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Welcome Back

The Owner of Eighteenth Street Lounge Will Revive the Beloved D.C. Club in Blagden Alley

Hours

Mon.-Tues.: Closed

Wed.-Thur.: 5pm – 2am

Friday: 5pm – 3am

Saturday: 5pm – 3am

Sunday: 5pm – 2am

Patio Hours

Mon.-Tues.: Closed

Wed.-Thur.: 10:30pm

Friday: Midnight

Saturday: Midnight

Sunday: 10:30pm

ESL Shaw opened on Sept. 10, 2022

History

“Enough energy for a party, but also a place where people are able to socialize in an intimate environment” 

“Enough energy for a party, but also a place where people are able to socialize in an intimate environment” is what owner, and Executive Creative Director Farid Nouri felt Washington, DC needed when he opened the Eighteenth Street Lounge in 1995. After almost two decades of premiere house parties, Farid’s vision has created a legacy unmatched by any other venue in the District.

The Eighteenth Street Lounge unknowingly changed the face of DC’s dance music culture forever. The Lounge has been independently operated and curated since its inception in 1995.

Energy. Music. Culture. 

The Eighteenth Street Lounge is dedicated to providing Washington DC with the greatest regional and world-class DJ talent, as well as live music ranging from traditional Jazz and Funk, to Reggae and a hybrid of Latin sounds.

Read more and view pictures on our History page.

Location:

1230 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

We strongly encourage ride-sharing, as parking is limited in the neighborhood.