Editorial Review

This way, folks. Step right up for a ride on the nightlife merry-go-round! Avenue, the three-level club off Mount Vernon Square, closed months ago for "renovations." Now it's back with a new name (Lux Lounge), a new lineup of promoters, a new look and the same owners. Neo-soul star Jazmine Sullivan performed at the soft opening last week, and this weekend brings two more "grand opening" events. First up tonight is the debut of Level, a Friday night party thrown by Lindy Promotions, the team behind all those holiday bar crawls. DJs and VJs will mix it up on three floors, though we don't expect it to stray far from the usual hip-hop/mashup/'80s/Top 40 formula. Things they've kept from the Avenue days: An open bar from 9 to 11 (Miller Lite and Level vodka) and free admission for ladies all night. Men can get on the guest list for free admission until midnight. If you're living it up, it might be worth looking at a table: A $300 minimum is good for admission and seating for six, a bottle of Level vodka with mixers, a bottle of Moet champagne and a bucket of Miller Lites. Call 301-652-7712 to make reservations, or hit lindypromo.com for free passes.

-- Fritz Hahn (Dec. 1, 2008)