spend the night out in Adams Morgan? Return the next morning to detox over a latte and brunch at Tryst Coffeehouse. Unlike Mondays through Fridays, the restaurant does […]

The Hangover Brunch: Co Co. Sala

You can’t move on from last night without a hearty meal and conversation to hash out the details. Visit one of these classy establishments to recharge. Co Co. Sala Co Co. Sala Chocolate Lounge and Boutique is a chocolate lover’s paradise, serving up a classy brunch for the morning after a not-so-classy night out. Select […]

Review: Gazuza Lounge

Visit Gazuza Lounge for ambiance and hookah With its prime location, roomy deck and comforting atmosphere in Dupont Circle, the 21+ Gazuza Lounge is the ideal for a chill night or a date night. Food choices at Gazuza are limited to decent sushi and dessert menus, and the service is not the greatest. But what […]

The Destination: H Street Country Club

When hitting the clubs starts to hit you too hard, visit one of these unique restaurants. H Street Country Club is a good bet if you are looking for a restaurant and bar off the beaten path. Nestled in D.C.’s Atlas District, H Street Country Club boasts the city’s only indoor mini golf course and […]

Staying In & Taking Out

The truth is, not all of us are cut out for the going-out lifestyle. While many may enjoy a night out on the town, hitting up all the hottest bars, restaurants and clubs, the rest of us might find a night at home just as exciting. And let’s face it: Sometimes you just don’t want […]

Review: Karaoke bar offers a table to sing on, judgment-free

Interventions can be difficult for all parties involved. I learned this the hard way when my roommates pulled me aside this year and told me I needed to change a potentially destructive habit. I was not to sing in the room anymore. My regular belting of anything and everything, ranging from early-2000s Destiny’s Child to […]

A hop, skip and a jump

If you dread having to stray far off campus but want a delicious meal, drinks or something more casual, try any one of these places – all in walking or biking distance – for those times when Whole Foods Market and J Street get old. 1. District Commons American Located right in Washington Circle, District […]

The Pregame: Bargain Bottles – A wine expert’s picks

To save money before a big night out, drink in. Wine shopping can be intimidating, staring down hundreds of bottles, all with different countries of origin, vintages and grape varieties. But how can you go wrong when you find a man who has sampled nearly all of them? Troy Thompson, a wine specialist and buyer […]

The Pregame: Scott’s Sips – Summer style sangria

To save money before a big night out, drink in. It’s hardly summer in Spain until people are outside drinking tinto de verano, a popular sangria-like drink that mixes wine with lemon-lime soda. To combine the fruity flavor of sangria with the light bubbliness of tinto de verano, I made mine with strawberries — inspired […]