PHASE1 / PHASE1 OF DUPONT: Phase1 is not only one of the oldest queer bars in the area, but one of the oldest lesbian bars in entire country.The bar, now in its 43rd year in business, is a true landmark. In addition to regularly scheduled programming, Phase1 has hosted its own music and arts festival (Phase Fest) for seven years.While my couple friends gush about leisurely brunches and gourmet cupcakes, my single friends tell stories about getting wasted at rooftop parties, being stood up at overpriced bars, and struggling to separate their work lives from their personal lives.Steeped in history and politics, Washington, DC is a multi-faceted city built on networking strong relationships, and yet some overworked interns, politicos, and lobbyists find themselves married to their work and going home alone.Whether you are looking for someone special, having a night out with friends or just want a safe space to be out and proud, D. offers a treasure trove of lesbian-, gay-, bisexual-, and transgender-friendly bars of all shapes and sizes.NELLIE’S SPORTS BAR: Since opening in summer 2007, Nellie’s has become a crown jewel of D.A lot of my classmates have since moved on to jobs in Washington, DC, and I live vicariously through them, dreaming of what might’ve been.As a whole, the couples I know in DC seem to be much happier with their lot in life than the singles I hear from.
Set across two floors, the club features a music video party downstairs and a revolving crew of DJ’s upstairs. I have discovered some great longer reading here as well and borrowed said book from another library. In this way it reminds me a bit of the Anarchist Bookstore in Berkeley, except you don't buy it you browse it.C.’s gay nightlife scene and as a meeting place for all members of the community.The two-story bar with a large roof deck is known for its dangerously awesome Beat The Clock Happy Hour (when drinks range between and ), Wednesday’s “Smart Ass” pub quizzes, and Thursday’s Drag Bingo.