Location: 2009 Eighth St. NW

Runners up: Eden, Thomas Foolery


No one can call themselves a self-respecting D.C. club connoisseur without having experienced a night at Town. But for the most inclusive experience, a Town virgin should swing by on a Friday for its weekly 18+ night.


The two-story building has multiple dance floors, a bar, a lounge area and a new outdoor patio fully equipped with another bar. The average club-goer will find more room to break out those Snapchat Story-worthy moves than smaller spots like Eden.


What truly sets Town apart from other nightclubs is its risque entertainment. Although most of the festivities are geared toward the gay community, anybody can enjoy Town’s GoGo boys’ dancing, which starts after 11 p.m. every night.


Town’s drag show starts at 10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. This cabaret-style performance features different genres of performance styles from comedy to choreographed numbers.


Still, the nightclub requires a longer and more expensive Uber ride than Opera or Cities. The distance can also make it difficult to bar hop throughout the night, so make Town your last stop. Doors open at 10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday with the cover ranging from $10 to $12, depending on when you arrive. Guests without a government-issued ID will be turned away at the door.


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