Where to party until 4 a.m. this weekend

Thanks to the holiday weekend, more than 150 bars and restaurants around Washington will be able to stay open until 4 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The city's Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration has released the full list, which you can read on the ABRA website.


Irish Whiskey Public House will be one of many Dupont Circle bars open until 4 a.m. over the holiday weekend. (Photo by Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post)

A few tips: U Street will be a nexus of late night activity, with more than a dozen late licenses in the blocks between Nellie's and Chi-Cha Lounge. Even more late spots will be clustered along 14th Street NW between S and W streets, including the Gibson, Marvin, Cafe Saint-Ex and the Black Cat.

Dupont Circle has a wide variety of bar hopping options, from 18th Street Lounge, the Huxley and the Number Nine Lounge to the Big Hunt, Irish Whiskey and Public Bar. You can even grab late-night snacks and champagne at Bistrot du Coin.

By contrast, Adams Morgan and H Street NE will close relatively early, with just six on 18th Street (party at Millie and Al's!), two on Columbia Road, and five in the Atlas District.

Looking for late -night dancing? Try U Street Music Hall, Flash, Cobalt, Cafe Citron, Patty Boom Boom and Town.

Lower-key options -- think beers, late-night pool or just hanging out -- include Breadsoda, Buffalo Billiards, Boundary Stone and the Passenger and Hogo.

Fritz Hahn has written about bars, drinks and nightlife for the Washington Post Weekend Section since 2003, but he also writes about everything from Civil War battlefields to sailing classes. A product of Prince George's County public schools, Fritz majored in journalism at the University of Maryland and lives in the District.
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