ESL Shaw is Open
The Owner of Eighteenth Street Lounge Will Revive the Beloved D.C. Club in Blagden Alley
2022 Bar of the Year
ESL Shaw was selected as Bar of the Year in the 2022 Eater Awards.
Wed-Thur: 8pm – 2am
Friday: 8pm – 3am
Saturday: 8pm – 3am
Sunday: 6pm – 2am
Wed-Thur: 8pm – 10:30pm
Friday: 8pm – Midnight
Saturday: 8pm – Midnight
Sunday: 6pm – 10:30pm
ESL Shaw opened on Sept. 10, 2022
“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.
1230 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
We strongly encourage ride-sharing, as parking is limited in the neighborhood.